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We write articles mainly about visitor management, which helps you to know who is (or has been) in your facility. It is just part of an organization’s physical security processes that protect people and property within and around a building or campus.

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"Tailgating" as a security breach

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder In a recent survey, more than 70% of respondents said it was likely a security breach could occur at their facility as a result of “tailgating,” the practice of following an authorized person into a restricted area or past a certain checkpoint. (This is also sometimes referred to as “piggybacking.”)Despite the perceived risk, a slightly higher percentage said they answered “no” when asked if their facility regularly tracks tailgating occurrences. This ...

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Until we meet again

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder Dan and Mart   Today was the last day at work for Data Management's retiring Vice President of Sales, Mart Smith. This afternoon CEO Dan Hincks hosted a surprise champagne toast in his office for Mart and members of the company's Operating Committee. (The entire company attended a retirement party for Mart last month.)  Drinks were poured and passed around. “A toast,” Dan announced. “To Mart: thank you for 26 years of love.” “Hear, hear.” ...

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"He had no visitor's badge"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder"A Campus Response to Crisis," an article by Gregory Richter in the April 2014 issue of Security Management magazine, explains how a campus response team helps implement a university's violence prevention plan. "One typical sunny afternoon in south Florida in 2013," Mr. Richter's story begins, "a man entered the administration building of a private university. The man walked straight by the receptionist, announcing the name of the university employee he came to see, and emphatically stating ...

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"Secretaries Rule!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Andrew Jones

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, is Administrative Professionals Day (right in the middle of Administrative Professionals Week). Eight years ago Dave Arnold, a custodian at Brownstown Elementary School in Illinois, published a column titled "Secretaries Rule!" on the website of the National Education Association. It honored secretaries in general and his school's secretary, Shelly Thomason, in particular. "My neighborhood mechanic's five-year-old granddaughter use to help him file reports and ...

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Strong security measures adopted by Enfield, CT, schools

Monday, October 14, 2013 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder To improve security in its schools, the town of Enfield, CT, has adopted the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), as well as hired retired police officers as armed guards, according to Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza. Chief Sferrazza spoke about these measures at last week’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner in Plantsville, CT, sponsored by the Connecticut chapter of ASIS International, an organization for security professionals founded in 1955, ...

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