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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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She stole credit cards, checks, and cash.

Friday, May 31, 2013 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderWhy one corporation wishes it had Visitor Pass sooner. “I guess this break is over.”It is 10:00 in the morning in late October in a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. A woman wearing a black suit and matching heels stands alone, smoking a cigarette, outside the side door of a three-story office building in a sprawling office park. She is very alert ... her eyes dart from her cigarette (which is half gone), to the door, and back again. When Andrew comes out for his smoking break, ...

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How to visit someone in the hospital

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Andrew Jones

(An introduction to an article on About.com by patient advocate Trisha Torrey) Trisha writes: “A big topic in patient empowerment is patient safety in the hospital. It might surprise you to know that among those hospital safety hazards are visitors and advocates, who potentially introduce problems to the patients they hope to cheer or assist.” Her article answers such questions about visiting as: Should I call ahead? How long a visit is appropriate? Can I bring a gift or ...

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Introduction to CPTED

Thursday, May 3, 2012 by Andrew Jones

CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. The concept is, in addition to preventing damage from the elements and natural disasters, buildings and properties should prevent crime. There are four elements of CPTED: 1. Natural Surveillance — arranging your property for maximum visibility 2. Territorial Reinforcement — creating a clear distinction between public and private property 3. Natural Access Control — the use of building and ...

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Snowstorm knocked out power, but now we're back in business.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThis is from an email we sent to our customers earlier today:    One-to-two feet of wet, heavy snow fell Oct. 29-30, snapping still-leafy trees and power lines all over Connecticut. The storm caused hundreds of thousands of residences and businesses to lose electricity, including Data Management, Inc. for all of last week. During that time we were not able to work on orders, and our email and fax communications were down. We're sorry if this inconvenienced you at ...

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