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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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How nonchalant security protocols can cost your facility

Friday, September 2, 2016 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder How do security managers make decisions? What influences their evaluation process to recommend a certain activity, create a policy, or implement a security product? The safety of employees is a major care-about. The ability to protect other facility assets (trade secrets, computers, servers, etc.) definitely weighs on their minds. Privacy and confidentiality are hot-button topics that cause security managers to think critically. However, one of the biggest influences on security ...

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Following up on procedures is as important as the procedures themselves

Friday, August 19, 2016 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Has this ever happened to you? As a Security Manager, you’ve created security protocols to protect your employees and company assets. You’ve spent many hours on these policies to make sure your organization has done its due diligence to reduce risk and liability. You’ve consulted with the legal team or outside authorities to make sure your security protocols are solid. You’ve held company-wide training on the new policies. You’ve even trained the individuals ...

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How does your healthcare facility manage your vendors?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder In 2008 hospitals began requiring that medical sales representatives have a set of credentials in order to access and do business with them. The vendor credentialing security concept made sense in theory, but the details in its initial execution were unclear, such as what credentials to have and where to store them. Since then, vendor representative credentialing has grown significantly in priority for healthcare facilities across the United States. An important part of vendor ...

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Who has permission to be in your building?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderIs he wearing a VALID badge? How can you tell? Visitor badges that “expire” show your staff who is authorized and who is not. At a large hospital in Hartford, Conn., a security guard perched on a stool at his post near the entrance to the maternity wing. At fifty years of age, Officer Thompson was well past his football-playing days, but, at six feet tall and over two hundred pounds, he still looked like he could handle any intruder. As a vendor exited the double doors, ...

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What is expected of visitors at your hospital?

Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Visitors come to your hospital for a specific reason. The most common, or course, is they are there to visit a sick or injured patient. However, the visitor could be a vendor on a sales call. The visitor could also be a contractor there to do a specific job within your hospital. No matter the type of visitor, they have their minds on the reason for their visit and not on what your facility’s security protocol might be. As a Security Director with so many responsibilities, how do you ...

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