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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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4 healthcare security tips that will help mitigate violence

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder A hospital can be an emotionally charged place. Most times, patients are not happy to be there. Their family may disagree with the patient’s care, causing tension. This tension can lead to aggression. The violence in hospitals today is staggering. Healthcare workers are hit, scratched, bit, threatened, and harassed with unfortunate regularity. According to a 2014 survey, almost 80% of nurses reported being attacked on the job within the past year. Healthcare workers experience the ...

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6 lobby design issues that compromise security

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderThe lobby of any company, school, or healthcare facility is the 1st place the public can enter a building. It is a significantly important area to have a properly designed security protocol. Visitors entering your lobby will need their access restricted (at least initially) so they are funneled to your visitor management system for registration. A poorly designed lobby can increase operational costs by requiring extra staff be hired to overcome any security weaknesses. Unfortunately, ...

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Common issues found during a security assessment

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSecurity assessments are a holistic look into the overall physical security of a building or facility. It involves a walkthrough of the facility with evaluations of such things as access control systems, CCTV cameras, visitor management, security guards, locks, lighting, gates, and fences. Many organizations never evaluate their existing physical security tools. They may spend thousands of dollars on physical security controls, but don’t know whether they are the correct tools and if ...

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Questions to ask when developing a visitor management policy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderIt is now common practice for schools, corporations, and healthcare facilities to have a need for policies on how to handle visitors to their facilities. Visitors to a facility increase the risk of violence, theft, and injury. Even if a visitor is at your facility for a completely valid reason, it is important to document their presence and reason for the visit. While it’s certainly not a good idea to ban all visitors to a facility over possible fears of what could happen, it is ...

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"We cut our thefts to zero."

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder  Mr. Mayoros and Lt. Miller appear in one of our videos.Jack Mayoros, Director of Security at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, has a large campus to protect.He implemented one of our Threshold for certain areas of the hospital when regular visiting hours are over, such as patient floors, and during normal business hours in one of their physician office buildings.“We had experienced an increase in thefts over the prior six to eight months,” he recalled. ...

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