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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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5 ideas for taking your visitor management system to the next level

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Organizations that use an electronic visitor management system realize the importance of identifying, tracking, and documenting people who enter a healthcare facility, business, school, or government agency. If you’re one of them, you’ve gone through the process of researching and testing different systems, consulting with other key decision makers in your facility, choosing, purchasing, and implementing the right system, and training your staff. After a time, the system is ...

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Tips for Better School Emergency Operations Plans

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Families expect schools to keep their children safe, be they from human-created threats (violence, crime) or naturally-occurring dangers (natural disasters, disease outbreaks). Lessons learned from past school emergencies highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement emergency operations plans. By having those security plans in place to keep students and staff safe, schools play a key role in responding appropriately to an emergency and reducing ...

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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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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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