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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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The worst reasons for not having a visitor management plan

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderNo matter the size, location, or number of employees a facility has, all schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities have an obligation to have a visitor management plan in place. The visitor management plan can be as simple as a paper visitor log to as complex as an electronic visitor management system. The inclusion of visitor badges, to be worn while at the facility, is a key success factor to identify all non-employees at any facility. Regardless of the technique chosen, it is ...

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Security Industry Resources for Security Professionals

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderIn an effort to provide the best resources to our subscribers, the following is a list of professional organizations that have helped our customers. It is a list of security industry resources and they are grouped by relevance to businesses, schools, and healthcare facilities. Each listing contains the site link and a brief explanation of what the organization is about. If you know of any other organizations that should be listed in this post, please add the site link in the ...

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Choosing a visitor management system part 3:
Not all badges are made alike

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThis is the third of three articles about choosing a visitor management system.Just as different visitor management systems perform different functions, they also, understandably, comprise different components, depending on your needs and preferences. One of the most important components to consider is the identification badge you use to identify your visitors. Any time you encounter a stranger at your place of work, you may wonder who he is and what he is doing there — especially ...

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How administrators can reinforce school safety & security

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSchool administrators, including principals, district-level administrators, superintendents, and school board members, have a tremendous responsibility when it comes to school security and safety. School security and safety starts with strong leadership. These school administrators should take precautions to prevent crisis and act decisively if the unimaginable occurs. They must be responsible for such things ranging from enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for weapons on campus to devising a ...

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IT best practices to prevent security breaches

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderMany times at small to midsize businesses, the line between IT Departments and Information Security Departments gets blurred. Occasionally, the same person (or small group of people) has to do both jobs despite the goals of each department being different. The job of IT is to make sure users can access their systems and data to be productive, whereas Information Security tries to reduce risk, even sometimes at the expense of employee productivity. What basic rules should the IT/Information ...

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