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Security in today's complex facilities is a significant part of a facility manager's job. Physical security, badging, access control, door locks, cybersecurity, biometrics, and other important issues are featured under this heading.

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Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication

Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Requirements For Visitor Management In Federal Agencies

Federal agencies typically have hectic lobbies to manage. Attendants must quickly process visitor access while ensuring all security procedures are followed in accordance with Homeland Security Protection Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

FREE WHITE PAPER: Site Selection For Mission Critical Facilities

In this paper, guidelines are established for selecting a new site or assessing an existing one. Common risks that affect the availability of a business are defined and techniques for minimizing these risks are presented.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Physical Security In Mission Critical Facilities

Physical security is critical to achieving availability goals of mission critical facilities. Security of the data center accounts for it’s surroundings as well as data processing equipment inside and the systems supporting them. In this paper, systems for providing secure facilities are recommended and best practices for physical security are explained.

FM Issue: Moving Target

In order to optimize a security plan, facility managers should take a dynamic approach. From the April 2013 issue.

Government Case Study: Stand Firm

In Biloxi, MS, a consolidation project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nears completion. From the April 2013 issue.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Surveillance Integration from Pelco and Oncam Grandeye

Pelco's Digital Sentry (DS) IP video management system (VMS) now incorporates Oncam Grandeye's 360° technology to provide total situational awareness.

Testing Lab Featured On Discovery Channel

Two segments appeared on the science news show Daily Planet and provided an inside look at blast resistance and forced entry testing.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Tablet Management Units from Ergotron

Ergotron has introduced its next generation tablet management carts and desktop units with enhanced security features and accessories, including stronger steel construction.

Tricks Of The Trade: BYOD Policy Challenges

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom gets imaginative and invites other fms to share stories on BYOD and proprietary information issues. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

SPECIAL REPORT: Comprehensive Exam

Recent events force K-12 facility managers to evaluate security measures in their schools. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: High Security Suite from Von Duprin

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has brought together a suite of products that provides high security exit devices and indicators for openings requiring increased monitoring or specific safety and notification solutions.

Technology and FM: Integrating Security Systems

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) connects facility resources into a common platform to deliver unified dashboards.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Implementing A “No Personal Electronic Device” Workplace

Due to security policy changes, our workplace has been declared a "personal electronic device free" zone. Can anyone share experiences and strategies?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: OnVu360 from Oncam Grandeye

This mobile application enables users to access 360° surveillance, in full HD. Featuring iPad and iPhone compatibility, the app enables total situational awareness from all locations.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ProTalk from Kenwood

The latest ProTalk handheld business two-way radios feature a number of enhanced and new features, chief among them being the 100% improvement in audio output with twice the audio power and improved sound for use in high noise environments.

Services & Maintenance: Integrating Security Needs

When specifying this facility system, managers can leverage existing infrastructure.

FM Issue: Signature Perimeter Security

Security directors from two signature buildings (one in Chicago and another in Philadelphia) explain how they secure their buildings’ perimeters. A bonus article explains the important role of lighting in perimeter security.

Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Access Control Recommendations

One facility manager is looking for access control recommendations from facility management professionals.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: FlashShip Program from Yale Locks & Hardware

The program ensures same day shipping for many of its products, when ordered by 11:00AM EST.

BOMA International Joins DHS Security Campaign

"If You See Something Say Something" program was launched by the DHS to help bolster security awareness and anti-terrorism efforts in buildings across the country.

At Villanova University, NFC Technology Being Tested

Students and staff there are using their smartphones as their credential to access dorms, academic buildings, and administration offices.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Security Continuum App by ASSA ABLOY

This iPad app is designed to simplify finding the right access control locking solution for any door in a facility.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing ID Theft for Contractors and Employees

Since his identity was stolen in 2003, Daniel Bulley has volunteered as an advocate with the Identity Theft Resource Center. He offers these easy-to-follow tips for securing personal and business identity.

Education Facility Case Study: Urban Learning

A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.

Government Facility Case Study: All In One

Blue Earth County in Minnesota steps up security, service, and sustainability with its new Justice Center.

Security Trends: Security And Access Control

In today’s changing climate, what’s the new normal in terms of security? Constantly evolving challenges of keeping a building secure are the reality for facility managers.

High-Tech Facility Case Study: High-Tech Housing

This storage facility in southern Florida provides a secure climate for high value items.

SOLUTIONS In Facility Management

Brief audio interviews on some new products and services for 2012 are an expansion of content that appeared in the TFM December 2011 issue.

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