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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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This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: S3 Series from Gamewell-FCI

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: S3 Series from Gamewell-FCI

This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.

FREE WHITE PAPER: ID Cards & Credentials

It is very important that all facilities be prepared for smart credential deployment, even if that facility only wants to install proximity at present.

Services & Maintenance: Security Merge

When upgrading these systems in an existing facility, consider all angles. From the October 2013 issue.

Renewable Energy: Sizing Up Solar PV

Facility managers can begin evaluating this energy source by looking at a few key factors. From the September 2013 issue.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cats On Guard At The Hermitage

After more than 200 years of service, these hard working cats are being honored in a fashion befitting of their position: an artist has been commissioned to create highly detailed Photoshop portraits of six of the cats, which will be featured in a magazine.

August 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 7)

With a hand in virtually all areas of their sites, facility managers possess a holistic view of their organization' s buildings—equipping them with valuable insight into where and how perimeter security should be implemented. From the August 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

As facilities staff increasingly use mobile tools to work, policies should follow suit. From the August 2013 issue.

Security Trends: Elevating Safeguards

Security tools broaden access control capabilities, with an eye on increased mobility. From the August 2013 issue.

Technology and FM: Securing Perimeters

From wire detection to the latest video analytics, there are many ways to protect exteriors. From the August 2013 issue.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sometimes It IS All In A Name

Under normal circumstances, a crime like this wouldn't make national headlines, but these aren't normal circumstances.

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof

A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013 issue.

BICSI Releases New Standard For Electronic Safety And Security System Design

BICSI 005 bridges the two worlds of security and communications by providing the professional with the requirements and recommendations of a structured cabling infrastructure needed to support today’s security systems while providing the cabling design professional information on different elements within safety and security systems that affect the design.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: M380 Series Magnalock from Securitron

Featuring a 600 pound holding force, this lock is designed for interior access control where fail-safe locking operation and free egress are desired.

ASIS International And BICSI Sign MOU

Privacy, workforce development and federal resources among top issues to be addressed.

Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps

These lamps are being recalled because the internal wiring can arc and cause the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter, thus causing a potential laceration hazards.

Tips To Combat Workplace Bullying

The Workplace Bullying Institute reports that 35% of workers have experienced bullying firsthand, and bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal harassment in the workplace. How should companies react?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Security–How Much Is Enough?

In terms of physical on site security in facilities, what criteria do professionals use when determining their priorities?

FM Frequency: Warning Signs

More subtle than outright violence, hostility in the workplace can go undetected. From the May 2013 issue.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Kids Will Be Kids

With the end of each academic year comes a new wave of student pranks. FacilityBlog has posted about them before, but this is a new one. In fact, in Simi Valley, it's an open and permanently shut case of senioritis at Royal High School. And officials don't see it as a laughing matter.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LEDioc Lamp from EYE Lighting

EYE Lighting International has introduced its LEDioc brand lamps, designed for retrofit from an HID to an LED light source in post-top and pendant luminaires.

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.

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