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.

Security | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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

At Villanova University, NFC Technology Being Tested

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.


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.

Professional Development: Avoiding The Chill Of ICE

What do facility managers need to know about the government crackdown on I-9s?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Door Prop Alarm by Designed Security Inc.

This battery powered device is intended for low risk emergency exit only doors.

Government Case Study: Ready To Respond

The design of this mission critical facility in New York City centers on reliability and flexibility.

Special Report: Lee Evey: The Man And His Mission

As the Pentagon renovation manager, Lee Evey is not only the man responsible for overseeing the Phoenix Project—restoring the area damaged in last September's attacks–but he is also supervising the long-term renovation of one of the largest—and arguably the most famous–buildings in the United States.

Hospitality Case Study: From Swim Suits To Business Suits

The Gaylord Palms Resort And Convention Center, a 2.1 million square foot, $450 million landmark, situated on 63 acres, houses 400,000 square feet of convention space and a 178,000-square foot exhibition hall.

Retailers Urged To Manage Crowds On Black Friday

In 2008, a worker was trampled to death while a mob of shoppers rushed through the doors of a large store to take advantage of an after-Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sales event. The store was not using OSHA recommended crowd management measures.

New Partner Added To Ameristar Stable

Ameristar Fence Products recently acquired the assets of ATG Access Inc (Lillington, NC), a subsidiary of ATG Access Ltd based in Merseyside, England.

Services & Maintenance: Together As One

Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.

Emergency Preparedness: Facility Professionals See Room for Improvement

In spite of obstacles, fms largely report making progress in emergency preparedness and business continuity planning since 2001, while also noting there is more work to be done.

Commitment To Emergency Preparedness Still Strong

As the 10-year anniversary approaches, commercial real estate and facilities management professionals are still reinforcing the resulting changes and integrating new best practices to keep their buildings and occupants safe.

FM Issue: Cutting Perimeter Security Corners

The decision to scale back protective measures may come at a significant cost to facilities.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Web Portal for HID Identity on Demand Services

HID Global recently extended the benefits of its HID Identity on Demand services to include a secure web portal that enables customers and channel...

Spring Cleaning? To Shred Or Not To Shred?

With spring in full swing, many organizations are planning to or are already in the throes of purging paper records and other items that...

FM Issue: Bomb Scare

There are many ways to protect facilities from explosive threats.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Saved By The Filing Cabinet

A study recently released by the New York Police Department revealed the following advice: when faced with a workplace violence incident involving a shooter, head for the nearest filing cabinet and hide...OR start flinging office equipment and supplies.

Half Million Locksets For Habitat For Humanity

Yale Locks & Hardware, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, has donated 500,000 locksets over its 10 year partnership with the organization.

New Standard Supports Security Providers' Code of Conduct

ASIS will develop two American National Standards to support the recently signed International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: No Laughing Matter for Fountain Lady

So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?

Effects Of Fatigue In 24/7 Security Operations

The ASIS Foundation has released Fatigue Effects and Countermeasures in 24/7 Security Operations—the latest of its Connecting Research In Security to Practice (CRISP) Report series.


Designed for use with PCs in an organization, this product integrates Fujitsu biometric authentication technology with IBM Tivoli Access Manager to protect data.

Business Continuity Management ANSI Standard Released

ASIS International and BSI have released a joint American National Standard, Business Continuity Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010).

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nine Things You're Not Destroying But Should Be

In addition to paper files, what other items should facilities consider keeping secure upon disposal?

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