Security | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


Security

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.

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR by Fujitsu and IBM

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?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Express Ship For Arrow Pointe SFIC Cores

Arrow Lock's Arrow Pointe SFIC cores are now available for express shipment, providing a five-day lead time for these SFIC keyways.

Getting The Right Information To The Right People

The lack of information sharing prior to 9/11 surprised and shocked many Americans. As the events of that day unfolded, and the subsequent investigations into the whys and hows revealed weaknesses, the nation quickly learned that information sharing systems were not where they needed to be.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Custom Printed Safety Vests

These employee garments from American Safety Vest increase the visibility of the wearer.

Services & Maintenance: Safe Environments

Performance is foremost when choosing security guard services, but a focus on several key factors also maximizes value.

Bold Thieves At Security Event

At the ASIS 2010 security trade show this month, members of the night cleaning crew helped themselves.

Grants To Combat Graffiti Awarded

Keep America Beautiful has announced the organizations that have been awarded $2,500 grants through the 2010 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program.

Special Feature: Worst Case Scenario

Severe weather tests Gulf Coast facility managers trying to protect

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Cyber Theft Solutions

Three service providers have joined forces to provide comprehensive cyber theft prevention, detection, and response mitigation services.

Facility Professionals and Workplace Violence

America is reeling from a spate of recent workplace violence incidents that have rocked companies across the country.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dinion and FlexiDome IP Cameras from Bosch

Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.

Stay Connected

245FansLike
93FollowersFollow
40,000FollowersFollow
6,663FollowersFollow
113SubscribersSubscribe

Featured Video

Impact of Millennials on Networks

The Millennial generation is slated to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the United States alone by 2025. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.

Featured Knowledge Channels

Cost-effective Cooling Solutions For a Variety of Applications

Today, as manufacturing, telecom, computer and office-equipment demands evolve at record speed, MovinCool spot air conditioners are keeping pace, delivering cooling solutions that are more efficient, more reliable and more cost-effective than ever before.

Webinars, Case Studies & White Papers

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

Did You Miss Our “Can IoT Live Up To The Hype Within Your Facility”...

View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .

Did You Miss Our “Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of...

View this free webinar video to understand how the newest building automation system benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.