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.

The Facility Technologist: Planning For Disasters

From site selection to data protection, a variety of technologies can help facilities prepare.

Security Trends: The Path of Most Resistance

Installing security systems in layers around the facility will decrease chances of a major security breach.

Security Trends: Changing Security Gears

Sophisticated risk assessments and productive business plans are driving outsourcing and technology.

Directions: Security Budgeting

Numerous technologies makes deciding what to buy a challenge for facility professionals.

The Facility Technologist: Smart Cards – More Than Just Access Control

Move over magnetic stripe cards, smart cards gain ground, thanks to the open-source Java Card standard.

FM Issue: Information Security

The president of Digital Data Trust describes the tools and techniques fms need to protect their confidential information.

FM Issue: The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Following a protracted campaign to achieve Congressional passage of legislation on this critical initiative, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002" was signed into law at the White House on November 26, 2002. From the February 2003 issue.

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