We received a question from one of our readers relative to measuring the success of a security program. Our reader is interested in what other security professionals are doing relative to staff performance, training, and system performance.
Every spring the security world converges on Las Vegas for the annual International Security Conference, referred to as ISC West, held at the Sand Expo in the Venetian hotel. This year was no different and SRMC staff was there to witness and participate in what has become the preeminent security event of the year.
What these common factors tell us is that there is more to preventing school shootings than just having a good response plan. Using the well-known emergency management cycle of Prevention – Mitigation – Preparedness – Response – Recovery is a good approach.
Getting hospital staff to understand and perform their role in keeping the healthcare community safe, is critical to a healthcare security department successfully achieving the overall mission of maintaining a safe and secure environment. There is no one program, service or recipe to achieve this. A multifaceted approach must be taken.
Facial recognition technology has gained traction both in the public and private sector lately, due to its ability to accurately verify and identify people. But, as with several technological developments in recent years, hype has occasionally overtaken reality.
If your organization is using legacy 125khz proximity card technologies to manage access control into your facilities, you may be at risk to the vulnerability of having these cards cloned. Cloning proximity cards is as easy as having a physical key cut at the lock shop.
It is not uncommon for higher education institutions and other business enterprises to have facilities separate from their main campus. These can vary from a single rented office to a large expansive of property.
The least expensive and most effective measure you can take to protect yourself against crime is to incorporate certain habits into your daily routine that make you and your family less vulnerable - to adopt a “security conscious” lifestyle. Always be aware of your environment and any possible dangers. Take note of the nearest exits in any facility you visit. A basic rule is to stay alert to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and if you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, take action, and leave immediately. The best prevention is precaution.
Architectural firms encounter many challenges with electrified door hardware, particularly when an access control system is involved. SRMC has assisted several of our architectural partners through the labyrinth of coordinating electrified door hardware and access control systems.
We call it a 360º process because we work to understand your entire operation, not just the security aspects of what you do. We understand that security is a piece of the puzzle, but not the whole puzzle. We help organizations prepare, plan, and implement security that supports their operation and protects what matters most to you; your people, your property, and your assets.