Security Articles

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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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...Read More...

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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...Read More...

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...Read More...

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)....Read More...

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...Read More...

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...Read More...

FM Issue: Moving Target

In order to optimize a security plan, facility managers should take a dynamic approach. From the April 2013...Read More...

The largest and most recently completed facility on the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Biloxi, MS, the clinical addition was designed with the architectural character of existing buildings in mind.

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...Read More...

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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...Read More...

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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...Read More...