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6 Ways to Improve Security on College Campuses

By Shannon Arnold on Apr 1, 2020

Higher education can be an intense experience not just for students, but also for the faculty and support staff. Building a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders can greatly improve academic outcomes.

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Active vs. Passive RFID: How to Choose the Right Tracking Tech

By Shannon Arnold on Mar 26, 2020

Determining which wireless tracking technology is the best for your needs can be difficult. There are so many different products on the market today, and every one seems to have its own special features and an acronym for a name. The difference between active vs. passive RFID is one common source of confusion.

Topics: RFID devices
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Defining Your Key Control Program: 5 Steps for Businesses to Follow

By Shannon Arnold on Mar 12, 2020

Physical keys may not be high tech, but they’re a reliable and cost-effective way for businesses to secure their facilities. Good key management practices can save businesses time and money by eliminating key loss, preventing theft, and improving efficiency.

Topics: Key Control
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Your Complete Checklist for Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

By Shannon Arnold on Mar 3, 2020

You may not be able to predict when emergencies will strike, but you can plan for them. In fact, developing an emergency preparedness plan is one of the most important strategic decisions a business can make. Taking a few simple steps today can save lives in the future and ensure your business's survival.

Many jurisdictions have laws requiring a degree of emergency preparedness in the workplace. But doing the minimum required by law often isn’t enough to ensure a business’s survival in the face of an emergency. In fact, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found that 40-60 percent of businesses never reopen after their first disaster.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about emergency preparedness in the workplace. We’ll point you to the legislated requirements in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., as well as provide you with a comprehensive 7-step checklist you can use to develop your own emergency action plan:

  1. Assemble the correct stakeholders
  2. Conduct an emergency threat assessment
  3. Develop your core EAP procedures
  4. Outline EAP personnel responsibilities
  5. Train personnel on your EAP
  6. Identify procedures that can be automated
  7. Review your plan annually

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9 Steps to Create a Comprehensive Key Control Policy

By Shannon Arnold on Feb 21, 2020

Today’s environment calls for heightened security and a comprehensive, holistic key control policy. The purpose of a key control policy is to keep property, and people private, safe, and secure. It should give your organization control over access to spaces and assets.

Not sure how to set up a modern security policy? Here are nine steps for creating a comprehensive key control policy in the modern world:

  1. Identify gaps in your current key control policy.
  2. Invest in a patented key system.
  3. Create a master key system.
  4. Rekey your facility.
  5. Create and distribute a key holder agreement.
  6. Conduct staff training.
  7. Make lost key and new access steps clear.
  8. Use trusted resources during key control planning.
  9. Consider an RFID-based key control system.
Topics: Key Control
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Smart Lockers Keep Reading Body Running Smooth

By Shannon Arnold on Jan 28, 2020

Business was good for Reading Truck Body in 2019. The auto equipment manufacturer had been cranking out proudly USA-made trucking equipment for more than 60 years. And their reputation had grown to the point where they were doing solid business across North America.

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5 Best Practices for Evidence Management

By Shannon Arnold on Jan 8, 2020

In the US, Canada, and across the world, stories of mishandled criminal evidence are all too common. Each case further erodes the public’s trust in the criminal justice system.

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What is a Key Exit Alarm System?

By Shannon Arnold on Dec 17, 2019

Some businesses are content to simply use a pegboard and the honor system to manage keys. Other businesses find using an electronic key management system to be more effective. And then there are businesses that need an additional layer of control to ensure that their physical keys never leave the building.

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News: Real Time Networks Acquires Real Time Location, Ltd.

By Shannon Arnold on Dec 11, 2019

Real Time Networks has acquired Real Time Location, Ltd., a leading supplier of people and asset tracking solutions in the UK. Real Time Location was established in 2012 with headquarters located in Barnsley, England., and boast a number of Fortune 1000 clients.

Topics: Acquisition
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4 Hidden Costs of Losing Keys

By Shannon Arnold on Dec 3, 2019

The Need for Better Key Tracking

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