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6 Ways to Improve Security on College Campuses

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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Key Control

4 Aspects of Hotel Security Solutions that Matter

Identifying the best security tools that actually align with your hotel’s needs can be challenging. Even just researching new systems can feel like wading through a sea of buzzwords. RFID, analytics, IoT. It’s frustrating trying to figure out what’s actually relevant for your particular facility.
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Building security

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Developing an Enterprise Security Strategy

The goal of any security system is to permit only the movement that you actually want of people, assets, or data within your facility. That principle remains the same whether it’s officers and inmates in a corrections facility, mobile devices with sensitive data at a power plant, or forklifts in a warehouse.  A proper Enterprise Security...
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Risk mitigation

Battle-Tested: 7 Access Control Best Practices

It's not if, but when your organization will suffer a security breach. Whether they’re large or small, or protecting from internal or external attacks, every organization must remain vigilant. Even the NSA, arguably the most secure US federal intelligence agency, failed to stop Edward Snowden from releasing an estimated 1.7 million sensitive...
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Access Control

Key Cabinets + CPTED Make Your Business a Harder Target

Except for the more garish super villains, criminals avoid the spotlight. Most prefer to operate in theaters where they can remain in the shadows and maintain a level of control.  Enter Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is not a new sensor or camera. Rather, CPTED is a set of design principles intended to take the sense...
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guard tour

Best Practices for Designing Security Guard Tours

Reliable guard tour systems help any business maximize the benefits of their security patrols.
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Building security

4 Reasons for Infosec & Physical Security Convergence

In a few short years ‘convergence’ has gone from just a buzzword, to a supposed fad, to now the new normal way of operating. The convergence of physical security and information security is no longer a trend specific to the security industry, it now reflects a larger change in our society.
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Building security

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid: Building Security Systems

The goal of any physical security system is to permit only the movement that you actually want of people, assets, or data within your facility. That principle remains the same whether it’s officers and inmates in a corrections facility, mobile devices with sensitive data at a power plant, or forklifts in a warehouse.
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Access Control

Six Access Control Trends for 2019

Editor's Note: Originally published February 15, 2017. Updated in January 2019 for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It's a new year, and what better time to look at some of the changes over the past year that lead to new trends in 2019. For access control, those trends are moving steadily toward more devices, more points of access and definitely...
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