Facility Security


Mobile Applications Are Empowering Security Personnel

From real-time surveillance and access control management to remote monitoring and communications, a new generation of mobile applications is empowering security personnel to protect people and places. Mobile applications for physical security systems are emerging as indispensable tools to enhance safety. They also offer many features that are reshaping how modern security professionals approach their work.

Florida Healthcare System Uses Evolv Threat Detection Technology

Evolv Technology, a security technology company pioneering AI-based screening to create safer experiences, recently announced its partnership with Lee Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in Florida. Lee Health uses Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express screening solution at the entrances to three of its emergency departments, with plans to install Evolv Express systems at three additional locations.

How a Security System Can Enhance Arena Safety and the Fan Experience

Ensuring guests have both a memorable experience and a safe one is no small feat for your physical security team. Stadiums, ballparks, arenas, and other large event venues are increasingly leveraging new technologies to transform the fan experience and maintain a high level of security. The goal is to preserve the integrity and excitement of the event while enhancing security and remaining “behind the scenes.”

Elevating Security

Willis Tower, an iconic symbol in Chicago for more than 50 years, has undergone significant transformations to become a modern workplace and community hub that delivers the best experiences for its tenants, area residents and visitors. Originally known as Sears Tower, it was renamed Willis Tower after a change in ownership in 2009.

Global Physical Security Market for LiDAR Sensors to Exceed $6 Billion by 2030

Enhancing physical security, especially perimeter intrusion detection (PID) at critical infrastructure sites like airports, data centers, warehouses, and utilities, is increasingly crucial due to growing threats such as theft, protests, sabotage, terrorism, and war.

Conference to Offer Education, Networking, and Solutions on Workplace Violence Management

The Security Executive Council, with Rice University and MD Anderson Cancer Center, will facilitate a day and a half of expert-led sessions on workplace violence risk management for corporate security practitioners, cross-functional partners, and police and emergency responders.

Solving Loitering and Open Access Challenges

Loitering is generally not considered a crime with few instances of arrests reported nationally, but it is becoming an increasing problem for a multitude of reasons. One being the use of private spaces such as public-faced restrooms for drug use, other forms of illicit behavior, or as safe havens where homeless individuals are seeking shelter and protection from the elements. In any case, the misuse and prolonged occupancy of publicly accessible spaces prevents them from being accessed for their intended purposes by legitimate users.

Shaping the Use of Technology

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, hospitals are increasingly turning to video technology for a range of critical applications that extend far beyond traditional security. These innovative systems play a pivotal role in several areas including inventory control, drug diversion prevention, patient monitoring, and compliance with hospital procedures and industry standards.



Vehicle Ramming Attacks

In the world of cyber security, a cyber-attack exploits users having weak passwords or protections in place, making it easy for threat actors to cause harm. Destructive attacks in the physical world work much in the same way, using simple tactics and a wide attack surface to intentionally cause harm. The threat of vehicle ramming attacks introduces a new dimension of challenges for security professionals, property managers, and business owners alike.

Early Detection and Deterrence

Threats of theft, vandalism, and terrorism are a continual concern for those responsible for the security of high-risk facilities. Perimeter security is vital to maintaining safety, safeguarding assets and ensuring continuity of business at these sites.

Vantage Standardizes Security at 32 Global Data Centers

Genetec, a provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that Vantage Data Centers has transformed its global security operations using Genetec™ Security Center unified security platform and Genetec Mission Control™ decision management system. The leading operator of large-scale data centers recently standardized on the Genetec unified platform to modernize security at 32 data centers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

Boston Red Sox Choose Centripetal as Cyber Network Security Partner

Cybersecurity provider Centripetal recently announced that it has been selected as the Official Cyber Network Security Partner for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. Under the multi-year partnership, Centripetal will protect the Boston Red Sox by deploying its CleanINTERNET solution at Fenway Park and their training facilities.

FC Dallas to Open 2024 MLS Regular Season With Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology recently announced its partnership with Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas. With the start of the FC Dallas regular season at Toyota Stadium this month, it will now use Evolv Express systems to screen fans and staff at all of its entrances. Toyota Stadium can accommodate more than 19,000 fans, and Express allows fans to move through the entrances at pace. FC Dallas saw the success of Evolv at other facilities across MLS and switched to Express from metal detectors, which contributed to long lines and bottlenecks at entry.

Delta’s DSC8000 Bi-Fold Speed Gate Successfully Passes M30/P1 Crash Test

Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used globally, announced their DSC8000 shallow foundation bi-fold speed gate has successfully achieved an M30/P1 designation with negative penetration. The DSC8000 was tested to the new ASTM F2656-20 standard which measures the penetration level from the leading edge of the barrier versus the back-side of the barrier of the previous standard.

ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program.

One Dead, More Than 10 Injured In Shooting at KC Chiefs Super Bowl Victory Parade

Two suspects are in custody after a shooting left one person dead and more than 10 injured during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade in the city. That’s according to the KC Star.

Texas Health Network Deploys AI Gun Detection and Intelligent Situational Awareness Platform

ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, today announced that its proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution has been deployed at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas to mitigate gun-related violence.

Elite Interactive Solutions Celebrates Record Year In Preventing Crime

Elite Interactive Solutions (EIS), the pioneer in manned guard replacement using proprietary intelligence and 100% verified police calls, announces its final 2023 year-end crime prevention results have shattered the company’s previous high-water marks. Elite’s industry-leading remote guarding services are making a dramatic impact in preventing crimes as verifiably proven by having achieved more than double the voice-down command center interventions since 2021 and teaming with law enforcement on 80% more arrests as compared to 2022

Gallagher Security Appoints Merv Williams as Chief Marketing Officer

Award-winning security manufacturer, Gallagher, has today announced the appointment of Merv Williams as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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