Robots serving as security officers are not a new discussion in our market
February 1, 2014
Well, if Google has a similar impact on guard services as it has had on business publications, like mine, look out Securitas, G4S, AlliedBarton, et al… or get on board with robots functioning as security officers.
As enterprises are forced to cut budgets and adapt to leaner times, proprietary security forces are often one of the first things to shrink.
February 1, 2014
At Columbia College, a 16-building private liberal arts college in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Bob Koverman, the associate vice president of campus safety and security, says there is no silo or separation between the 70-75 contracted security officers and supervisors and the in-house security staff on campus.
According to a recent security fleet study, the most immediate concern for security fleet managers are increasing fuel costs. With annual fuel consumption at over 35,000 gallons a year, it comes as no surprise that a search for better fuel efficiency initiatives is more important than ever.
Integrated video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control have been key security measures businesses have been using for years. They also happen to be some of the best resources businesses should be using to improve business intelligence.
A new medication tracking system is hoped to alleviate the gray market that thrives through diverting medications, as some hospitals and clinics (facing recent drug shortages) have turned to middle-men brokers. However, this increases the risk of counterfeit or unsafe drugs being administered to patients, FDA officials say. Counterfeit or altered medications can be diluted, inert or dangerous.
The U.S. Justice Department has accused United States Investigations Services (USIS) of filing at least 665,000 flawed background checks – about 40 percent of the total submissions – between March 2008 and September 2012.
The top five concerns for 2014 are: Business interruption and supply chain losses; natural catastrophes; fire and explosions; loss of reputation or brand value; and cyber crime, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer survey.
On September 19, 2013, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection. Last seen in her hospital room on September 21, she was found dead in a stairwell at the hospital on October 8th.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.