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Articles by Claire Meyer

How to Build Ownership of a Contracted Security Officer Program

As enterprises are forced to cut budgets and adapt to leaner times, proprietary security forces are often one of the first things to shrink.

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.


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Top Rewards of Small Business Surveillance

When it comes to surveillance, making an investment to protect the small business’s assets is a must, and it can help business owners reap unexpected rewards.

When it comes to surveillance, making an investment to protect the small business’s assets is a must, and it can help business owners reap unexpected rewards.


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How RFID and NFC Technology Enhances the Enterprise

RFID-based access control can build those consumer-friendly functions for enterprises while still streamlining the business for smoother operations and security.

In the consumerization of IT, such as the Bring Your Own Device movement, employees and stakeholders want their services delivered according to their preferences, and more and more are demanding digital, high-tech solutions.


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Balancing Technology and the Human Side of School Security

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook – These schools are household names around the U.S., but not necessarily for their academics, athletics or famous alumni.

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook – These schools are household names around the U.S., but not necessarily for their academics, athletics or famous alumni.


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Understanding the Consequences of Skipping Fire Suppression

Having smoke and fire detectors without fire suppression technology is like having video surveillance without alarm response.

 A fire in 2013 that began in the attic of a Colorado sorority house burned for hours before anyone detected it, resulting in a million-dollar loss. Why? The three-story, wood-frame house had no fire detection system, and a sprinkler system covered the living spaces but not the attic. 


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How to Increase Service and Safety with Perimeter Security

Imagine invisible perimeter security – a microwave detection system so sensitive it can distinguish between people and animals alongside a fence.

Imagine invisible perimeter security – a microwave detection system so sensitive it can distinguish between people and animals alongside a fence.


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From the Show Floor: Considering 2013's Strategic, Smart, Secure Solutions

Geoffrey Craighead, 2013 President of ASIS International, opened the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits on Tuesday morning with an extravaganza of music and art – speed painters illustrated the exhibition’s theme “Strategic. Smart. Secure.” with murals while a local cover band and brass band provided background music.


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How Small Enterprises’ Security Officer Investments Pay Off

Small and mid-sized enterprises are making strides and saving money through contact security officer programs.

Parents and students touring potential college campuses typically have a list of questions for their tour guide: What types of student accommodations are available? Does this school offer my preferred major?


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Reducing Stress with Hospital Parking Security

Visiting a hospital is stressful enough; how can simplifying parking with security reduce that burden?

Visiting a hospital can be a stressful event, especially when the admitted patient is a child. At Nemours Children’s Hospital, every possible measure is taken to reduce patient and family stress before visitors even walk into the lobby – starting in the parking garage.


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How to Assess Surveillance in K-12 Schools

Start the conversation with administrators and parents about how surveillance can boost safety, district efficiency and investigation success.

On December 14, 2012, 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were killed, sparking a media storm and a nationwide conversation about the amount of security in U.S. schools.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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