Enterprise security leaders say physical security solutions are more important due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 75% of respondents said the coronavirus pandemic increased the importance of physical security within their organizations.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of Excelsior Pass - a free, voluntary platform developed in partnership with IBM, which will serve to confirm an individual's recent negative PCR or antigen test result or proof of vaccination to help fast-track the reopening of businesses and event venues in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines.
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) in California, which serves approximately 1.7 million people and 38 unified and high school districts in more than 5,743 square miles of urban and rural California territory, was looking for a new access control solution across campuses.
When it comes to automating school procedures, it can often feel like a huge undertaking for administrators, but it doesn’t have to be. When administrators focus on automating and streamlining the everyday events that take place at their schools, they are able to provide their faculty and students with a safer and more reliable environment. Not only does automation allow for plenty of tasks to get done faster and more efficiently, but it allows faculty to invest their time in what’s most important— educating and supporting students.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Grove City, Ohio is comprised of seven buildings, which includes the church, preschool, elementary school, rectory, storage garage, athletic building and modular classrooms. With 28 exterior doors now encompassing the fully renovated church, school and preschool, the parish knew it was time for a substantial security upgrade.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) grants provide up to $5 million in funds for security enhancements for nonprofits that were victims of hate crimes or hate crime threats, or serve a population susceptible to hate crimes.
One of China's most visited cultural sites: the Mausoleum of Qin Shihuangdi in the city of Xi'an needed a comprehensive security alarm upgrade. The site is visited by thousands of people each day and call for an unobtrusive, yet effective intrusion detection system that reliably alerts security staff to potential incidents, while still allowing tourists to see the integrity of the site.
bp Alternative Energy wind farms have implemented a number of rugged padlocks to protect the turbines themselves and the junction boxes that house power cables. But not all padlocks are created equal, especially for these critical infrastructure locations which have several challenges, including extreme elements and remote locations.
The risks that come with having an ineffective lockdown plan became painfully evident following the events at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. While the people inside the building were ushered to safety, the building itself was breached and overrun resulting in theft, building damage, injury and even death. It was clear that while the notification side of an emergency plan can be useful, its effectiveness only goes so far if it is not working in tandem with other physical security measures.