To limit the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, many businesses across the globe have deployed social distancing requirements, stringent cleaning protocols and capacity limitations as part of their plan to safely reopen. Even with these measures in place, retailers, office complexes and educational facilities are recognizing that technology will also play a critical role to help identify individuals who may have the virus even before that person enters the premises. This is where thermal imaging camera systems play a pivotal role.
Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C. and Ralph Norman, R-S.C. introduced the Healthy Skies Act, which would require the Transportation Security Administration to screen fliers for fever before passengers are permitted to proceed through security.
U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO) and Stephanie Murphy (FL) announced the approval, by the powerful House Appropriations Committee, of $1 million for independent experts to publish a study on the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in elementary and secondary schools.
Cities all across America are jumping on the “Smart City” bandwagon. There are several different aspects of what a smart city looks like, but overall, cities are looking to use technology to make their city safer.
Beyond the essential functions of security monitoring and recording, IP video surveillance offers myriad video analytic behaviors that can help retail businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Evacuations and lockdowns are two events no organization wants to face, but every organization should be prepared for. They often happen in response to particularly dangerous situations that pose an immediate threat to people and property. It can be difficult to know how and when to make the decision to lockdown or evacuate, and it can be even more difficult to manage once the decision has been made. In either case, it requires organizations plan, test and have the right tools in place to reach all of their people quickly with information on what actions they should take to stay safe.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced many people and businesses to reconsider biometric technology. With the COVID-19 virus spreading easily through touchpoints, fingerprint scanners can quickly become a source for infections, especially in public spaces. Offices and ATMs contain many points of contact, and maintaining cleanliness on surfaces is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, these high traffic areas are also frequently the ones that would benefit the most from increased security.
This month in Security magazine, we examine how physical security leaders are being propelled into a unique position of revenue preservers and risk managers for their businesses. In addition, we profile Scott Ashworth, Director of Security for Atlanta United. Also, security leaders discuss how to develop cybersecurity careers, election security, data protection strategies, measuring and reporting security operations maturity and more!