The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) are ramping up efforts to track how some of the cutting-edge technologies they've funded have been deployed to support colleagues in government, academia, the national labs,and our industry stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19.
Improving the safety and well-being of our law enforcement professionals remains a key priority for communities across the U.S. Among the biggest obstacles to achieving this goal, however, are the outdated police documentation workflows and processes, which are often still manual (and some departments still rely on pen-to-paper).
As coronavirus cases continue to emerge in cities across the country, it’s the responsibility of local officials to continuously address the evolving situation with the public. When communicating with the public about pressing emergencies, such as the coronavirus, here’s what public safety officials need to accomplish with their messaging.
New research is changing – or at least, should be changing – how enterprises think about whistleblowing. What are some lessons enterprises need to take to heart regarding the value of hotline reporting?
To minimize the occurrence of physical and digital harm in the workplace, 90 percent of organizations are training employees on safety procedures, including compliance training and programs on other topics.
In retail, brick-and-mortar stores experience loss or shrink due to shoplifting, fraud, employee theft and human error. To mitigate against this, many have dedicated loss prevention (LP) personnel who use a variety of tools, including in-store video surveillance systems and point of sale (POS) systems, to deter and investigate theft. But, despite the continued best efforts of LP teams, shrink is on the rise.
Both turnstiles and doors are being integrated with advanced electronic access control, video surveillance and other intrusion sensors to provide enhanced security and cost-effective operational management options that help save on manned guard resources and offer real-time analytics. However, revolving doors and turnstiles are subject to special code requirements that are different than codes for swinging or sliding doors to ensure the safety of building occupants if emergency evacuation is necessary.
How is the enterprise security industry working to keep facilities and employees safe? What new challenges do you face each day, particularly as employees work from home offices? In new research, Security Magazine and Clear Seas Research, a BNP Media company, examines the impact of the pandemic on the industry.
Which security conferences have been canceled, postponed or going virtual in 2020 due to the coronavirus? Here is a list of security conferences for cybersecurity and physical security professionals, that are still proceeding as planned, going virtual or that have been postponed or canceled.