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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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For Complex Access Control and Security Systems, Choose In-House, External Team Carefully

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Mass Shootings One Issue Among Many in Campus Security

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Crisis Intervention, Threat Assessment Programs Supporting Campus Security

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Increasing Use of Technology Aiding Campus Security Forces

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Impact of Clery Act Requirements on Campus Security

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For Facility Managers, Internet of Things Changes the Game

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IoT Facility Applications Engage Issues Like Resilience, Staffing, Analytics

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Code Compliance Another Key to Proper Access Control System

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Value of Internet of Things to Green Buildings

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IoT Lighting Controls Taking the Lead in Efficient, Green Applications

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Complexity of Commercial Buildings a Challenge to IoT Applications

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Big Future Predicted for IoT, but a Simple Definition Is Elusive

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‘Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish&lrquo;: What Corporation Learned in Using Risk Assessment

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Organization Hurt by Poorly Maintained Technology, Untrained Staff

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Security Measures Must be Designed for the Specific Problems

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Education Facility Security Vital, But At What Cost?

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Energy-Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Earn LEED Silver Status

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning Access Control

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Variety of Building Vulnerabilities May Pose Security Challenges

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Variety of Emergencies, Relationships Demand Attention

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Security Audits Build a Baseline of Knowledge

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Common Security Vulnerabilities in Facilities

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Tips on Getting Effective Security Audit

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Security Showcase Products

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Tenant Drills, Communication Aid in Maintaining Security in Office Buildings

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Hospitals Weigh Access Control, Intrusion Detection to Boost Safety and Security­

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Tenants Play Important Role in Safety-Security Planning

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Protecting Healthcare Staff From Patients, Family Members

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Handling Emergencies in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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Key Issues in Buying Healthcare Security Technology

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Maintenance Brings Facility Knowledge to Security Teams

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Electronic Security Systems Help Maintenance Teams Cover Large Areas

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Post-Installation Considerations for Door Hardware and Security Products

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Changing Roles: Maintenance and Facility Security

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Turf Wars, Staffing Complicate Mass Notification Plans

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Unlocking the Door to Successful Door Security Upgrades

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Start Specification Process With Thorough Analysis of Facility Entries

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Product Considerations for Door Hardware Upgrades

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Variety of Emergencies, Building Vulnerabilities Demand Attention

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Drills, Communication, Relationship Building All Strengthen Security

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Safety and Security Challenges in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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Survey Suggests Many BAS Could Be Vulnerable To Hackers

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BAS Cybersecurity Steps: Firewalls, Isolation, Patches

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Cybersecurity Measures To Protect The BAS/BMS

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Why Building Management Systems Are At Risk Of Cyberattack

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Get All Stakeholders Involved in Risk Assessments

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Hackers Pose Threat To Building Automation Systems

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Do In-Depth Evaluation to Plan Mass Notification System

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Near-Field Communication Offer Advantages For Facility Managers

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Multitude Of Options Available For Mass Notification System

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Protecting Healthcare Staff From Patients, Family Members

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Appropriate Technology Is Key To Hospital Security

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Pick Low-Hanging Fruit To Make An Existing Building Smarter

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Make Security Planning A Priority During Building Design

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Building Owner Needs To Take Lead Role In Prioritizing Security

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Focus On Zones Of Control And Protection To Minimize Security Gaps

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Bringing IT Onto The Security Team

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Maintaining Access Control Systems Requires Regular Attention

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Showcase Products: Mass Notification

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Options Abound For Facility Managers Exploring Mass Notification Systems

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Multiple Layers Help Colleges, Universities Maximize Effectiveness Of Mass Notification

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Voice Messages Are Important Consideration In Mass Notification Planning

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Options for Occupant Communications Improve, But Message Clarity is Critical

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Missed Opportunities When Specifying or Operating BAS

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Best Practices for Securing BAS

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Maintaining Access Control Systems Requires Regular Attention

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Human Element Plays Large Role In Multitenant Building Security

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Pay Close Attention To Emergency Preparedness Plan When Specifying Fire/Life Safety Technology

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Assess Current Technology, Expected Future Needs To Develop Good Fire/Life Safety Technology Plan

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Operations Affect Security With Access Control Systems

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Training, Maintenance Are Keys To Access Control

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Door Hardware Retrofits: A Clear Path to Savings

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Security Considerations for Door Hardware Retrofits

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Design Considerations for Door Hardware

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Technology Drives Improvements in Access Control

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Threat and Risk Assessment, and Security for High-Profile Events

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Technology Advances Improve Access-Control Systems

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Door Inspections Recommended at Least Twice Annually

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Regular Maintenance Critical to Access-Control System Performance

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Access-Control System Technicians Require Proper Training

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Video Surveillance Technology Expands Options For Security Monitoring

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Layered Security Can Help Protect K-12 Students Against Shootings

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School Districts Have Many Physical Security Options To Reduce Risk Of Mass Shootings

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Policies Can Help School Districts Mitigate, Prevent Shootings

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K-12 Schools Should Practice Multiple Evacuation, Lockdown Drills

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Four Points Can Help Schools Implement Effective Policies To Prevent Shootings

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Full-Scale Active Shooter Drills Can Help Schools Prepare For The Worst

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Indiana School District Has Three Goals For Active Shooter Drills

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Concealed Weapons In Schools Raises Safety, Security Questions

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Ohio School District Permits Teachers, Other Staff To Carry Guns In School

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School Districts Focus On Resource Officers, Improved Response Time Instead Of Arming Employees

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Outsourced Security Can Augment Campus Police Department

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Keep An Eye On Heat To Avoid Security Trouble

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Innovative Products: Security

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Regular Inspections, Testing Delivers Long-Term Reliability for Door Locks, Hardware

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Door-Hardware Upgrades Require Revisiting Department Priorities

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Weather Factors Into Frequency of Door Hardware Inspections

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Define Network Responsibilities to Defuse IT-Security Tension

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Security Officer Contract Essentials to Know

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As IT And Security Converge, Physical And Information Security Challenges Increase

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Defining Network Responsibilities Is A Key Component Of IT, Security Convergence

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Financial Factors Are Key Element Of IT, Security Convergence

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Showcase Products: Security

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Test New, Existing Systems To Ensure Working Access Control

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Assess Future Needs When Putting In New Access Control

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Develop Crisis Response Plan To Help Protect Campus

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Involve All Relevant Departments When Planning Access Control

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Understanding Key Management Systems

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Important Features Of Key Management Systems

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How to Avoid Mistakes With Access Control

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Keep Security Equipment Cool To Extend Service Life

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Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Planning Access Control

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For Complex Access Control, Security Systems, Select In-House, External Team Carefully

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Test Access Control Hardware, Software To Ensure Compatibility

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Key and Card Technology Improvements Boost Door Security

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Use Equipment Properly To Ensure Security Success

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Outdoor Lighting For Safety And Security Is A Complicated Matter

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Excessive Lighting Does Not Improve Safety, Security

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Talk With Tenants About Security Needs

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Audit May Improve Building Security

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How to Avoid Common Issues With Doors And Hardware

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Lack of Standardization Can Lead to Access, Security Problems With Doors

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Doors and Hardware Showcase: New Products

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Facility Security Requires Attention to Product Specification, Installation

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Access Control: Trouble Spots in Facility Security

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Access Control: Keeping Security Equipment Cool

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Security Film Offers Options For Windows

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Looking At What's Next In BAS

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Access-Control Technology Offers Enhanced Protection

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List Of Crisis Events Can Help With Security Planning

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Political Convention Security Planning Requires Risk Assessment, Efficient Communication

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Experts: Communication is Most Important Part of Emergency Preparedness

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Owner Buy-In Critical To Physical Security Upgrades

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Ted Whiting: Technology Key to Surveillance Success at ARIA

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'Road Map' Can Help Guide Security Plans

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Securing Co-location Data Centers

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Access-Control Technology Offers Enhanced Protection

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Specifying Compatible Door Hardware Enhances Building Security

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Access-Control Technology Requires New Tools for Front-line Technicians

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College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps

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Public Safety, Police and Security Professionals Can Help Assess Campus Security Threats

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Campus Layout Can Help Mitigate Threats, But Good Security Plan Needed

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Policies, Training Are Keys to Keeping Campus Safe

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Communication is key to good multitenant security

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Security System Design in Multitenant Buildings Requires Cooperation

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Good Communication Key Part of Security System Design

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Clout Can Give Facility Managers A Stronger Voice and More Security

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Multitenant Buildings Have Multiple Security Needs

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Multitenant Buildings Have Multiple Security Needs

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In Securing Multitenant Facilities, Human Element Plays a Large Role

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With Multitenant Buildings, Good Communication Is Essential to Security Planning

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How to Select a Security Vendor

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Conceptual Design Helps Solve Security Setup

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Showcase: Security Products

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How to Design an Electronic Security System

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Electronic Security Systems: How To Select Vendors And Manage Construction

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Separate Networks Key to Data Center Security Success

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Two Fundamental Ways to Increase On-Site Capacity

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Networks Face External Threats

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Creating a "Red Book" Can Save Your Assets During an Incident

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Crisis Management: Why you need to be concerned

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Incident Trends in Educational Institutions

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Tips for Creating a Crisis Coordinator Program

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Why the First 2-3 Minutes of an Incident are so Important

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Understanding Technology Supported Emergency Response Initiatives

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Look Outside Building to Protect Data Center Network

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Separate Security Network Improves Data Center Protection

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Securing Data Centers Requires Dedication During Design

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Pros and Cons of IP, Analog Data Center Security Systems

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Technology Brings Positive Change To Fire Safety

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Immediate Responders Can Provide Swift Response to Crisis

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Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

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Be Ready When Security Questions Are Asked

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Does Your Facility Have a Security Plan?

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Trained Immediate Responders Can Provide Swift In-House Action When Trouble Strikes

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Effective Immediate Responders Require Careful Planning, Training

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EMS Systems Need to Meet Today's Challenges

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Security Retrofit Considerations

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Consider Wireless Options When Planning a Controls Retrofit

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Risk Assessment Key to Building Security

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Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

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CMMS: Mobile Applications Improve Inventory Management

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Data Center Security Design

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Common Security Risks for Data Centers

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Evaluate Vulnerabilities in Facility and Technology

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The People Part

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Security Upgrade: Hospital Undertakes Risk Assessment

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Maintenance: Security Considerations

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Security Retrofit: Upgrade Access-Control System

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Security: IP-Based, Digital Cameras Streamline Retrofit

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Emergency Preparedness: Three Door-Hardware Issues

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Security Threats to Facilities are Changing as Terrorists Becoming Decentralized

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Landscapes Play Role in Building Security Perimeter

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Facility Managers Should Reassess Security Plans as Terrorist Networks Become Decentralized

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How to Tackle a Security-Site Survey

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Access-Control: Hardware Includes Proximity Card/PIN Locks

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Surveillance Measures Should Be Evaluated For Optimal Security

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Security System Efficiency Maximized With Vulnerability Analysis

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Door Hardware: ID-Card Lock Systems Require More Maintenance

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Mass Notification Systems Should Begin With A Plan

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Achieving a Balance Between Openness and Security in Universities, Hotels

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Six Steps to Implementing Occupancy Assurance

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Access Control Records Aid in Solving Yale Murder Case

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Find Allies to Win Funding for Facility Projects

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Creating a Mass Notification Plan and Adopting New Technology

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New NFPA Code for Emergency Communcations Systems

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Mass Notification Product Showcase

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Schools and Universities Should Examine Emergency Response Plans

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Protecting Indoor Air Quality

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How to Perform an Electronic Security System Site Survey

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A Security Vulnerability Analysis Helps Identify Real Threats

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Security Analysis Should Go Beyond Checklists, Include Recommendations

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Security Product Showcase

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Assessing the Results of an Electronic Security System Site Survey

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Green Building Goals and Security Initiatives Can Find Common Ground

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Door Hardware: Technician Training Critical with Advanced Technology

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Video Analytics Software and Intelligent Light Controls Help Satisfy Sustainability, Security

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Windows and Air Intake Vents Can Be Operable and Secure

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Preserve the Natural Landscape to Protect the Building

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Revised Waxman-Markey Energy Bill Could Accelerate Energy Efficiency Benefits by a Decade

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Electronic Lock Cylinders Provide Secure Retrofit

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Software Solutions Make Electronic Lock Cylinders Scalable

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Draft Standard Targets Door Control Panels

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NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook

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Four Building Security Hotspots

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NYPD Releases Report On Building Security For High Risk Buildings

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Keep the Unintended Consequences in Mind When Cutting Costs

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Developing A Response To The Threat Advisory System

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Is It Time To Rethink Your Security Plan?

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Security Technology Value Engineering: Mistakes to Avoid

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In Benchmarking Studies, Account for Differences Among Buildings

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Security Perceived as Most Important Building Feature, According to Survey

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New Security Challenge: Concealed Weapons on Campus

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Responding to Security Incidents on Campus

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How to Categorize Risk

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Layout of Renovated Building Can Be Security Tool

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To Get Funding For Security Upgrades, Do Your Homework

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Security Technology: Centralize or At the Edge?

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School Security Measures: Tips On Ways To Improve Security

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Conduct A Building Security Audit To Ensure The Best Security for Occupants


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Tips For Planning A Security Audit Checklist

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The Danger of Fake Security Cameras

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How Window Security Film Works

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New Report Examines How Facility Managers Can Reduce Workplace Violence

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Reducing Energy Consumption, Complying with Laws

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New Survey Reports on Industry Job Satisfaction, Job Security and FM Pay

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The Right Time for New Security Technology

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How to Avoid Beta Technology

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ASIS International Announces Draft Guideline for Facility Physical Security Measures

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New Products: August 2008

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Documents and Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness

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Building Trades Among Those That Stand to Gain from Green Industries

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DHS Proposes Biometric Airport and Seaport Exit Procedures

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Your Real Risks

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Security Audits Remain an Ongoing Need

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BHMA Revises Standard for Master Keying Systems

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The Ins and Outs of Security

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Green grows, but other priorities evolve

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Security: Anticipating a CBR Threat

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Access Board Explores Airport Accessibility

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Voluntary Standard Addresses Security Monitoring

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ASTM Rolls Out Standard for Testing Perimeter Barriers

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Extensions Met With Resistance

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DHS Publishes Chemicals List for Anti-Terrorism Standards

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Security Resources Can Help Building Owners Land Federal Tenants

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Largest Counterterrorism Exercise Focuses on Communication, Coordination

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GSA Finalizes Site Security Design Guidelines

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Safety and Security: A New Generation

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Virginia Tech Panel Slams Staff for Poor Communication, Failure to Heed Warning Signs in Troubled Student

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Homeland Security Awards $260 Million in Supplemental Grants

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New Report Touts Biometric Fusion to Combat Security Concerns

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Biometric Technology: A New Level of Security

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Looking Back at Virginia Tech

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Homeland Security Department Launches New Coordinating Council to Support Infrastructure Protection Mission

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North American Energy Leaders Meet to Discuss Energy Security, Environment

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Homeland Security Completes Framework for Infrastructure Protection

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Door Hardware: Finding the Key to Security

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Homeland Security Completes Risk Management Framework

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NIST Issues Guidelines on RFID Security

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Security Regulations Released for High Risk Chemical Facilities

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Security Integration: Making it Work

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Security Systems: Out of Many, One

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Group Examines Security Personnel’s Tasks, Training

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Terrorism Threat Still Prominent in Executives’ Minds

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New Standards Aim to Protect Water Supply

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Window of Opportunity

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Planning Upgrades that Work

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New Emergency Preparedness Office Announced

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High-Rise Security
From The Ground up

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CSO Pay Surges, Survey Shows

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IT & Security: Joining Forces

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Security Quandary: Who Goes Where?

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A Reality Check for Security Upgrades

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Prepared for the Security Industry Association
Building a Security Team That Works

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Door Hardware: Code Considerations

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Wireless Security: Keeping The Network Under Wraps

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Assessing Risk to Facilities

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High Standards for Security

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Door Hardware: Specifying for Security

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Smart Moves

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Locking-in Results

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Crash Course in Security

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Security Building Blocks

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Getting In, Getting Out

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Window Films Can Bring Security, Energy Gains

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Durable Door Hardware

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From cutting-edge to off-the-shelf

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Taking Security To the Next Level

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Specification with Security in Mind

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How Secure are Your Facilities?

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Security matters. Do you have the time?

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Four Questions To Ask About Door Hardware

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Door Hardware: Meeting the ACCESS Test

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CBR Threats May Demand Higher Levels of Security

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Security in the News

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Protecting Buildings — Today And Tomorrow

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Dramatic gains are transforming video surveillance, assessment

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Inside the Stories

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Door Hardware: Security Solution

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High-Flying Project Management

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Security

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The Security-Door Hardware Link
Windows are a fatal security weakness, avoid them at all cost!

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Changing Face of School Security

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The Doors to Success

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New outlook on access control

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Keeping Security Out of Sight

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Planning for Protection

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What's Next?

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What is ‘safe’?

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A closer look at SECURITY AUDITS

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Philadelphia's Comeback Kid?

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Door Hardware and Durability

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Cost-Effective Path to Better Security

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Reducing Security Risks