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Red Alert! Security Entrances and Emergency Egress Plans

Alarms are sounding, lights are flashing, and there is a sense of panic in the air.

In the confusion of a sudden evacuation, most people want to run and get out of the building as quickly as possible; however, doing so increases the risk of injury and other unnecessary losses. It can also hamper your ability to obtain a quick and accurate headcount to confirm everyone is out and safe.

Having an egress plan will establish a clear set of guidelines about what employees need to do and where they need to go. The clear progression of steps can calm nerves and eliminate confusion, while keeping employees focused on getting to safety.

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From the Ground Up: 5 Installation Tips for Revolving Doors

Revolving doors are an excellent solution for commercial buildings due to their appealing aesthetic appearance at the entry, in addition to their ability to minimize the influx of unconditioned outdoor air and unwanted noise and debris.

The most important decision to make is which type of revolving door you will install. The best door type and features for your application would be the subject of a different blog - here. I’ll assume you’ve made the right decision and in this blog post I’ll focus on ensuring a smooth installation.

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How Distribution Centers Can Reduce Risk with Security Entrances

By definition, distribution centers are enormous facilities, operating 24/7 and filled with millions of dollars’ worth of merchandise. They are typically on or near an airport or highway system, with a workforce that includes a high number of temporary workers to handle fluctuations in demand. Taken together, these factors can contribute to an environment with a higher level of risk.

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Security Manager Roundtable: Selling the C-Suite on Physical Security

We have long since passed the point when executive management had to be made aware of the need to establish and maintain a secure environment in the workplace. It is now universally understood that threats exist, and that organizations must take steps to reduce risk and create a safe space for personnel, students, visitors, customers and vendors.

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Security Integrator Roundtable: Should You Sell Security Entrances?

Security entrances have been successfully used in enterprises for years to mitigate security threats and risks through the elimination of unauthorized entry and tailgating, control of employee and visitor traffic, maximization of human resources, and overall, the protection of people, property and assets.

For an integrator, selling security entrances provides multiple opportunities to not only build your business, but it can also be a way to create and build a strong relationship with a user. But, is it right for everyone?

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A Hacker’s View of Security Entrances

What do hackers see when they look at many company’s IT networks? One word: opportunity. An opportunity to steal a company’s data, hold it ransom, sell it, exploit it, and cause financial and brand damage that some companies may never recover from.

Hackers are so good at what they do that it could be hours, days or even weeks before a company realizes that its data has been compromised.

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