The one thing that is always constant in life is change. The climate of the physical security industry is no different. We asked our on-staff Security Consultant, Pierre Bourgeix, what he sees as “out” in 2018 and “in” in 2019 based on his conversations with clients and his close involvement in the industry.
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Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press.
Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations. Security entrances mitigate unauthorized entry, though the level of mitigation various based on the type of entrance implemented. Security mantrap portals receive an A+ grade when it comes to regulatory compliance. What catapults this solution above the other entrance solutions available, like turnstiles and security revolving doors? We’ve got three reasons…
Security entrances safeguard entry points at facilities across the globe from the risks and liabilities associated with unauthorized entry. However, as these entry solutions become more and more sophisticated, cybersecurity concerns start to develop. Security professionals are seeing the benefits of doors and turnstiles outfitted with IP connectivity, including the acceleration of technical troubleshooting and the gathering of valuable metrics data. However, while the ease of connecting remotely to any entrance in the building is desirable, certain precautions must be taken to ensure both the building and the network are protected.
Welcome to the ninth and final blog of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. series. Our objective with this series has been to give guidance in considering all the most important factors when choosing new security entrances. By taking these factors into consideration, you can be assured that you will make the best choice to suit your organizational, business and security needs – and to deliver maximum ROI.
Next up in the eighth installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series, we are discussing the final “S” for Safety.
This vital component of the security entrance selection process is often missing from the conversation upfront. A failure to consider the safety features of security entrances could quickly and tragically undermine the effectiveness and success of the entire project, negatively affecting your ROI.
It’s the seventh installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series. This series was created to help you make the best decision when choosing security entrances. To see the introduction to the S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series, please click here.
Today we’re exploring: Service. A factor that if overlooked could result in unexpected financial consequences and long-term headache.
You’ve done the research – revolving doors will save your company significantly on its energy bills, allow you to regain interior floor space, and help you stand out from the rest of the buildings on the block. Your research also tells you that the door should last decades past the purchase date. And it will, if you don’t overlook one critical item during installation: the flooring.
I have over 30 years of experience in the revolving door business and I’ve seen time and again how neglecting the flooring can come back to bite – maybe not instantly – but definitely years down the road. Let’s explore why a level floor is necessary and when a floor frame might be required during installation.
It’s the sixth installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series! To learn more about this series, click here to read the introductory post.
Today we’re discussing: Training
Though it might not be immediately obvious, the training for an installation and service technician, could end up costing you a great deal more than you initially budgeted for the project.
Welcome to the fifth installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S.® blog series. In this series, we’re taking a deeper look at our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. Decision Methodology, which provides a framework for choosing the best security entrance. Click here to see our introductory blog.
Today’s topic: Return on Investment (ROI).
In recent years, this question seems to be coming up more and more often: “Which security entrance has the best ROI?” On the surface, it seems to be a reasonable managerial question, one that gets to the heart of today’s business. The most correct answer, however, reveals why answering is so difficult – the true answer is: “It depends.”
Welcome to the fourth installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series! In this series, we are taking a deeper look at our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. decision methodology, which guides you in choosing the best security entrances to meet your exact security and organizational needs. Click here to learn more by reading the series’ introductory blog.
Today’s topic: Aesthetics
Dictionary definitions of aesthetics tend to focus on considerations of style and beauty. While those elements are important, a consideration of aesthetics should also include the practical factors of the real world and the passage of time. We want to include these elements because the overarching goal of this series is to make the best possible selection when choosing a security entrance. In that context, we’ll explore how an interplay of colors, materials and finishes impacts not only how an entrance looks when it is first installed, but how well it supports business objectives over time.