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The Evolution of Risk and Why You are More Vulnerable Today

Your organization is being threatened, and you may not be safe.

Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, the reality is that risk has evolved as well. Ultimately, your organization may be more vulnerable today than it ever has been.

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5 Revolving Door Safety Tips to Avoid Injury with Public Users

Revolving doors create modern entrances that reduce energy and save businesses space. But, as with any entrance that is used by the public, there are some implications to consider for creating the safest experience possible. Consider 5 safety tips for the safest revolving door entry.

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After the Breach: Damage Control and Complying with Regulations

No one wants to hear, “Our facility was breached,” yet physical breaches can and do happen. Whether it was hackers who took personal information from your corporate server, an employee who stole customer information, or valuable products stolen when a door was inadvertently left open, you are probably wondering what to do next.

There are many steps that will need to be taken, and an important one will be to ensure that your company still complies with any industry regulations. Most companies are required to adhere to regulations such as NERC for the electricity generation and distribution industry, HIPAA for medical records, FSMA for the national food supply, and PCI regulations that affect nearly every establishment that accepts credit cards or processes payment data.

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Safeguarding Students in Educational Environments

Many people in the business industry have long been aware of the importance of overall building security, and of employing teams and technology to manage traffic flow and guard entrances and exits. However, the education sector now requires the same level of care and attention.

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Types of Biometric Authentication Devices and Integration with Security Entrances

Here at Boon Edam, we manufacture security doors and turnstiles that integrate with virtually any access control device. Still, security professionals are curious – what biometric authentication devices are we seeing installed in the field?

We’ve compiled a list of the top biometric devices that are being integrated with security entrances to mitigate the risk of unauthorized entry. We’ll also discuss how biometric devices measure up when coupled with each type of security entrance.

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The Dark Side of Security Barriers: Finding the Balance

Turnstiles and security revolving doors are designed to work smoothly and seamlessly so that people can walk through them without ever coming into unwanted contact with the barriers. When people are well-trained, which is a necessary component of a successful implementation, security entrances are very effective at mitigating potential catastrophic loss of property, life, continuity, etc. as part of an overall physical security plan.

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Security Entrances for Indoors or Outdoors – or Both

You have a team of security guards, an ID card system in place, and a top-notch video surveillance system. Your facility is secure, right? Not so fast. While those security solutions are solid and necessary to help you to mitigate security risks, it is important to ensure that your entrances are secure, as well. After all, every door or entrance is an opportunity for someone to get in to your facility and cause harm.

Security entrances have become an essential tool to secure people, property and assets. This is true whether they are used indoors or outdoors, but not all entrances can handle both applications. Here are some types of security entrance solutions that can function indoors, outdoors – or both.

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Can Inefficient Security Entrances Cost Your Company Money?

Entrances are probably not the first thing you think of when considering ways to be more cost-effective in your business. However, an inefficient entryway into your company’s building will not only cost you time but money. With security, environmental and general maintenance issues all having the potential to impact your company’s profits, choosing the right entrance is essential - but it does not have to be difficult.

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When it Comes to Physical Security, Do We Need Guards at all Anymore?

In today’s increasingly intelligent business environment, technology is taking over many of the responsibilities once assigned to human security guards. Automation, analytics and artificial intelligence can be used to discover attempted breaches, correlate data, determine the right steps to mitigate risk, and in some cases work autonomously to put a stop to an event in progress.

With so much technology doing so much of the work towards alleviating and neutralizing threats, the question must be asked: Do we need security guards at all anymore?

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Integrating Revolving Doors with Vestibules for Code Compliance, Energy Savings and Beauty

Many people and authorities are taking a serious look at energy efficiency, especially where large, commercial buildings in metro cities are concerned – and rightfully so. The biggest energy users in commercial buildings are lighting and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) – accounting for 19% of all the energy used in the United States, according to ASi Controls.

Unfortunately, there are no nationally enforced energy codes or “standards” that commercial building owners must abide by in the United States. Energy codes are agreed upon at the state and local levels. There are some guidelines, however, put out by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). These two organizations focus on conservation requirements for the building envelope.

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