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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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?
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.
Unfortunately, these days we are all living in a time where we rarely feel safe, even at work. No matter what type of industry you work in, you are often facing risks and dangers. While some jobs are inevitably riskier than others – police, for example, expect to be put in dangerous situations – even those roles which were once considered to be safe, such as teachers, office workers and doctors, can be exposed to danger.
Of course, that is not to say that a major security situation is going to creep up on a regular basis, but it is important to be prepared just in case the worst should happen. One thing that has become clear through all of the crisis situations in recent years is that organizations with no clear emergency plan in place are in a vulnerable position when an unexpected event kicks in.
Security revolving doors are the entrance solution of choice for the Fortune 500. An IHS report on Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment released in 2017 shows that the market for these solutions has increased from $25.9 million to $35.1 million in just two short years. Why are security revolving doors gaining so much momentum? Explore 9 reasons below.
We live in a digital age. This fact makes the data center one of the most critical infrastructures of our modern era. And because data centers house servers that store and manage all of our data (billions of exabytes), a breach of any kind would be devastating – not only to the center itself, but for the hundreds or even thousands of businesses that trust the data center for safe storage. That is why the implementation of effective security measures are so important.
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.
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.