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Life Safety

- Damage to a building’s fire and life safety systems can occur during an earthquake, making it difficult for people to evacuate the facility and impeding the work of first responders. Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute conducted a series of tests on a building that simulated post-quake fires. They assessed how the damage affected the passive and active fire protection systems to contain fire and smoke.

Case Study

- Friendship Village found an access control system that protected elderly residents and made system management easy.

Shining a Light on Surveillance

- Installations that use the sun as a camera’s power source are growing as technological advances make those solar systems more feasible, but many issues need to be addressed for the solutions to work well.

Electronic Access Control

- This book is likely one of the most current and comprehensive works available in this subject area, says reviewer Paul D. Barnard, CPP, CISM, SFPC.

Comcast’s 9-11 Lessons

- What Comcast Center learned from 9-11, plus security at the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia and at a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center.

When Did You Last Clean Out Your Mental Closet?

- When did you last question your security assumptions?

From the Archives: Security and the Kentucky Derby

- In honor of this year's Kentucky Derby, Security Management invites you down memory lane to see a story on securing the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

Building Evacuations

- Find out how Hall of the States Building Security Director Anthony Meadows handles emergency evacuation procedures in the May digital edition.

Case Study

- To enhance security for its tenants, a real estate company adds a visitor management system to its existing program.

Facility Emergency Management

- The Emergency Film Group (EFG) has released another training video in its excellent series.

Trespassing

- A bill (H.R. 347) that strengthens penalties for trespassing on certain federal properties has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate has announced that it will consider the measure.

A Clear View of Liability

- Surveillance systems must overcome a hierarchy of nine deficiencies to improve their odds of defeating liability claims during lawsuits.

Morning Security Brief: New York Testing Location-Based Alerts, Illegal Gun Sales, Hospital Malware, and More

- New York is testing its cell phone notification emergency alert system today. An investigation finds that private sellers are willing to sell to buyers who say they can't pass a background check. Malware forces a hospital to close for three days. And more.
 




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