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Tailgating Leads to Thefts Inside DC-Area Business and Government Offices

- A theft ring is successfully preying on the key-card culture of Northern Virginia by tailgating into office buildings and stealing things from unoccupied offices, reports Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.

Well-Dressed Prisoner Escapes from NYC Courthouse; Reapprehended 36 Hours Later

- The New York City Department of Correction has ordered a top-to-bottom review of its security procedures and staffing levels after a dapper prisoner in a three-piece suit slipped out of court after claiming he was a lawyer.

Behind the Numbers: Access Controls Used for High-Security Areas

- Access controls used for high-security areas.

Access Control

- The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General has criticized the Transportation Security Administration’s controls of employee badges, uniforms, and identification cards. The report identifies widespread fear that unauthorized personnel could get access to secure areas of an airport.

An Eye for Security

- Iris recognition is becoming an increasingly accurate and simple biometric to deploy and manage.

High-Security Mechanical Locks: An Encyclopedic Reference

- An encyclopedic reference that inspires awe for the rarely celebrated locksmith.

Saving Lives Securely

- To ensure a safe environment for patients, visitors, and medical staff, hospitals have to consider security in both the design and operation of the emergency room. 

Parking Snatcher Solution

- When homeowners faced frustration due to unauthorized parking in a private lot, officials found a Web-based reservation system to help control access.

Access Emergency

- While doors, walls, gates, and fences do a great job of keeping the bad guys out, they can also stop the good guys from getting in. (Online Exclusive)

Surveillance that Delivers Results

- Deutsche Post makes collaboration with staff a part of its CCTV policy

Taking Back the Nightclub

- Every urban area has one: a nightclub noted for loud music, outbursts of violence, and plenty of drugs. In Burlington, Ontario, near Toronto, that club is called NRG/The Kingdom, and its crowd wreaked havoc in the neighborhood. Several years ago regional police collaborated with the club's owners on a multifaceted problem-solving approach. Access to railroad tracks behind the club was blocked. Extra lighting and gates were installed to prevent cars and pedestrians from parking near or skulking around neighboring businesses. Bushes were removed from a nearby vacant lot. Find out how the club and community did it .

A Healthy Approach to Medical Data

- Find out how one hospital streamlined secure data access and met government privacy regulations.

Special Protection for Special Collections

- Collections of irreplaceable objects like the Rosetta Stone are usually referred to as special collections, and they require unique security measures.

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