3G Sunset Can Impact Manufacturing Facility Security. Act Now.

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We at SSP always want to ensure our customers are as informed as possible and well equipped to protect their manufacturing facility. Because of this, we’d like to share a few things about 3G Sunset. 

You may be aware that some time ago, cellular carriers such as AT&T and Verizon announced their intention to “sunset” 3G network technologies in favor of the faster and more advanced 4G (LTE) and 5G networks. This shutdown is scheduled to begin in February of 2022 and could impact your commercial manufacturing security system alarm communication. Here’s why and how. 

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SSP: The Best Choice for Manufacturing Security

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It is very easy to underestimate the value of a great manufacturing plant physical security system until you need one, and that is as it should be. A high-quality and well-designed security system should provide such seamless security and operational value that you almost forget its existence. 

But in the high-stakes manufacturing environment, attaining comprehensive security that reduces serious risks and provides tangible business benefits is no small task.

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Manufacturers: Antivirus Won’t Prevent a Physical Breach.

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While cybersecurity is an important consideration in manufacturing security, physical security must remain a priority. Why? Because even as cyber threats rise, so do physical ones, and without appropriate attention to each, your facility is at risk. 

Physical security is of heightened importance in the manufacturing industry because it protects people and physical assets and protects intellectual property and all the proprietary information stored within computer systems. As these facilities become increasingly connected, they must take a comprehensive approach to physical security. 

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7 Top Considerations in Manufacturing Plant Security in 2022

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Security should be a top priority in every industry, but that is especially true in manufacturing. From food and beverage to pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics, facility owners need a solid plan to protect their products, investments, and, most importantly, their employees.  Developing a plan allows you to identify risks and vulnerabilities such as workplace violence, injury, intrusion, theft, espionage, sabotage, vandalism, counterfeiting, as well as ensuring compliance issues. Of course, no amount of planning can absolutely guarantee safety or prevent an incident. However, these top considerations are highly beneficial in discouraging threats and improving security.

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Manufacturers, Expanding Regulations May Impact Your Facility

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Whether government-funded or not, every manufacturing facility should be aware of the NDAA ban and FCC proposed ban on certain Chinese video surveillance technologies and their components that have been determined to pose a serious risk to national security. While the ban currently applies to U.S government buildings or facilities that receive funding from the federal government, these restrictions are likely to expand, and the threat posed by the technology remains a concern within the manufacturing industry. 

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Top Manufacturing Facility Security Risks and How to Solve Them

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Manufacturing facilities have a lot to consider when it comes to managing security risks. Not only is protecting the facility a priority, but so is protecting its employees, visitors, community, information, and more. To do this effectively, facilities must understand their risks and the appropriate solutions.
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Manufacturing Security System Malfunctions Can Be Catastrophic | Why You Need Security System Preventative Maintenance

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An emotionally charged argument begins in the parking lot of your facility. One of the parties comes inside the facility while the other appears to leave. Instead of leaving, the other party parks their car and retrieves a weapon from the trunk, and attempts to enter the facility. Luckily, staff was alerted to the conflict through video surveillance and monitoring and the situation was immediately and appropriately handled. 

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Manufacturing Security: A Multi-Layered Approach

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Manufacturing and distribution facilities are packed with heavy machinery, thousands of moving parts, and valuable assets – increasing the chances of severe or fatal accidents and crimes. This makes them extremely vulnerable targets when not secured with the leading innovative solutions. When it comes to protecting these facilities and their assets, a holistic, multi-layered approach should always be implemented. Multiple defense layers in the forms of procedural, physical, and integrated solutions are best suited for mitigating security threats. By the end of this article, you’ll better grasp how a multi-layered security approach culminates with an integrated security platform that ties your manufacturing security plan together to help administrators adapt quickly to potential emergencies. Continue reading Manufacturing Security: A Multi-Layered Approach

How to Keep Cooties Out of Your Manufacturing Facility This Valentine’s Day

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February is the season of love – not for spreading cooties! Keeping your manufacturing facility open and continuing operations with confidence is critical as the COVID-19 cloud clears thanks to national vaccination rollouts. This is especially the case now that President Biden has enacted the Defense Production Act once again. Minimizing the spread of germs has never been more imperative, and now may be the best time to consider upgrading to touchless access control solutions. Upgrading your access control keys, keypads, and card readers with innovative touchless solutions will secure your facility with health and safety at the forefront as we continue to navigate the pandemic.
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Are Environmental Factors Interfering with the Security of Your Manufacturing Facility?

SSP-Manufacture Jan2021Manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities are hotspots for theft, vandalism, and other crimes that lead to losses. With many of these facilities being shut down or brought to reduced capacity by state governments, physical security simply cannot be overlooked—these facilities house valuable equipment and systems, inventory, and valuable materials. Proactive steps must be taken now more than ever to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the premises under any environmental conditions. Continue reading Are Environmental Factors Interfering with the Security of Your Manufacturing Facility?