Are You Prepared To Transition From 3G To LTE/5G?

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The current transition to the LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G means the shutdown of 3G services, with 4G not far behind. 3G and 4G technology have been the communications backbone for most intrusion and fire alarm systems that rely on wireless communicators. Users should begin preparing for the sunset now by upgrading from 3G/4G to LTE alarm communicators. SSP is prepared to help. Here’s what you need to know:
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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

What Will It Take To Reopen K-12 Schools Safely?

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With an updated CDC Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools, many schools around the nation are considering how to best prepare for the delivery of in-person instruction. When it comes to securing the physical and hygienic safety of school personnel and students, the approach needs to be twofold, emphasizing hygienic and physical security.

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3 Reasons Hospitals Must Refocus On Physical Security

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The pandemic has shifted the healthcare industry’s security focus towards hospital capacity concerns and mitigating viral spread. Efforts in eliminating violence and theft have fallen to the wayside. Behind the scenes, security measures need to be put into place to keep the healthcare atmosphere physically safe. These are the top three reasons why your facility needs to refocus on physical security.

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

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Keep the Cooties Away With Our Top 3 Touchless Access Control Solutions We Think You’ll Love.

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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Turbulent Times Call For a Renewed Focus on Preventing Gun Violence In Schools

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Unfortunately, in today’s present climate, mass shootings and gun violence are of paramount concern not only in schools but in government buildings, medical facilities, and just about anywhere crowds gather or work. It doesn’t help that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and political and social unrest, that experts estimate a nearly 90% increase in gun sales nationally from March to October 2020 compared to 2019. Such a drastic rise in firearm sales means there are more guns in American citizens than in more recent years. It’s entirely possible that the national increase in background checks for gun purchases can be attributed to anxiety about an unprecedented convergence of a pandemic, a summer of national unrest, and a presidential election. 

With January’s incident at the nation’s capital and growing concerns surrounding K-12 student mental health, it’s becoming more evident that shootings and gun violence should be a prioritized concern as unrest continues to evolve in our nation. The purpose of this article is to examine the solutions schools can implement to prevent mass shootings and gun violence events on K-12 and college campuses.

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