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.
In any campus that needs protection, we can never forget the importance of systems preventative maintenance. Most campuses have high use and high occupancy for many hours of the day and night, with a great number of them operational all year long. Access control, video surveillance, intrusion, fire, and communication systems exist to keep staff and other occupants safe from harm and the buildings operational. These systems, however, are comprised of many delicate components that could eventually fail without care, and security staff and occupants would not know which could be disastrous in the event of an emergency such as fire or security breach. Preventative maintenance ensures the systems and equipment are in top working order so they do their job when it matters most.
When a family has just welcomed a child into the world, this dream for many can become a nightmare if the infant goes missing. While abduction is a critical concern, accidental mix-ups are possible even in the most qualified birthing facilities. The benefits of an infant protection system cannot be understated.
The use of real-time locating systems (RTLS) for infant protection has become increasingly popular as hospitals and birthing centers discover the benefits of having an RTLS system that allows them to locate even their smallest, most precious patients quickly. Perhaps the most challenging decision comes down to what infant protection system to choose to meet your needs best. Critical factors include cost, hardware and installation, tag requirements, staff training, future scalability, and many other factors. Here is what you need to know about infant protection systems.
Video surveillance in school communities has and will continue to be a critical aspect of K-12 school security. As school security needs have increased over the last two decades, security cameras have been used to document incidents of bullying, vandalism, and monitoring entrances. While these uses will continue to stay the same, if your school or district is still operating an analog or digital video surveillance system that isn’t high definition (HD), it might be time for you to upgrade.
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: Continue reading Are You Prepared To Transition From 3G To LTE/5G?→
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→
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.