June 2012 - Report Exec

Security debate: Automated vs. manned security programs

26 Jun 12

There is an ongoing debate in the private sector as to whether organizations should implement innovative video surveillance or access control systems with automated security management software or hire a living security guard. Benefits exist on both sides of the argument that relate to privacy, efficiency and costs, according to an Info4Security report. Innovative access control systems, for example, run at all hours of the day and on holidays without tiring, making them a more reliable resource. Meanwhile, automated technologies are often […]

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Report: Security solutions help lower retail theft rates

26 Jun 12

Theft has always been a major issue for retailers, whether the criminals are employees or individuals unrelated to the store. In an attempt to limit these situations, more businesses have been implementing robust security management software and solutions. Their efforts have been paying off. A new study by the University of Florida revealed that theft as a percentage of revenue totaled 1.41 percent in 2011, down from 1.49 percent the last time the study was conducted. This drop is equivalent to a […]

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Americans don’t care about emergency alert systems, study finds

25 Jun 12

A new survey commissioned by Federal Signal revealed Americans are either complacent toward or ignorant of emergency declarations made by regional and state government agencies. Although the study found that 56 percent of people in the United States believe they know what to do in the event of a disaster, 71 percent said they are unsure of the alert and incident reporting system in their area. The 2012 Public Safety Survey also found that 70 percent of Americans are unaware of the […]

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Americans don’t care about emergency alert systems, study finds

25 Jun 12

A new survey commissioned by Federal Signal revealed Americans are either complacent toward or ignorant of emergency declarations made by regional and state government agencies. Although the study found that 56 percent of people in the United States believe they know what to do in the event of a disaster, 71 percent said they are unsure of the alert and incident reporting system in their area. The 2012 Public Safety Survey also found that 70 percent of Americans are unaware of the […]

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Texas hospital aims to deploy security center to enhance safety

22 Jun 12

Healthcare facilities are often understaffed with diminishing budgets, making the deployment of innovative hospital security managementsolutions seem an unlikely reality. The Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, however, is aiming to improve physical protection of its patients and staff members by implementing a new video infrastructure within its service response center, according to a Health Tech Zone report. Previously, TCH staff members used outdated security guard software that required individuals to monitor areas of the building from different locations. By deploying a new centralized […]

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Mississippi River port enhances perimeter security

22 Jun 12

In the decade following 9/11, the prevention of terrorism has been a primary concern for all international transportation facilities. As perimeter security tools advance, another priority will be to implement an innovative security management solution capable of enhancing physical security. To that end, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission in Louisiana recently announced it will install a best-of-breed video surveillance system at Port Fourchon at the base of the Mississippi River, according to a SecurityInfoWatch report. The project began in October and has […]

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