Technofile: Access Control
08/28/2009 - Access controls used for high-security areas.
Legal Report: Legislation
07/31/2009 - A bill (H.R. 1194) introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) would provide tax breaks for companies that install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Under the bill, the systems would be counted as five-year property for depreciation purposes. The measure would be retroactive, applying to systems put in place after April 11, 2003.
Facility Management: Terrorism
07/31/2009 - A counterterrorism veteran of over 25 years discusses the overlooked fundamentals for effectively countering terrorism. (Online Exclusive)
Book Reviews: Best Practices \ Case Studies
07/28/2009 - Keeping Your Church Safe is a short, simple, and eye-opening work for houses of worship that manage their own security.
Beyond Print: IT Security
06/28/2009 - The Northern American Electric Reliability Council has begun enforcement of sector-driven standards to mitigate the risk of cyberthreats to electric utilities.
Daily Headline : Surveillance
06/11/2009 - Chicago's multi-million dollar investment to install security cameras around the city's famous Navy Pier has started to pay off, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Beyond Print: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
04/28/2009 - The evacuation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 has provided a treasure trove of information for researchers studying building evacuations. View some of the research from the High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database project.
International: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
04/28/2009 - A British study investigating high-rise building evacuations relied on interviews of 271 Twin Towers' survivors on 9-11.
Case Study: Best Practices \ Case Studies
04/28/2009 - By upgrading its existing system, Queens Library was able to improve access control without the expense of replacing the infrastructure.
Beyond Print: Travel Security
03/24/2009 - In the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorists attacks, the State Department has provided a security checklist of measures that should be standardized in any hotel.
Daily Headline : Physical Security
03/09/2009 - The murder of a Baptist preacher during Sunday service yesterday in Maryville, Illinois, has once again sparked discussion of security in places of worship, reports the Belleville News-Democrat.
Daily Headline : Crime
03/05/2009 - The New York Police Department is sending out 80,000 letters to current and retired police officers after a civilian employee allegedly stole their personal information from a secure police office located in a warehouse on Staten Island, New York.
Beyond Print: Research & Studies
02/27/2009 - Find out more about the new and controversial National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be built at Kansas State University. The lab will research biological threats such as animal diseases that can be transferred to humans.