09/02/2014 - Whether working at an island resort or on the strip in Sin City, casino security managers never know what hand they will be dealt, so they must be ready for anything—from card counters to catastrophes.
SM Online: Research & Studies
03/25/2014 - The cruise industry and federal agencies have implemented 11 of 15 of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act provisions introduced in 2010. A report by the Government Accountability Office examines the delay in regulations and policy for the implementation of the remaining four provisions, including man-overboard technology.
Case Study: Access Control
12/30/2013 - How a security upgrade at a Florida gated community allowed them to reduce security patrols while increasing perimeter protection.
SM Online: Legal Issues
09/30/2013 - The family of a civilian contractor who was killed during the terrorist attack against the Marriot Islamabad hotel in 2008, filed a negligent security lawsuit claiming that Marriot failed to protect its guests and employees. A federal appeals court has dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the case must be brought in Pakistan, where the attack occurred.
Managing: Best Practices \ Case Studies
05/24/2013 - Security officers in the hospitality industry need specialized training to deal effectively with intoxicated or belligerent patrons.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
11/29/2012 - New York City goes 36 hours without a violent crime reported. Sources tell the LA Times that DHS uses drones over Mexico. A man used hacker tools to break into hotel rooms. And more.
Daily Headline : Loss Prevention
11/01/2012 - One bucolic resort found that it had outgrown its existing alarm system but managed to expand with minimal new infrastructure expense.
Case Study: Best Practices \ Case Studies
09/28/2012 - One bucolic resort found that it had outgrown its existing alarm system but managed to expand with minimal new infrastructure expense.
Daily Headline : How-to
07/02/2012 - Reducing the risk of terrorism at new hotels in high-risk locales requires innovation and thoughtful planning at the design and architecture phase.
Hospitality/Lodging: Personnel Protection
06/14/2012 - Reducing the risk of terrorism at new hotels in high-risk locales requires innovation and thoughtful planning at the design and architecture phase.
Case Study: Security Management
05/24/2012 - With the help of federal grant funds, a house of worship is protected with cameras, access control, and an intercom system.
Book Reviews: Security Management
05/15/2012 - The book is thoughtfully organized and well-written, with pertinent historical examples. It also discusses current best practices, including useful technology.
Case Study: Access Control
10/28/2011 - The owners of a luxury apartment building in California make robust security a selling point.