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Healthcare Facility Security is “People Dependent”

Healthcare

HIPAA and data breaches grab the headlines when it comes to healthcare facility security. But an increasing number of healthcare facilities are focusing on their physical security. Total Security Solutions sees an increasing number of inquiries from a wide array of healthcare providers: pharmacies, mental health providers, networks of family planning clinics, …


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Designing Physical Security for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare

Designing physical security for healthcare facilities is a delicate balancing act.  Even more so than usual, administrators, workers, and clients are sensitive to the aesthetics, as well as their safety and privacy. “This is often already a tense situation,” says Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “People are often nervous if …


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Protecting Pharmacists with Custom Physical Barriers

Healthcare

According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, “Pharmacy robbery is a serious and growing problem. … [R]obberies of pharmacies in the United States increased 82 percent from 2006 to 2011.”  The report’s authors hasten to add that this phenomenon is …


Bullet-resistant barriers provide physical security as well as emotional security for workers in volatile environments like healthcare, law enforcement and payment centers.

Green Bullet Proof Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare

Sixty-five percent of hospitals and health systems are specifying green or environmentally friendly materials in all or some of their current construction or renovation projects.” Unfortunately, even as hospitals are continuing to pursue greener buildings and LEED ratings, the bullet proof materials industry has lagged behind, offering few options with enhanced R-values, thermal breaks, gas fills, or meaningful insulation.


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Three Kinds of Ballistic Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare

The 2015 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) note that “Healthcare and social service workers face a significant risk of job-related violence.” According to OSHA, about 10% of all workplace injuries are assaults—and roughly 75% of …