new smartphone apps can simplify access control and reduce costs associated with more traditional card reader technologies and their popularity is growing fast.

Can Smartphone Access Control Apps Improve Security?

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We use our smartphones to shop, pay bills, start our cars, turn up the AC – you name it. So why not use smartphones for access control in the workplace? Like it or not, smartphones are pervasive in American culture. A Pew Research report showed 81% of Americans now own a smartphone, …


Hospitals, schools, businesses and other facilities are taking a look at sophisticated visitor management systems that help improve security.

Visitor Management Systems Improve Security

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It may be the endgame for old-fashioned logbooks as more schools and hospitals consider improving security with visitor management systems, and other modern, integrated solutions. Education and healthcare administrators face similar challenges as they wrestle with growing security threats. They typically operate multiple locations, all with high visitor traffic. Some facilities …


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When Physical Security Affects Cybersecurity

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On March 30 the Secret Service arrested Yujing Zhang, a 32-year-old Chinese national, at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago resort (where President Trump frequently spends weekends). The charge? Suspicion of being a “foreign agent.” At the time she was carrying an alarming trove of spy gear: two passports four separate cellphones five …


Armored civilian luxury vehicles come from either OEMs or companies that customize existing models into rolling fortresses.

Safety Meets Luxury with Armored Civilian Vehicles

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When it comes to automotive safety, most of us think of airbags and anti-lock brakes. But imagine kicking it up a few notches with an armored civilian vehicle. Picture yourself in the ultimate safe vehicle. It can withstand bomb blasts and gunfire. It even emits a handy smokescreen to fend …


Bullet Proof Glass vs. Security Window Film

Bullet Resistant Glass or Security Window Film?

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Should I Choose Bulletproof Glass or Security Window Film? The answer to this question depends on whether you are trying to protect people or products. Each of these solutions provides an added layer of protection to a building. But remember: only bullet-resistant glass can stop bullets. It is important that …


As the first few armored ambulances hit the streets, law enforcement, first responders, and citizens are weighing the pros and cons.

Are Armored Ambulances the Way of the Future?

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Paramedics in Ada County, Idaho, unveiled their new ambulance last month, and it’s anything but ordinary. The vehicle, plated in black bulletproof metal and funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, will accompany the Ada County Paramedics’ Tactical Medical Team when it joins SWAT teams in the …