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Using the Internet of Things for smarter building use

December 28, 2016


By using smart sensor technology, facility managers can gauge how employees are using available spaces like conference rooms and common meeting spaces. Employee workspaces are increasingly relevant, given today’s trend of more workers making use of flexible work hours and …

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Facility Security, Part Four: Network Access Control

December 7, 2016


Mobile phones are everywhere, and the number and types of devices used by employees, customers, healthcare providers, patients, and visitors are growing at a rapid pace. While these devices can be crucial to the functioning of your facility, they are …

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Facility Security, Part Three: Ransomware

November 9, 2016


  Last month we looked at how to avoid falling victim to phishing scams. This month we take a look at ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise, especially in the healthcare sector. One study shows there are now …

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Facility Security, Part One: Visual Hacking

September 7, 2016


One of the more sinister and successful ways to steal sensitive information is also one of the easiest to carry out. It’s also an approach that remains fairly off the radar for most facilities managers: visual hacking, or basically, walking …

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OSHA Provides Tools to Prevent Workplace Violence

OSHA Provides Tools to Prevent Workplace Violence

February 11, 2016


With incidents of workplace violence increasing around the country, the need for facilities managers to create and revise Code Silver (active shooter) plans, then practice them with their healthcare facilities staff has become more critical than ever. If you’re stuck …

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Keep Parking Lots Secure and Well Lighted

Keep Parking Lots Secure and Well Lighted

October 28, 2015


An important part of a facility’s integrated security measures — parking lot lighting — doesn’t get discussed as much as it should be. Nevertheless, it deserves a facilities manager’s attention on three fronts: Security, energy savings and uniformity (more consistency …

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Your Healthcare Facility Must Have a Code Silver Plan in Place

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Do You Have Integrated Security Measures at Your Hospital?

FMs: Do You Have Integrated Security Measures at Your Hospital?

January 9, 2014


Violence is an unfortunate reality of working in hospital emergency rooms for doctors, nurses and healthcare support staff across America. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2009, the odds of an ER nurse being assaulted is more …

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