Security Must Handle an Active Biological Threat by using Security Protocols

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ISIO (image)Security Must Handle an Active Biological Threat by using Security Protocols | #TpromoCom #ISIO #Biological #SituationalAwareness  | Security success will depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground (decision-makers) and their reaction speed. Considering the nature of the beast, situational awareness for this pandemic dictates that there are issues of concern that must be addressed and arrested to limit the level of collateral damage. https://wp.me/p8LsOz-14p

Security Managers that are using ONLY the standard health related protocols are naive to believe that they are secure. This is an active biological threat whereas the International Security Industry Organization [ISIO] suggests that security protocols must also be considered.

The collateral damage of cv-19 will furthermore produce other threats whereas the SM will be dealing with multiple threats such as new crime related to economic meltdown that will erode the company profits.

Consequently, this is not a one size fits all kind-of-thing. Security Protocols must be stringently followed when purchasing or using technology, equipment, and the layering of manpower by their skillsets. The reasons for such consider the mood and character traits of the population which will be, abnormal to the extreme of an increase in mentally unwell people besides, erratic behaviour of the masses. This is not purely related to customers that would visit a site but also internally amongst the staff. Desperate people will do desperate things.

The major issue is that the Security Managers could be undermined by the Human Resource manager that could use the full budget solely on health-related protocols. The Financial managers must know that the security managers must secure profit protection besides loss prevention. When the doors of the business shut – there are no profits.

Subsequently, the Security Manager must be confident in their presentation to the Human Resource Manager and Financial officer to earn the trust and respect to seriously allocate to the security department the necessary tools to limit collateral damage. The Security Manager would not feel intimidated to present their position because of lack of knowledge, whereas, there are bodies that can provide the easiest and most effective method to comprehend their own loopholes and suggest cost effective methods. Not knowing the protocols in the purchasing and utilization of the technology, equipment or manpower will cost the company dearly.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Blue Shield of California, Care Planning Institute, Cox Communications, People Power, and UnitedHealthcare to address consumer healthcare trends at Connected Health Summit

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29% of seniors used a telehealth service in Q2 2020, with over 50% doing so for the first time

International research firm Parks Associates launches its seventh annual Connected Health Summit today, a virtual conference that addresses the impact of COVID-19 on the connected health market and current consumer attitudes towards virtual care solutions. The event, which runs September 1-3, will feature industry leaders from healthcare services, insurance companies, hospitals, device makers, and service providers to address emerging opportunities to serve consumers at home with new technology solutions.

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The executive conference, sponsored by Alarm.com, athenahealth, Becklar, Nortek Security & Control, Softeq, and Sprosty Network, features presentations from key executives in the connected health space:

“How COVID changed telehealth and the future of care delivery,” by Tori Ames, MPA, Manager, CincyKids Health Connect, Center for Telehealth, Cincinnati Children’s

“Explosive Growth in Telehealth,” by Dr. Donna O’Shea, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health Management, UnitedHealthcare

“Telehomecare in the COVID-19 Era,” by Mark Dunning, President and CEO, Care Planning Institute, and Gene Wang, CEO, People Power

“Better Together: Extending Healthcare to the Home,” by Richard Culberson, Executive Director, Cox Homelife Strategy & Operations, Cox Communications

“When everything changed, what stayed the same? Healthcare’s evolution in a time of pandemic and humanitarian crisis,” by Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Executive Director, Mind-Body Medicine, Blue Shield of California

“Transforming Healthcare with New Models to Connect Patients, Families and Providers,” by Yuri Quintana, PhD, Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School  

Parks Associates research finds COVID-19 is forcing seniors into new routines with smart home and healthcare technologies, which may result in new willingness to use tech-based solutions. Fifty-four percent of seniors who used a video conferencing solution during COVID-19 did so for the first time. Additionally, use of telehealth services rose five times year-over-year, with 29% of seniors reporting telehealth use in Q2 2020, compared to just 6% in 2019.

“COVID-19 is forcing consumers, smart home companies, and the healthcare industry to try new solutions and forge new partnerships to realize a complete, home-based experience in healthcare delivery,” said Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates. “At Connected Health Summit, we will examine market forces driving a range of new technologies, like virtual health assistants (voice/text/avatars), AI-powered diagnostics and navigation tools, AR and VR experiences, and robotics, and highlight industry perspectives on issues such as the potential impact on health outcomes, efficiency of healthcare delivery, market viability, expected speed of implementation, and important issues to consider when applying emerging technologies.”

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend at no cost. For information on Parks Associates data, please contact Rosey Ulpino, rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

About Connected Health Summit

Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. Connected Health Summit provides insights on consumer behaviors and changing demands driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and new business models, IoT technologies, and deployments emerging to target these new needs. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.

The seventh annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will take place virtually September 1-3, 2020.  www.connectedhealthsummit.com

Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Awards

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Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2020 SIA New  Product Showcase Awards | #TpromoCom #SIA #Security #Awards | Leica Geosystems took the top honors in SIA’s annual awards program recognizing innovative security products in partnership with ISC West.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners – who were recognized July 9 during a virtual awards show – was Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, receiving the 2020 Best New Product Award.

Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories.

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, received the Best New Product honor for its 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247, submitted in the Emerging Technologies category.

Call TpromoCom for web design and content (image)The 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247 is “a first-of-its-kind reality capture sensor for building security and operations,” said Leica Geosystems. “It is the latest product in the company’s BLK product line, a collection of reality capture, scanning and photogrammetry hardware and software. The BLK247 offers continuous, 24/7 LiDAR-based 3D monitoring and change detection within spaces. It does this using LiDAR, 3D digital fencing and continuous scanning to monitor buildings and spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The prestigious Judges’ Choice Award was presented to Suprema Inc. for the Airfob Patch product, submitted in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware – Wireless category.

“Airfob Patch is the world’s first mobile-to-RF-card signal translator, enabling mobile phones to communicate with the existing RF card readers,” said Suprema Inc. “Wire, batteries nor construction is required for installation. Airfob Patch charges itself by using the existing RF field signals transmitted from the RF reader. It transforms the RF fields into its own power source.”

Additionally, John Spooner – executive vice president at Alarm Detection Systems and an active volunteer judge in the SIA New Product Showcase program – received the New Product Showcase Merit Award, which recognizes an individual or company who, through their support of the New Product Showcase, demonstrates a commitment to the vision and mission of the program, contributes to its success and promotes the advancement of SIA and the security industry overall.

“SIA is proud to present John Spooner with the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Merit Award; John has not missed a single SIA New Product Showcase event since he began as an active volunteer judge in the program 17 years ago,” said Chris Grniet, chair of the SIA New Product Showcase Committee. “He has always been a fair and honest participant and has never hesitated to jump in and help whenever we need him. He has been exemplary in his commitment, participation and ability to help the group reach consensus.”

“Following hours of panel-driven judging and technology demonstrations, SIA is thrilled to recognize the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards for their innovative products, services and contributions representing the best new offerings in the market,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “SIA applauds all the honorees who received awards in 2020 and particularly Leica Geosystems and Suprema Inc. for standing out in this highly competitive field of entrants to earn the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice distinctions. Additionally, we congratulate John Spooner on receiving the 2020 New Product Showcase Merit Award in recognition of his many valuable contributions to this premier program.”

SILVER SPRING, Md.July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — To read the original press release, click here.

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How to Make Remote Monitoring Tech Part of Everyday Health Care

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How to Make Remote #Monitoring Tech Part of Everyday #Health Care | #TpromoCom #TeleHealth | What is remote patient monitoring?

While “telehealth” broadly refers to all health care activities that are conducted through telecommunications technology, remote patient monitoring is a subset that involves the collection, transmission, evaluation, and communication of patient health data from electronic devices. These devices include wearable sensors, implanted equipment, and handheld instruments.

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Verdafero’s Water Utility Monitoring Saves Big!

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Verdafero’s Water Utility Monitoring Saves Big! | #Verdafero #WaterMonitoring #UtilityMonitoring | The overall cost of metered water is rising. Anyone who owns a home or business in an area where water is provided by a municipality knows how true this is.

According to CBS News, “Americans this year will pay an average of $104 per month in water and wastewater bills, up more than 30% in less than a decade” (https://cbsn.ws/3fJxyi4).

As an alarm dealer or security integrator, you may be wondering, “How can I sell Utility Monitoring to an established client when it’s  hard enough to approach them about updating their aged alarm system?” 

The answer to that is simple, you educate them as to what Utility Monitoring can do for them. First and foremost, with Verdafero’s Cloud-based analytics, you can alert them when a leak occurs. This same service also can alert your client when a piece of equipment is in the process of requiring maintenance. 

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AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S.

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AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S. | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #FirstResponder #Audio | AtlasIED is doing its part to protect the well-being of medical personnel by manufacturing and distributing thousands of units of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields free of charge to hospitals, triage centers, nursing homes, and other medical facilities nationwide, as well as local emergency responders, fire departments and police departments.

Nearly 1,200 orders have been filled since assembly and distribution of the personal protection equipment began on April 10 at AtlasIED’s Ennis, Texas, manufacturing facility. Support will be ongoing, as AtlasIED has enough material to produce as many as 26,000 shields.

The manufacture and distribution of the face shields was a huge undertaking that involved the modification of AtlasIED’s existing assembly line, sourcing of materials, programming of a laser cutting machine, reallocation of bandwidth and employees, implementing a dust-free environment to keep the shields clean, and developing an online request form.

“In these uncertain times, AtlasIED felt it necessary to do what it could to ensure the safety of the nation’s healthcare workers,” says AtlasIED President John Ivey. “Through the commitment of our employees, we were able to execute timely development and distribution of face shields to medical facilities throughout the country. At the same time, we are able to keep everyone at the manufacturing facility fully employed.”

To hear more about AtlasIED’s production of PPE for medical facilities, watch this news report:  click here.

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Alert and Protocols Next Stage of the Security Situation (Convid-19)

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Alert and Protocols Next Stage of the Security Situation (Convid-19) | #TpromoCom #ISIO #COVID19 #Security #Safety | Multi-national corporate companies may have globally located partners or branches therefore dictating that what happens in one country will impact another. 

There are some countries that are within days be in a state of anarchy which will deliver unimaginable consequential collateral damage. Using the term ‘unimaginable’ is because, now more so than ever, desperate people will do desperate things which they would never think of doing before. 

There are many slum cities besides poor people living in villages, towns and cities. These people are massed together that live, eat, and transport together. They are inter-dependent on each other besides dependant on menial jobs paying them daily or weekly. It would be impossible for them to lockdown for 21 days and starve to death. Their situation would drive them to acts of desperation

Also, there are also invisible people working in high-risk sites who are the foundation of support services that keep the system alive. For example, people applaud the surgeons, doctors and nurses but what about the cleaners, cooks and maintained that keep the hospitals running? When one or more get ill, the entire chain of support may need to be re-manned, but the re-training time impacts the smooth running of the system

The following may sound not applicable to practitioners in some countries however, the situation would be time dependant on finding of a cure. 

Situation

  • Increased numbers of starving people due to loss of jobs
  • People desperate for medicines, protection clothing and equipment
  • Many will be desperate for protection gear depending on their location for security

Implications

    • Mob attacks on warehouses stocking food and medicines or outlets for such be located in malls shops hospitals, pharmacies or old-aged nursing homes or even shops on the streets.
    • Attacks of logical supply chain of food and medicine
    • Increased home invasions 
    • Many more weaponized people without training
    • Increased perimeter protection equipment and manpower
    • Many more people suffering from emotional or mental disorders

Problems

    • It is doubtful that countries can afford to mass feed or house the many. Once people starve specially their children would starve, then, their reaction would be hostile
    • The covid-19 pandemic is similar to the previous SARS threat but, the SARS was easier to cure. Even though some human trials have begun, it  when an antidote will be discovered, obtain approval, manufacture and distribute. 

Limiting the collateral damage

Considering the term that security success to limit the collateral damage of the virus on people and assets will depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed

Situational Awareness: the knowledge to identify a person of interest or a group working in concert. One must heighten situational awareness using equipment, technology and manpower.

  • Technology and Equipment 

Temperature/Fever detection using CCTV or Handheld thermometers will detect an infected person

One cannot bank on facial recognition as people will wear masks . Some facial recognition technology is deriving disappointing results because of the masks (https://ipvm.com/reports/face-masks). The combination of both temperature/fever and facial would be best for certain applications if one does not have handheld thermometers.

People on the ground making decisions

  • Manpower: It is vital that manpower must be quickly trained with skills that are relevant to the new threat. Comprehending the narrative, it is possible that the manpower on the ground could be dealing with volatile behaviour. 

The officers on the ground must have the character traits that are balanced with empathy and ego drive. A highly aggressive and reactive person is not a good choice for first interaction with the public. This threat also dictates that the people on the ground will experience issues that they know and that they do not know. For example, they may have been trained not to take action but, to summon their superiors. Making decisions and reaction speed for pandemic security demands fast decision making and actions to be taken. Scenario, the temperature/fever detection identifies a person of interest. What should they do? There is quite a bit more to this…  (get the answers from ISIO (find later in this work) 

  • The Manpower must be able to identify a person of interest and to determine if they are working in concert with others either voluntarily or under duress to mitigate loss prevention. Therefore, lie, deception detection and critical situational interviewing are the relevant skills 
  • Subsequently, some practitioners may need to be familiar with crime culture, criminal methods and behaviour
  • Bias impacting decision-making. Bias towards any size, colour, religion of a person could be misinterpreted which could add fuel to the fire of violent behaviour. 
  • Psychological Considerations

Practitioners could handle emotionally distraught or mentally unwell people. This calls for practitioners on the ground now must be even more socially aware to comprehend that some people (determine if they are normal, emotional or mentally challenged) may be over-reacting and becoming highly sensitive and must be understood before physical intervention is used. 

  • Cultural Considerations

A person that is bias will naturally display their emotions in their tone of voice and body language which will instinctively obtain a negative reaction by another person to the extent of a hostile and physical reaction. This could also lead to a person misinterpreting or being misunderstood by another culture and providing an unreliable reading to the practitioner. This calls for practitioners to be properly trained with lie, deception detection using critical situational interviewing taking cultural behaviour into account.  For handling conflict or violent behaviour, the practitioner must be culturally aware (conduct and behaviour) so that they do not over-react or make decisions based on bias 

Reaction Speed

Reacting to late will invite collateral damage. It is recommended that when a person that has been flagged with a high temperature then the protocols mentioned below must be used. As a matter of fact, unlike investigation scenarios where reaction speed must be purposely timeous, for pandemic security reaction speed is paramount from the person in charge down to the practitioner on the ground.

  • Physical Considerations

We must consider that people are now perhaps ‘weaponized’ with covid19 and therefore, precautions must be considered

Protocols for Action

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When identifying the Person-of-interest using temperature/Fever detection

  1. We must consider that people are now perhaps ‘weaponized’ with covid19 and therefore, precautions must be considered
  2. Approaching the person must only be by properly protected trained staff
  • Consider that the person that is infected could affect others within 1.5m (+3ft) to 2m (6ft) and, also know that the eyes and mouth could be entry points for the virus. Subsequently, staff must use eye-goggles or face shields with masks when approaching a person of interest. 
  • If there is resistance by a person-of-concern, then the practitioner may consider if correctly trained to detain the person of concern and must alert the authorities as soon as possible (Each sector has its own recommended protocols. Contact HIM for discussion)

Incident Management 

The validity of the narrative will depend on the quality of the data captured, either by deception detection critical situational interviews or by physically testing people for the virus. Yes, it is possible to locate a person of interesting depending on the stage of infection when they display a temperature/fever which could be captured on cctv or by handheld devices, but, at the end of the day, the data must be accurately reported. 

A skilled practitioner with investigation management and critical thinking abilities would be able follow certain bits of information that will present an understanding and overall interpretation of the complete picture. 

By following the data, the practitioner would then be able to see the movement and tempo of an emerging threat. The reaction speed must be timeously applied to limit or mitigate the collateral damage but again in regarding pandemics, quick reaction speed is vital. There is no room for procrastination – response time must be quick.

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Incident Management Protocols – Covid19

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Incident Management Protocols – Covid19 | #ISIO #COVID19 #EmergencyManagement | Regardless of size of the region of interest, be it a country or company, the HR and Security must work together by assessing their own incident reporting from the ground to fully comprehend their own narrative.

Security success to limit the Covid19 collateral damage will depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed. The security officers on the ground are first line of defence.

Furthermore, they are also the ones that gather information from the people on the ground.

1. Find a person of concern
2. Establish who they have been in contact with

Considerations for Protocols

    • The HR manager may be notified of a person that is on sick leave.
      The reason of the sickness needs to be qualified and validated.
      Hopefully, the person discloses the truth of their sickness.
    • If the person has contracted covid19, then, the security manager
      must now use access control and cctv to trace the interactions
      the person had with others.
    • One may need to install analytical software with facial recognition
      software to assist in the search.
    • There may be thermal detectors installed in the cctv software but that
      will only be effective once a person’s condition goes into full-blown
      status. The objective of the tracing of others is to detect the social
      interaction chain of people!
    • The cctv and access control records of the last 14 days since the sick
      person reported must be viewed
    • The tracking must be from entry from just outside perimeter
      security. Perhaps, the person arrived at work with different people
      from different departments and separated once they walked through
      perimeter security
    • The people that interacted with the person of interest, now have to be
      put on the top of the health monitoring list for at least 14 days.
    • The Security Manager cannot simply rely on the cctv or access
      control technology because not all areas are under surveillance. They
      would need to go on the ground to critical situational interview
      possible people of concern that interacted with the sick person.
      However, people may not be forthcoming with information for
      various reasons mentioned herein.

Getting the most out of incident management software or incident reporting

The practitioner must read the situation using critical thinking outside and inside the box. The mission is to gather all-the-information from the people on the ground which calls for deception detection and critical situational interviewing because people do lie, hide information for a number of reasons. Quick Situational Security Awareness interviewing using critical thinking is key!

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