Security prepare to combat Coronavirus 

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By ISIO [International Security Industry Organization]

No-one knows if this Coronavirus could turn into a pandemic but, at this moment in time, this must be seriously be considered.

A few months ago, ISIO suggested in articles that security managers must ensure that there is a contingency in the budget to obtain equipment or skills training in case of an unknown threat that could arrive out of the blue.

Any responsible managing or finance director must consider allocating 

funding and preparing for this emerging threat because it has life impacting or life & death possibilities.

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Considering Equipment, Manpower training and Policy

Training for Staff

Obviously, the biggest nightmare is not knowing who a threat until one can are truly see and hear the threat. The faster a person of interest is identified the better. A non-intrusive method to interview someone that is suspected of having flu symptoms. Consider the fact that people may lie or hide about their medical status because of fears. One may then need to determine where and who they were with over the past days. Subsequently, quick interviewing methods based on deception detection is required (ISIO highly recommends HIM Tool link below)

Strangely enough, you would be surprised how many people do not know how to wash their hands. Regardless – show them when talking to them ‘by soaping up between fingers and even fingernails’. Furthermore, ensure that bathrooms are stocked with medical soap.

Furthermore, train all, that touching others must be with medical gloves. Ensure that any cuts or open wounds must be quickly cleaned with disinfectant and securely covered with plasters

Equipment:

Some type of thermal detector be it connected to cctv or handheld to identify people that have high temperatures.

Medical gloves and face masks for all staff and specially security staff

Mouth-to-mouth respiration protectors for safety officers or staff familiar with first aid training

Consider Policy

It may be the case that  people may come into contact with many people. Some may be tested once and set free. Subsequently, all people must be closely continuously monitored for flu symptoms. Naturally, any educated HR professional in the company would be able to contribute towards policy besides the training of staff (perhaps security can assist in the training. The benefit of security staff assisting would be reinforcing the knowledge and heightening situational awareness which is a key factor for security awareness)

Furthermore, staff that are on travel trips must be supported by HR or Security in every which way. It is suggested that, HR and Security learning from this experience, to ensure that the staff that travel are provided a travel bag with the necessary items to protect themselves which should include masks, gloves and plasters.

Stay Safe ISIO 

International Security Industry Organization

www.intsi.org

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Attention: Professional Practitioners, Hostage Negotiators and Undercover Operatives

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The Importance of a Technical Education in Security and Fire

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There are generally three levels of knowledge that security and fire field personnel  exhibit in the form of assumed titles:

  1. Wire Puller
  2. Installer
  3. Service Technician

Tech working on Network (image)From the time that someone enters the field knowing very little or nothing about this business, the aim of all concerned above them is to educate them in the intricacies of the post to which they were employed. For the Wire Puller, the Installer is striving to teach them which cable to pull for what device:

  • 4-conductor, 22 – 18 AWG cable for motions
  • 6-condctor, 18 AWG cable for card readers
  • 6-conductor, 18 AWG cable for zoned smoke detectors
  • Etc.

The Installers on each crew also strive to teach their more more promising Wire Pullers where and how to level and mount each device as well as how to install the main alarm control panel. And where  programming is done on site, the task eventually turns to the art of  programming all the intricate data into each location in programming.

testing a fire alarm panel (image)It’s usually the Operations Manager that makes the decision as to which Wire Puller to move from one level to the other in the hopes of one day giving that man or woman their own van and installation crew. This is necessary because the same Ops Mgr is working to move his/her installation foremen upwards into the position of a seasoned, knowledgeable Service Technician.

On a personal note, after decades of managing Wire Pullers, Installers, and Technicians, I have to say that the best Techs that I’ve  had, had some exposure to training in the electronics field. I, myself, became an Associate Electronics Engineer, trained for the manufacturing world early on. I was able to use that training to my advantage as an Installer and Service Technician right from the start as I worked in the field for 15 years before becoming a full-time trade journalist and later an Operations Manager.

working on a burglar alarm installation (image)One way to derive an education for  your technical staff without paying an arm and a leg is to use an educational portal called Alison (http://bit.ly/32Gn8I1). The wonderful thing about this opportunity is that it’s free as each student can monitor the course. If they pass it, that’s when you can invest in a Certificate of Education for that specific student.

The value to you, as a manager, as an owner, is that you can use that ultimate goal (your willingness to purchase the Certificate) as an incentive for them to study on their own time, their own dime. Those who do not pass a course will not receive a Certificate, but the  main benefit is that they walk away with some of what they studied, which can only help them on the job.

Use this handy link to enroll your first student: http://bit.ly/32Gn8I1

–Al Colombo

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UAV’s in Conventional Security: Will It Happen?

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UAV’s in Conventional Security: Will It Happen? | #TpromoCom #Drone #UAV #Security | The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) in conventional security is almost a given when you stand back and look at the solution itself and what it can do to assist corporations as well as municipalities. Possibly one of the biggest hurdles that lie ahead of us, however, is public perception of its use and the intent behind those using it.

The following are a collection of news items that center on the use of UAV’s (i.e. Drones) in a variety of settings. The first is an article in #SDMag that touches on the current state of the industry in conventional security. Frankly, it’s well done and thoroughly researched. Case studies provide an in-depth look at how it’s being used, and surprisingly enough, we learn from Ford Motors that their use of drones has more to do with assisting security personnel than replacing them. Take a look. –Al Colombo

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Did the White House Use Drone Killing Technology? | #TpromoCom #WhiteHouse #Drone #Kill | At about 3 a.m. on Monday morning, a small quadcopter drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, crashed on the White House lawn. White House officials said that the drone, by itself, was unarmed and didn’t represent a threat. Authorities quickly located the owner, a government employee, who has managed (so far at least) to convince the Secret Service that he made an innocent mistake flying his drone outside of the White House in the wee hours of the morning. Click It!

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The Endless Aerial Surveillance of the Border | #TpromoCom #Border #Police #Security | New reports suggest that drone activity at the southern border is spreading to nearby cities, erasing the line between police procedures and immigration enforcement.

A collaboration between journalism students and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil-liberties group, probes this deceptively simple question. Click It!

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Tackle Box for the Modern Fisherman: Rod, Reel, Drone | #TpromoCom #Drone #Fishing #Angler | Anglers use the flying machines to drop bait where the big fish swim; ‘Lots of things could go wrong.’

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Commentary: Recent Disclosure of an Alleged Flaw in Burglar Alarm Panels

On the 12th of this month, Security eNews–your news blog–carried the following news item related to single-use and combination burglar / fire alarm panels, alleged to be non compliant with regard to UL 985 and NFPA 72:

SDM Magazine (image)Major Alarm Panel Recall Could Be Looming | There appears to be a major issue of non-compliance with both the NFPA and UL codes by possibly every alarm panel manufacturer in the industry — despite being UL certified (click here).

I’d like to make a personal observation on this matter.

Allan B. Colombo, Tech Writer
Allan B. Colombo,  a security/fire Trade Journalist/Writer

First, was public disclosure with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) really necessary? In a world where the popular news media grandstands on any and every opportunity to demonize the security industry, was this really necessary?

Second, as technicians, many of us have suspected that there might be potential issues with the electronic burglar alarm panels we use… but we didn’t publicly disclose the matter because it would tell every burglar known to man that there could be an inherent issue. Oh, and we commonly run our alarm wires inside the walls, inside the structure, and not outside so burglars cannot easily short them.

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Typical combo burg/fire alarm panel (not named in complaint with CSPC).

Third, couldn’t this be handled in some other manner, other than involving all the above as well as the entire world?

In conclusion, the resolution to this issue is now beyond comprehension or the financial ability of  anyone to address via normal channels.

Not only will this effectively cause most burglar alarm panel manufacturers to expend an unimaginable amount of money and effort to fix, if found to be an issue, but it could put some of them out of business. It may also mean that every alarm company out there might have to return to their good customer’s place of business or residence to replace the alarm panels that they previously installed–and most likely at their own expense.

Did I forget to mention the lawsuits that could result because of all this? Of course, some of the older panels out there were installed before UL and NFPA compliance was codified. That will, of course, help limit or contain the problem to some degree.

Alarm dealers, the immediate resolution to this problem is to stop running all your wires surface on the outside of buildings and homes.  Well, at least make sure you don’t (sorry for the bit of sarcasm here).

And finally, I sincerely hope I’m making a mountain out of a mole hill here, but time will tell. One thing is for sure, this will be an interesting ride.  –Al Colombo

About Al Colombo
Allan B. Colombo (image)Allan B. Colombo is a long-time trade journalist and copywriter in the security and life-safety markets. Over the past 35 years his byline has appeared in nearly every security and locksmith trade magazine on the planet. He’s now a Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom, a social media, content, and web design company based in Canton, Ohio.

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ISO releases world first ORS fire standard

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ISO releases world first ORS fire standard | #TpromoCom #ISO #Fire #Standards | One of the most effective ways of preventing fires in buildings is to reduce the level of oxygen in the air. The world’s first International Standard for oxygen reduction systems has just been published.

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Geneva, Switzerland — Prevention is always better than cure, and there are few better examples than with fires. If fires can only survive when there is oxygen to fuel them, removing it from the air is an effective way to ensure that the environment remains fire-free. Oxygen reduction systems (ORS) do that by creating atmospheres where there is not enough oxygen for a fire to break out, but enough for humans to breathe easily.

However, installing such systems can be a complex business, and requires in-depth knowledge of the space being protected, how it is used and by whom.

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Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Guide: When Seconds Count

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Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Guide: When Seconds Count | #TpromoCom #GunShot #Shooter #Police | Early detection can trigger a host of responses including alerting occupants to the location where shots were fired while triggering building alarms.

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Over the past decade, the number of active shooter incidents in the United States has grown exponentially. According to fbi.gov, there were 214 fatalities from active shooters in 2016, which jumped to 729 just one year later. Most of these shootings (62.8%) occurred in businesses and schools.

However, the reality is active shooter incidents can happen anywhere at any time – meaning no place is immune to an active shooter event. While it is impossible to prevent every active shooter event from occurring, new technology is helping first responders and law enforcement mitigate the threat faster to help reduce the number of casualties.

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The Memoreyes Video Safety System Prevents Crimes

The Memoreyes Video Safety System Prevents Crimes | #Memoreyes #CrimePrevention #Safety #SituationalAwareness | Memoreyes™, the Video Safety System that thinks and acts like a human, fights crime by being aware of its surroundings.

“I like to call it SAT, which is an acronym for Situationally Aware Technology,” says John Collings, founder and CEO, Memoreyes of Atlanta. “The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the environment and to then deter unwanted behavior when necessary. Our system not only detects and documents events at high resolution for future use, but it’s designed to see the right thing at the right time.”

The underlying premise behind the Memoreyes system is SAT, and that’s achieved through the use of a highly effective sensor package comprised of thermal imaging, radar, and sound. In a word, it enables the AI portion of the system, which is called ‘The Director,’ to literally see a 360-degree area. In fact, the Memoreyes system is built upon the understanding that ‘There’s more that goes on outside a camera’s field of view than in it.’

Using a cellular App, the Model 360, the ‘All Property’ system, is able to differentiate between people who belong and those that do not. Once authentication takes place, the Director is able to track unknowns in relation to known individuals. The system makes decisions based on multiple criteria, such as interception paths, velocity of an unknown versus a known target, sounds, and others things.

“The Memoreyes system networks with other cameras in the system to follow an event to its conclusion. Each camera knows where to look all by itself,” says Collings. “No ordinary video system can do that!”

The Memoreyes App enables authenticated users to request that the system ‘follow’ them as they proceed through an outdoor area. A good application for this might be a young lady heading for the dorms as she leaves the library on a college campus. She can get immediate help as well by pressing the panic button. Another application is a retail store manager carrying a money bag as they make their way through a dark parking lot to their car for a drive to a local bank.

The Memoreyes system doesn’t wait for an authorized user to request help. If it ‘sees’ that an unknown target is moving at a high velocity in an intercept path with a known individual, the Director will begin flashing lights and issuing audible warnings. The Memoreyes Model 100, ‘Entrance System,’ is equipped with seven HD cameras–four that provide a 360-degree view, and three for license plate reading.

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