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Biometric Hand Scans for Hospitals

Biometric Hand Scans for Hospitals

In a previous post, we mentioned that hospitals were utilizing more technology to keep patients and visitors safe.  However, despite the new technology, there is often a lack of procedure for implementing the technology or they lack the staff to properly use the technology. While biometric security measures are a definite step in the right direction, deploying such a system takes not only a provider with a specific skill set that understands...

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Despite the Implementation of Hospital Security Measures, Policies are Lacking

Despite the Implementation of Hospital Security Measures, Policies are Lacking

Interesting article regarding the increase of security systems such as access control systems, including access management, door locks, biometrics, visitor management systems.  Despite the implementation of these technologies, hospitals and universities still lack the procedures and staff to support these rapid changes. Those are just two of the key findings from Campus Safety’s 2014 Access Control Study conducted in September. More than...

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Outside panel will review White House security, DHS says

Outside panel will review White House security, DHS says

The secretary of Homeland Security has appointed a team of four outsiders to assess the security of the president and the White House compound after a series of high-profile security breeches. The group will deliver its recommendations by Dec. 15 and will even have input on who the next director of the Secret Service should be, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. But Johnson also emphasized in a statement that “The security of...

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Man Posing as Member of Congress Gets Access to Secure Area at Obama Event

Man Posing as Member of Congress Gets Access to Secure Area at Obama Event

  According to a White House official, an unidentified man posing as a member of Congress was able to make it into a secure area backstage at President Barack Obama’s appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington on Sept. 27.   The man entered the backstage area just after Obama’s speech as members of Congress gathered to meet with the president. The unidentified man said he was Representative...

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Sense of security differs from U.Va. campus to downtown

Sense of security differs from U.Va. campus to downtown

The iconic campus of the University of Virginia and this city’s idyllic downtown mall are separated by only a mile or two. But at night some people say they are worlds apart. U.Va. sophomore Hannah Graham, who disappeared Sept. 13, was last seen walking from a bar in the eight-block pedestrian expanse of shops, bars and restaurants. Jesse Matthew has been charged with abduction with intent to defile in connection with the case. Some of the...

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