Category: Access Control

Equality in Security: How to Stay Compliant

Mar 14, 2018

The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for employers and premises owners to discriminate against workers and visitors because of a disability. Aside from various other areas, the Act provides that employers and premises owners must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to avoid placing a person with a disability at a disadvantage.

In this post we are going to take a look at how the Equality Act applies in terms of security measures. (more…)

Security Risks – and Solutions – for Construction Sites

Feb 07, 2018

Construction sites with their high value plant and materials tend to prove prime targets for thieves, particularly when they are not adequately secured. Security can, however, present something of a challenge because the construction site environment is continuously evolving and growing in value as the project builds, as well as being open to a plethora of different personnel.

Construction sites face numerous threats that need to be addressed with relevant security measures. Aside from threats to assets, there is also the risk of operations being thwarted and the issue of threat to life. (more…)

Security Solutions for Public Attractions

Dec 13, 2017

Public attractions such as galleries, museums and other tourist venues have been in the spotlight of late. High footfall attractions like these have been on critical alert due to the increasing threats associated with crowded places.

With visitor safety the responsibility of the venue, it is vital that sophisticated measures are in place to protect them.

But the duty of care goes much further for the public attraction; not only are there irreplaceable artefacts to safeguard, there is also a workforce to consider: one that is doubly tasked with both taking care of the public, and undertaking the role of custodian. (more…)

Security Solutions for the Medical and Health Care Sector

Nov 06, 2017

No one could be accused of having missed the major headline that hit earlier in the year when the NHS was brought to its knees following the Wannacry ransomware attack. Cybersecurity firm F-Secure described it as ‘the biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ having affected more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries.

Whilst the attack targeted other organisations including Fedex and Telefonica, the NHS was by far the biggest casualty of Wannacry with hospitals and GP surgeries across the country failing into chaos, unable to access patient records.

We have in the past talked about how physical security can be used to protect sensitive data. But how can the medical and health care sector specifically be safeguarded using physical security? (more…)

Tightening up Security with Biometrics

Oct 12, 2016

Thanks to advancements in technology, biometric access control has become a reliable means of replacing manual entry systems, and it offers numerous benefits.

Whilst traditional access control systems have always offered an effective means of regulating entry, there are always the issues of ID or passcode sharing or copying and misplaced entry cards to consider. With biometric systems however, these issues are overridden thanks to each ID being unique and no cards or fobs being required. (more…)

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