In an earlier era, business decisions were often made based on gut instinct, golf games, politics, and very occasionally market research. Since that time, organizations have moved away from this type of marketing and adopted a more research-backed, results-driven approach to business.
More than ever, the incidents of theft and property crime as well as information security are of greater concern for corporations, universities, hospitals and other large organizations. A comprehensive security plan is first and foremost in addressing many of these concerns. There are, however, a number of factors that go into creating and implementing a security plan that will provide the level of safety and security these facilities need.
In recent years, the number and variety of devices and systems that are connected to a network in some way is rapidly and continuously growing. (registration required)
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s largest institution for integrated sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. Its more than 2,500 staff, including scientists, engineers and technologists, address key challenges such as sea level change, the oceans’ role in climate change, predicting and simulating the behavior of the oceans through computer modelling, the future of the Arctic Ocean and long-term monitoring technologies.
According to a recent survey by the Opinion Research Corporation (ORC), the shopping centre, in all its variety, has become the great crossroads where visitors go to buy, socialise, play and work. From recreational walking to attending fashion shows to dining and more, few other institutions compare to a shopping centre in today’s culture.
As the old saying goes, “To err is human.” Everyone makes mistakes, but some have more far-reaching and even potentially dangerous ramifications than others. In the case of security and its critical mission of protecting people, places and assets, mistakes can lead to losses and potentially cost lives, writes Fernando Pires, VP Sales and Marketing at Morse Watchmans.
Every facility is safer with the addition of a key control and management system from Morse Watchmans. Physical keys continue to be mission-critical for every type of organization, and Morse Watchmans is dedicated to delivering the best solutions for managing, controlling, tracking and auditing all your keys. KeyWatcher Touch Systems are the access control solution for physical keys. Every key is accounted for at all times, with full tracking, reporting and alerts for your defined incidents. SmartKey™ Locker Systems deliver the same level of accountability for small assets including weapons, cash trays and more.
Purple Parking, the largest off airport car park operator in the UK, has improved operations and increased efficiency at London’s Heathrow Airport using Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher key management system
The protection of networks and data centres is a growing concern given the recent spate of high profile security breaches and it is forcing organisations into taking serious steps to improve protection. For many businesses, this means implementing a combination of passive and active security measures designed to deter, detect and react against threats.
Over the past decade, high-tech devices, megapixels, Power over Ethernet, and many other new offerings and improvements have revolutionized the physical security landscape. They have provided the industry with new capabilities at a high level of consistency and performance, and helped to evolve security departments from primarily reactive functions to more proactive team members. Advances in surveillance, access control, monitoring and data management technology have been adopted almost universally, and we are even seeing many of these security solutions migrating to the consumer market in the form of IP cameras, remote locking devices, apps and web-based tools. The Internet of Things (IoT) is sure to take this trend even further in both the commercial and consumer fields. What could possibly go wrong?