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3 Ways Electronic Key Control Can Improve Your Gaming Facility

Fernando Pires May 18, 2018
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Casinos and other gaming facilities must consider a great number of security concerns to function properly. They must contend with large crowds, deal with massive sums of cash, comply with strict regulations, and protect all of their extensive physical property and assets. Significant resources are utilized within gaming facilities to ensure that the building, employees, visitors, and assets are protected and secured. To reduce casino liability and create an effective security management program, one of the most important components is key control.

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Maintaining Compliance in Gaming with Comprehensive Key Control

Fernando Pires May 17, 2018
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Security for casinos is governed by strict rules and regulations to ensure that operations are aboveboard and that patrons and employees are safe within the premises. These regulations are established by various agencies within the government—local, state, federal, and tribal regulations can all be in place to govern casino security, and can differ from region to region. All casinos and other gaming institutions must be sure to maintain compliance to these regulations to avoid fines or business interruptions, and to ensure consistent operations.

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How Correctional Facilities Security Has Changed - And How It Hasn't

Fernando Pires April 19, 2018
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Security is nowhere more important than in a correctional facility, where convicted criminals are contained away from society. It’s critical that the facility be tightly secured, to ensure that prisoners do not escape or create other risks. As such, correctional facilities have often been at the forefront of security technology and procedure, even as they have evolved and changed. Many shifts are occurring in the modern day correctional industry, such as changes in methodology as the industry becomes more privatized and increased focus on minimum and lower-security facilities. As prison populations continue to rise, it’s increasingly important to properly secure the changing correctional landscape.

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Why Las Vegas Is Still A Town Full of Keys

Fernando Pires April 4, 2018
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Las Vegas is unique in the American landscape: it’s a brightly lit tourist destination unlike any other, where money changes hands often and many tourists are looking to lose themselves on a getaway. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas—but only because Las Vegas has the security to ensure that tourists, gamblers, and employees are protected.

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Folger Adam: A Corrections Facility Key with A History

Fernando Pires March 30, 2018
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Between the years 1980 and 2008, the number of Americans in prison quadrupled. Today, over 2 million adults are incarcerated in the United States, requiring significant security to keep prisoners confined and away from society. The success of a correctional facility—its ability to keep prisoners locked safely away—depends to a large degree on the efficacy of its locks. The locks used to keep prisoners in their cells, cell blocks, and within the prison itself are a big part of what keep those prisoners from reentering society until their time is served. Given their importance, it’s worth taking a moment to consider what locks are utilized in correctional settings, how they came to be used, and how they operate. And one important piece of that story is the Folger Adam key.

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