In order to protect and serve communities and ensure that criminals are brought to justice, law enforcement officers often need to carry assets that are either dangerous, such as firearms, or sensitive, such as mobile devices with stored evidentiary information. Keeping these assets out of the wrong hands is vital to ensuring that judiciary procedure is followed, and people are not endangered by dangerous weaponry or hazardous materials. Employing an asset management solution can help in several ways to make sure that law enforcement possessions are tracked and secured.
ASIS 2017, bringing together the best and brightest in the security industry, was recently held in Dallas. Keynote speakers from all walks of life—from former President George W. Bush to billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban—discussed the evolution of security and the challenges that organizations face when trying to best protect people, businesses, and assets from risk and harm. Over 500 exhibitors showcased the latest evolutions of security technology, and over 22,000 members of the security industry attended the convention, sharing ideas, solutions, and new insights that will help to improve the industry as a whole. Here are five takeaways from this year’s show:
With organizations across every vertical more and more reliant on the cloud for both operations and data storage, data centers have become one of the most important elements of infrastructure around the globe. Maintaining safe storage for critical data has bearing on every aspect of business—and limiting access to that storage is an essential part of keeping business secure. Data centers, the venues that host the servers on which data is stored, are reliant not only on cybersecurity, but also on physical security technologies to keep those servers safe. While video surveillance, intrusion detection, and other types of security technology provide foundational functionality to protect data centers from intrusion, another vital layer of on-site physical security should be added in the form of key control.
Managing a fleet of vehicles isn’t easy. Keeping track of several vehicles, often of a variety of makes and models and uses, meeting out their use, and maintaining them over their lifespan is an unwieldy task, made all the more difficult by the need to control access to your fleet. A key management system can manage many of these challenges in an organized, auditable system that works easily across fleets of all sizes, styles and verticals.
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