Business security

Healthcare Series: Security Challenges for Multi-tenant Healthcare Facilities

Multi-tenant healthcare facilities pose unique security challenges due to their size and structure. Typically, these organizations require a security strategy for the building at large and individual security solutions for each tenant. These tailored systems will protect these organizations’ patient records, equipment, medications, staff, and patients.
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NECANN 2023: Understanding Cannabis Industry Security Compliance Standards

The American Alarm team is gearing up to attend the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN), held from March 10 – 12 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Ahead of the event, we wanted to touch on a topic that comes up over and over again within the cannabis industry: regulatory compliance.

Through conversations with state agents, we’ve learned that many cannabis facilities are failing to complete required security inspections. The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) claims that they’ve issued far fewer licenses so far this year than expected due to compliance issues.

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How Access Control Supports Daily Operations in Municipal Buildings

Municipal buildings, such as schools, libraries, and city halls, require a certain level of security to protect sensitive documents and the people who attend or work within them. Depending on the nature of the building, access may be more or less strict and may only pertain to certain areas of the building. Access control systems are a powerful way to support daily operations in these buildings while providing a first layer of building security. The benefits of access control are not going unnoticed. In fact, according to Globe Newswire, the Electronic Access Control Systems Market was valued at $33.52 billion USD in 2022.
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Healthcare Series: Security Challenges for Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Substance abuse treatment centers come in all kinds of different formats, from day programs to residential rehabilitation centers, and beyond. Regardless of the format, one thing they all have in common is a commitment to helping their patients.

A thoughtfully designed commercial security system will help keep patients and staff safe while streamlining workflows and ensuring the organization complies with industry and DEA standards.

Though the security strategy for each substance abuse treatment center will vary depending on the size and nature of the organization, there are many commonalities between these facilities.

Here are some of the top security concerns and considerations for substance abuse treatment centers.

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Heart Health Month: How Fitness Centers Can Ensure a Safe Workout Environment

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has dubbed February American Heart Month in an effort to raise awareness around heart health. For fitness centers, this is an ideal time to remind your members of the health benefits of exercise and encourage them to remain committed to their fitness goals for the year.

The Mayo Clinic recommends that adults aim for 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. Exercise can help the heart function more efficiently, assist with weight loss, and even help lower high blood pressure.

Since your gym members are working hard to protect their health, it’s up to you to provide a safe and comfortable environment to work out. Here are some simple tips to ensure your staff and patrons are safe at the gym!

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4 Benefits of Commercial Security Systems for Landlords

Landlords are obligated to ensure that their rental units meet safety standards prior to renting them. They are also responsible for ensuring the property is free of rodents, is in good repair, and that they meet the needs of their renters. Commercial security systems can help assist landlords at achieving these goals. Here’s a look at 4 reasons why that is the case.

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Restaurant Security Tips

Restaurant managers and owners need to prioritize their security. This not only keeps the restaurant, customers, and employees safe, but it also helps protect the restaurant’s future success. Security incidents can be costly, but with the proper measures, you can help prevent these incidents from occurring.

Threats include burglaries conducted after hours, employee thefts, and even thefts performed by existing customers. Here are some security tips that provide advice as to how you can keep your restaurant safe and secure: Read more

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Healthcare Business Security Challenges: An Overview

Healthcare organizations have a lot to protect, including patients, staff, medical records, medications, and valuable equipment. If you’re looking for a security solution for your healthcare organization, choosing a partner that understands your business’s needs is vital.

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Restaurant Safety Tips for Winter

Dining out during the winter months is one of the joys of the season. Unfortunately, winter poses some safety challenges that need to be addressed to keep both diners and employees safe. Between cramped workspaces, open flames, packed dining rooms, and winter weather, there are some potential safety hazards to address.

These safety tips provide guidance for how restaurants can keep employees and customers safe during the winter months:

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Blackouts Are a Risk This Winter – Is Your Business Ready?

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in Russia halting its pipeline gas supply to most of Europe, leaving a gap in the fuel supply. New England, which relies on liquified natural gas (LNG) for electricity, must now compete against European countries for fuel.

ISO New England Inc. advises that a prolonged cold spell this winter will put the region at risk for blackouts as the demand on the grid may be more than it can bear. ISO warns that these blackouts may be necessary to curb the supply and demand imbalance.

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