Patients Value Safe Storage

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The world of healthcare is one of many scientific studies, papers, trials, presentations, and research. Rarely does research of a subject within other disciplines compare to that within healthcare.

Granted, a 20-page technical analysis can be pretty dry reading–no matter the subject. Yet, I reviewed just such a paper recently, titled “Healing Environments: What Design Factors Really Matter According to Patients?”

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GSX18 – The Best of…

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GSX, better known as Global Security Exchange….and still much better known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits (sorry, couldn’t resist) is happening in Vegas this week.

It’s a production of ASIS, which many of us still pronounce as “As Is.” It seems that only the new staff and younger crowd within the security industry have been brow-beat into referring to it as A-S-I-S, like enunciating it at the local spelling bee. And, God forbid, anyone should answer the question of “What does ASIS stand for?” with the truth. It stands for The American Society of Industrial Security. Nope. Not for a long time if you press the issue with ASIS officials…..it just stands for A-S-I-S–no words. But, I digress. Continue reading

Batteries: Going, Going……STILL Going

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Electronic Keyless Locks. Convenience, Security, Quality, Durability and Long-Lasting battery life. Wait. What? Long-lasting battery life? To the reader not familiar with my electronic locks you may think I’ve lost it.

I get it. You’ve tried electronic cabinet locks–maybe you have even deployed thousands over the years. And your experience with battery life has been dismal. Not to mention vandalism of batteries, access challenges due to failed batteries, corroded batteries and other nightmares.

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Security at Hospitals

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Dear Hospital Security…

Security at most hospitals is very weak. Over the years my work has involved protecting hospitals on many fronts. Access Control, IP Video, Door Hardware, Fire Alarms, Fire Suppression, Nurse Call, and the list goes on. Over the last dozen years I have visited hundreds of hospitals as part of my work. Often, my visits are without appointments and unscheduled. Continue reading

It’s a God Thing

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I sell locks.  For a manufacturer who makes 65 million of them annually.  That’s not the story, but like all good stories one must start at the beginning.

Some weeks ago I answered an incoming call at our office.  Not odd, yet it is not often that I pick up, given we have a Receptionist/Admin who answers and directs 95% of all incoming calls. Continue reading