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?”
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
When it comes to workplace storage what features are vital vs. expendable?
I suppose it depends on who you ask. Continue reading
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
A few months back I was at Panera for lunch. I was sitting near two guys having a conversation among co-workers. While one did not supervise the other, it was clear he was a mentor or in a position to influence the career of the other. The senior guy was around 30, the other was closer to 25. Continue reading
Lowe & Fletcher thanks the SHDA (Security Hardware Distributor’s Association) for a great Summit event just outside Dallas, Texas, last week. The event allows for Security Distributors and Security Manufacturers to hold individual meetings to discuss helping each other grow their respective businesses. Continue reading
Of course I want people to buy my products and security solutions. Yet I spend 50% of my time talking to people with whom I meet about how THEY can sell more. About taking THEIR core product, adding other quality features to it to differentiate it, and to solve their end user/customer challenges in ways their competitors won’t. Continue reading
To me it seems obvious. My work matters. I work within the security field. I have for many years now.
The early years of my career were filled with rewarding work within Security Management, Investigations, and Operations. My work protected people. Good people like employees, customers, vendors, and others benefited from life safety and physical security systems I managed and directed. My work investigated and addressed challenges in the workplace like sexual harassment, employee fraud, and organized crime. I trained staff in workplace safety, being first responders and even self-defense training.
As I join Euro-Locks (a Lowe and Fletcher company) it is my first foray into the manufacturing side of the security industry. Choosing to do it with a sixth-generation 129 year old global company that makes 60 million locks a year is exciting. The history, craftsmanship, character, and technological innovation of Lowe and Fletcher is matched by few within the security industry. I find that very appealing. Continue reading
Fall is here and it’s time. The Grand Rapids Branch of IDN is having our Trade show on Wednesday, October 25th from 10AM – 2PM. More details are at this link, yet I wanted to highlight a few points.
We are having four classes on the day of the Trade Show. Two start at 8AM. Two start at 2PM. We have tried to have a class for everyone in the security industry. Continue reading