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Effective Security Requires Thoughtful Decisions

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Product Evaluations

In her Editor’s Note published in the January/February 2020 Campus Safety magazine, Robin Hattersley reminds us all of the power of seeking professional advice when lives are at stake. Would you go to a pharmaceutical company to advise you about health concerns that you have? Would you invest in health equipment based on a good sales pitch? Why should effective …

Technical Assessments - Standards

Technical Assessments – Standards

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Survey, Security System Lifespan Management

Our first post reviewed enclosure conditions and installation practices found in technical assessments.  We then discussed the importance of the appropriate installation and conditions of field devices. In this third installment, we are going to discuss one of the best ways to avoid the conditions previously discussed. It’s also how to begin cleaning up the messes that you do find. …

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Technical Assessments – Field Devices

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security System Lifespan Management

In this second installment, we will be looking at field devices. This information comes from practices we have found when conducting a technical assessment. Multiple hardware components make up a security system. The term “head-end” equipment often refers to the server-based computers, client monitoring stations, and security panels. The “head-end” hardware devices communicate with the “field devices” of a particular …

Technical Assessments – Installation and Maintenance Issues

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security System Lifespan Management

This is the first of three blogs concerning the installation and maintenance practices we have found when conducting technical assessments. There are three principal parts of an integrated security plan: people, processes, and technology. As a result, each of these components serves to augment the effectiveness of the other. Looking at technology, there are dozens of electronic security management systems …

Reflections on Virginia Beach

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Friday was a very sad day for the city of Virginia Beach as well as our country. Yet another senseless and tragic mass shooting has taken place and has left us with many questions. Why did this happen? How did this happen? Finally, what could have been done to prevent this from happening? Hearts are broken and loved ones have …

BID-P Project Completed

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey

Protus3 has completed a Limited Scope Security Assessment of the Public Safety Department for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID-P). The project was awarded to Protus3 in November 2018. This security assessment examined various aspects of the existing security program. In conjunction with the requirements set forth by the Joint Commission, Protus3 reviewed the Security Management Plan to determine …

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Sarasota County Administration Building System Assessment

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Survey

Protus3 completed a Security Assessment of the Sarasota County Administration Building. The objective was to obtain a “snapshot” view of the state of security at the Administrative Building, identify gaps in the current security program, and develop a Master Plan that Sarasota County can implement in a cost effective and efficient manner. Sarasota County awarded the project to Protus3 in …

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Grant Medical Center Electronic Security Functional Testing

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 completed a technical assessment, functional test, and inventory of the Grant Medical Center Campus of OhioHealth. This project included access control, duress alarm “buttons”, security video systems, intercoms, panels, servers, and workstations. OhioHealth awarded the project to Protus3 in November 2018. A functional test ensures that these systems have been installed, maintained, and operating to meet any local and/or …

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Protus3 Awarded City of Raleigh Security and Systems Assessment

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey

Protus3 will conduct a comprehensive security and systems assessment for the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC), Raleigh Performing Arts Center (PAC), Red Hat Amphitheater, and surrounding parking facilities. This project was awarded to Protus3 by the City of Raleigh. Systems Assessment Scope of Work This assessment will include: a review of all aspects of security related to the identified facilities, identification …

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Protus3 Awarded Security Consulting Project for OhioHealth

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

Protus3 will provide security consulting services for OhioHealth. Protus3 will assist with facility and operational physical security improvements.  First, Protus3 will meet with key personnel and conduct observations of operations and procedures. The project will also include a limited review and assessment of the existing physical security features. Protus3 will also review the current level of facility “hardening”.  Using the …