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Why should you have security standards?

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Planning, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management

Although this article was written for the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS), these concepts apply to almost any organization. To put it simply, if you have security technology, you should have security standards. If you’re a member of IAHSS, you can access the entire original article here. Have you ever seen a situation where there seems no …

two different panels

Why should we have security standards?

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Planning, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management

Have you ever seen a situation where there seems no rhyme or reason for the placement of security devices? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to hand your architect, engineer, or integrator a document and know that they have the specifics of what product you want and how you expect those products to be installed and function? Well, you …

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 …

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Video Management Optimization with IP Cameras and Video Settings

Protus3 Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

The Problem Recently, one of our clients with a very large video management system (VMS) noticed they were not getting a full 30 days of online video storage from a particular security camera video server that they recently installed. This client has multiple servers spread throughout multiple facilities. The majority of the other servers were performing well and were obtaining …

GDPR and EU Flag

What is GDPR and does it affect me?

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP Compliance, News, Security System Lifespan Management

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2016. This just became enforceable as of May 2018. Does it affect me? The short answer is “Yes”. This law may affect you if you have an enterprise class system that collects and shares data around the world. What is GDPR? In a nutshell, GDPR is …

Tim Bullock

Tim Bullock Attends AMAG Symmetry Custom Advanced Certification Class

Protus3 News, Security System Lifespan Management, Training

Tim Bullock attended the AMAG Symmetry Custom Advanced Certification Class the week of May 14 held at Wake County GSA. The instructor was Don Boling, Training and Education Manager. This course was designed to increase the student’s knowledge on the more advanced and integration features of the Symmetry Security Management System software and hardware products. This course includes various optional …

Protus3 Featured in IPVM

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 was interviewed for the inaugural “Security Consultants Speak” feature published by IPVM. The article covers: What ‘typical’ projects consist of – in terms of device size, dollar amount and time What the cost of service averages RFPs to avoid How Protus3 competes with manufacturer designs Why Protus3 prefers ‘or equal’ specifications What technologies Protus3 sees as on the way …

Brier Creek EMS

Protus3 Completes Commissioning of the Brier Creek EMS Station

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 has completed the commissioning of the security systems for the new Brier Creek EMS Station project. Protus3 worked with Wake County personnel, architects and engineers as a team to coordinate the infrastructure for the security related devices. The security systems meet the Wake County standards for this type of facility. The new Brier Creek EMS Station is located just …