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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 …

video security device

Seeing Security

Eric Martindale, CPP, CPD Security Schematic Design

This post was prompted by an initial project meeting and an annual tradition of watching a favorite movie around Christmas. During an initial project meeting, right after introductions, the Architect made a request. The Architect stated that the Client wanted all security devices to be invisible. In a previous conversation, I heard some examples of the measures to conceal devices. …

Jerry Blanchard

Security Specifiers Welcomes New Board Members

Protus3 News

Security Specifiers has named Jerry Blanchard, CPP as a new member of the Advisory Board. Jerry Blanchard has led Risk Management Associates, Inc (dba Protus3) as Chairman and CEO since 2012. Protus3 is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and specializes in physical security consultancy. Jerry has been in the security industry for thirty-one years since his departure from the military. …

Wake Forest Community Library

Wake Forest Community Library Ribbon Cutting

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 Testing and Commissioning

It was an honor to help celebrate the opening of the newly expanded Wake Forest Community Library. Tim Bullock represented Protus3 at this event. The 9,000-square-foot library will offer youth programs, a collection of up to 50,000 books, 16 public computers and WiFi. It will feature an increased youth programming space. There will also be enlarged reading and study areas …

Durham Police Headquarters Complex Completed

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 Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 completed the Security Design and Support Services Project for O’Brien/Atkins for the Durham Police Headquarters Complex. The Durham Police Headquarters Complex will be an iconic City of Durham facility housing many sensitive police and public safety functional areas. This building must present and promote a sense of public trust, confidence, and safety to the community. It must also maintain …

OWASA Cane Creek Reservoir

Remote Water Sites Security Implementation Completed for OWASA

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Product Evaluations, 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 Testing and Commissioning

Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) selected Protus3 to perform a Security Assessment, Security System Design, and Project Management of Remote Water Sites. This project encompassed ten locations previously defined by OWASA. Scope of Work The initial project included an electronic security assessment for all ten OWASA facilities. The objective of this assessment was to evaluate the electronic security of …

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It’s Beautiful, But Is It Secure?

Protus3 Security Schematic Design

Designing and specifying locking hardware for access control type doors has always been a challenge. In most cases interior doors – typically wood or hollow metal – can be equipped with an electric mortise or electric cylindrical lock. Exterior doors with mullions or store fronts are normally equipped with electrified panic devices, either rim style or vertical rods. Both of …

Security Design

RMA Awarded Brier Creek EMS Design Project

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

RMA will provide design and project management services related to the design of electronic security devices for the new Brier Creek EMS Station project. The intent of this design will be to provide access control and security monitoring devices within the main facility. These systems will meet the Wake County standards for this type of facility. Our services will also …

Security Design

Security Systems Commissioning Project for the City of Raleigh

Protus3 News, Security Product Evaluations, Security System Testing and Commissioning

RMA has been awarded the security systems commissioning of the City of Raleigh Critical Public Safety Facility. In this project, RMA will be working directly for RMF Engineering. Risk Management Associates will oversee and participate in the start-up of all security electronic equipment. We will verify and inspect all associated security equipment located in each security room. This will also …