After a 2019 blackout, Transener implemented safety protocols and preventative maintenance to limit the impact of future outages. Those measures were put to the test after wildfires damaged part of Argentina’s electric grid in 2023.
Smart Sensor Reduces Fire Risk for Housing Authority in Historic City
The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority adopted the HALO IoT Smart Sensor to enhance its ability to comply with federal requirements to implement a smoke-free policy and reduce property damage caused by fires.
The 4 Types of UAS on the Market Today
How Technology Helps Multi-Housing Community Managers Work with the Fire Department to Improve Incident Response
Opportunity Home San Antonio provides affordable housing, social services, and assistance to more than 57,000 children, adults, and seniors in San Antonio, Texas. It recently adopted an automated notification system that notifies staff about fires in real-time.
Focus on Climate Change and Security
The Climate Change–Violence Nexus: Implications for Workplace Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment
Researchers have seen a rise in climate-related grief, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and depression, as well as rising interpersonal aggression and violence and impaired cognitive and brain function—all of which have direct implications for safety, security, and business continuity. In this collection of articles from Security Management, learn about the emerging risks posed to organizations worldwide from climate-related challenges.
▪ A Catastrophic Correlation: How Climate Change Influenced Terrorism Around Lake Chad
▪ The Missing Link in Business Continuity Planning: Accounting for the Impact of Climate Change
▪ Fast Facts: Climate Protests Grow in Size and Influence
▪ How Climate and Security Are Connected
▪ Infographic: Who is at Risk from Sea Level Rise?
▪ Sword and Shield: Two Ways to Leverage Insurance Against Climate Risks
Best of Security Management
Security Technology: Blazing Trails in Fire Prevention
As fire risks from changing weather patterns and emerging technologies change, security practitioners are crafting new partnerships and enhancing detection measures to better manage fire threats. This issue of Security Technology explores these risks and the technologies being used to address them.
Security Management Podcast
June 2023: Batteries that Burn, Culture that Protects, and Continuing Education that Rocks
Watch out for thermal runaways! Lithium-ion batteries present a revolution in rechargeable energy, but they can overheat—and possibly combust—when they overcharge or short out. In this episode of SM Highlights, Adam Barowy from the Fire Safety Research Institute at Underwriters Laboratories discusses this risk and how to modify fire response protocols with battery fire risks in mind, especially in server rooms. Matt Porcelli, CPP, and SM Highlights host Brendan Howard hash out how ASIS International members select the education lineup for GSX and what he’s looking forward to at GSX 2023. Plus, do you have an education-friendly security culture? Guy Bliesner walks us through how competing values undermine school security and safety initiatives.
Focus on Bomb Threats
13 Steps Organizations Can Take to Prepare for a Bomb Threat
Historically Black, Historically Targeted
An Explosive Situation: Strategies to Prevent Youth Radicalization
Director of corporate security, Daimler Truck North America
“Good crisis leadership happens when you plan for it. It is imperative to have a team in place that understands their role in crisis could be different than their daily line role.”
President and CEO of The Resiliency Initiative
“Use the crisis as the springboard to establish the process and protocol you want to build and document for future responses.”
Director of guest safety and operations at the Denver Zoo
“I’ve lived in Colorado my whole life. I witnessed Columbine as it happened, and the Aurora movie theater shooting. We’ve had a lot of big shootings. I felt we needed to test our infrastructure and make some of those connections with our first responders.”
Chief information and technology officer, Securitas North America
“As a systematic collaborative approach for transforming a company's services and goals, organizational change management (OCM) tends to emphasize process; however, it is people who most affect change and are affected by that change, meaning any successful effort must center on engagement and authenticity.”
“It comes down to: If we identify an adult who is being exploited, what are we going to do? Who is going to be notified?”
Michael Bailey, Sr., CPP
Security control official, Collins Aerospace
“When it comes to sharing numerical data during an event, leaders should keep in mind that most people involved in a crisis have trouble processing information when it comes to numbers or basic math while the event is ongoing.”
ASIS Calendar of Webinars & Events
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Book Review: The Psychology of Extremism
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