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Remote Security Management for Unmanned Facilities

One of the most challenging scenarios for physical security professionals is unmanned facilities which require completely remote facilities management – and therefore remote security management. There are myriad facilities of this nature throughout the utility and industrial world including by not limited to: Remote Security Management Typical Applications Power Substations (Electricity, Oil, Gas and Nuclear) Public […]

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The High Tech Padlock in Industrial and Commercial Applications

The versatile (and for many decades – if not centuries – boring) padlock has been a mainstay of industrial and residential physical security for many years.  According to WikiPedia, padlocks date to the Roman Era, 500 BC – 300 AD.  During the period between 850 AD and the early 1000 AD was when the name ‘padlock’ […]

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How Better Lock Management Decreases The Risk Of Employee Theft

This week we have a special treat; a guest post from Ralph Goodman, the lead writer over at United Locksmith’s Lock Blog. Ralph was kind enough to contribute this article on lock management to the OpticalLock Blog’s growing collection of articles on locks, physical security, cargo, warehouse security and supply chain management. Please enjoy the […]

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The Role and Importance of Ballot Box Seals & Locks

Election and ballot box security has become a high profile topic recently in the United States. The main reason is that one of the candidates in the US presidential election was constantly warning of fraud months BEFORE the election even took place! Ironically, that candidate won a very close election and there was very little […]

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Cannabis Security Procedures & Devices

The “Legal” Cannabis (or Marijuana) industry is expanding rapidly in the United States. I’m including both the many states which have legalized “Medical Marijuana” as well as the few states that have now fully legalized Cannabis for recreational use. Whether you agree with this trend or not, polls indicate that the majority of US citizens […]

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Using Cargo Monitoring Security Technology

There are many important aspects to ensuring the security of your high value cargo. These include securing the perimeter of both your shipping and receiving warehouses, background checks of all employees and contractors with access to the goods (including drivers), access control systems to ensure that only those who should have access do and also […]

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