January 29, 2009 - Volume 7, Issue 2
Establishing a standard of care
By Elliott Goldstein
Health care facilities such as hospitals and emergency clinics must provide security to protect patients and their family/visitors. But how much and to what extent? What is the standard of care that the heath care facilities should provide, as regards security?
Eyes and ears: Intelligence from the trenches
By Dean Young
There is much focus placed on training officers in the security industry. One source of informal information that is worth its weight in gold is that of the non-security employee. In most security settings, security staff are woefully underrepresented, especially in relation to the size of the property. I have worked in facilities numbering in the millions of square feet, and we only had two security officers on per shift. We cannot be everywhere at any given time, but staff members are. Regardless of the training regimen we put our security officers through, it is not necessarily ample. We can train stakeholders to embrace their own significant role in the security mandate.
Beyond the job description
By Steve Ballantyne
Some of the international and national risks that may impact a security manager’s organization could include a possible terror attack, a flu outbreak (eg, H5N1), natural disasters (such as flood and earthquakes), power blackouts, cyber attacks, civil unrest, and even environmental disasters due to chemical or biological attacks.
Extender works up 150 feet
Intelix has announced the DIGI-HDMI-IR, a twisted pair extender that can distribute HDMI and IR signals up to 150 feet. The DIGI-HDMI-IR also features ESD protection and diagnostic LEDs on both the send and receive unit. It supports HDTV resolutions, and is HDMI 1.3, 1080p and HDCP compliant. Each unit comes with a send balun, a receive balun, one power supply, an IR emitter, an IR receiver and two mounting brackets.
Recorder replaces tape devices
Fast Forward Video has announced the NDT 200 portable digital video recorder, a replacement for tape-based recording devices. The NDT 200 records in QuickTime format onto a serial ATA removable hard drive, uses a touch pad interface with large push button controls and includes a USB 2.0 port for easy information transfers. In comparison to previous versions, the NDT 200 has an enhanced user interface and greater resistance to vibration.
Fast Forward Video
January/February 2009 Canadian Security
Health Care Security Focus Group
Canadian Security and Siemens talk to health care security professionals about what keeps them up at night and what challenges they face as we head into 2009.
Profie: Martin Green, Rouge Valley Hospital.
How one health care security manager juggles the demands of an aging facility with a high-growth community.
Document destruction: The pros and cons of outsourcing. The importance of teaching destruction policy to employees.
Should a security manager be concerned with international and national risks?
In every issue:
CCTV and the Law with Elliott Goldstein
Viewpoint with Brian Robertson
New columnist: Richard Martin, Alcera Consulting
Letters to the Editor
February 11, 2009
PowerDsine Breakfast Club...Leaders in PoE
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
200 Foster Crescent
Feb. 19, 2009
Securing Your Business Conference and Trade Show
Ramada Plaza, Dartmouth, NS
April 1-3, 2009
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Las Vegas, NV
April 21, 2009
Security Canada East
Sheraton Laval, Laval QC
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