Workplace Security Trends of 2017


How are you doing with your multi-layered Security? Not exactly sure what this means? We’ve done the research on workplace security trends, and here’s what you need to know.

Use of Security Equipment

Remember when office buildings used to have security guards? It’s a little hard to recollect, but we remember the days when we’d stop to chat with Security Guard Hal, who’d make sure the office was a safe and secure work environment.

Nowadays, the Security Guard Hals are few and far between. If office buildings still employ security guards, it’s only for peak hours. Most offices have moved toward an electronic model. With the latest advances in technology, smart cameras, embedded video analytics, entrance control, remote monitoring, and more are at the company’s disposal. Plus, it’s less expensive in the long run.


Multi-Layered Security

Identity theft is a more common concern today than it ever has been. Businesses and individual users are forced to face the facts and enhance their security measures.

One way to do this is adding multiple layers of security. For example, determining authorized identity through a card that houses employee information plus a fingerprint.  Biometrics, which are the unique physical characteristics of an individual, can be used for automated recognition without ever compromising user convenience.

In addition to fingerprints, there are quite a few other features—like a holographic overlay—you can add to your card to enhance your security. Read about them here

RFID for additional security

RFID technology is becoming more and more a regular part of our lives. It’s an efficient way to keep track of important info and good for transactional, access control, or identification use.

RFID tags are small, wireless devices that emit unique identifiers when read by RFID readers. These readers emit powerful electromagnetic fields and “read” tag information.

Proximity cards are a type of RFID card used to grant access and provide security. It’s a contactless approach that allows cards to be carried in a wallet, purse, or bag rather than always being on hand to swipe through a reader.

Now, people may be concerns with the potential for identity theft, but this risk can be mitigated by using RFID secure products or anti-skimming devices. (Skimming is when someone uses an RFID reader to scan data from an RFID chip without your knowledge.) You can place a shield over the card itself to shield it from skimmers or use a badge holder that blocks RFID signals.


Emergency Plans

On the non-technology front, there is an increased need for businesses to have effective emergency evacuation plans and security measures.

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