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Download Facility Manager's Guide to Safety and Security by John W. Henderson PDF

By John W. Henderson

A consultant for facility managers of various different types of amenities together with, condo buildings/complexes, place of work structures, retail shops, academic amenities (schools), eating places, and numerous others. it's going to glance particularly on the actual similarities inherent in all buildings/facilities and delve into the operational/maintenance wishes, entry regulate, audit proceedures and emergency approach necessities. It presents techniques and coverage path in amenities which are missing such formalized doctrine and provides a place to begin to run their amenities in a constant demeanour with a spotlight on security and safety, in addition to conserving regulate of legal responsibility chance.

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Each key is locked in the cabinet and signed out by an individual for a specified time period. If the key is not returned and reinserted into its spot in the cabinet, an 30 Access Control alarm sounds, prompting the master key holder or accountable manager to investigate. These keys should be marked to indicate that they are not to be copied, and only the master key holder should be able to make a copy, make a subkey, or authorize either to be done. A state-of-the art alternative to a master key system is to go completely electronic with a computerized access control system operated by swipe card and a system of turnstile portals that allow one person at a time to enter.

Closed circuit television (CCTV) can be placed and aimed at the door area to record the image of the person requesting access by swiping the access card. The central system can be programmed to pull up the photograph of the cardholder, which can be compared to the person swiping the card. If the photograph does not match the person swiping the card, it is most often considered a security breach in secure facilities. Both the cardholder and the person swiping the card can be held accountable for violating access regulations if the cardholder allowed the other person to use that card.

Losing key control is, unfortunately, a common and rampant phenomenon that is caused by management ignorance of the issues of key control. There is often misunderstanding of the level of accountability that may exist if a tragedy occurs in a facility directly relating to the loss of key control. This is a hidden issue that many facility managers postpone due to cost, but one that can result in an unauthorized person entering the facility and performing criminal or terrorist acts with a found, borrowed, or copied key.

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