building safety

Johnson Controls And DHS Sign Cooperative R&D Agreement On CyberSecurity

In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a global leader in energy efficiency, integrated solutions and building controls, announces a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The agreement will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure from those with malicious intent.

Global Elite Group Designs Programs For Hotel And High Rise Building Security

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Security directors are well aware of the need for regular review of security practices to ensure visitors, guests and employees remain safe. Thorough assessment and regular training are successful components of any plan to reduce vulnerabilities. GEG provides risk assessments conducted by trained law enforcement personnel with first response and emergency training as part of its strategy to protect hotels and high rise buildings. New security management programs to specifically address the challenges buildings face have been added as the threat climate is always in flux. “We have seen throughout the years there are obvious landmarks which are targets and locations which can become targets for unknown reasons. It is this hit or miss possibility that building safety directors need to address. Day to day activities cannot be overlooked either; a possible threat condition can take place at anytime. Our programs provide outside training and support as well as offsite law enforcement expertise standing ready to assist or complement an overall plan,” stated William McGuire, President and CEO of Global Elite Group (GEG), Garden City, N.Y. The GEG programs for property owners are customized and offer added protection services such as bomb detection during events and VIP visits, employee access control plans and seasonal strategies. “The future of hotel and building security includes the constant review of its approach to safety and the update of available technology which assists in the overall security of the complex,” McGuire explained. The GEG approach […]