Proactive Technology: The Key to Better City Security

Posted by Team ICU on Jan 11, 2020 8:56:49 AM

Safer cities are integral to the overall health and well-being of the community. Preventing crimes against public areas is so important to attracting new families to live in your area, incentivizing businesses to open (or stay open) in your metropolitan area and keeping the people who live there safe from violence. The challenge is that many cities have these goals, but their solution to the shortage of manpower and needing to have more sets of eyes on larger areas is not producing the results. What is this solution that’s falling short of the objective of creating a safer city? It’s a reactive solution of standard surveillance cameras. The basic premise of the technology is solid: a bigger picture of public areas. The problem isn’t necessarily with the premise, it’s the execution. Here’s what we mean.

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, Public Safety IT, Government Consultation, surveillance camera, educational safety, school security, City safety, School IT, city security

The Problem with Disparate Public Safety Security Solutions

Posted by Team ICU on Jan 11, 2020 8:56:18 AM

One of the most important and effective ways to ensure public safety and security is having streamlined communication and processes between departments and agencies within that government, be that at the city, state, or federal level. The problem is that not many governments have a standardized solution in place. Often, without an internal champion to promote the use of streamlined safety security technology, departments run rampant with different technologies and manufacturers. This creates silos of departments that can cause headaches at the very least - and major security vulnerabilities at the worst. Many organizations don’t think of safety security as an all-encompassing process that should bring together leadership from multiple government agencies. We’re here to outline some of the things that can go wrong if you stay on this path.

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, School Safety, Government Consultation, ICU Technologies, surveillance camera, educational safety, school security, City safety, School IT

WANT BETTER BUILDING SECURITY? GET RID OF YOUR KEYS!

Posted by Team ICU on Dec 19, 2019 4:19:06 PM

For the past 6,000 years, the standard method for protecting a building has been a lock and key. The technology dates back to Ancient Egypt, where wooden pin tumbler locks were opened with sticks built with a custom peg system that fit that particular door. After some improvements (read: metal) in 970 A.D. by English craftsman, the lock and key became one of the most important methods of access control in human history.  Think about it: even the term “under lock and key” is used to describe anything we put away for protection and safeguard, be it cash in a bank or hearts in a cheesy rom-com. So the standard metal key metal lock is iconic in building safety and security. But here’s the thing: iconic does not necessarily equal effective. Thanks to the advent of technology, electronic access control is quickly becoming the standard method for ensuring secure building entry.

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, educational safety, school security, City safety, School IT, city security, Access Control, Access Control System