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Why Your Business May Need Outsourced Security Measures

Commercial buildings routinely offer standardized security services, but are these safety measures enough? According to BOMI International, an independent institute for property and facilities management education, there is a limited amount of security provided at commercial facilities, and managers must outsource any additional security measures. The maximum security services often provided by the facilities management include visitor processing, monitored parking, alarms and logs. Visitor Processing Generally, facilities will have a concierge service or perimeter monitor to receive guests and customers [...]

Today’s Biggest Security Concerns in Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities are responsible to maintain a safe environment at all times; however, they’re vulnerable to crime and security threats from patients, guests, intruders and even their own staff at times. Security threats can come from anywhere, hospitals and healthcare facilities must be dedicated and vigilant. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought  new and unprecedented security obstacles and occupied the attention of hospital staff and security personnel, there are many safety concerns unrelated to the global pandemic that healthcare facilities [...]

Security Presence Provides More Than Just Peace of Mind

The last thing most people want to think about while trying to do their job effectively is a  security breach. Higher on the list of concerns may be the annual budget meeting at two o’clock, answering emails or even what to have for lunch. As a CEO or facilities manager, it’s important to maintain a safe working environment where people feel confident to perform their jobs without unease, worry or threat of danger.  Studies by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) [...]

Minimize Security Breaches in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals have many restricted areas such as operating rooms, intensive care units and places with critical equipment. It is now more important than ever that these areas are secure, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical for at-risk patients and patients receiving treatment in restricted areas to be safe from the threat of the virus. However, healthcare workers do not have time to make sure these specialized areas are secure, on top of their essential duties.    On [...]

Can you guess the most important factor in security?

High-speed communication between security officers is necessary to mitigate potential issues and enact proper protocol in a timely manner. At Eagle Systems, we know that officers have a big impact on the safety of an environment. We prioritize communication training and top-of-the-line equipment for our officers, because of the impact communication has on our clients’ safety.  Security officers encounter a large number of people everyday, especially in corporate and healthcare settings. Our officers receive visitors and are highly trained in [...]

Three ways onsite security officers boost trust and productivity 

Employees and visitors are more at ease and more productive when they know they are safe. At Eagle Systems, we know that having onsite security officers is one way that a business can establish a culture of trust and professionalism for everyone that walks through their doors. Here are the top three ways that onsite officers establish a safe environment: 1. Implement a Route  Security officers create a patrolling route to maximize security coverage and ensure a consistent patrol. Some [...]

How Hospital Security Can Slow the Spread of Viruses

When an unexpected community health crisis comes up, all healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and staff are essential to help eliminate the problem. In order for these workers to operate safely and efficiently when healthcare facilities are overwhelmed, they need a support system they can rely on: security assistance.  Pandemics such as the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) leave hospitals more vulnerable. Security officers can provide crucial help to slow the spread of a pandemic by limiting infected persons from entering [...]

Working Remote Increases Need for Corporate Security

The role of a security officer does not disappear when a corporate office temporarily closes and employees shift to working remotely. In fact, the opposite is true. Security officers become even more essential in the face of new security threats and are key to protecting corporate offices while the team’s away.  Important data, proprietary or confidential information, and personal belongings are kept in offices even when a team works from home. Especially in the digital age, many company offices house [...]

Spreading Pandemic Increases Hospital Security Threats

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly around the world, the need for hospital security is greater than ever before.  There are currently new and unprecedented visitation regulations and restrictions in effect for healthcare facilities across America, as hospitals prepare to accommodate large numbers of sick people in the coming future.  Hospitals in some cities are looking to rent or use other facilities such as university dormitories and hotels to increase hospital beds. One hospital in California is looking at plans [...]

Security in Trying Times: Eagle Systems’ Position on COVID-19

To our Eagle Systems Family:  We’re doing our best to service our clients, and to keep our employees, clients and community safe in the midst of rapidly changing news around COVID-19. We’re taking necessary precautions and adhering to the recommendations of the CDC and World Health Organization in order to prioritize the health and safety of our Eagle Systems family.  We encourage you to stay up-to-date about the virus on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html where you can find infection [...]

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