Showing posts with label COVID19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID19. Show all posts

Saturday, May 1, 2021

+7 Million Security Practitioners are unleased by CAPSI (India), and ISIO (Global) on a mission.





+7 Million Security Practitioners are unleased by CAPSI (India), and ISIO (Global) on a mission | #TpromoCom #CAPSI #ISIO #COVID10 #AI | MISSION: Integrate the Security Industry into the Covid-19 mitigation process by contributing methodologies for Biological Threat Security and Standards for Compliance On the 30th of April, The Chairman of CAPSI, Mr Kunwar Vikram Singh and Director General of ISIO Juan Kirsten addressed the topic of Biological Threat Security. https://bit.ly/2Slbfbh

Until now the health community has contributed three protocols for limiting the collateral damage of the active mutating biological threat, namely. chemical testing besides hygiene and social interaction. The health community should now take the step now by mandating the private security industry that manages the protocols on the ground using security protocols for the threat.

The private security industry is larger than many policing or military unit in most countries. The security industry personnel along with technology and equipment screen people before entering sites. The security industry actually manages and facilitates the health protocols on the ground.

It is impossible to chemical test everybody every and many times a day. The Security industry does electronically test every day and many times a day for the temperatures of people because the population pass through a security access point be it at a building or any other shelter under a roof or an open-air site.

Regarding the social interaction: the security practitioners manage the entry control to sites and therefore manages social interactions. They differ from other front-liners because they could easily manage aggressive and violent behavior. We do know that people shout and could spit into the eyes of a person out of contempt. The eyes being just as porous as the mouth could easily be an entry source of a viral transmission. This means that security practitioners handle life impacting or deadly outcomes daily.

Tailing related issues threats

The outcome of the threat is the economic meltdown. When customers avoid going to a site, the site loses money. Subsequently, by using protocols that are related to layering the manpower by skillsets along with people that have characteristics then there will be peace of mind. This method will enhance profit protection and therefore provides a stronger form of financial security of a site.

There is crime related to the threat and the outcome of the threat. By identifying and reducing the crime levels then the profit margins of the site are secured. Consequently, the more people that enter the site the more money is generated.

All the above dictates that the security sector is a vital stakeholder and contributor towards reducing the number of people or business fatalities and will provide a secure pathway for economic recovery.

This is needed because the illegal economy is growing at a phenomenal rate because transnational, locally organized and gang crime is feeding off the desperate.

Each site is different with distinct demands. There are therefore different protocols for distinct fields of interest, for example, there would be unique protocols for a rehabilitation center to a mall to a stadium. This is not a one size fits all kind-of-thing.

Methodologies and Standards

Security success for the Active Mutating Biological Threat

Security success depends on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground (all are decision-makers) and their reaction speed (Juan Kirsten 2018). When it comes to handling an active biological threat – reaction speed is vital.

Practitioners armed with the first of its kind ‘’Certified for Biological Threat Security (CBTS)’’ is required to site manage, train and assess all sites for the Certificate of Compliance for security covid-19 protocols(COC19).

This sets the respected standard that is required for such a threat because there is technology and equipment that is regarded as illegal in some countries besides being incorrectly installed and used haphazardly

Furthermore, the front-liners must be layered by skillsets to reduce the number of aggressive incidents that could lead to mass infections of the security practitioners besides the population in general. Also, the officers that may have a high probability of infection by interacting with aggressive situations and therefore must be using medical grade masks and their eyes must be protected by face shields or goggles.

Educating the Site Managers, Trainers and Assessors

The education must be the easiest and most effective method because reaction speed is vital. The foundation for situational awareness is well known in the security industry. All ground practitioners are trained in the concept of such. However, we have to expand the concept of situational awareness towards human awareness, equipment awareness and aggressive behaviour awareness besides cultural awareness.

All the practitioners on the ground are decision-makers whereas there should be no fear attached to the making of decisions. Reaction speed is vital when it involves an active mutating biological threat.

The Compliance Procedures considering the laws of the land in the respective location:

  • Legitimate Technology and Equipment

  • Installs and users the technology or equipment correctly

  • Manpower to be equipped and layered by skillsets besides being knowledgeable on security cv19 protocols for their field of responsibility

Protocols based on sound security principles

These CV-19 security protocols are based on intensive research which fuelled the security and operational protocol guide for managing COVID-19 in March 2020. These have been reviewed by Professor Larry Barton and Dr Rommel Manwong (Prof). This was followed by the release of booklets for COVID-19 building security protocols and housing protocols produced by Jean-Pierre Roux (MPhil) prior to starting his Doctoral (joint-PhD) research at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Using AI

AI for Security Criminology-Risk Investigation must also address cv-19 protocol considerations when merging technology, equipment and manpower. From the incident reporting the managers can assess the flare up points and address the issues with layered and appropriate skillsets. This all must be considered because the security industry just like all others are shifting and adapting to the 4th industrial revolution.


Stakeholders

This initiative is important because it is impossible to inoculate the entire globe within weeks. In some countries it could take still a good year to begin making impact. The point is – is that this is a mutating beast that can change shape. The security industry must have awareness of comprehending that this is an active biological threat that must be treated with the respect and addressed accordingly by using security covid-19 protocols.

Therefore, we are inviting all stakeholders to participate as territorial boundaries are not respected by the virus.
All must work together toward limiting the levels of collateral damage.

We must acknowledge those that have suffered in anyway due to the health or business impacted by these multiple threats and do thank all practitioners, technology and equipment providers along with the educators for their service.

CAPSI www.capsi.in ISIO www.intsi.org


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How HVAC, BAS have changed during COVID-19

How HVAC, BAS have changed during COVID-19
| #TpromoCom #HVAC #BAS #COVID19 | In this proprietary research study, respondents provided information on a variety of HVAC and BAS topics, plus details about how COVID-19 has affected their work (csemag) https://bit.ly/3dheBnM

In late 2020, Consulting-Specifying Engineer asked mechanical engineers and those involved in specifying heating, ventilation and air conditioning and building automation systems about trends, preferences and products/systems.

The HVAC Systems and BAS Report outlines several findings, such as: click here!





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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

ESC Has the Answer for Unoccupied Property Security in Ohio

ESC Has the Answer for Unoccupied Property in Ohio | #ESC_LLC #Hotels #COVID-19 #Security | “We can help you detect bad guys doing bad things, and we can document those bad boys doing those bad things so a judge will clearly see the ill deed. http://bit.ly/3bAuYuN

Video surveillance is one of the fastest growing methods of providing facility security there is. The reason for that is easily understood when you consider the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” 

Although the actual saying pertains to words and ideas, we can easily transfer a similar meaning to the 21st Century issue at hand–the relevance of video surveillance.

More: http://bit.ly/2JBFH7F


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Friday, February 19, 2021

ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss #COVID19-related #technology options and strategies at virtual event

ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss #COVID19-related #technology options and strategies at virtual event | #TpromoCom | The future is touchless – that was the message from security industry heavyweights ASSA ABLOY and Allegion at the recent virtual ISC West show [last November]. (Will Christensen) https://bit.ly/2OIyxWz

Representatives of both companies delivered presentations during the event that covered much of the same ground with a few slight differences; however, the big takeaway is that touchless door openings will be a major part of each company’s strategy for the foreseeable future.

Noting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led more than 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian workforce to work from home, “it demands a great amount of creativity and innovation to navigate this crisis,” said Mark Duato, executive vice president of Aftermarket Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. (read more)





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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

24% of US broadband households with fixed broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months

24% of US broadband households with fixed #broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months | #TpromoCom #Trending | New research addresses continuing impact of #COVID19 on broadband usage, CE product adoption, OTT service stacking, and churn rates https://bit.ly/3cYvxj5

Parks Associates today released a new Quantified Consumer study, COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment, which reveals that in 3Q 2020, more than 50% of US broadband households reported that their broadband usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While consumers report broadband performance is keeping pace with the increased demand, in Q3 2020, 24% of fixed broadband households reported plans to upgrade their speed in the next six months, compared to 18% in 2Q 2020.

“Broadband upgrade plans indicate many households see some COVID-19-related changes as permanent,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “For video services, OTT service stacking has been particularly pronounced, with 45% of US broadband households subscribing to three or more OTT services. Many consumers are planning to add new services such as Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock as a permanent part of their OTT service portfolio, beyond the traditional Big 3: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.”

COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment examines the impact of COVID-19 on service providers and consumer adoption and satisfaction throughout the communications, consumer technology, and entertainment and home services sectors. The research reports COVID-19 continues to widen the OTT/pay-TV gap. As many across the US remain homebound, households are continually relying on video content to fill their time outside of work and school. Within video services, COVID-19 has accelerated the trend of video viewers accessing OTT offerings at much higher rates than a pay-TV service via a traditional or online provider.

“Many traditional pay-TV subscribers are migrating to online pay-TV offerings or standalone OTT services,” Nason said. “Traditional providers, who still comprise the majority of the pay-TV market, have to continually seek ways to integrate online video services into their offerings either through homegrown solutions or external partnerships.”

For more information on COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment and other studies, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.




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Monday, December 7, 2020

Is a Voice Test for COVID Coming to a Smartphone Near You?

Is a Voice Test for COVID Coming to a Smartphone Near You? | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #Smartphone #TrackTrace | The race to develop an app that provides vocal screening for COVID-19.

For anyone that has experienced a cotton swab up the nose for a COVID test, the idea of a non-invasive way to help determine whether you should visit your grandmother over the holidays probably sounds pretty good. And, if the companies that have been working on vocal biomarkers of COVID have their way, soon that may be a reality.

This past spring, several separate research reports from universities and the private sector suggested that computer-based voice analysis that looked at the sound waves created when speaking or coughing could help identify people with and without COVID. Promising early results suggested that the sound of your voice indeed held significant clues to your health status.

To read the remainder of this news story, click here!