Entries by Bob Gamble

Analytics that Support Healthcare Security Objectives

Healthcare security has made great strides in recent years. Organizations have aggressively met the challenges of HIPAA, but those challenges have been ongoing since the law was enacted in 1996. More recently, the healthcare sector was propelled into a new set of security needs brought on by COVID-19. Interestingly, the 2022 Health Care Trends Report from Allegion revealed there has been a 13% increase in hospital use of electronic access control systems since 2016. 

Better Healthcare Security in the Post-Pandemic Era

In the aftermath of the pandemic, healthcare administrators are waking up to the massive security gaps that exist at their facilities. Security Instrument can help fill those gaps, with services that meet the unique healthcare security challenges of medical facilities in the post-COVID era. In the American Society for Healthcare Engineering’s (ASHE’s) Hospital Security Survey, 61% of hospitals who responded reported that they increased their security budgets because of challenges like the following. 

Business Security for Automotive Dealerships

Automotive theft is on the rise, thanks to the high black market value of items like catalytic converters and other parts. Many times, vehicles are stolen from poorly secured used car lots; other times, they’re targeted at the dealership while being serviced. In any case, it’s clear the automotive retail industry is in need of security solutions that monitor cars more closely. Security Instrument has those solutions; if you manage an auto dealership, consider how we can help you achieve the goal of securing your establishment. 

Preventing Homeless Intrusion on Your Property

The homelessness crisis across the nation has greatly impacted the areas we service, including Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Because homelessness has become such an issue throughout the region, local agencies are now partnering with private institutions in an effort to combat the problem. For example, the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) recently announced a $1.075 million investment in grants for homelessness reduction programs. 

Security Solutions for Critical Infrastructure

Infrastructure is on everyone’s mind these days as federal government funding is being directed at critical infrastructure, from transportation to utility and energy services. As investments are made in these sectors over the next few years, they will be enhanced to better serve the public. Concurrent with this growth, they will be in need of expanded security support so that the people who are served by them are protected. At Security Instrument, we have these modern, user-friendly security solutions to safeguard your critical infrastructure assets.    

From Design to Deployment

As security integrators, it’s easy to get pigeonholed into the installation and deployment phase of our services. The truth is, our expertise begins even before the design phase of your equipment. Here are the steps we take as we prepare to integrate your security system, from design to deployment. 

Key Drivers of Government & Municipal Security Systems

Government campuses and municipalities require elevated technology and flawless integration in their electronic security systems. At Security Instrument, we design electronic security systems in response to the needs of government and municipal properties. Some of the trends that have driven the needs of electronic security services for government applications in recent years include the following.  

Are Mobile Credentials Right for Your Campus?

College campuses have been some of the most ardent champions of access control. In 2021, most campuses have electronic access control installed in at least some of their buildings, including assembly halls, gyms, classrooms — and of course, dormitories and other student residence areas.

What Your Security Strategy is Missing

In a recent IBM survey , professionals representing large organizations (including private enterprises and state and local government institutions) say their workplaces are not prepared for modern security threats: information theft, ransomware and other serious risks that could affect the health of their organizations, in addition to the information security of their customers.