Here you will find a collection of our recent publications with downloadable PDFs. Please click through to the article to find the link to the downloadable PDF associated with each publication.

Security Litigaton

Security litigations include both the sins of omission, as well as the sins of commission. The adequacy and efficacy of security programs are defined situationally, on a case by case basis. Defining a reasonable standard of care is also situational, to be determined by the ambient threat environment. Because the ambient threat environment is dynamic […]

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Security Assessment Offering for Hospitals

When was the last time your hospital commissioned an objective, comprehensive security review? Was the security review considered reactive or proactive? Security Management Services International, Inc. is a security consulting firm that focuses on the unique security needs of hospitals. We have found that most security reviews come in the wake of an adverse event. […]

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If You See Something, Do Something

Are you in charge of security for a healthcare facility? SMSI has developed a security awareness training program for hospitals that fulfills the motto: If you see something, do something. In less than two hours, we will empower employees, from housekeepers to RNs, with the basic tools of threat recognition at the incipient phase, the […]

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HOSPITAL ACCESS MANAGEMENT MUST ALSO BE APPLIED TO INNER SPACE

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on September 14, 2017 Access management may begin at the perimeter, but it should not end there. This is particularly true for hospitals. Most hospitals generally have two primary points of public ingress: The Emergency Department and the Main Lobby. However, most hospitals, hotels and other public buildings, have numerous […]

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WPV MITGATION: EMPHASIZING HOSPITALS

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on February 7, 2017 The title of this article, the WPV Triad, is intended to be metaphor for the dominant dynamics of a plurality of workplace violence incidents. Obviously, workplace violence may include an abundance of other criminal acts outside of the tirade discussed herein. For example, even workplace property […]

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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE MITIGATION Regulations Should Not Be The Sole Driver of Hospital Security Programs: Good security is just good business.

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on November 29, 2016 The Workplace Violence Mitigation for Hospitals The Graphic above depicts a composite image of Urban & Rural Hospitals as a continuum. Here in California, Workplace Violence continues to receive major attention by the California Legislature, as an adjunct to the California Health & Safety Code. Also, […]

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THE CHALLENGE OF SECURING PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse 11/27/15 Every enterprise, whether public or private, whether governmental, commercial, healthcare or manufacturing, must deal with a unique universe of security challenges. For those industries that are not opened to the general public, perimeters are often hardened and access is tightly controlled to those who are authorized to enter. Those enterprises […]

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CPTED – A Unifying Force For Hospital Security

If there is one industry that is well suited to the application of the principals of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), it is the healthcare community, including hospitals, urgent care centers, walk-in clinics, drug treatment centers and behavioral health facilities. All, of these facilities are characterized by the relative ease of access, both at […]

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