Safety & Security: Facility Security
Biometrics Becoming Popular for Access Control at Rec Facilities
by Nicholas Brown February 2011
The very word biometrics tends to evoke scenes from sci-fi movies or thoughts of political intrigue. Despite that cachet, biometrics has evolved into a rather practical tool in access control.
Stop, Or My First Baseman Will Shoot
by Andrew Cohen February 2010
Major League Baseball says its rules banning weapons from clubhouses was in place last year, but the implementation this month of the Weapon-Free Workplace Policy will ensure that all clubhouses carry signs - similar to the anti-gambling signs that worked so well in the Pete Rose case - that prohibit anyone working for the league to possess deadly weapons. The league defines "deadly weapon," in a spectacular example of legalese, as "any instrument or device designed primarily for use in inflicting death or injury to a human or animal or is capable of inflicting death or injury if used in the manner it was designed." An MLB spokesman confirmed the policy bans firearms, explosives, daggers, metal knuckles (do people still use those?), switchblades (or those?) and knives with blades exceeding 5 inches, and then declined further comment.
Public Parks Serve as Battlegrounds in Fight over Gun Rights
by Nicholas Brown August 2009
Public parks often serve as battlegrounds in the fight over Second Amendment rights.
Stun Guns Increasingly Used at Sporting Events
by Paul Steinbach December 2008
Security officers are increasingly using stun guns to maintain order at sporting events, but are they taking crowd control too far?
Investing In Access Control Can Enhance Security, Bottom Line
by Nicholas Brown November 2008
Investing in intelligent access control systems not only can enhance a facility's security, but also its bottom line.
Toxicity Scare Has Synthetic Turf Makers Scrambling to Clean Up Their Image
by Andrew Cohen July 2008
A synthetic turf toxicity scare has field owners concerned and manufacturers scrambling to clean up their image.
Cast As Safe Havens, Some Rec Centers Must Deal with Violence
by Nicholas Brown July 2008
Cast as safe havens, some recreation centers are forced to take aim at violent crime.
Court Blocks Locker Room Video Surveillance
by John T. Wolohan and Xinxian Zou July 2008
Citing inherent student privacy rights, the Sixth Circuit Court blocks locker room video surveillance.
Synthetic Turf Makers Hope Random Tests Will End Toxicity Scare
by Andrew Cohen May 2008
Synthetic turf industry officials hope that the planned random testing of fields by two federal agencies will end this spring's turf-toxicity scare.
Bleacher Theft From Parks and Fields Attributed to Cost of Steel
by Nicholas Brown March 2008
Widespread bleachers theft from parks and sports fields is being attributed to dramatic spikes in prices for raw metals.