There are many useful and informative guides available via the Security Matters Blog so in case you've missed any of them, here is a list of our most downloaded content offers from 2018.
Egeskov Castle in Denmark is using speed gates as a combined access control and ticket validation solution to improve the customer experience and reduce its administrative costs.
Retailers are having to dedicate more time and resource to managing cash than ever before — which is proving costly to their business.
Security revolving doors are a popular and highly effective entrance control option for commercial buildings and high-risk sites. Here are 7 reasons they could be right for you.
Find out how international consulting group, COWI, is using speed gates at its headquarters to give it complete control over entrance security.
Gunnebo's Security Matters Blog offers insights from the world of security. Here are the posts which readers have enjoyed the most so far this year.
Without the right protection, an electromagnetic pulse attack can leave your IT systems paralysed. So what's the best approach?
Each type of entrance system manages a different level of throughput so to find the right solution for your office building, it helps to compare flow rates.
Automated cash recycling for hotels is an excellent way of not only reducing operational costs but also improving the customer experience.
From tripod turnstiles to security booths, there is a whole spectrum of entrance systems available to control people flow in office buildings.
Understanding the flow patterns for your office building when selecting an entrance system will eliminate bottlenecks and prevent queues.
Handling cash exposes petrol stations to security risks as well as added costs. A closed cash management system can help address these and other challenges.
Effective entrance security for offices means managing access smoothly for employees and visitors. Here are 9 entrance control tips for security managers of commercial buildings.
The traditional cash cycle was dominated by banks who took the bulk of the responsibility for cash management processes. But all that has changed.
Businesses are extremely aware of the importance of IT security and the related threats, but one aspect often overlooked is the risk of signal interception.
A properly designed CCTV security system helps protect people, property and premises as well as saving money, minutes and manpower.
Even though more people now use cards and mobile phones to pay, a recent report says that the demand for cash is not letting up and is even on the rise.
Here are the top six factors commercial buildings should consider when making a decision about entrance security.
Leisure and fitness centres have to manage a frequent flow of customers. Here are some of the most effective alternatives available to gyms for access and entrance control.
Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) radiation can have devastating consequences for IT systems. So what can security and IT managers do to protect against this threat?
During 2017 Gunnebo published a total of 32 posts on the Security Matters blog. These are the five most read posts from the year.
Walking pace processing, personalised preferences and seamless travel authorisation are some of the features airline passengers can look forward to in the airports of the future.
CCTV is a popular loss prevention tool but are retailers really using it to its full potential?
Shoplifting carried out by employees - internal theft - is a problem which retailers often overlook. But there are some simple ways to make sure it never happens.
As well as creating that significant first impression, reception areas play an important role in office security. But is your front desk up to the job?
Counting and processing cash by hand is not only a security risk, but is also prone to costly errors. Here are the major drawbacks retailers experience with manual cash handling.
Ballistic resistant glazing is being used more and more for public buildings. So how do testers determine the protection a security door or window will offer against a firearm?
Automation of cash management processes has the potential to generate considerable cost savings for retailers as well as numerous other benefits related to time efficiency.
ANSSI has led the way in France for establishing regulations for the protection of information. So what do these guidelines mean for security managers in the rest of the world?
Shoplifting costs retailers billions annually. Here are 13 quick tips for store owners and security managers to help tackle theft and reduce shrinkage.
Security doors with ballistics resistance are not typically certified to protect against a Kalashnikov attack. This post looks at what to consider so that your site is protected.
When it comes to the management of cash processes, there are several alternatives available to retailers, each with its own pros and cons.
Fingerprint and iris scans at airports are becoming commonplace, but the next step is to match a passenger’s face and passport in a process known as ‘Single Token Travel’.
The unpredictability of modern threats is causing security professionals to re-assess their approach to site protection. This post looks at how security managers can remain prepared.
According to Gartner, the Internet of Things has reached what it calls the “peak of inflated expectations”. The potential seems endless, but will connectivity deliver real value to retailers?
Tags and labels are an integral part of any EAS (electronic article surveillance) system. Here is a quick guide for retailers on the alternatives.
Handling and processing cash costs retailers money. This post looks at some of the ways automated cash management can help cut costs through more efficient and secure processes.
Standards give security managers a clear frame of reference about the type and level of resistance a security door will provide. Here is a crash course on the standards to look out for.
Modern technology now allows bank customers to access their deposit lockers without even stepping foot into the vault. This post lists the main reasons why self-service SDLs appeal to bank managers.
A personal hotel safe is a service appreciated by many guests. But hotels must be careful to change the default master code on their room safes - or risk a lapse in security for their guests.
An entrance system, such as a speed gate or turnstile, must be able to stop unauthorised entry. Here is a list of the most common types of entrance fraud which public and commercial buildings need to detect.
Closed cash management is a method of dealing with cash which not only addresses store security concerns, but also the efficiency of retail cash processes. So what is it exactly?
Only by checking the certification label of a safe, can you tell if it has been officially graded. Here's what you should look for - and where.
There are two standards for security doors and windows which apply to blast resistance. This post addresses the difference between them - and why the distinction is important.
There are several different electronic article surveillance technologies used for the prevention of shoplifting. Here is a short guide to which items each technology is most suited to protecting.
The Seveso Directive aims to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances. Here's a useful summary for security managers on which types of site are included under the Directive and what measures it requires those sites to take.
Both architects and security specialists have to think carefully about how to effectively manage the flow of people into and out of a public site. But is it possible to strike the right balance between security and design?
Having cash on site – whether it be in tills or in the back office – is a security risk for retailers, their customers and their staff. Here's why minimising the threat of robbery is a priority for retailers.
Fitting room management systems provide valuable data to help retailers with staff allocation and guide shoppers to empty cubicles. But they can also be used in the fight against shoplifting.
Connectivity and machine-to-machine communication will have an impact on the way retailers manage store security. But where will connected security systems create the real value?
An interlocking door is one of the most secure methods of access control available to site security managers. But how exactly does it work?
EAS is a tried and tested method of minimising the billions in losses retailers make every year as a result of shoplifting. Here is a summary of how electronic article surveillance works.
A safe sits at the heart of your site's security as the last line of defence. They rarely break down or wear out, but is your safe still doing its job? Here are 4 indicators that you should be thinking about buying a new safe.
Securing and processing cash is a major responsibility for retailers. Here are 8 reasons why cash handling is costing stores money.
One of the major entrance security mistakes public buildings make is failing to apply different levels of security to different parts of the site. This post addresses how to deal with this problem by applying a zonal approach.