'Secured Facilities' track to be presented at Southern California Facilities/Managing Green Buildings Conference

Sessions to cover integrating security technologies into building systems, conducting risk assessments


A "Secured Facilities" seminar track presented by SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Technology Executive magazine and Security Dealer & Integrator magazine is included in the Southern California Facilities/Managing Green Buildings Conference, which will be held on May 16-17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This event features an expo and a conference, which are both free to attendees. The audience consists of facilities engineers who work in commercial, industrial, institutional and government facilities in Southern California.

Among the Secured Facilities conference sessions scheduled to take place on May 16 include:

Access Control Solutions For Your Facility - Brian Mishuk, of Larco, a div. of ATEK Products, will examine how access control and security are essential at your facility. From entrance doors to stock rooms, and all critical areas in-between, controlling and knowing who is gaining access is vital. Learn about the different types of access control systems, as well as their pros and cons, in this informative session.

Facility Security 101 – Presented by STE contributor Ray Bernard, of Ray Bernard Consulting Services, this session looks at how you should assess what your facility physical security risks are today. What are the most successful approaches to performing campus-wide security assessments and follow-up planning? Learn how to determine what the most security-effective and cost-effective measures are. Learn the correct roles for policy, people, process and technology in your site security plan. Proven practices will be presented.

Sessions scheduled to take place on May 17 include:

Integrating Security With Building Automation Systems – Phil Atteberry, of Siemens Industry, Inc., will discuss the latest security trends and technologies. Today, more and more facilities are integrating access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection systems with their building automation systems. Learn how this integration can streamline your operations and lower your operating costs, while improving the safety and security of your facility and people.

Creating a Facilities-Wide Video Surveillance Program - Learn how to develop a surveillance concept of operations plan (CONOPS) that can effectively drive your video surveillance technology requirements in this session, which is also being presented by Bernard. Other topics for this session include: future proofing your video deployment, transitioning from old technology to new, determining video quality requirements for cameras and lighting; high megapixel versus standard definition video cameras.

The hours for the Southern California Facilities/Managing Green Buildings Expo are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 16 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17. The conference hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on both days. The Anaheim Convention Center is located at 800 Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif.

More information on the expo and conference can be obtained from the web-site at www.facilitiesexpo.com or by calling the show management company, Cygnus Expositions, at (800) 827-8009.