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34 THE CASE FOR BIOMETRICS
Is your facility’s physical security at risk for breaches? If it’s
time to beef up your credential system, consider biometrics.
Requiring occupants to present their hand, fingerprints, face or
eyes for entry promises a higher level of authentication, and an
employee’s biometric ID can even serve as a master credential.
42 IS YOUR EMERGENCY SIGNAGE SENDING THE
Where should your employees go during an emergency? The
answer might be obvious to you, but someone who only works
in one area of the building or a visitor who just happens to be
on-site when an emergency hits likely has no clue. Protect them
from harm and yourself from liability with these signage tips.
50 THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYBOOK FOR FMS
A well-curated social media account can help streamline
many of your responsibilities, from occupant complaints to
spreading the word about new initiatives. The right strategy
is crucial to creating the right image for your company. This
walkthrough takes a comprehensive look at how to improve
your department’s visibility online.
19 An overview of the WELL Building Standard.
22 Learn the ins and outs of sustainable carpet.
23 The best plants for vegetated roofs.
24 FM Green Update.
10 EDITOR’S LETTER
The Zen in FM.
26 BOMA FILES
Income is growing in the office sector.
58 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
This month’s section starts with a focus on roofing.
97 FM COST TRENDS
Cost comparison between higher education housing complexes.
98 FM TOOLBOX
Handy resources to boost your productivity.
13 8 considerations for advanced lighting controls.
14 Why women register more cold complaints.
15 How the iconic Riverside Church slashed its energy spend.
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