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  • Boxerbaum Award Frank Pisciotta(October 25, 2021) – BPS Wins 2020-2021 Boxerbaum Award for Security System Design. BPS is honored to be recognized as The Elliot A. Boxerbaum Award winner for 2020-2021 for our work with Froedtert Hospital in designing an Access Control Master Plan. Frank Pisciotta accepted the award at CONSULT 2021 October 24th in San Antonio, TX. This is the security industry’s only award for the consulting community recognizing excellence in security system design. It is specifically for companies engaged in security engineering and design. It recognizes collaboration, design excellence, uniqueness, creativity, and administration factors which contributed to a highly successful security project. Pictured with Frank Pisciotta is Chad Parris (award presenter), Mike Ramstack, Director of Security at Froedtert Hospital, Steven DeArrruda, Senior Security Designer at BPS, and Josh Cummins of VTI, the integration expert installing the equipment.
  • (August 17, 2021) – Video surveillance on higher education campuses can be effective, but adding more cameras isn’t the only option to improve security. BPS president, Frank Pisciotta, offers guidance on how to design video surveillance to get the most out of your set up and avoid common mistakes. View Article
  • (August 17, 2021) – BPS president, Frank Pisciotta, shares his campus security expertise in this article in Forbes magazine, “Safety Tips for College Students”.
  • (July 29, 2021) – Alicia Morales Joins BPS Team: Business Protection Specialists is pleased to announce that Alicia Morales has joined the team as a Physical Security Specialist. Alicia started her career in the Marine Corps and has nearly ten years of experience in security, including her most recent position as a Physical Security Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read Full Press Release.
  • The article “How to Achieve Harmony in Security Design Projects” analyzes common specification and implementation mistakes that can help maximize the consultant-integrator relationship – by Frank Pisciotta (, March 11, 2021)
  • “Strategic Steps for Creating a Safe “Return to Work” Environment” reviews how to assess top access control and entry risks and corresponding mitigation strategies – by Frank Pisciotta (, March 2, 2021)
  • The article “Resilient Surveillance in Rugged Environments”by Adam Stone (, March 20, 2020) addresses the range of challenges enterprise security professionals face when it comes to using video in rugged terrain and remote locations.
  • The article “Unique and Developing Security Challenges in Healthcare” – by Frank Pisciotta & Bryan Warren, CHPA, CPO-1 (, March 9, 2020) addresses how hospitals are challenged to assure staffing adequacy in the face of increasing risk.
  • ASIS International Food Defense and Agriculture Security Council vice chair Frank Pisciotta shares insights in the July 2019 ASIS News article spotlighting the council.
  • “Interesting and Tragic at the Same Time” by Frank Pisciotta on LinkedIn
  • “Gunshot Detection Devices: The New Frontier in Security Equipment?” by Frank Pisciotta, Patrick Wood, CPP (, September 16, 2019)
  • “Risks on the Rise in Healthcare Sector” by Frank Pisciotta (, June 17, 2019)
  • GTL developer acquires funding for engineering, design plans. BPS selected as the security designer. Read the article for more details. (August 23, 2018)
  • “Raising the Bar: Food Defense” by Frank Pisciotta (Security Management, June 2018) 
  • BPS Consultant Ronald Heil, CPP, CHS, CSC is a co-recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies – Illinois 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards as a Special Achievement Award for his work with the Illinois Department of Transportation All Hazards Vulnerability Assessment
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