COVID-19 has created a new temporary normal of employees working from home, leaving offices mostly empty, with the exception of essential personnel. GuideWell, a health solutions company, is no different.
Active shooter technology has become a valuable tool that many security professionals are giving more consideration to, in light of the gun violence tragedies we see in our society on a regular basis. It’s important for security, facilities and IT directors to become familiar with active shooter technology to fully understand how it can be deployed, and how it benefits their company, employees and assets.
U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced that more than $83 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities improve school security and protect students, teachers and faculty from school violence.
Mike Matranga at Texas City ISD is on a mission to become the safest school system in the nation, by arming guards, using facial recognition, bullet-resistant glass, tracking students with chip technology and employing mental health experts.
Twenty-three years ago, when I worked with the Federal Protective Service policing federal facilities where security contract oversight was key, the General Services Administration and U.S. Justice Department designed systems that complimented each other to provide concentric layers of protection against unlawful entry and other threats.
The Mass Shooting Tracker reported that in 2019 there were 374 mass shootings in the U.S. Given this reality, it is essential to take all possible steps to protect your employees and visitors from harm. It should be a core requirement of every organization’s security plan to give serious consideration to how they will thwart an active shooter. Putting a security plan in place to guard against on-site violence begins at the perimeter, and security entrances are a strong first line of defense against the threat of an active shooter.
This month in Security magazine, meet 13 female executives who are succeeding in security leadership roles. How are they contributing to the safety and success of their enterprise and to the industry? Also, experts discuss radio frequency threats, mental health during the global pandemic, the future of security networking, zero trust, AI and more.