Among the top threats to businesses are theft of property, theft of data and workplace violence. When it comes to preventing these commonplace scenarios, a fence can be the first step to designing an effective access control program. By starting at the perimeter, entities can create a physical barrier that deters infiltration and denies entry. So, what kind of fencing offers an uncompromising solution? An astute option is a fence classified as high-security. Several factors determine whether a fence is considered high-security, including the material it’s made from, how it’s constructed and the features that the construction enables.
The bottom line: The pandemic and other issues have put security weaknesses and new requirements into sharp relief. Travel limitations and other obstacles are hampering efforts to address these. To adapt and reopen, security managers have heightened expectations of their integrators to be more informed, transparent, and digitally advanced.
In today's ever changing environment, no organization and enterprise is immune from violence. Whether it is a church, movie theater, mall, or healthcare setting the need to plan for an act of violence, including active shooter events, is of paramount importance. And while public safety situational awareness and vigilance is an absolute must in our modern world, much thought has been given to how to develop plans, procedures, training and technology to stop these acts of violence. Here, we talk to Tim Sulzer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ZeroEyes, about how physical security technology has evolved over the years to help make a difference in situations involving an active shooter or to reduce workplace and gun violence in various settings.
Cellebrite recently published a new white paper with IDC, “Policing 2025: Envisioning a New Framework for Investigations.” In the IDC White Paper, IDC proposes a methodology for public safety organizations to digitally transform.
The U.S. Air Force has announced that over the last year, Tyndall Air Force Base and the 325th Security Forces Squadron have been working with Ghost Robotics to develop a system to enhance security and safety for the base population. Tyndall AFB will be one of the first Air Force bases to implement semi-autonomous robot dogs into their patrolling regiment.
Despite the ongoing threat of coronavirus, 2020 has been a year of protest. From Minnesota to Belarus, growing social, economic and political change has driven protesters to the streets. However, according to research from the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), this is no new phenomenom but part of a growing trend. Since 2009, CSIS data shows the number of global mass protests has increased annually by an average of 11.5%.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2019,” revealed that 62 firefighters died from injuries sustained while on duty, 22 less than the 2018 total of 84 firefighters.
The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs announced it has awarded funding totaling over $54 million to provide services that protect officers and improve overall public safety. OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded grants to law enforcement departments, local jurisdictions, and training and technical assistance organizations throughout the United States.
This month, Security magazine brings you the Security 500 Report, Rankings and Thought Leader Profiles. How does your enterprise compare to others? Which security programs are leading the way? Also this month, we highlight how to plan, prepare for and build resilience to protests and other unplanned events, video surveillance tools for SMBs and more.