Category: Security

  1. Oct 15 2018

    DHS Releases an Anti-Terrorism Guide for Commercial Facilities

    Commercial buildings hoping to receive SAFETY Act designation have a new tool to assist with their application process. Facility Executive magazine reported on the new anti-terrorism guide in late September. Similar to the threat assessment guide released by the Secret Service earlier this year, the new guide is designed to address the specific safety threats […]

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  2. Oct 02 2018

    How Unarmed Officers Can Handle Violent Situations

    An unarmed officer doesn’t necessarily mean an officer who can’t help prevent an active shooter situation. A recent article by ASIS discussed tips for unarmed Security Officers to be on the defensive. Below is a brief outline of how an unarmed officer can help prevent and respond to violent situations. Look for indications of threats […]

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  3. Sep 08 2018

    New Active Shooter Drill for Hospitals

    Active shooter scenarios are now frequently drilled in schools, companies, and other organizations with large groups of people. While the “run, hide, fight” drill is most common, hospitals—where patients may not have the complete ability to move by themselves—need to handle active shooters differently. Four experts, including Dr. Ken Mattox of the Texas Medical Center […]

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  4. Aug 07 2018

    8 Points from The Secret Service Threat Assessment Guide

    The Secret Service recently released a Threat Assessment Guide for schools and universities to use with students. The guidelines are meant to prepare and train educators to understand, take action against, and discourage violent or harmful behavior among students. Below, we’ve listed steps, based on the Secret Service Guide, to develop your own threat assessment […]

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  5. Aug 03 2018

    How Gunshot Detection Technology Can Help Make Your Organization Safer

    With recent tragedies still fresh in mind—it’s important to ask: “What else can we do to make organizations safer?” Enter gunshot detection technology. Gunshot detection was originally developed by the military to help U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan locate enemy sniper fire. With active shooter incidents sadly becoming more prevalent, companies have adapted this […]

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  6. Jul 09 2018

    Are You Asking the Right Questions on Your Incident Report?

    Connecticut Regional Manager James Bernier has introduced new customized report templates for SummitFAST, a mobile solution that provides security workforce management, communications and incident reporting capabilities. The updates are intended to encourage security officers to include more detailed information in incident reports, thus providing the client with more complete reports. “I wanted to base the report […]

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