Category Archives: Active Shooter

Extreme Ownership – Inspired by former Navy Seals Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Isotec’s Safety Entrances® or Access Control Entrances ensure that folks at any type of site can rely on us to detect and protect them from attempted security breaches, armed assaults or robberies. Whether it’s a military installation, a school or a courthouse we take ownership of the responsibility that people going to work or school are provided the highest possible security at their entrances and exits. Our ownership of this responsibility mirror’s what authors Jocko Willink & Leif Babin define Read More

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Myth Busting on Bullet Proof Glass

Simply put, there is no such thing as “bulletproof glass”.  Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something. A more accurate term to use when discussing protective glazing is “bullet resistant glass”. Many times even that term is a misnomer since the majority of bullet resistant glazing products are a blend of polycarbonate or acrylic material. Bullet Resistant Acrylic plastic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one or more derivatives of acrylic acid. The most common acrylic plastic is polymethyl Read More

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Isotec’s $4.92 Hourly Employee

Where can you get an employee that works for less than $5 an hour? Give us a call. We can make that happen. Isotec’s Two-Lane DHS Designated Safety Entrances® cost $49,170. With proper maintenance, our Safety Entrances® have service lives of 10 – 25 years. Over 5 years that’s a $4.92 cost per hour based on an 8 hour day, and only $3.78 per hour for a 10 hour day. As the chart below shows our Safety Entrances® pay for Read More

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Security Guards Require Less Training than Manicurists

Lobbying by the security industry has been so effective that armed guards with tacit approval to use lethal force are offering armed personnel services state by state with inconsistent training and/or testing requirements. Big businesses have derailed attempts to require rigorous training standards for armed guards across the country, most of whom face fewer state training requirements than a manicurist in a California nail salon. In California, an armed guard must have received 14 hours of gun training, six of Read More

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How Uncertainty Protects You

Ambush attackers depend on consistency. They time sequences. They count on the predictability of habits. They approach while avoiding recognition until they strike. Unknowingly, many retail businesses, especially banks, enable a criminal’s ability to plan their attack by standardizing the building designs, secured access points, and operating procedures. Criminals have become very efficient in exploiting these practices. “Although such uniformity may help customers feel comfortable banking in any branch, it also provides great predictability for robbers.” “Bank employees are so Read More

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Artificial Intelligence for School Security

Isotec & All Secure Group Provide School Safety & Security Solution: There are a number of ways to protect schools. Our view is this is that, the more you screen the more safe and secure you will be. School safety and security personnel will need to be dynamic in range of interactions and have force multiplier mobility. Isotec CEO David Barnes was recently interviewed by CBS news affiliate WKRC, where he offered suggestions for increasing safety in schools. With those Read More

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A $70 Million Drop in the Bucket

“The Department of Justice today announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security, educate and train students and faculty, and support law enforcement officers and first responders who arrive on the scene of a school violence incident.” – Justice News When is $70,000,000 a drop in the bucket? When it’s a measly sum to thwart school calamities and prevent them from happening. Is $70 million the best our society can do? Granted, something is better than Read More

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David Barnes Appointed to the National Sheriffs Association’s (NSA) School Safety & Security Committee

Isotec Security Inc’s President and CEO, David Barnes, accepted his nomination to the NSA’s committee for School Safety & Security. Barnes will serve as a subject matter expert from the product/technology side of products, technologies, and services that prevent guns from getting into schools. Barnes commented “I cannot think of a more worthy cause. I’m honored to be part of this dedicated team of professionals committed to protecting children, the schools they attend and the communities they call home.”   Barnes Read More

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Active Shooters Are Sizing You Up

             According to a thirteen-year study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 77% of active shooters are planning their acts of pre-meditated murder from a minimum of 8 days up to 2 years!  They are sizing up and selecting their strike points in schools, churches, concerts, libraries, courthouses, public and private places of business. If you or your facility does not have a plan to counter this threat, the risk to your vulnerable population is Read More

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