Category Archives: Courthouse Security

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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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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X-ray Machines with A.I. for Detecting Guns & Explosive

Today’s x-ray technologies are keeping pace with the ever-expanding threat from explosive devices. The levels of sophistication that must be engineered into security x-rays machines cannot be overstated. Security x-ray machines use low dose penetrating radiation to detect metallic and non-metallic objects. The intensity of the radiation required will be determined by the facility’s security requisites. As shown, public facilities that serve vulnerable populations utilize x-ray technologies as part of a comprehensive safety & security plan. People entering are screened 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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Tailgating Detection and Prevention: Enforce One Person Rule

Tailgating or piggy backing is becoming a greater security concern. The term tailgating or piggy backing refers to two or more people attempting to pass through an entrance that has a “one at a time” rule, or where ID authentication is required to enter. Enforcing compliance with credentialed entries or exits is an access control process governed by certain rules. One such rule is one credentialed person entering or leaving a building or a specified part of a building at 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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Security Integrators – Worth Every Penny

Start with the end in mind when deploying life safety improvements or security measures. Contact a security integrator. A lot of behind the scenes effort and expertise goes into designing and delivering life safety and security solutions. Security integrators understand the regulatory codes required by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and are well versed in navigating projects through the various regulatory processes for code approval.    As with all professionals, security integrators stand by their work and the solutions they provide. Read More

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Defeating the Active Shooter: Part III

We don’t pick when bad things happen. They pick us. Part III: NFPA 3000 & ASHER Active Shooter Hostile Event Response On May 1, 2018 the National Fire Protection Association released standards related to active shooter responses (NFPA 3000). NFPA 3000 will become the template by which safety & security measures addressing active shooters will be measured. This link is to the NFPA 3000 home page. Before we start, it’s important to understand that tactics for defeating an active shooter Read More

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Defeating the Active Shooter Part II

  Part II: Deny Free Access  Last week we covered how to prevent ambush attacks at a school or facility. This week we’ll cover proven practices, procedures and technologies to prevent unlawful and unchecked access. Someone has breached your school’s perimeter, so now you need to play defense. The difficulties encountered by intruders when attempting to move through your facility may determine how serious the breach becomes. The challenge; make defensive measures as seamless as possible for students, patrons and Read More

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Defeating the Active Shooter Scenario: Part I

Like all predators and criminals, active shooters rely on the element of surprise, unfettered access, and non-confrontational targets for success. In coming weeks, we’ll examine some of the proven procedures and technologies used to prevent an ambush attack, assist in securing schools & facilities against unfettered access, and how to create a confrontational environment that resists active shooters.     Preventing an Ambush Attack A.) Screen everyone; whether it is by the naked eye, camera surveillance, hand wanding, or walk Read More

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