Category Archives: Local Community Protection

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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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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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Grant Funding for Law Enforcement Technologies

Grant Funding for Law Enforcement Technologies The National Sheriffs Association recently hosted a webinar for municipal law enforcement agencies on areas to be focus that are receiving state and federal funding. https://nsa.adobeconnect.com/pdkaof8em5j7/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal The webinar featured representatives from Grants Office, LLC out of Rochester, NY. www.grantsoffice.com There are many technology deployments that can be funded via state or federal grants. The two largest funding initiatives by the Department of Homeland Security are the Urban Area Security Initiative (USAI) and the State Read More

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Isotec & Womack Consulting Team Up to Protect Courthouse

Womack Consulting teamed with Isotec Security to protect a Minnesota courthouse. Facility managers & security personnel recognized the superior protection provided with a weapons detection vestibule which has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security for safety & efficacy. Isotec’s Safety Entrance® prevents unauthorized persons from carrying weapons into the building. In addition to providing greater safety for their staff and visitors, the weapons control vestibule reduces the over all demand for security personnel. The vestibule’s design and functionality Read More

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Isotec Security & OptiVia Partner to Protect Courthouse

OptiVia’s Brian Janczak hit the ground running in pursuit of a business opportunity to protect Emmet County’s state courthouse. Brian followed up on a request for information generated from Isotec’s direct marketing program. He spoke with Emmet County officials to understand their safety & security needs, and then worked with Isotec’s Paul Labarile to design a risk appropriate solution for the courthouse. The Safety Entrance® solutions chosen by Emmet County exemplify Isotec’s site specific design and engineering fortes. The Safety Entrances® Read More

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Federal Appeals Court Permits Law Enforcement To Use Exigent Circumstances To Obtain Suspect’s GPS Location

August 1, 2016: The Wall Street Journal reported that a federal appeals court in New York ruled law enforcement was permitted to use the “exigent circumstances” exception to the warrant requirement to obtain the GPS locations of a suspected killer. The court ruled police were legally permitted to ping the suspect’s cellphone when he was identified as possibly being involved in a murder. Law enforcement declined to obtain a warrant in fear of the safety of the undercover officers and informants Read More

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Department of Homeland Security Video

Take 3 minutes to listen to Bruce Davidson from Homeland Security and security professionals on the importance of SAFETY Act approved products. Isotec Security is in the anti-terrorism business. We know that offering SAFETY Act approved products removes the guesswork for our clients. They know the process and product standards set forth by Homeland Security reduce their liabilities while keeping safe and protecting what matters most. They understand that acts terrorism are rising and their countermeasures to prevent terrorism and violent crimes must Read More

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