Category Archives: Local Community Protection

Has Terrorism Won?

MERCER [County PA] – On the morning that single-point entry and security screening arrived at the Mercer County Courthouse, county Commissioner Matt McConnell made a grim assessment of the action. “The terrorists won,’’ he said. Source: Mercer Harold – Michael Roknick & Eric Poole The public’s access to their courthouses may only be the first adverse consequence on the slippery slope caused by fear of armed attacks, the rising security costs and relentless pressure to control or reduce budgets. We Read More

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Empower Student Vigilance

“If You See Something, Say Something”  is the security mantra broadcast to fans attending sporting events, rock concerts and for students at schools. Schools have the ability to make it easier for everyone to see something by using the inherent resources they have on campus. Kids notice everything.  Requiring the backpacks and bags that students wear to school to be transparent sends a strong message that schools and local communities are taking every step to empower students to say something if they Read More

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Cyber Security & Infrastructure Security Agency

Keeping our clients from harm’s way is the overarching mission that drives everything we do. As part of that mission, we’re broadcasting information related to services from the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS offers services that can increase the safety and security for courthouses and municipal infrastructures. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, (CISA), an agency within the DHS, provides site assessment services via the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) Program. The protective security advisors at CISA provide detailed reports Read More

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How to Rob a Bank

Clay Tumey claims he has robbed more banks than he can count, and he never used a gun. He did however carry a concealed hammer strapped to his leg. After serving 4 years in prison Clay is sharing information we can draw from. After serving his time, Clay held a number of Q&A sessions as part of his repentance and paid full restitution to the banks he robbed. The Q&A is informative. On Cameras Q: Did you know the placement Read More

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Courthouse Security Innovation

Isotec continues to advance the utility capabilities for automated entrance security that keeps guns out of buildings. Continue reading

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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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Proud Sponsor of the National Sheriffs’ Association

Sheriffs fill multiple roles throughout our communities. Continue reading

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