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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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The Hack & Jack

Modern-day bank robbers no longer need to enter banks for cash. Robbers have made hacking into and manually robbing ATMs a global, scalable enterprise. Foreign crooks are literally recruiting candidates and training them on how to rob hacked ATMs. We’re naming this methodology the “Hack & Jack”; whereby hackers override bank instructions, and contracted street thieves do the taking. ATM theft and fraud cost the banking industry billions of dollars annually, and guess who pays for that? US Secret Service Read More

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Your Ultimate Eyewitness

Facial recognition augmented with Artificial Intelligence (AI) will become one of the most assured ways of transforming the data all around us into a helpful tool Continue reading

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ELBC Technologies; a Security “No Brainer”

If you ever saw someone sneaking into a movie through a theatre’s exit while the audience was leaving, you witnessed a crime/theft via an exit lane breach. That might not seem important; after all, it’s only a movie. Think again. More money is lost annually by movie theatres from people sneaking into movies than by all the bank robberies committed in the U.S. Now, take the same act, but change the venue to a courthouse, a strategic site or a Read More

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What type of door is best to secure my entrance?

Doors exist for reasons; what’re yours? Knowing the reason for a door’s existence is a key factor in determining what type of door you may need. With the operative word being need. These are a few questions that will take your search down the path for choosing the correct door type: • What size door do you want or need? • What type of materials are required? • Is the door a site barrier? • What are the dimensions for Read More

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Walk-Through Metal Detectors

Walk-through metal detectors, like those seen at airports, provide a mission-critical function of detecting weapons within our Safety Entrances®. Though very large in our universe, “walk-throughs” represent only a portion of the types of metal detectors used for a variety of applications. As an example, handheld metal detectors far and away outnumber walk-through metal detectors because there are many more applications they are used for. Think of that guy on the beach in search of lost watches & such. Walk-through 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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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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Nick Laskovski is Making Things Happen

Nine months ago Diebold’s Nick Laskovski made his way to our Westminster HQ to learn about Safety Entrances®. So far this year, Nick leads all of Diebold in sales of our Safety Entrances®. Diebold has about 16,000 employees. Sounds like Rookie of Year accolades are in order. We understand the folks at Diebold may be surprised by Nick’s “out of the blocks” success, but not us. We know a little something about outlier like Nick, because we’ve been labeled with the moniker a few Read More

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Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Alert

DHS Issues Alert To Law Enforcement For 9/11 Anniversary. Fox News  (9/2, Dean) reported DHS issued an alert bulletin to law enforcement agencies urging them to remain on high alert for “potential terrorist activity leading up to the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.” The alert warns that terrorists “may be inspired or directed to conduct attacks against events associated with 9/11 memorial commemorations or other mass gathering targets timed to this date.” The alert highlighted recent “unsophisticated, opportunistic Read More

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