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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
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and TSA recently unveiled the first five Automated Screening Lanes (ASL) to be installed as part of a $12.3 million project to upgrade 14 lanes in the Tom Bradley International Terminal security checkpoint at Los Angeles International. The new lane security systems allow up to five travelers to place their items in trays simultaneously and submit them for screening without waiting for the first person to complete the process. Passengers then line up at the Read More
Last year ATM vestibules in New York City became sleeping quarters for transients. On some occasions the homeless converted the unsecured areas into makeshift bedrooms. Those bank customers willing to risk a potential robbery literally had to step over them to access the ATM machines. Many customers chose alternate solutions to access their funds instead of running the risk of being mugged or assaulted. Colder weather increases the likelihood that transients will turn to ATM vestibules for use as makeshift Read More
As a growing market, marijuana dispensaries have become a lucrative prospect for developers and consumers. They’ve also become known for their risks. There are very few other retail industries that have the unique security requirements of the marijuana industry. Besides ensuring the legality of their clientele, they must also ensure the safety of their products and their finances. Physical Security and its Impact on Business Most dispensaries probably employ traditional security features, like alarm systems, cameras, security guards, and pass Read More
CNBC (9/7) reports on the teams of undercover police officers with Los Angeles Airport Police that patrol Los Angeles International Airport to spot “insider threat[s].” Law enforcement officials “say airports around the country routinely monitor the thousands of employees, who must undergo a criminal background check and get fingerprinted.” At Los Angeles airport, police “screen employees and check IDs as part of a multi-agency operation.” Chief David Maggard Jr. enforces the airport’s “zero tolerance” policy for employees, which means an Read More
Many businesses spend a lot of time and money focused on firewalls and encryption software to protect their IT systems and data – and rightly so. However, physical security is often overlooked when compared to cyber security when it can be just as crucial, especially for small businesses that do not have the same resources as larger firms to devote to security personnel and tools. Physical security helps companies protect assets, including IT infrastructure and servers that make their businesses run and Read More
The House has passed the first-ever comprehensive DHS authorization bill that covers all components of the department: including TSA, Customs, and Border Protection. The measure includes authorizations for the law enforcement officer (LEO) reimbursement program at the current funding level of $45 million and for TSA exit lane staffing at the current rate of $77 million annually. .
Reuters (7/14, Shepardson) reports the US Department of Homeland Security on Friday issued a revised directive for airlines worldwide following requests for clarification over mandated aviation security measures set to take effect next week. According to Transportation Security Administration spokesman, James Gregory, “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared commitment to raising the baseline.” According to officials, the directive includes technical adjustments, enhanced passenger screenings and increased security protocols. However, an airline Read More
This ballistic rated multi-lane Safety Entrance® protects a municipal facility. The system prevents unauthorized entrance to people carrying guns. The Safety Entrance also enforces Exit Lane Breach Control, which denies entrance to people trying to gain access through the exit lane. With an expected life of more than 10 years, an investment in this type of automated security can have capitalized cost of less than $500 per month.
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