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Having A Church Safety Conversation in Your Community

Church Safety

Minority communities have long grappled with threats to their houses of worship and religious communities. But, for most Americans, until now the idea of a “church safety committee” seemed totally absurd. As Michael Masters, National Director and CEO of Secure Community Network, said following the October 2018 shooting targeting members …


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Trends in Municipal Infrastructure Security

Municipal Buildings

There’s increased interest in municipal infrastructure security—especially for higher-security bullet resistant barrier systems in municipal and local government offices. This is especially the case along the southern border, in Texas, Arizona, and Southern California. Is this a sign of sinister anti-government trends along the border?  Are we in the midst …


Armored civilian luxury vehicles come from either OEMs or companies that customize existing models into rolling fortresses.

Safety Meets Luxury with Armored Civilian Vehicles

General Security

When it comes to automotive safety, most of us think of airbags and anti-lock brakes. But imagine kicking it up a few notches with an armored civilian vehicle. Picture yourself in the ultimate safe vehicle. It can withstand bomb blasts and gunfire. It even emits a handy smokescreen to fend …


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School Resource Officers are Getting Hard to Find

School Security and Safety

Communities are eager to invest in their schools’ safety and physical security. This increasingly includes a push to add school resource officers (SROs), sworn officers, or other armed security to every school. But doing so has proved challenging in many districts. School resource officers—although sometimes the focus of controversial news coverage—are far from …


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Low-Cost School Safety and Security Improvements

School Security and Safety

Every politician and administrator in America is under increasing pressure to improve school safety and security. The result? An avalanche of well-intentioned seminars, dubious “security” products, questionable laws, and controversial policies. And still, there are scarce additional dollars available to support improvements in school safety.  Fortunately, some of the highest …


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An All-Hazards Approach to School Safety

School Security and Safety

School safety is always front and center. According to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, school safety is among the determining factors for both parents and students switching schools. A recent report from Axios found that 68 percent of “Generation Z” (the post-Millennial generation) say that “school shootings are the most …


Bullet Proof Glass vs. Security Window Film

Bullet Resistant Glass vs. Security Window Film

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Should I Choose Bulletproof Glass or Security Window Film? The answer to this question depends on whether you are trying to protect people or products. Each of these solutions provides an added layer of protection to a building. But remember: only bullet-resistant glass can stop bullets. It is important that …

Using school door barricade devices is controversial because these devices could prevent individuals with disabilities and, under some circumstances, even persons who don’t have any disabilities from evacuating a building during an emergency, such as a fire.

Safety Concerns About School Door Barricades

School Security and Safety

In December of last year Campus Safety magazine announced that they would immediately stop accepting advertising dollars from companies whose school door barricades fall short of safety and accessibility standards. As Campus Safety noted in their announcement, “these devices … could prevent individuals with disabilities and, under some circumstances, even …