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Easy-Care, Durable School Security Windows

School Security and Safety

Total Security Solutions market segment leader Rick Reid recently received these photos from a school in Florida, showing the condition of their security windows.             What happened to these windows? Most people assume that this glass is decades old and deeply scratched. Maybe someone gouged …


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The Dangers of School Door Barricades

School Security and Safety

Door barricades are an attractive solution: For just a few thousand dollars a school can outfit every single classroom with a door barricade that’s easy to activate and renders the room virtually impenetrable. They can be installed quickly, without disrupting school activities. And most importantly in many communities—where armed guards …


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Security Windows For Religious Organizations

Religious Organizations

Hate crimes targeting religious groups are on the rise both in US and Canada. Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies still report having difficulty persuading religious organizations to directly address this terrible reality. A key concern that many congregants raise is that they do not want enhanced security to inadvertently exclude anyone. …


As you look into federal school safety grants, expect to find intricate application requirements, tiered funding limitations, dollar matching requirements, or regional preferences. 

3 Tips for Securing School Safety Grants

School Security and Safety

When it comes to school safety grants, most people focus on federal programs—and for good reason. For example, the Department of Justice awarded more than $70 million in school safety grants this year. FEMA is likewise offering $60 million in nonprofit security improvement grants this year alone.  (That’s more than …


Hospitals, schools, businesses and other facilities are taking a look at sophisticated visitor management systems that help improve security.

Visitor Management Systems Improve Security

General Security

It may be the endgame for old-fashioned logbooks as more schools and hospitals consider improving security with visitor management systems, and other modern, integrated solutions. Education and healthcare administrators face similar challenges as they wrestle with growing security threats. They typically operate multiple locations, all with high visitor traffic. Some facilities …


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When Physical Security Affects Cybersecurity

General Security

On March 30 the Secret Service arrested Yujing Zhang, a 32-year-old Chinese national, at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago resort (where President Trump frequently spends weekends). The charge? Suspicion of being a “foreign agent.” At the time she was carrying an alarming trove of spy gear: two passports four separate cellphones five …