Jewish Community Center security and safety for those attending worship in Synagogues has become more urgent in wake of recent active shooting events and hate crimes.

Jewish Community Center Security After Pittsburgh

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After the harrowing events on October 27th, 2018, the discussion around Jewish Community Center security and safety within synagogues has taken on a new sense of urgency. As Rabbi Joshua Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta, Georgia, wrote recently on Facebook: “Violence and terror are so rattling because they …


active shooter response training has changed in the wake of the many mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine.

How Has Active Shooter Response Changed?

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  During an active shooter event, every second counts. That was true when four law enforcement officers recently responded to a 911 call reporting an active shooter at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin. Within minutes of the 911 call, the responding officers made entry to the building and used deadly …


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Local Newsroom Security And Bulletproof Glass

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With violence against journalists around the world making headlines, local newsroom security is becoming more top-of-mind. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, journalists were assaulted 45 times in 2017.  On 43 of those occasions, the reporters were covering a local demonstration, event, or crime scene.  In the first nine …


Threats to journalists or those who work in the media are nothing new, but recent shootings and continued workplace violence has prompted some media offices to upgrade their security protocol and equipment.

Newsroom Security Threats and Prevention

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Death threats are nothing new for journalists. Some reporters see them as a badge of honor, believing danger comes with the job when you’re seeking to uncover the truth. But a recent incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, rattled even the most hardened pros when a gunman, bearing a long-held …


Although facial recognition technologies have an established track record in several markets, no system is perfect, and time will tell if its use in schools keeps students and staff safer.

Using Facial Recognition Technologies for School Safety

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As students head back to school in the coming weeks, they may have to adjust to more than new teachers and piles of homework. Many will encounter beefed-up security procedures – adding school resource officers or new access control or video surveillance and facial recognition technologies designed to keep them safe. This year’s tragic …


Custom Physical Security for Corporate Offices are becoming increasingly popular across a number of industries including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and more.

2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

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“Since the start of the year, we’re finding that physical security for C-level executives is more of a focus,” notes Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “That’s nothing really new. The guy in the corner office has always had a little more to worry about when it comes to security. But at one …


Data center physical security involves securing the many entry and exit points of the building, and possibly installing ballistic barriers to protect staff.

The Importance of Data Center Physical Security

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In a recent interview with MLive,Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards explained, “I’ve been around the bulletproof industry for 21 years. A long time ago, you only saw bulletproof products used to protect money. We took a different approach and wanted to help your most valuable asset, and that’s people.” …


Simple things like changing your default factory password can keep video surveillance cameras and systems from being hacked by cyber criminals.

​Are Surveillance Cameras Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

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Video surveillance systems have long served as the workhorse of physical security, exposing and even deterring criminal activity. But changes in technology have allowed cyber hackers to turn the tables on these dependable devices and make surveillance cameras another piece of equipment we need to protect. As more and more …