In order to assure workplace safety, corporate clients are increasingly choosing to install higher security barriers.

Workplace Safety Trends: Increased Bullet Resistance

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In order to improve workplace safety, more companies are choosing to install a higher level of ballistic barriers. This is a major shift. In years past, it would have been uncommon for a corporate workplace to invest in a bullet-resistant barrier rated higher than UL Level 3 (that’s a system …

physical security best practices are often an afterthought or not thought about at all; understanding corporate security best practices can help you develop a better approach to being prepared and protecting your employees and visitors.

Corporate Security Best Practices

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In most business settings, physical security is either absent or insufficient. “Since nothing has happened,” explains T.J. McComas, a physical security specialist and founder of Bastion Security Group, “the conclusion is that the security works. But, in many cases, it isn’t that the security works, it’s just that they’ve been …

Businesses are looking at safety procedures and training including corporate active shooter training to be more prepared for an incident.

5-Minute Safety Topic: Corporate Active Shooter Training

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Corporate offices are among the locations most susceptible to gun violence—and least prepared to respond effectively. In America, violent crime has steadily declined since the 1990s. But the workplace has proven to be an anomaly: Workplace shootings are on the rise. Today, the bulk of American active shooters attack places of …

Charitable organizations and generous individuals are finding ways to fund the effort to outfit more police K9s with bulletproof vests for their protection.

Protecting Police K9s With Bulletproof Vests

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Police dogs, or K9s, perform dangerous tasks in the line of duty, yet they aren’t issued K9 bulletproof vests like many of their human handlers. It’s mostly due to a lack of funding – not to a lack of love or caring. But that’s changing thanks to the generosity of …

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

Visitor Management Systems Improve Security

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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

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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 …

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

Safety Meets Luxury with Armored Civilian Vehicles

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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 …

As the first few armored ambulances hit the streets, law enforcement, first responders, and citizens are weighing the pros and cons.

Are Armored Ambulances the Way of the Future?

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Paramedics in Ada County, Idaho, unveiled their new ambulance last month, and it’s anything but ordinary. The vehicle, plated in black bulletproof metal and funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, will accompany the Ada County Paramedics’ Tactical Medical Team when it joins SWAT teams in the …