On Friday, August 10, 2018, a 29-year-old Horizon Air ground crew employee was (sadly) able to highlight the immediate, seemingly unpredictable impact posed by insider threats. The worker, Richard Russell, was able to use his access to the cargo area and tarmac to steal the aircraft. Using a pushback tug designed to move planes on […]
Category: Grounds Security
For many businesses, it’s not enough that the building is secure—the immediate area surrounding it must be secure as well. We cover everything from fencing and perimeter security to grounds surveillance methods and appropriate staffing.
The fourth-season premiere of Better Call Saul landed on August 6, and it was every bit as entertaining and brilliant as fans have come to expect. But it also included a detailed, accurate, and dryly hilarious scene wherein a main character takes stock of a large corporation’s major security failings.
The ease with which a disgruntled content creator walked onto YouTube’s property in San Bruno, California, last April and opened fire on employees shone a bright light on existing security issues inherent in Silicon Valley’s open campus culture. Tech companies have long desired to create a workplace that attracts the best talent, particularly the Millennials […]
Anyone who travels by air is very familiar with airport security checkpoints. But are they effective against new threats? The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that aviation security needs to shift away from checkpoints and toward more public areas of airports to adapt after recent attacks.
A new protocol for designing a video surveillance system with camera placement on the outside perimeter facing inward is being deployed by the Compton Unified School District (USD) Police Department.
Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is a useful strategy for security professionals, and it can be very effective in addressing the unique challenges of securing higher education grounds and facilities. Take a look at this presentation from the National Center for Campus Public Safety to see how. Designing Safety on Higher Ed Campuses: A […]
Have you considered all the angles concerning your campus’s security? Take a look at this presentation from the National Center for Campus Public Safety to see what elements you may be overlooking so that you can assess and build a better physical security program. Building and Assessing Your Physical Security Program from National Center for […]
The prevalence of vehicle-borne attacks in Europe over the last few years once had many security professionals in the United States asking daunting questions: “Can those types of assaults happen here? Why have we not seen cars, delivery trucks, panel vans, or even semitrucks used as terror weapons here to this point?” And then, a […]
Thermal cameras are becoming a leading trend in video surveillance today. They are the perfect complement to conventional cameras that, when combined, make a wide-ranging and comprehensive surveillance system.
After several incidents of unauthorized drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted military sites, the French air force has deployed a unique squadron in response. Four golden eagles have been trained to intercept and destroy the tiny rogue aircraft.