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.

College campus

Using CPTED for Higher Ed Campus Security

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 […]

Campus Security: Time for a Program Assessment?

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 […]

Who Are the Potential Perpetrators of Vehicle Ramming Attacks?

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 […]

Eagles: The Latest in Anti-Drone Security

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.

Is CPTED Still in Use Today?

The security concept known as CPTED—or Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design—started back in the 1970s with the publication of architect Oscar Newman’s book, Defensible Spaces. His thinking has influenced building designers, facility maintenance directors, security consultants, and even police agencies since that time. The question today is, does it still work?