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 […]
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.
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.
Midtown Action Council (MAC), Harrisburg’s oldest continuously operating community group, is adding wireless surveillance cameras to an existing system in the city. The council needs funds to match a grant for more cameras and has started a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the project.
The number of Americans less willing to attend large events because of terrorism is rising to record levels, according to a recent Gallop poll. Increased security can change their view.
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?
Union Square, San Francisco’s premier shopping and cultural hub, sees a positive impact to public safety with the upgrade of districtwide security protection. A unified IP surveillance system manages some 350 cameras and allows the ability to identify and quickly respond to potential security events.
With the demands placed on them by internal employee-driven security concerns and cybersecurity issues, many security directors and managers have had to turn the protection of the outside of their facilities—the company parking lots and building exteriors—over to external cameras. If they have the luxury of either a contract or proprietary security guard force, that […]