As you look into federal school safety grants, expect to find intricate application requirements, tiered funding limitations, dollar matching requirements, or regional preferences. 

3 Tips for Securing School Safety Grants

School Security and Safety

When it comes to school safety grants, most people focus on federal programs—and for good reason. For example, the Department of Justice awarded more than $70 million in school safety grants this year. FEMA is likewise offering $60 million in nonprofit security improvement grants this year alone.  (That’s more than …


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

Visitor Management Systems Improve Security

General Security

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 …


physical security

When Physical Security Affects Cybersecurity

General Security

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 …


physical security for utility offices

Physical Barriers For Utilities Offices Add Emotional Safety

utility

People are often surprised to learn that physical barriers for utility offices are being installed more frequently. Who in their right mind is going to try and rob a power company? Do those payment centers even take cash? But there’s something in that office far more important than the payments. As …


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Having A Church Safety Conversation in Your Community

Church Safety

Minority communities have long grappled with threats to their houses of worship and religious communities. But, for most Americans, until now the idea of a “church safety committee” seemed totally absurd. As Michael Masters, National Director and CEO of Secure Community Network, said following the October 2018 shooting targeting members …


municipal infrastructure security trends

Trends in Municipal Infrastructure Security

Municipal Buildings

There’s increased interest in municipal infrastructure security—especially for higher-security bullet resistant barrier systems in municipal and local government offices. This is especially the case along the southern border, in Texas, Arizona, and Southern California. Is this a sign of sinister anti-government trends along the border?  Are we in the midst …


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

Safety Meets Luxury with Armored Civilian Vehicles

General Security

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 …