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 …


recreational and medical marijuana businesses face physical security challenges and local municipal requirements for safety.

Marijuana Businesses Face Special Security Challenges

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The medical and recreational marijuana industries pose special security and access control challenges. “It’s not just that there’s so much cash on hand,” explains Bob George, Sales Manager for Total Securities Solutions (TSS), “but also that they have to meet these special regulatory requirements for how they handle everything and operate their …


Owners of businesses that sell recreational marijuana will want to take physical security features very seriously as they will impact employee and customer safety, as well as their ability to meet state requirements for security.

Physical Security For The Recreational Marijuana Industry

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As of November 2018 most U.S. states have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. But despite what you’ve heard, that doesn’t mean there is now a marijuana free-for-all. Instead, we’re seeing the rise of a well-regulated industry that is focused on safety and security. According to Bill Cousins, founder of security consultancy …


active shooter response training has changed in the wake of the many mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine.

How Has Active Shooter Response Changed?

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  During an active shooter event, every second counts. That was true when four law enforcement officers recently responded to a 911 call reporting an active shooter at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin. Within minutes of the 911 call, the responding officers made entry to the building and used deadly …


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Local Newsroom Security And Bulletproof Glass

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With violence against journalists around the world making headlines, local newsroom security is becoming more top-of-mind. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, journalists were assaulted 45 times in 2017.  On 43 of those occasions, the reporters were covering a local demonstration, event, or crime scene.  In the first nine …


Threats to journalists or those who work in the media are nothing new, but recent shootings and continued workplace violence has prompted some media offices to upgrade their security protocol and equipment.

Newsroom Security Threats and Prevention

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Death threats are nothing new for journalists. Some reporters see them as a badge of honor, believing danger comes with the job when you’re seeking to uncover the truth. But a recent incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, rattled even the most hardened pros when a gunman, bearing a long-held …


Although facial recognition technologies have an established track record in several markets, no system is perfect, and time will tell if its use in schools keeps students and staff safer.

Using Facial Recognition Technologies for School Safety

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As students head back to school in the coming weeks, they may have to adjust to more than new teachers and piles of homework. Many will encounter beefed-up security procedures – adding school resource officers or new access control or video surveillance and facial recognition technologies designed to keep them safe. This year’s tragic …