Deterrence is central to security. (In fact, "Deter" is one of the "Four Ds" of active shooter preparedness.) After all, entirely preventing an attack is the best possible security outcome.

Security Theater: Deterrence and Psychological Reassurance

General Security

 “Security theater” is a phrase that security experts coined to denote measures they believe give the feeling of safety without providing actual security improvements. Initially, it was applied to the slapdash security screenings at airports in the early 2000s. The term has since spread more widely, as public security …


Physical security risk assessments can answer questions about how and where to improve security and put building owners and operations managers on a path toward greater safety and peace-of-mind.

A Guide To Physical Security Risk Assessments

Security News

The decision to harden the physical security of your building can bring up many questions: What are our biggest risks? Where are we most vulnerable? What should we fix first? Physical security risk assessments can answer these questions and put building owners and operations managers on a path toward greater …


We've seen an increasing number of news stories heralding soft body armor including items such as bulletproof backpacks for students, but there are limitation for these items when it comes to providing meaningful school safety.

School Safety: Questioning Soft Body Armor

School Security and Safety

School safety is perpetually in the news. Over the last year or so, we’ve seen an increasing number of news stories heralding soft body armor. These usually include items such as “bulletproof hoodies,” backpacks, or other bullet-resistant personal protection items for school children. Some of these pieces have been fairly …


Many companies are exploring ways that they can create "safe rooms" in their existing office—addressing the special challenges of corporate security

Safe Rooms: A New Approach to Workplace Violence

Corporate Security

 Many companies are exploring ways that they can create “safe rooms” in their existing office—addressing the special challenges of corporate security. One of the greatest challenges: the attacker is very often someone familiar to the target and victims. As a result, security measures that are highly effective in many …


Our insulated ballistic glass product carries a UL 752 Level 1 ballistic rating, as well as a UL 972 forced-entry rating.

New Product: DEFENDER Insulated Ballistic Glass

Bulletproof Glass

As a leader in bulletproof solutions, we are proud of our consultative approach to helping customers figure out which type of bulletproof glass is right for them. We also take tremendous pride in bringing innovative solutions to the market. We’re excited to announce a new ballistic glass product –the only …


As more organizations try to prevent workplace violence and other threats to worker safety, corporate security is getting more focus.

Corporate Security, Liability, and “Foreseeability” in 2020

Corporate

In 2020, corporate security and safety will boil down to one thing: Foreseeability. In essence, foreseeability breaks down into two basic questions: Would a reasonable person be able to foresee that this event was to occur? What did the organization do to mitigate or prevent it? Consider this example: There’s …


Which security features and systems for corporate buildings are totally overrated and which are worth the investment?

Best Corporate Security Solutions in 2020: “Underrated or Overrated?”

Corporate

Bernie Youngblood, Director of Marketing at Detection Systems and Engineering, started working in security decades ago. Back then he was responsible for the development and execution of a national program for a CCTV camera manufacturer. A lot has changed in that time—especially technologically—but the basic need for corporate security has …