How to survive an active shooter event

How to survive an active shooter event

General Security, Personal Security
Nowadays, attacks like the Florida School Shooting are unfortunately on the rise. It is apparent that learning what to do and how to survive an active shooter event, not just in schools, but just about anywhere is absolutely crucial. With the recent increase in the number of shootings, it's natural to be concerned and wonder whether any of us are truly prepared for such an event.   Understanding Who An Active Shooter Is Active Shooters are individuals who actively engage in killing or attempting to kill people within confined and populated areas. Active shooters mostly use firearms, but may also be in possession of crude weapons like knives. There is no immediate recognizable pattern or method to their selection of victims. An active shooter situation is highly unpredictable and evolves…
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Safety Glass – An Important Security Feature

Safety Glass – An Important Security Feature

General Security
Security glass is glass that has been enhanced in terms of its composition in order to make it less likely to break or less prone to vandalism or threat. These additional safety features were introduced due to our affinity for glass in the modern day age. Some designs that have reached the mainstream include tempered glass, wired glass and laminated glass. All the above classes of glass can be combined to create hybrid glass that is unmatched in terms of providing a secure environment to the persons enclosed.   The most common types in our world at the moment are tempered and laminated glass. Tempered (used as a component in bulletproof glass) has many benefits due to its manufacturing process which is achieved through controlled chemical/thermal treatments in order to…
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The Benefits of Surveillance

The Benefits of Surveillance

General Security
Surveillance refers to the monitoring of activities and behavior for the purpose of managing or protecting people. There are various types of surveillance which include computer surveillance, telephone, social network analysis, biometrics, aerial, corporate, satellite imagery and the most common, cameras (Closed Circuit Television or CCTV). Surveillance is a technique used by governments or security companies for information gathering in order to protect its citizens or clients from crime through its prevention or through investigation. There are several benefits to running a comprehensive surveillance system in your home or premises:   When used concurrently with existing security systems, it enhances their efficiency The most common and efficient method of surveillance is video, as once someone is caught on camera; it is very difficult for them to actually compete with the…
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