As the Carr Fire tore across Northern California earlier this year, firefighter James Bevins spent 2 weeks providing rescue support for helicopters dispatched to dump water and fire-retardant chemicals on the 230,000-acre blaze.
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.
It’s easy for vendors to get overly familiar with their customers and try to bypass security policies related to access control, waiting time, or being in parts of the facility they really don’t need to be. All employees need to be reminded to follow established protocols for vendor interactions.
On Friday, August 10, 2018, a 29-year-old Horizon Air ground crew employee was (sadly) able to highlight the immediate, seemingly unpredictable impact posed by insider threats. The worker, Richard Russell, was able to use his access to the cargo area and tarmac to steal the aircraft. Using a pushback tug designed to move planes on […]
The fourth-season premiere of Better Call Saul landed on August 6, and it was every bit as entertaining and brilliant as fans have come to expect. But it also included a detailed, accurate, and dryly hilarious scene wherein a main character takes stock of a large corporation’s major security failings.
The ease with which a disgruntled content creator walked onto YouTube’s property in San Bruno, California, last April and opened fire on employees shone a bright light on existing security issues inherent in Silicon Valley’s open campus culture. Tech companies have long desired to create a workplace that attracts the best talent, particularly the Millennials […]
It is important to determine suitable shelter-in-place locations and lockdown rooms in a facility before an incident. Knowing what characteristics make a room more conducive to shelter in place or secure in place (lockdown) helps to avoid danger during an incident.
Anyone who travels by air is very familiar with airport security checkpoints. But are they effective against new threats? The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that aviation security needs to shift away from checkpoints and toward more public areas of airports to adapt after recent attacks.
A new protocol for designing a video surveillance system with camera placement on the outside perimeter facing inward is being deployed by the Compton Unified School District (USD) Police Department.
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 […]
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.