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.

TSA Chief: Security Needs to Move Beyond Checkpoints

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.

Who Are the Potential Perpetrators of Vehicle Ramming Attacks?

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 […]

Eagles: The Latest in Anti-Drone Security

After several incidents of unauthorized drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted military sites, the French air force has deployed a unique squadron in response. Four golden eagles have been trained to intercept and destroy the tiny rogue aircraft.

Is CPTED Still in Use Today?

The security concept known as CPTED—or Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design—started back in the 1970s with the publication of architect Oscar Newman’s book, Defensible Spaces. His thinking has influenced building designers, facility maintenance directors, security consultants, and even police agencies since that time. The question today is, does it still work?

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Perimeter Surveillance Needs More than Just Cameras

With the demands placed on them by internal employee-driven security concerns and cybersecurity issues, many security directors and managers have had to turn the protection of the outside of their facilities—the company parking lots and building exteriors—over to external cameras. If they have the luxury of either a contract or proprietary security guard force, that […]