Nov 29, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

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2022 Nuclear Security Summit Recap

This year, Kontek hosted a special event for nuclear security and defense personnel as well as experts who have operated in that sector. The Nuclear Security Summit consisted of 2 exciting days of learning and networking. Registered attendees were able to hear about advancements in nuclear security strategy, security technologies, and counterterrorism tactics. Our event was held at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC, and the Rowan County Wildlife Association in Salisbury, NC.

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Nov 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Counter Terrorism, Barrier Systems

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Vehicle Attack Protection: Is Your Facility Protected from Vehicle Attacks?

Vehicles can be used to breach physical security barriers, target individuals, and deliver explosives. The weaponization of vehicles during an act of terrorism is not a new threat but it has been further recognized in more recent years as a tactic that garners interest among those wishing to cause harm. This kind of attack does not require a high level of capability or preparation but can have a massive impact, especially in crowded areas where visible security is particularly scarce. Considering how quickly these attacks can be executed, security specialists and other key decision-makers must acknowledge potential threats and ensure that their security procedures can face them effectively.

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Nov 1, 2022 9:01:10 AM / by Adam Baird posted in Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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What Are Bollards and How Do They Deter Threats?

A bollard is a short, vertical post used to protect vulnerable areas that are at risk of accidental or intentional vehicle crashes. Bollards are seen around the perimeter of a facility as the general purpose of installing them is to protect the exterior of buildings, customers, pedestrians, and staff. Bollards have been used for many years, but the material used to design them has evolved to withstand the weight and velocity of a moving vehicle. With the increase of cars crashing into buildings in recent years, it is crucial to understand what kind of bollards are needed for your facility, how you can utilize them, and how much they can withstand.

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Oct 18, 2022 9:00:54 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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Surveillance Systems: Visible Vs. Thermal Security Cameras

Surveillance systems are installed to capture images that can help maximize intrusion detection, monitor the environment of the facility, and deter criminal activity. Two of the most common solutions that are implemented in security measures today are visible and thermal security cameras. Both thermal and visible cameras provide an efficient level of surveillance to meet basic security requirements and procedures. Deciding which one is best for you will depend on a variety of factors such as typical weather conditions, the need for extra lighting, or how much you’re willing to spend.

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Oct 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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How Video Surveillance Systems Improve Target Hardening

Video surveillance systems have become a common target hardening technique for businesses as they provide many safety and security benefits to all kinds of facilities. Installing a surveillance system is one way that you can apply modern technology to your security plans and procedures to maintain a safe environment for staff, clients, and authorized guests. Some common locations where you may see a surveillance system include schools, government buildings, hospitals, places of worship, and commercial properties. Target hardening is improved through surveillance systems by providing intrusion detection, presenting a physical deterrence, and monitoring the environment.

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Sep 20, 2022 9:00:43 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Target Hardening, Fencing Solutions

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How Anti-Scale Fencing Can Protect Your Facility

Anti-scale fencing is a very common solution for facilities that require a high level of security. A few good examples of these include military bases, prisons, and nuclear power plants. This kind of fencing is a necessity if your organization involves handling sensitive materials or engaging with high-profile individuals and public figures. There are also businesses that may not deal with such potentially targeted assets but still want to invest in stronger security methods to further ensure the safety of all assets, customers, and staff. Here are a few ways anti-scale fencing can help.

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Sep 6, 2022 9:04:01 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Target Hardening, Fencing Solutions

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Permanent Vs Temporary Security Fencing: What Do You Need?

Security fencing is a common method of target hardening that has been proven to be highly effective for many facilities. Fencing is likely to be a key attribute of your security measures as it can help deter intruders and help maintain access control. This feature can be installed for many different purposes and timeframes so some organizations may be seeking a long-term fencing solution while others only require fencing on a temporary basis. To determine which fencing solution is best for your facility, you must understand the difference between how permanent and temporary fencing is best applied.

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Aug 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Baird posted in Target Hardening

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How Mobile Fighting Positions Protect Schools

Educational institutions are considered to be soft targets for criminal activity and outside threats as those facilities are primarily occupied by children, teenagers, and unarmed faculty. Schools have an enhanced need for protection compared to most other facilities. There are many threats that young students could encounter; one that undoubtedly catches the nation’s attention whenever it occurs is the threat of active shooters.

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Aug 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Baird posted in Ballistic Shield

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How Mobile Fighting Positions Can Be Utilized By Officers

A mobile fighting position (MFP) is a rapid deployment ballistic shield and barricade that protects officers during combat. MFPs can be maneuvered over long distances, increasing operators' mobility and survivability. This kind of equipment is proven to be beneficial as officers are allowed to respond and defend against hasty/rapid deployment attacks. MFPs can be best utilized by SWAT units, nuclear security officers, and educational institutions.

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Jul 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Baird posted in Body Armor

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What Does NIJ Mean & How Does It Affect Body Armor?

Understanding the meaning of NIJ levels is essential as some have major differences compared to others in terms of protection, weight, velocity, and material. NIJ levels provide a clear indication of what the armor protects against and who could be best suited to apply it. NIJ has become a notable acronym in the industry, but what does it stand for? What does it mean? What does NIJ have to do with you purchasing body armor?

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