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What is Critical Infrastructure Security?

Mar 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What is Critical Infrastructure Security?

The term critical infrastructure security refers to how we guard our nation's most important physical and cyber systems. If these systems were destroyed, they would have a serious effect on our physical or economic safety. This could mean anything from a public health crisis to a total collapse of the stock market. Whether you own a nuclear power plant, a religious institution, or a major shopping destination, you have a duty to visitors and tenants to keep them safe. The moment we skimp on this type of security is the moment we make ourselves vulnerable to countless threats. Understanding the best tactics starts with understanding the ins and outs of the structure you're trying to protect. We'll look at how critical infrastructure works in the real world and how it can apply to you. 

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Keys to Municipal Building Security

Mar 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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When developing security plans, there are three levels of protection to be addressed. The inner and outer perimeters, and the interior. This involves creating a viable plan to control intruders attempting to enter the property on foot or by vehicle; the doors, windows and walls; and the inside of the building. This can be accomplished by having security cameras, an alarm system, and strong locks and keys. Utilizing the concepts of territorial reinforcement and natural access control as part of your building security measures will assist in developing a security strategy that works.

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Ballistic Glass and Target Hardening

Feb 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass, Target Hardening

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Ballistic Glass and Target Hardening

When you own a property, your top priority has to be the art of keeping its visitors and tenants as safe as they can possibly be. Your next goal is generally to protect the structure and grounds from unnecessary danger. Target hardening is a way to guard your building or car against those who would do it harm. There are a number of ways that you can accomplish target hardening, and one of those ways is by installing bullet proof glass. This thick barrier will slow down criminals and give them one more reason to stay far away from your property. We'll look at the benefits of this special kind of glass, and why it should be a non-negotiable for nearly any property owner. 

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Vehicle Bollards and Target Hardening

Feb 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication, Target Hardening

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A variety of environments call for strong protection against unauthorized vehicles, which could do major damage and threaten lives if allowed to penetrate vulnerable spaces. Vehicle bollards mitigate this risk by providing a barrier that is decidedly difficult to overcome. These valuable security features can take many forms; removable and retractable security bollards are increasingly common, but decorative security bollards can also be found in many settings.

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What is LRAD: Kontek's Acoustic Solutions Partner

Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Custom Fabrication

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When it comes to defense systems, you want the best. Tactical teams and military forces are consistently faced with combat missions, disaster response and humanitarian initiatives that require clear communications and the ability to quickly employ escalation of force (EOF).

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What is Target Hardening?

Jan 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Threat Assessment

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Target hardening is a term that can apply to any building. The idea is to transform the structure to make it look more difficult or unattractive to target. When it comes down to it, there are no buildings that are entirely secure from attack, but there are ways to increase security once you understand how the process works. While each building will provide its own set of challenges, target hardening considers everything from the natural landscape to the number of employees before developing ways to counteract terrorism. Whether your building has received direct threats or you're just looking into how to improve your security, this could very well be the answer you're looking for. We'll look more at how target hardening serves as a way to both prevent attacks and mitigate the damage if they do occur. 

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How Do Law Enforcement Officers Train?

Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Special Forces Training

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When searching for the best and brightest law enforcement personnel, they have a series of tactical training courses they must successfully pass to quality for the force. These types of courses are rigorous and challenging in an effort to properly prepare them for the environments they may encounter.

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Features and Design of a Shoot House

Dec 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Custom Fabrication, Shoot House, Special Forces Training

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It’s not easy being law enforcement or military. The amount of training necessary is vital to ensuring their safety and the environments they protect. Although they receive training during the academy or when they first join the military, certain types of training must be ongoing to keep these tactical teams sharp. You never really hear about this type of training, because most of it occurs in a shoot house to reinforce tactical training, target engagement and other protocols they need to learn. Having the right shoot house equipment on hand can make a significant difference in the level of training that can be provided for these types of personnel.

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How Is Body Armor Rated?

Dec 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Body Armor

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Many people think of body armor as something law enforcement wears like a bulletproof vest, but everyday body armor is becoming very common – even to the point of having body armor-type school bookbags. Body armor has specific ratings evaluated by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). They are in charge of setting, testing and enhancing ballistic protection standards that are tied to body armor consumers purchase. The standards are responsible for ensuring certain levels of safety and can assist when deciding the type of protection that works best. There are currently five basic NIJ ballistic protection ratings that are associated with the type of armor. These range from Level IIA to Level IV.

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What is a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment?

Nov 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment

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With so many things happening around the globe, it’s important to have a good threat and vulnerability management policy in place for your business. That begins with a threat and vulnerability assessment. This entails a team of experts coming to your organization to inspect, review and make a determination on how safe things are. It includes a detailed report on the current layout, how well it functions, any existing processes, countermeasures and vulnerabilities. The threat assessment concludes with cost effective recommendations and solutions that can strengthen current procedures and infrastructure.

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