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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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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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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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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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What Are the Different Grades of Ballistic Glass?

Nov 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass

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Ballistic glass is the technical term for one of the highest levels of bulletproof glass. You’ll find it in many places, such as convenience stores and banks. There are many uses of bulletproof glass. There is bullet resistant glass for cars, and bulletproof glass doors which provide a high level of safety. One of the most important things to know about ballistic glass is that it’s not really glass but a bulletproof acrylic, glass clad polycarbonate or laminated polycarbonate with different levels of protection.

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Kontek's SpecTrain Program

Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

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Kontek Industries not only provides you with ballistic-rated protection, but it also offers tactical training and critical applications classes through its SpecTrain program. The curriculum is designed to challenge you, regardless of your skill level. Courses include CORE classes for pistol and rifle, critical application classes, precision rifle classes, site security classes and cover and concealment dynamics classes.

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Kontek's Tactical Training Solutions

Oct 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Counter Terrorism, Custom Fabrication

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The best way to train for combat situations is to provide tactical training. In these situations, having modular shoot houses, breaching doors and training walls gives your training a more realistic feel to it. Kontek provides these tactical items to those who wish to provide real-life training, including the military and police academies. Wall and buildings may be equipped with any type of port, including our ball port, to give you more practice using them while out on the range.

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