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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How is Body Armor Made?

Nov 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Mike DonDiego posted in Body Armor

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Body armor has been around for centuries, dating back to ancient tribes and warriors. In Europe, body armor consisted of metal plates, but technology has helped create what we know as the bulletproof vest and body armor vest. While there are some types of body armor made with very strong materials like metal, soft body armor is made from advanced woven fibers that is sewn into vests and other types of soft clothing. You may have also heard the term Kevlar, which is a lightweight clothing fiber that is five times stronger than a piece of steel the same weight. How Kevlar works is simple – it stops bullets from reaching the body and is very powerful. Other types of body armor are being developed, such as silk body armor, which is constructed out of spider silk. The result is called Biosteel, which is known to be up to 20 times stronger than a normal piece of regular steel.

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