Target Hardening Examples: Learn to Protect Your Facility

Nov 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Target hardening is the process of making a structure more difficult to attack or destroy. It's a relatively technical term, one that's largely associated with government buildings and global commerce facilities. Yet target hardening also refers to protection from natural disasters, accidental threats, and internal threats, all of which can apply to any building or property. From mom-and-pop corner stores to churches to schools, everyone can benefit from having the right target hardening techniques. But there's a careful balance that needs to be struck for owners who want to adopt these measures, otherwise you risk alienating those who use your facilities for the right purposes. (For example, you wouldn't necessarily want barb wire to surround a bustling, luxury shopping mall.) We'll look at what to keep in mind before you start implementing your own protections. 

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Bolster Your Security: Threat Assessments and Target Hardening

Nov 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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On a daily basis, facilities managers must remain vigilant to a variety of possible threats.

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Target Hardening with Ballistic Glass

Oct 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass, Custom Fabrication, Target Hardening

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Ballistic glass is heavy-duty protection that can be installed in anything from an office building to a vehicle. It is one of the most indestructible types of bulletproof glass and it's been a literal lifesaver for plenty of people around the globe. It's a good example of target hardening, a technique where property owners can add layers of security to their building and grounds. When everything from storefronts to schools is being attacked these days, it pays to take extra precautions. The stronger your defenses are, the more difficult it is for a criminal to hit their mark. And even if a criminal can't see the thick glass from a distance, it provides another obstacle, which can force them to abandon a structure. 

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Target Hardening and Terrorism

Oct 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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Target hardening measures are techniques used to make a property more difficult for another to infiltrate. Whether it's a petty thief or a merciless terrorist, the building, structure, and grounds are designed to present multiple obstacles to a criminal, so they eventually become frustrated and move on. The more work they need to do and the more danger it presents, the less likely they are to follow through with the plan. When we think of terrorists, we tend to think of those that make the headlines. From crashed planes to bombed buildings, these heinous acts are often intended for high-profile properties. The problem with these associations is that it can give us an impression that smaller organizations aren't at risk. Yet the truth is that anyone and anything can be a terrorist target. It helps to understand the techniques that can stop an attack long before it actually occurs, and how crime prevention can be fully integrated into everyday life.  

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Preventing Crime with Target Hardening

Sep 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What exactly is target hardening?

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Target Hardening Your Home: Secure Your Home From Threats

Aug 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Target hardening is not usually a term that you'll hear applied to standard home security, but this doesn't mean it's not a familiar concept to homeowners. Nearly all owners will use some degree of target hardening as a means to protect themselves, their families, and (what is likely to be) the largest investment they've ever made. What is target hardening? All it means is making an area more difficult to access. The more effort a criminal has to make to get what they want, the more likely it is they'll look elsewhere for their meal ticket. We'll look at what this means for your home and the best ways to implement the tactics. 

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Hardening The Target: What Is It And How Does Kontek Industries Help

Jul 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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When you’re protecting your buildings, the first line of defense is detracting intruders. That means enhancing the security of your building, hence hardening the target, to help prevent attacks and deter penetration of your defenses. This could be from the external view of the property to the internal infrastructure.

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Prison Infrastructure Protection

Jul 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Target Hardening

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The critical infrastructure definition is an industry or organization whose incapacitation would put the general population at significant risk. While all critical infrastructures must take measures to prevent security breaches that put the public at risk, prisons face unique challenges in that they have not only an obligation to keep the public out of their facilities, but also a moral and ethical obligation to keep prisoners in their facilities. Security measures must be intentional and highly effective in order to prevent substantial threat to the life, health, or wellness of the public. This post discusses critical infrastructure protection plans for prisons and a wide range of solutions that, when used together, can be highly effective in achieving maximum security.

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What Can CLD Fencing Do For You?

Apr 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What Can CLD Fencing Do For You?

CLD Fencing is a company that has managed to take security fencing to new heights. All of their products were inherently designed with a terrorist in mind. It may not be able to keep the most determined criminals away, but the built-in protections are there to seriously slow them down. Whether they're trying to cut, climb, or otherwise break through the perimeter protection, they're going to have their work cut out for them. These elite perimeter protections come in an array of options, depending on the needs of your facility. We'll look at how the fencing works to help you keep control of your property and how you can use it to detect, delay, and deny entry.  

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Target Hardening and Anti-Vehicle Crash Barriers

Apr 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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There are many reasons why anti-vehicle crash barriers and target hardening solutions is the direct answer to specific needs. With traffic continuously increasing, there is a pressing need to ensure drivers on roadways are protected. While the goal is to increase the level of efficiency and keep costs low, the use of certain barriers must be considered. There are a number of barriers on the market that can provide protection without making a huge impact on the budget. The key is in knowing your roadway and spaces to avoid incidents as much as possible.

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