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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Benefits of Tactical Training Programs for Civilians

May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Special Forces Training

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How can tactical training programs benefit civilians? For individuals who have never received tactical or military training, the skills gained can save lives.

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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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How Safe is My Facility: Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

Apr 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment

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Facilities managers face a variety of threats on a daily basis. Accidents, natural disasters and intentional acts meant to cause harm all can result in unexpected damage and injuries to employees, contractors and visitors to both private and public sites.

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Courtroom Security Procedures: Tips To Keep Everyone Safe

Mar 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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When it comes to courtroom security, having the best protocols in place ensures the safety of everyone in the room. Having the right people in place who understand how to navigate in emergency situations is key. It all starts with the foundation and layout to provide access when needed and restrict others to avoid compromising situations. It all amounts to timing and training – when the right people, furniture and technology are in place, the risk is lessened. The amount of people going in and out of courtrooms each day continuously grows, as does the need for enhanced security protocols to meet the need of new technology that may render weapons undetectable. As technology grows, so does the intent to harm others from individuals who make it their business to skirt the law.

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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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What Is Target Hardening And What Does It Mean?

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 used by law enforcement and military. Target hardening is enhancing the security of a building or facility by deterring and delaying threats from penetrating your defenses.

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.

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