Designing a secure location can be a challenge, but having to do so in the midst of a bustling metropolis poses even bigger issues. Along with needing to keep the building and its occupants safe from vehicular and personal intrusion, architects will also have to keep the local population in mind. While redesigning and adding to their second corporate headquarters, these are exactly the problems Amazon has to face in Arlington, VA. Fortunately, the company has an excellent model that integrates state-of-the-art security with a park-like landscape.
It has been over 25 years since the attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, one of the most significant terrorist attacks involving a vehicle up to that point. The world seems more dangerous now in many ways. News stories about terrorists weaponizing vehicles by driving them at high speeds into pedestrian areas as outdoor events are becoming more commonplace.
Stadiums and arenas are entertainment venues that can hold thousands of people at one time. They most often host sporting competitions, but they are sometimes also the sites of other events, such as concerts. Gatherings of so many people make stadiums soft targets for violence and terrorism. Fortunately, Delta Scientific has a wide range of products that can help to enhance the security arenas or stadiums.
The need for security measures in public places, such as government buildings and military installations, is obvious. If it wasn’t obvious before, it should be after the assault on our national capital early this year. Private enterprises’ need for security is not always as obvious but is just as pressing, This is especially true of buildings and complexes that see a great deal of traffic on a daily basis. If it is a mix of both foot and motor vehicle traffic, the need is even greater. Here is a summary of security issues at various points in the private sector, as well as solutions that we offer at Delta Scientific.
In October 2020, the United States Department of Homeland Security identified domestic terrorism and violent extremism as one of the most significant threats facing the nation. The FBI warns that it is the foremost terrorism threat of 2021. On January 6th, we all watched in horror as violent domestic extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., while both houses of Congress were in session.
Active and passive barriers from Delta Scientific provide protection from high-speed vehicle attack. Because the protection they offer is so consistent, 16 of our products, including bollards, barricades, and crash gates, have received SAFETY Act Certification from the Department of Homeland Security. Essentially, this means that our products not only provide you physical security but legal protection as well.
At Delta Scientific, we understand the challenges of implementing an adequate security barricade in the presence of such obstacles. That’s why we have offered portable and shallow foundation barricades for some time. We are excited to introduce our newest shallow foundation barricade, the DSC550. It has a number of qualities that make it a viable security solution for your facility.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the start of another school year has brought uncertainty to many college and university campuses across the country. Institutions of higher education have debated the correct way to mitigate the threat of exposure to the potentially deadly virus while meeting the educational needs of all students. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most have either adopted a hybrid learning model, combining in-person instruction with virtual learning, or gone to virtual learning only. According to the CDC, the risk of transmission with hybrid learning is low to medium. Virtual-only instruction represents the lowest risk of infection with COVID-19.