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Coronavirus and Mail Safety

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

When global issues arrive, it pays to be prepared. The coronavirus took the world by storm, forcing employee and citizen seclusion as well as quarantine procedures across the globe. Because many illnesses can be transmitted by touch and tend to live a long while outside of human hosts, the prospect of contagion transmission is perceived to be high. The real question remains: how contagious is COVID-19 via mail and package delivery?

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Student Safety and Pedestrian-Friendly Parking

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There is no question that societies want to keep schools as safe spaces for education. While violent attacks have risen in the past decades, these don't account for the entirety of instances where students find themselves in danger. Security designs have focused mainly on interior updates to make schools safer, yet this does little to help stop preventable accidents that occur in campus parking lots. In essence, high-security devices offer much more to schools than keeping violent aggressors at bay.

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A Closer Look at Visual Deterrents

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Half of the battle against aggressors is pre-planning. Establishing a comprehensive security system before an attack takes place ensures that staff and police are prepared for almost any eventuality. However, constructing or modifying an area to be highly secure without looking like a fortress is a challenge every architect faces, especially in locales where looks mean everything.

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The Unexpected Reality of Large Vehicle Attacks

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Terrorism takes many forms, but the most potent attacks come when everyday items are transformed into weapons of destruction. Cities the world over are faced with such attacks, and their responses will shape not only safety practices but the development of those cities as a whole. As more and more metropolitan areas add barricades and additional security measures, it comes at a cost. Pedestrian traffic and public enjoyment might be limited by barriers, but what is being sacrificed, and can those concerns be mitigated?

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A Barrier to Terrorism or the Public?

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Terrorism takes many forms, but the most potent attacks come when everyday items are transformed into weapons of destruction. Cities the world over are faced with such attacks, and their responses will shape not only safety practices but the development of those cities as a whole. As more and more metropolitan areas add barricades and additional security measures, it comes at a cost. Pedestrian traffic and public enjoyment might be limited by barriers, but what is being sacrificed, and can those concerns be mitigated?

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The Intention Behind Vehicular Events

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Vehicular attacks are quickly becoming a real and regular threat. According to a 2018 San Jose State University study, the number of events involving this method of assault has skyrocketed worldwide in recent years. While large trucks and transportation vehicles are often the vehicles chosen thanks in part to their larger size, these aren't the only tools used by those with malicious intent. Not all of these occurrences are tied to terrorism and may involve other factors. As such, architects and security teams need to be aware of the danger smaller vehicles pose to those they protect.

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