Security in sports arenas and stadiums traditionally focuses on the mass entrance and exit of spectators. There’s been a concerted effort to safeguard against overcrowding, crushing, sudden surges, or stampedes which can lead to severe injury. Preventing uninvited or unlawful entry has also been on the radar. That is why most physical security solutions and measures that are visible involve turnstiles, fencing, barriers, on-site security guards, closed-circuit television (CCTV), and other access-control or surveillance techniques.
When we talk about government security, it usually conjures up images of armored vehicles and heavily-armed officials. But the reality is usually subtler. Government security solutions are installed at every level of government, from courthouses to federal buildings. No link in the chain of municipal facilities should be overlooked, as even the smallest security breach should be taken as a threat to our national security. From desk clerks to senators, every member of government should be made to feel safe while they diligently carry out their duties.
Sport brings people together every single season. Whether fans are sharing the game in their armchairs or in front row seats, they are part of a worldwide community of millions. When sports venue managers invest in security, they are not only safeguarding the tens of thousands of fans who attend games; they are protecting their revenue and they are defending their brand.
Bulletproof is a misleading term used to describe body armor, security glass, vehicle plating, and many other product types designed to protect people from blasts or projectiles. We describe it as misleading as no material nor product can provide universal resistance to ballistic-grade impacts.
Whether coming through the doors, windows or even walls, motivated besiegers will aim their assaults at whatever stands between them and their target.
The preferred port of entry for most uninvited intruders is straight through the door.
The standard office or house door is worryingly easy to break open with a minimal amount of force fragmenting the door structure. An aggressively applied shoulder or sharp kick can knock your door off its already weak hinges. This can and often does encourage even the most unskilled and unprepared thief to break and enter.
Blast- and bullet-resistant security doors represent a crucial investment in commercial, industrial, and even domestic settings. By selecting physical security solutions, property owners benefit from the highest level of performance in architectural safety and security. These reinforced products are designed to absorb impact forces well in excess of those typically associated with manual forced entry. The added-value of this goes far beyond mere peace of mind.
Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples play an ever-important role in our communities, bringing like-minded people of various faiths together to environments where they can safely practice their religion. Unfortunately, that spirit of openness leaves clergymen and congregations vulnerable to extreme opportunists. There is also the constant risk of violent, anti-religious activity too, which can occur in any number of guises.
Security has always been a concern for architectural designers and project managers, but the nature of the threats that we face in both private and public spaces is changing rapidly. This has mandated a wide-scale reconsideration of how we protect ourselves at home, at work, or in any of the places where we may be vulnerable to firearms-related offenses.
Building safer schools with the right infrastructure and physical resources to respond to extreme security threats is a key priority for school districts across the US. Since 2013, there have been at least 575 recorded incidents of gunfire on school grounds. The past decade has sadly been one of the most lethal on record with respect to school shootings, leading to 212 deaths in just seven years. Shoring up our school security practices is crucial if we want to stem the tide of gun violence on campuses through 2020 and beyond.