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House of Worship Security and Training Tips

- Last year's shootings at a Colorado mission and megachurch are a reminder that even houses of worship must address security.

The Push to Access FBI Files

- A law intended to give security companies access to FBI databases has not been implemented in most states.

Enforcing Window Standards

- Standards for blast-resistant window testing prove confusing.

New Video Standard Offers Promise

- A new video compression tool offers an easier way to analyze surveillance feeds.

Taking Screening to the Next Level

- Workers need to be rescreened periodically to detect warning signs that could lead to fraud or workplace violence, but companies must be cognizant of the legal restraints when doing such screens.

Explosive Testing of Window Systems – the Underlying Double-Standard

- Explosive testing can reveal deficiencies in both new technologies and improperly designed window systems. Unfortunately, either through misinterpretation or ill-intent, compliance with selected test standards has been slowly falling by the wayside.

Strategies to Combat Youth Violence

- Groups that work to reduce problems that can lead to violence among young people are trying to coordinate their efforts to enhance results.

Retailers Fight E-Fencing

- The Internet is becoming the venue of choice for criminals who want to fence their stolen goods for more profit than on the street.

Tools for Preventing Counterfeiting

- The United States has recently proposed a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Assuming the treaty gets ratified, the key to its effectiveness will be for it to receive enough funding from the participating governments.

Fear of Parking

- Parking garages can use the principles of crime prevention through environmental design to protect patrons.

Access Emergency

- While doors, walls, gates, and fences do a great job of keeping the bad guys out, they can also stop the good guys from getting in. (Online Exclusive)

Will Use of UAVs Take Off?

- Tests are underway to assess whether unmanned aerial vehicles could be safety used by police in metropolitan areas.

An Intelligence Sharing Success Story?

- The Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center has been helping the United States make important headway in information sharing between the federal intelligence community, private sector infrastructure stakeholders, and local and state law enforcement officials.
 




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