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Behind the Numbers: Access Controls Used for High-Security Areas

- Access controls used for high-security areas.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Sprinkler Systems

- A bill (H.R. 1194) introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) would provide tax breaks for companies that install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Under the bill, the systems would be counted as five-year property for depreciation purposes. The measure would be retroactive, applying to systems put in place after April 11, 2003.

The Lost Principles of Security

- A counterterrorism veteran of over 25 years discusses the overlooked fundamentals for effectively countering terrorism. (Online Exclusive)

Keeping Your Church Safe

- Keeping Your Church Safe is a short, simple, and eye-opening work for houses of worship that manage their own security.


- The Northern American Electric Reliability Council has begun enforcement of sector-driven standards to mitigate the risk of cyberthreats to electric utilities.

New Cameras at Chicago's Navy Pier Lead to Arrests, Saved Lives

- Chicago's multi-million dollar investment to install security cameras around the city's famous Navy Pier has started to pay off, according to The Chicago Tribune.


- The evacuation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 has provided a treasure trove of information for researchers studying building evacuations. View some of the research from the High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database project.

Digging into Data About Getting Out

- A British study investigating high-rise building evacuations relied on interviews of 271 Twin Towers' survivors on 9-11.

Security's New Chapter

- By upgrading its existing system, Queens Library was able to improve access control without the expense of replacing the infrastructure.

Hotel Security

- In the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorists attacks, the State Department has provided a security checklist of measures that should be standardized in any hotel.

Fatal Shooting Thrusts Church Security Into Spotlight Again

- The murder of a Baptist preacher during Sunday service yesterday in Maryville, Illinois, has once again sparked discussion of security in places of worship, reports the Belleville News-Democrat.

NYPD Suffers Massive Data Breach

- The New York Police Department is sending out 80,000 letters to current and retired police officers after a civilian employee allegedly stole their personal information from a secure police office located in a warehouse on Staten Island, New York.

Laboratory Security

- Find out more about the new and controversial National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be built at Kansas State University. The lab will research biological threats such as animal diseases that can be transferred to humans.

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