New Year, New Goals: Wrap Up

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Top 3 Ways to Improve Facility Safety by Creating Goals

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This week we have talked specifically about how creating new goals for the New Year can improve your facility or organizations safety and security. Whether it be a school, church, hospital, or movie theater, there are improvements that can be made and creating new goals can be the answer. As we enter 2016, safety and security for facilities and those who enter them should be a top priority. Today we want to give you the top 3 takeaways from this series that can help you this year. Read More

New Year, New Goals for Your Movie Theater

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 Create Safety Goals to Increase Overall Theater Security

This past week we focused on creating goals to start the New Year off on a safer note. We brought you safety goal topics centered on schools, churches, healthcare facilities, and now cinemas. Theater owners may lack specific and safety centered goals because cinemas have a higher turnover rate for employees, but this aspect makes safety even more important. This year, work toward new goals that increase the overall security of your facility. Read More

How Strong is Your Partnership with Your First Responders?

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By increasing your partnership before a crisis, theaters and first responders can respond jointly and effectively to any type of emergency. Download our document and learn 5 ways you can build your partnerships including:

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Reel in Your Movie Theaters Access Control

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The Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting brought a safety aspect to the forefront of people’s mind where they probably didn’t think of it before, movie theaters. Once it was in the media, the public began to realize just how confined theaters are and how security may not be up to par in these family friendly areas. Controlling access points can be one of the simplest ways to reduce the potential for crisis in your movie theater. Below are three ways that you can control access points for your theater and diminish the risk of crisis.

Reinforced Glass

Do you utilize reinforced glass for your box or ticketing office? Your ticketing employees are likely some of the most vulnerable as they collect money and are a “check point” that guests must go through before accessing the rest of your facility. Reinforced glass is a protective barrier that keeps your employees safe from harm of others. It also provides a safe view point if an emergency happens. Employees behind the reinforced glass can give 9-1-1 information from a safe distance, if the need arises. Read More

“Run, Hide, Fight,” vs. “Avoid, Deny, Defend”

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Although rare, active shooter situations do happen, and are a part of safety and security training in most organizations these days. Unfortunately, we must prepare for these unlikely incidents by knowing the most effective ways to respond. There are a few methods, but the most widely used and supported are, “Run, Hide, Fight,” and “Avoid, Deny, Defend.” Keep reading to learn what they mean, how they differ, and who supports them.

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“The Value of Security Isn’t Measured by what it Costs, But what it Prevents”

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Justifying the Value of Prevention

When a facility such as a school, church, or movie theater starts discussing their security options, the topic of budget always arises. Often times there are individuals who rally for increased safety and security, no matter the cost, but there are others who vote for cheaper, and sometimes less effective options, even if it means providing less safety. Today we want to talk to you about the quote,

The value of security isn’t measured by what it costs, but what it prevents

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4 Ways to Prepare for Holiday Crowds at your Theater

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Many facilities see an increase in visitors during the holiday season. Hospitals see more emergency room visits, churches hold Christmas celebrations, and shoppers are finishing their shopping at retailers, but movie theaters also see in increase in guests. This holiday season, know what to expect from holiday crowds in your theater and take precautions against incidents. Preparing is a simple way to mitigate injury and incident. Read More

Effective Security Begins with Building Design

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The design and layout of your buildings are the first and often most important aspects to safety and security. With effective building design hiding places can easily be diminished and emergency exits can be more easily accessed. We understand that many times, facilities are built with a different intended purpose, but remodeling can be beneficial to security. Today we want to give you 5 ways that your building’s design and layout can improve your security and make it more effective. Read More

Theater Access Control

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Reel in Your Theaters Access Control

Controlling access points for any facility is imperative to continued safety, but even more so for movie theaters. Theaters have an open, free roaming environment, allowing for potential violence to take place in common areas or individual theaters. Luckily, there is a solution that doesn’t take away from the open, family-friendly feel that theaters are known for.

A crisis can happen at any time, as we’ve seen in recent media outlets but your facility can help diminish the risk of a crisis in your theater by controlling your access points. This includes not only your lobby doors, but also emergency exits, which are often used to sneak people in. Theater access control is your first barrier to crisis and emergencies happening on your property.

Learn three ways to improve your theater access control:

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Fire Prevention, Critical for Movie Theater Safety

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Ensure Moviegoer Safety & Mitigate Property Damage with These Fire Prevention Tipsfire prevention

Movie theaters pose many fire safety risks because of building designs and the capacity of people that they can accommodate. As a theater owner or manager, it is important to realize the unique fire concerns that your facility has and ways that you can prevent fires from happening. Below are four ways that you can prevent fires in your movie theater.

Extinguishers, Detectors & Sprinklers

shutterstock_64685710The number one preventative method against fires in any setting, is the ability to acknowledge and neutralize it quickly. Fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems are made specifically for reducing fire severity until fire first responders arrive. Extinguishers, sprinklers and smoke detectors should be installed in all kitchen/cooking areas of your theater, as well as in each individual theater, corridors, and film rooms. By making these preventative measures accessible, you are reducing the likelihood of serious loss or injury due to fire. Read More