Considerations to Make Before Implementing Hospital Security

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Throughput, Training, and Service & How They Can Make Security Ineffective

Many healthcare facilities are constantly evaluating and considering security options that are the most up-to-date and offer industry leading technology. They may be considering installing turnstiles for access control, implementing ID badges for verification, or even retina scanners that match a person. Even the most inclusive systems though have their downfalls if considerations are not taken into account. Throughput, training, and service are all categories that must be well researched and considered before hospital security upgrades can be made or updated in your healthcare facility. 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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Identifying a Potential Active Shooter

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What to Look for & How to Respond

In most active shooter scenarios, it is decided through investigation, the incident could have been prevented if someone had noticed the shooters behavior earlier. Whether in a house of worship, a school, a hospital, or a movie theater, staff and employees should be actively monitoring their environment for suspicious activity. Learn how to identify behaviors by knowing what to look for in a potential active shooter and how to respond if you find yourself involved.

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Is Your Facility a Terrorist Target

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Learn If Your Facility Is & How to Become Less Vulnerable

It seems that almost every facility is a target these days for an attack, either foreign or domestic but whether a shopping center, a sports arena, or a restaurant, your facility probably has emergency plans in place to respond during incidents. For the purposes of this post, we are going to define terrorist as, a person who terrorizes or frightens others. Most public areas are soft targets for terrorism, but there are also hard targets and there is a stark difference between the two. Today we are going to identify the differences between soft and hard terrorist targets, and ways that you can diminish the likelihood of being a victim.

A soft target is a person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack. Soft targets make up the majority of victims, whereas, hard targets are seen as something that is heavily defended by formal security protocol. Although soft targets are at a greater risk, both are still very susceptible to attack.   Read More