Municipal Security


Private Security Outnumber Police Around the World

Private Security Outnumber Police Around the World

In at least half of the world’s countries, private security workers outnumber police officers. More than 40 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, have more guards privately hired to protect certain people, places and things than police officers whose duty it is to protect the public.

A Dirty Bomb

A Dirty Bomb

In big cities and even in smaller communities, the threat of radiation is real. The consequences of a “dirty bomb” explosion could be significant, for the crowd at the venue and for communities miles beyond.

Courthouse Shooting Sparks Security Reviews

Courthouse Shooting Sparks Security Reviews

After an ambush shooting outside a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, lands a judge in the hospital, neighboring Belmont County is rethinking security standards.

Australia Announces New National Security Plan

Australia Announces New National Security Plan

Australian prime minister announced a new national security strategy, urging venue operators of crowded places to begin keeping security at the top of their minds.

Boston Rally Security Measures

Boston Rally Security Measures

Boston officials said they were pleased with the mostly-peaceful protests which took over Boston Common and the surrounding area on Saturday.

Curbing the Violence

Curbing the Violence

Let me let you in on a troubling, not-so-little secret: violence in the workplace is continuing to escalate in medical facilities, despite the fact that national assault rates have been dropping in recent years.

California Transit Buses Get New Security

California Transit Buses Get New Security

All Golden Gate transit buses now have a new security system and Wi-Fi.

Industry Vertical

Protecting Airports

Airports are the nation’s most highly secured public facilities. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government has spent billions of dollars protecting airports and planes.



A Vehicle Identifier

A Vehicle Identifier

The Corman Park Police aims to protect and serve its diverse community using the safest and most effective means possible. Its officers work 12-hour shifts, patrolling the community, responding to calls for service and assisting the federal police in criminal offenses and apprehensions.

Thermal Enhancement

Thermal Enhancement

Securing airports, seaports, railways, bridges and tunnels is no easy task. One technology that transportation agencies are increasingly relying on to secure these environments is thermal imaging.

Security From Scratch

Security From Scratch

More than 750,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal every day. In addition to operating 24/7, and being one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States, the terminal is a historic landmark with much of its structure more than 150 years old. These factors presented challenges for the installation of a new video monitoring and services network.

Building in Security

Building in Security

A family-oriented municipality with a thriving business environment, the city of Cypress is home to 48,000 residents in North Orange County, Calif.

Force Multiplier

Force Multiplier

Port Angeles, located on the U.S.-Canada border, is host to a thriving maritime port and a significant customs entry point into the United States.

Protecting the Puppets

The Center for Puppetry Arts commissioned Atlanta’s Operational Security Systems (OSS) to provide security including access control for both phases of the construction project. The challenge included many key components.

Eyes On You

Eyes On You

In the world of law enforcement, the subject of body-worn cameras has arguably become the biggest talking point.

Safer Cities

Safe City initiatives are a great way to build an efficient, proactive security posture to enhance safety and propel increased collaboration between city officials, security leaders, law enforcement and first responders.

A Virtual Gateway

Three years ago, Shrader Engineering had the privilege of designing one of the most unique security concepts in the region for the city of Sugar Land, Texas, Police Department. The security system forms a “virtual gateway” throughout the city.

Getting The Most

Getting The Most

The large geographical area and variety of locations and assets to protect make municipal video surveillance particularly challenging.

Drone Proposal Includes Identification Transmit

Drone Proposal Suggests Identification Transmit

Drone manufacturer, DJI, proposes that drones continually transmit identification.

The Clery Vision

The Clery Vision

Security directors in hospitals and other healthcare settings need to understand pertinent aspects of the Clery Act, and how to partner with colleges and universities to establish, maintain or enhance compliance with this federal law.

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