Theatre Surveillance/Security

SecurAmerica acquires ERMC, becoming fifth largest U.S. security company

SecurAmerica, a leading U.S. man-guarding security company has announced the purchase of ERMC, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, SecurAmerica, headed by the legendary entrepreneur Frank Argenbright, will continue its relentless focus on growth. With this expansion of infrastructure, the combined business will operate in over 650 locations, employ more than 8,000 security officers, and have annual revenues of over $300 million. SecurAmerica will now be the fi...

BFT Automation’s Marketing Manager Emily Thompson guides on mitigating terrorist threat

Although not a prevention tool, CCTV can be a deterrent and is important for post incident investigations too Emily Thompson, Marketing Manager of BFT Automation, shares her thoughts and looks at mitigating terrorism through the introduction of physical, technical, and procedural protective measures. General security, such as vehicular access, landscaping, fire evacuation procedure and adaptation of the original building design should be at the forefront of building protectio...

HSS Development launches new remote RDS500 suicide bomb detector

The RDS500 main operating principle is its ability to remotely and safely scan people in range HSS Development, a New York based counter terrorist and defence manufacturing firm, released their highly-anticipated upgrade of their bomb detection line, the RDS500. The RDS500 is a covert remote controlled and monitored walk-by bomb and weapons detection system which can be installed into any type of custom casing or discreet enclosure for clandestine operation. Sensor-based bomb...

Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017 announces new military and homeland security workshop

New workshop expected to welcome hundreds of military and homeland security professionals The military and special ops play a vital role in the prevention of, and response to, mass emergency and large scale security incidents. Governments across Europe have been mobilising their armed forces to support homeland security services in the advent of the so-called Islamic State. Protecting key sites Following the launch of Operation Sentinelle after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo...

ZKAccess enhances public safety with latest hand-held and walk-through metal detectors

The walk-through metal detector automatically counts people and alarms, allowing only authorised personnel to access the control panel for secure operation ZKAccess, a division of ZKTeco and leading provider of biometric and RFID security solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of three new metal detectors. Ideal for locations vulnerable to the risk of public shootings and stabbings, such as schools, concert halls, nightclubs, theatres, shopping malls, etc., these n...

Non-invasive security strategies for soft targets such as theatres and other public facilities

A public facility with too much security or the wrong kind  of security can discourage the public from visiting (Photo credit: Steve Williams Photography) The lethal November 2015 terrorist attacks against several soft targets in Paris have inspired changes in security at facilities considered soft targets across the United States and around the world. Today’s security directors well understand that “it can happen here.” To be clear, it probably won&rs...