Archive for October, 2012

05 Oct 2012

Dust down your emergency notification plans – The secondary or “Fall” Severe Weather Season

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Weather experts agree that fall tornados can be more deadly and destructive than the ones in spring and statistics prove that the latter season, in particular around November can be very active for severe weather in certain areas. Because of this city and school administrators would be prudent in reviewing tornado procedures and drills. When […]

04 Oct 2012

Check out this impressive Emergency Notification drill in Pennsylvania and see what you can learn from the results

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The Division of Public Safety performed a test of it’s emergency notification system at the Penn Park campus at 3:00 pm Friday, which included text messages, emails, and loud speakers. 11% were not aware of the test, but apparently this has been their most successful test yet. This was followed by discussion on procedures and […]

04 Oct 2012

Why you must check IDs thoroughly – Illegal immigrant tried to use fake ID to gain access to power plant

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Martinez-Ochoa, an illegal alien attempted to use a phony ID to enter the nation’s largest commercial nuclear generating station. Authorities believe that Martinez-Ochoa had gained access to the plant previously. Martinez-Ochoa has been deported four times already. Read the full article here: Why you must check IDs thoroughly – Illegal immigrant tried to use fake […]

04 Oct 2012

Q&A: Arizona State Hospital chief talks security – very revealing read

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This article was about the changes that the CEO, Cory Nelson, made to the Arizona State Hospital after two sex offenders who were mental patients escaped in 2011. Nelson focused on safety vs. security. He believes that physical restraints causes patients to make escape attempts. He also believes that retaining a female patient, who has […]

04 Oct 2012

Facilities security admins, are your dreams about to become reality? Why your next ‘Passw0rd’ might not be a password

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Recent hacking incidents have shown that many people choose passwords which are easy to guess and also use the same password on several sites. Recommended obscure passwords are hard to remember. Researchers are investigating biometric markers, such as the way people walk, as new ways to provide identification. The new types being investigated are more […]

04 Oct 2012

Why Open Carry on Campus is Against Your Interests

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The Open Carry on Campus discussion is a hot topic debate. On the one hand there are those that believe it will offer them better protection on campus whereas others believer it will endanger fellow students. Many states have been debating this very issue with some students pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons. […]

04 Oct 2012

Hospital Security, is this your worst nightmare? Woman snatches newborn from hospital

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A newborn baby was stolen from a hospital in Madrid, Spain by a woman with a history of mental problems. The woman was caught on hospital security cameras and the baby was returned unharmed less than an hour after the incident. She had posed as the baby’s aunt as she left the hospital by taxi. […]

04 Oct 2012

Hospital Security to the rescue as Intoxicated Man Kicks Out Cop Car Window

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An Oak Lawn man kicked out the rear passenger window of a police car shortly after being arrested for disorderly conduct in a hospital. Osama Jihad Zeidan, 34, was visibly intoxicated while waiting to be treated and became aggressive with staff. After police came, he was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a […]