As the world of information grows, so does our need to make conscious, informed and smart decisions. These decisions directly impact safety, a critical component to the operation of any metropolis. Cities today face increased challenges when it comes to safety objectives and the protection of ...
The volume, velocity and variety of data are increasing like never before, so how do we take this data and turn it into actionable intelligence? I’ll share an example where a tragedy might have been prevented had the pieces of the data puzzle been put together. In February 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack ...
As the world celebrated the New Year, safety was on people’s minds around the world. Many took time to review some of the events that helped define 2015. The Paris attacks, the university shooting in Kenya and the violence associated with Charlie Hebdo further elevated security concerns and helped ...
As I discussed in my previous blog, employee personal safety is growing more challenging as it also grows more critical. Recent events around the world only help reinforce this point. So, let’s take a look at the solutions that help correlate information and risk management into one view. ...
To no one’s surprise, employee personal safety has become increasingly challenging and important in today’s global climate. Terrorism acts, such as the recent violence in Paris, and active shooter events, such as the recent one in San Bernardino, California, demonstrate the very real-world risks ...
Every second counts in an emergency situation, and those seconds ticking by can seem like an eternity for those who wait for responders to arrive when a situation occurs. First responders are tasked with saving lives every day and must do so with precision, accuracy and efficiency. Lives can be ...
New threats and risks occur every day, calling for a change in mindset and a paradigm shift in how both enterprise organizations and government entities approach risk mitigation and security. How can security providers and integrators work together to achieve the same goals? How do all industry ...
In part two of the Safe City blog series, we explored how situational awareness allows officials to accurately assess and respond to a range of threats to their cities. Today, we’ll present key factors you can apply to your own city to assess the current level of safety and security. Gaining ...
In part one of the Safe City blog series, we examined some of the many threats cities face around the world. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the concept of situational awareness and how it helps city officials deter, detect and respond to crime, vandalism, terrorism, weather emergencies and ...
Is your city safe? Many cities are asking this question. Safe City initiatives are on the rise around the world due to unique, ever-evolving and complex threats. As populations grow, so do the size and intricacy of the infrastructure required to support them. Municipalities must be able to respond ...

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