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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management....

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Mon, 2016-09-19 05:59 AM
Sept. 18, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Police and National Guard to deploy an additional 1,000 uniformed officers out of an abundance of caution to high-profile locations...
Mon, 2016-09-19 05:29 AM
LOS ANGELES Sept. 16, 2016 Fire recently broke out in an industrial section of Downtown Los Angeles due to the explosion of some gas cylinders, according to a September 12 Los Angeles Times article (...
Wed, 2016-09-14 04:35 PM
ROWLEY, MA Sept. 12, 2016 Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced their strategic alliance with Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a...
Wed, 2016-09-14 04:07 PM
MINNEAPOLIS Sept. 13, 2016 In honor of National Preparedness Month this September, SWIFT Weather announced today their company will start offering a 40 percent discount on its award-winning Weather...
Tue, 2016-09-13 10:00 PM

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LONDON, Sept. 13, 2016 In response to the growing and rapidly evolving terror threat, insurance broker Lockton in conjunction with London Market insurers Hiscox, Beazley, Talbot and XL Catlin, have...
Tue, 2016-09-13 10:00 PM
NEWARK, DE Sept. 13, 2016 B&W Tek, an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is proud to be setting...
Tue, 2016-09-13 03:09 PM
NEW YORK Sept. 8, 2016 Plan B Marine today announced the inception of its maritime evacuation service from Manhattan. "It's for anyone who can't afford to be caught in the stampede off the island if...
Tue, 2016-09-13 12:10 AM
OTTAWA Sept. 7, 2016 Amika Mobile's Amika Mobility Server (AMS) for critical and emergency communications platform has been selected as a finalist and can be voted for as the People's Choice Award...
Mon, 2016-09-12 06:47 AM
Sept. 12, 2016 Campus Eye puts security and responsibility in the hands of students by providing users with the tools necessary to report what they see, hear, and know to public safety as soon as it...
Wed, 2016-09-07 09:55 PM

Huerta

LOS ANGELES Sept. 7, 2016 In the backdrop of recent security scares at New York's JFK and Los Angeles International airports, which prompted panic and evacuations, LAX—the nation's second busiest...
Wed, 2016-09-07 03:22 AM
OLYMPIA, WA Washingtonians were made a little safer today when the state adopted a rule requiring facilities that receive crude oil by rail to notify the Washington Department of Ecology in advance....
Mon, 2016-09-05 10:35 AM

Carroll

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH Aug. 31, 2016 Safety technology company, NaviGate Prepared, has partnered with Clever to make it even simpler and more secure for schools and districts to use its school safety...

Commentary and Opinions

By Ann Coss and Ronald BearseSince the attacks of 9-11, our nation has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on strengthening its homeland security and domestic disaster response and recovery capabilities.   Despite these expenditures, individuals and families are concerned that they now have to think seriously about being prepared to be self-reliant for as long as a week, based on assumptions about disaster aid from external sources. And so they should be. 
By Esther Ndichu and Dale Herzog  Meteorologists sometimes can predict disasters with a high degree of certainty days, if not weeks, before they make landfall. Other times, however, the public is warned within mere minutes; and then there are those events that can’t be predicted at all. 
The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list.
When an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Japanese nuclear safety experts were quick to call for potassium iodide to be rushed to people in affected areas. Potassium iodide, or KI, lowers the risk of people developing thyroid cancer as a result of radioactive iodine exposure.
The disastrous results of the Boston Marathon bombings are testimony to the ineffectiveness of current security systems to predict and help avert devastating attacks. Although Boston’s security infrastructure was quite effective at post-disaster forensics, enabling the identification and neutralization of two suspects only days after the bombings, the community still had to suffer hundreds of injuries, loss of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in collateral damage. 
 

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