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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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Wed, 2016-12-14 08:08 AM

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HUNTSVILLE, AL Dec. 6, 2016 Canadian Pacific (CP) has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for managing its major incidents and responses....
Thu, 2016-12-08 06:17 PM
JACKSONVILLE, FL Dec. 6, 2016 Officers and crew members of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed M/V Ocean Glory were recently honored with a 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for...
Thu, 2016-12-08 06:14 PM
BOLINGBROOK, IL Nov. 30, 2016 Wi-Tronix announces production release of Violet™, the industry’s first real-time streaming event recorder of record hardware and software solution.
Thu, 2016-12-08 10:00 AM

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WESTFORD, MA Dec. 5, 2016 Tyco Security Products announced that Software House C•CURE 9000, the access-control powerhouse, now integrates with Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System by...
Thu, 2016-12-08 09:39 AM
BOLTON, MS Dec. 6, 2016 Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi....
Tue, 2016-12-06 01:33 PM

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MARKHAM, Ontario; SAN MATEO, CA; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; and ORLANDO, Dec. 6, 2016 ESChat, Intrepid Networks, Redline Communications (TSX:RDL) and Sonim Technologies together demonstrated the value for...
Fri, 2016-12-02 09:33 AM
NEW YORK Dec. 1, 2016 The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season concluded yesterday with 15 named storms generating seven hurricanes, three of which were considered major ones, according to the Insurance...
Thu, 2016-12-01 08:26 AM
ROWLEY, MA Nov. 30, 2016 As the world leader in gunshot detection technology, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) continues to break through new vertical markets as their world class gunshot detection...
Wed, 2016-11-30 10:23 AM

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By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsAt least three people died and at least 14 more suffered injuries as a result of wildfires that swept through a popular tourist area in eastern...
Wed, 2016-11-30 10:15 AM

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MCLEAN, VA Nov. 29, 2016 Coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise, and cyclone winds that devastate communities. But emergency management experts in a new study detail a method for involving...
Wed, 2016-11-30 10:07 AM
WASHINGTON Nov. 28, 2016 As Katrina made landfall in the hurricane season of 2005 - emergency managers evacuating New Orleans, faced their biggest challenge - determining where, when, and who would...
Wed, 2016-11-30 09:13 AM
CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2016 Universal Security Staff working at Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway Airports recently received advanced Active Shooter Response training from Archway Defense. Guards have...

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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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