Archives: May, 2006

Doug Bedell — May 31, 2006, 8:43 am

Barriers as Investment Insurance

Some managers may have the impression that the return on investment from vehicle access barriers is nil if they are never used in anger. That’s not really so. Vehicle barriers are a form of investment insurance. They can be seen, at least in part, as devices to protect stock prices, even if a facility is […]

Doug Bedell — May 23, 2006, 9:19 am

Safeguarding Stadiums

Security Management Weekly’s e-newsletter mused recently about the security anxieties of stadium and arena operators concerned about the safety of thousands of sports fans flocking to their seats. Vigilance at the turnstiles is part of the answer to security at stadiums and arenas. Another big consideration is insuring that vehicles that could be transporting explosives […]

Doug Bedell — May 11, 2006, 12:42 pm

Terrorism Likely for ‘Years to Come’

In its terrorism trends report for 2005, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) concludes that the U.S. “is still in the first phase of a potentially long war. The enemy’s proven ability to adapt means we will probably go through several more cycles of action/reaction before the war’s outcome is no longer in doubt. It is […]

Doug Bedell — May 5, 2006, 10:08 am

Preparedness ‘On the Air’

Organizations doing preparedness planning – and that should be everyone – might tune into the U.S. Fire Administration’s 60-minute Readiness broadcasts being aired weekly during May. The broadcasts – Are You Ready for Disasters? – have been prepared with the oncoming hurricane season primarily in mind. But they include information and insights on planning for […]