Doug Bedell — May 1, 2019, 10:30 am

Protecting Houses of Worship From Security Risks


The Protection Circle blog discusses the unfortunate and, for many, uncomfortable subject of protecting houses of worship from terrorist attacks.

First, separate emotional reactions to protecting a church or synagogue from the practicalities of precautionary measures. What’s primarily involved is a change in mindset.

“For example,” says the post, “I can very clearly remember a time when people worried that installing security cameras would harm their warm and welcoming environment. Now, no one even bats an eye when they see cameras (if they even notice them at all).”

Be as discrete as possible, explain what’s being done, and live with the advisability of precautions. They’re likely to become second nature, and, let’s hope, won’t have to be called into play.

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