Archives: November, 2012

Doug Bedell — November 28, 2012, 10:46 am

A Treasury of Source Materials on Security Threats, Beginning at the Southwest Border

For businesses and other at-risk facilities along the nation’s southwest border, the Homeland Security Digital Library includes a treasure yield of source materials on border security. One of the site’s latest additions is A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border, a majority report recently issued by the Subcommittee […]

Doug Bedell — November 26, 2012, 10:32 am

Corporate IT Security More Challenging Than Ever

A discussion of perimeter security in terms of the IT perimeter  is offered by the Security Dark Reading blog – and it’s a challenging picture. “The ease in which attackers are compromising users through client-side and social-engineering attacks, plus the onslaught of BYOD (bring your own device) efforts,” says the post, “are clear indicators that […]

Doug Bedell — November 16, 2012, 11:02 am

TSA’s 2012 Safe Travel Tips

Here’s where the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is this year on traveling safely during the holidays. TSA provides its 2012 tips for traveling securely and safely. PRO Barrier Engineering wishes you all a happy Thanksgiving holiday break!

Doug Bedell — November 14, 2012, 3:53 pm

GSA’s Building Management Training Tool Worth Checking Out By Security Pros

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has posted word of its Web-based “Federal Facilities Management Training Tool.” It allows federal government and other building management professionals to update their skills and training online. Security managers can check the site to see what’s available in their area, and make suggestions to GSA should they find that […]

Doug Bedell — November 12, 2012, 10:17 am

Learning Who’s Coming Electronically

For amply assured security, vehicle barriers can be used in combination with electronic vehicle and driver identification systems, with the barrier as the final line of defense.  A primer on electronic vehicle and driver identification is provided in this “Trends and Development” post by Nedap AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification). For one thing, you’ll want to […]

Doug Bedell — November 6, 2012, 7:49 am

Under Threat, Arrestor Virtually Snaps Into Place

When PRO Barrier Engineering’s Arrestor barrier is signalled routinely, it takes just five seconds to rise from the roadway.  When there’s an emergency, however, the Arrestor can be raised in two seconds or less. Now that’s protection! The Arrestor’s standard width is 12 feet. But it’s available in widths from nine to 25 feet.

Doug Bedell — November 2, 2012, 10:03 am

Army Engineers Confronted With Pumping Out New York’s Tunnels

Wondering what’s involved in “dewatering” New York City’s subway and automobile tunnels after hurricane Sandy, and how long it might take? The Army Corps of Engineers has the job and its message seems to be, “Don’t make any early travel plans to New York.” There’s up to 400 million gallons of water in the tunnels, […]