Straight from the headlines
Straight from the headlines
Office campuses in the Bay Area and all across the world are repopulating again. Now that people are getting back to work, security forces are ramping up as well, offering an opportunity to review strategies and practices to keep professional campuses and the surrounding communities safe and secure.
The image below includes a link to an article in the publication Security Management on the topic of layered defense and its effectiveness.
The attack of a woman by an assailant who shouted anti-Asian statements while he stomped her head repeatedly was captured by surveillance footage outside an apartment building. The footage went viral and was broadcast on most major network morning shows. Footage also shows three witnesses inside the apartment building who made no attempt to intervene.
The suspect, identified as Brandon Elliot, 38, is on lifetime parole for having killed his mother in 2002. He was apprehended by NYPD with the help of tips from the public. Click on the picture for the full article.
DynaSec Protection cofounder Jon Leon Guerrero hosts a conversation with Spencer Coursen, founder of Coursen Security Group and author of The Safety Trap: A Security Expert's Secrets for Staying Safe in a Dangerous World and Shelley Klingerman, author of Vigilance: The Savvy Woman's Guide to Personal Safety, Self-Protection Measures and Countermeasures.
San Francisco, boasting many of the largest Asian communities in the country, has seen the rise in Asian hate incidents firsthand. This week in United Nations Plaza an alleged attacker was apprehended by a private patrol agent as he attempted to flee. Click on the picture below for the story.
A resident of the quaint and affluent suburb of Orinda found himself facing two home invasion robbers on a Sunday afternoon. In a town where neighborly visits and casual conversations are part of its easygoing charm and crime rates, especially for violent crime, are among the lowest in the state, residents are justifiably shocked.
Matt Dolloff, 30, was arrested after shooting and killing Lee Keltner, 49, at a protest in Denver last Saturday. A camera crew sent to record footage for KUSA-TV hired Dolloff through Pinkerton, but according to Denver police investigators, Dolloff lacked the necessary credentials to work as a security agent, to carry a firearm, and to work in plainclothes.
Any agent employed to provide security, especially while armed and in plainclothes, is required to carry his or her credentials at all times. If you have a private security agent protecting you, your team, or your family, it is never an inconvenience nor an insult to produce those credentials at any time so that you can rest assured of our training, experience, and current licensing. Please feel free to ask our management team or any agent on duty.
Menlo Park, California is one of the most idyllic and affluent places in the country. But even among its remarkably high per capita population of technologists and forward thinkers, there are others who are prone to rage. This week an incident on Sand Hill Road, a street that has become synonymous with Silicon Valley venture capital, was the scene of a road rage incident wherein a motorist brandished a firearm that he pulled from the console of his car. For the news story, click on the photo below.
"We are living in an age of mass protest." That text comes from a study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And while we in the US are accustomed to seeing civil unrest from other parts of the globe, now we are seeing it in several parts of our own country. What happens when it comes to your town? How are people preparing their places of business and their residences, and more importantly how are they protecting the lives of those around them?
There are complex safety protocols that depend heavily on your liabilities and your, or your company's profile. If you would like an assessment of your facility, your estate, and how to protect them and the people close to you, call us anytime.
To read more about the age of mass protest, click on the link below.
Yet again, yesterday a gunman opened fire in a house of worship. The gunman shot two worshippers before himself being shot by the church's head of security, a reserve officer who was carrying a concealed weapon. The entire incident, while tragic, lasted only 6 seconds. Any longer, and the tragedy would undoubtedly have been worse.
Increasingly, worshippers of all faiths are having their sanctuaries attacked. Here in the United States, a country founded on freedom from religious persecution, we are no less vulnerable from armed attack in our most hallowed places. And specifically outside of Texas, where this particular church benefitted from a newly-passed law that allows for carrying of weapons within a place of worship, that vulnerability is amplified. The only answer is armed security to respond to such an attack.