Robust active shooter detection can be the difference between life and death. If you have not started planning yet, you should start as soon as possible. The safety and security of our employees, students, customers should be our most critical concerns.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS

*Defendry

Unlike most systems that initiate alerts AFTER shots are fired, Defendry proactively alerts you to a potential active shooter threat BEFORE shots are fired. Defendry offers an affordable automated threat defense system to detect, deter, and report threats 24/7 including guns, masks (no masks), and intruders. Defendry integrates into existingRead More

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TECHNIQUES

Active Shooter – The Time To Plan Is NOW!

If you have an Active Shooter response program in place, that is great. If you have robust controls in place I applaud you for considering your employees! Your employees must know best practices when confronted with an active shooter scenario. Provide them with that guidance. Professional in-person training seminars and classesRead More

Robots and Drones Create Extraordinary CEM & Beyond Opportunities

This post includes critical event management and operational opportunities for robots and drones. I define robots as internally or externally controlled machines that can perform many types of tasks in the physical world, from very simple to highly complex. They are mobile in varying degrees depending on the requirements ofRead More

Safety of People is Always Our #1 Priority!

I HAVE ALWAYS STRESSED EMPLOYEE SAFETY AS A COMPANY’S NUMBER #1 PRIORITY SINCE THE FIRST DAY I STARTED BUILDING BUSINESS RESILIENCE PROGRAMS AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE THE TOP PRIORITY FOR ME. LIVES CANNOT BE REPLACED. EQUIPMENT, LAPTOPS, PHONES, SUPPLIES CAN BE REPLACED. WHEN YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAFE AND SECURERead More

Mapping Threats to Assets to Determine Risk

Welcome to our world! Every day I get hundreds of threat alerts from situational awareness sources I monitor. They include earthquakes, floods, shootings, fires, power outages, protests… Some sort of threat event occurs every few seconds somewhere in the world. I analyze the threat data for trends and possible impacts toRead More

Prepare Time Sensitive Notification Procedures Today!

I wanted to break-out this brief discussion so you can get a head start on this important issue. I have seen this go wrong and I do not want it to happen to you. I have documented many additional mass notification best practices in the post, ‘Marty’s Favorite Mass Notification System Tips,Read More

Crisis Communication Plan Success

I consider crisis communications one of the most important things we do as business resilience / continuity professionals. You will undoubtedly be judged by management on how well communications are triggered and maintained throughout a crisis. Communications can make or break you, so I implore you to give it a lot of thought.Read More

Upper Management – A Key To Your $uccess!

If you are building a new business continuity program one of your first action items should be to meet with upper management (leadership) as early as possible. Understand their goals Set the tone Begin communicating the extraordinary value you will provide the organization Get them excited Begin with a high-level discussion toRead More

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