Technology

01Oct 2015

The GMU Research Team discovered that LPR technology is rapidly diffusing into U.S. law enforcement. Over a third of large police agencies have already adopted LPR, and many are on their way to acquiring the technology. However, we also discovered this rapid adoption is occurring in a low-information environment; the evidence-base for the effectiveness and […]

19Jan 2015

Since it’s inception in 1997, Threat Analysis Group, LLC has been an independent security consulting company.  This means we are not affiliated with any manufacturer or vendor of security equipment, nor do we profit in any way from a client’s selection of vendors or contractors.   There are different terms that describe independence such as vendor […]

17Nov 2014

Conducted Electrical Weapons – also called Conducted Electrical Devices – are more commonly known as stun guns or TASERs (the latter is a brand name often used generically to include similar devices by other brands). Many people already associate these devices with use by police departments, but more recently they have become increasingly common in […]

16Sep 2013

“The National Association of School Psychologists cautions against over-emphasizing extreme physical security measures or universally increasing armed security in schools as such strategies may undermine the learning environment while not necessarily safeguarding students. When considering school-wide efforts to promote safety, NASP recommends addressing the continuum of needs and services that lead to improved safety, well-being, […]

14Aug 2013

“MIT Students Release Program To 3D-Print High Security Keys” Forbes Article Thanks to SRB for sharing this story.

15Jun 2013

“A business case can be easily made for a transition to white LED lighting. Here’s an overview of the benefits, which will be explored in-depth as you read further: Lower energy costs; Low to practically no maintenance costs; Life expectancy between 8 and 20 years; Lower total cost of ownership; Improved personal and/or operational safety; […]

10Dec 2012

“Security video still may be a novelty in civil cases, but it is a familiar and effective tool for criminal lawyers, especially the prosecution.” “The proliferation of video cameras means more opportunities for lawyers and investigators to discover evidence. ” “Wherever the video comes from, the moving images can add persuasion and drama to a lawyer’s […]

26Oct 2012

The failure to properly design and/or install Security Systems can have significant repercussions and may result in injuries.  A recent case in Minnesota reflect the dangers.  A woman was being stalked by an ex-boyfriend.  The ex-boyfriend threatened her life.  As a result, the woman informed an alarm installer and subsequently contracted with them to install […]

10Nov 2011

Smart Phones already double as cameras, navigation systems, personal assistants, and soon, they’ll be unlocking our doors using Near Field Communications (NFC).   Engadget