ith the rise of hate crimes around the world, many churches, mosques, temples, and other religious institutions are on heightened alert. For security professionals, this creates challenges between securing a soft target and not creating a fortress atmosphere that negatively impacts worshippers. ASIS International, the leading organization for security professionals, has published a Security Spotlight on Security for Houses of Worship. These are free resources related to protecting houses of worship, including Vulnerability Mitigation, Security Risk Assessment, and Best Practices. The Security Spotlight also includes information on Active Shooter threats and protecting soft targets. Free registration is required for some resources.
These resources can aid religious leaders and security professionals in making data-driven decisions and providing sound security measures for their facilities.
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