1012, 2015

No Workplace is Safe Now

December 10th, 2015|Design, School, Security, Site Safety, Training|

The past two weeks have shown that no workplace is safe from horrific workplace violence.

Some workplaces know they are targets. Planned Parenthood, churches, government buildings, banks, temples and mosques all need to design their workplaces with an eye toward thwarting an attack using the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The massacre in […]

2109, 2015

Urgent Safety Issues School Business Officials Need to Know Now

September 21st, 2015|Design, Funding, School, Security, Site Safety|

At this week’s New Mexico Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference, school business officials will learn how to assess their schools for high lethality events through planning and prevention followed by target hardening as a physical means of protection utilizing CPTED Principles.

“We will show school officials how to incorporate safety by identifying and mitigating […]

2707, 2015

How Effective is Your Emergency Response Plan: What You Don’t Know Could Be Deadly

July 27th, 2015|Design, School, Security, Site Safety|

Soteria Safety By Design is meeting with the school safety industry’s leaders at the School Safety Advocacy Council’s National School Safety Conference this week in Las Vegas.

If you do nothing else at this conference, make a beeline to booth 147 to discover just how vulnerable your school is.

At booth 147, we’re giving away to one […]

2307, 2015

VIDEO: Can Soteria Destroy New Glass That Could Increase School Safety?

July 23rd, 2015|Design, School, Site Safety, Videos|

From KOB TV:
New glass could increase school safety
Local security firm “Soteria Group: Safety by Design” says one way they’re working to keep armed intruders out of schools, churches and workplaces is by using safer building materials.Tuesday, they tried out a new kind of glass for windows and doors that’s meant to take much longer to […]

1606, 2015

Free money: Are you missing out on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) funding?

June 16th, 2015|Design, Funding, School, Site Safety|

Across the nation businesses are getting state and federal money to improve their businesses to minimize the risk of workplace crime and violence.

The Soteria Group was founded on the principal of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Our approach addresses human behavior as impacted by the physical environment. Environmental design through infrastructure and landscape architecture […]

1003, 2015

Required Reading: Sandy Hook School Safety Final Report

March 10th, 2015|Design, Funding, Security, Site Safety|

If  you care about school safety as much as we do,  the Sandy Hook Shooting Advisory Commission’s final report (PDF) on the December 2012 school shooting should be required reading.

The report covers a lot of ground from mental health to reasonable gun control policies but our primary mission here is school safety and here the report had many […]

902, 2015

Funding School Security: The Assessment Report

February 9th, 2015|Design, Funding|

By Juliet Maez

Would it surprise you to learn that the first step in obtaining Federal Grant or foundation monies to fund school security initiatives is not finding the right grant to apply for or even requesting the submission forms? While there are numerous grant programs willing to assist schools with funding for safety through environmental […]