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S E C U R I T Y T R E N D S
F O R C H U R C H E S
V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S
J U N E 2 0 1 6
J A S O N M A D D O X
W W W . V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S . C O M
2 0 5 - 2 9 0 - 9 4 0 4
Birmingham, Alabama
Worship Space & Workplace
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
1 TRENDS
Renewed Emphasis on Security
Churches are Budgeting for Security: Operations & Capital Upgrades
Security Systems and Procedures Under Continuous Review
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
2SECURITY
OBJECTIVES
Protect Children
Protect Staff
Protect Youth
Protect Worshipers & Worship Space
Establish Protocol for Medical Emergency
Other
W W W . V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S . C O M
- - J A S O N M A D D O X
"As a church administrator you want to proactively
prevent common emergencies from turning into a
crisis, and you want to stop something bad from
happening, if it is preventable."
205-290-9404
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
3 YOUR
TEAM
Select Team Leader: Champion (No Security Experience Required)
Team Members:
Member with Experience in Physical Security
Member with Understanding of Electronic Security for Commercial Facilities
Member with Focus on Policies & Procedures
Staff Liaison
Facilities Manager or Member with Facilities Experience
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
4
INGRESS
EGRESS
Create Primary & Secondary Entrances
LImit Access During Non-worship Hours
Create Door Schedule (Locked vs. Unlocked)
Set up HD Video Recording
Primary Entrances & Exits
Parents Picking up Children
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
5 COMMUNICATIONS
PLAN
Develop a plan and system to communicate within the church building
in the event of a lockdown situation or weather emergency.
This could include:
--Positioning 2-way radios in strategic locations.
--Laminated lists of mobile numbers of key personnel physically
placed in each church classroom and meeting space.
W W W . V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S . C O M
- - J A S O N M A D D O X
"Timely communication with emergency personnel
and key church staff is critical in any emergency.
Have a plan in place for handling emergencies, so no
one has to stop and ask what to do or who is to take a
particular action."
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
6POLICIES &
PROCEDURES
Staff and Volunteer Procedures & Training
Develop written procedures for church staff to follow in the event of any emergency.
Train volunteer ushers in procedures relevant to emergencies that might arise during a
service or church event:
--Weather
--Health Crisis
--Act of Terror
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
7 SECURITY STAFFING
For large events, consider using extra security professionals;
Police (uniformed or plain clothes)
Private Security Company
Church Members Trained in Security Protocols
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
8CASE STUDY
ACTION STEPS
Installed Intercom System Throughout Church Hallways
Deadbolts on Daycare Doors to Use in Lockdown Situation
Electronic Access Control on Select Doors
Schedule for Locking/Unlocking Other Doors
"Panic Button" Installed in Strategic Locations Throughout Church
Comprehensive Policies & Procedures Manual in Development
WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM
9 CONCLUSIONS
Define Initial Objectives for Broader Plan.
Develop Plan: Review & Revise Regularly
Each Church is Unique: One Size Does Not Fit All
Time is of the Essence: Communications Policy is Critical
Policies & Procedures Are Cost-Effective Way to Prepare for Emergencies
Effective Plan Comes From Inside the Organization, With Guidance
Proactively Check Security Technology At Least Monthly
Use Peer Group to Identify Best Practices: Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Security Trends for Churches

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Security Trends for Churches

  • 1. S E C U R I T Y T R E N D S F O R C H U R C H E S V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S J U N E 2 0 1 6 J A S O N M A D D O X W W W . V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S . C O M 2 0 5 - 2 9 0 - 9 4 0 4 Birmingham, Alabama Worship Space & Workplace
  • 2. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 1 TRENDS Renewed Emphasis on Security Churches are Budgeting for Security: Operations & Capital Upgrades Security Systems and Procedures Under Continuous Review
  • 3. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 2SECURITY OBJECTIVES Protect Children Protect Staff Protect Youth Protect Worshipers & Worship Space Establish Protocol for Medical Emergency Other
  • 4. W W W . V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S . C O M - - J A S O N M A D D O X "As a church administrator you want to proactively prevent common emergencies from turning into a crisis, and you want to stop something bad from happening, if it is preventable." 205-290-9404
  • 5. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 3 YOUR TEAM Select Team Leader: Champion (No Security Experience Required) Team Members: Member with Experience in Physical Security Member with Understanding of Electronic Security for Commercial Facilities Member with Focus on Policies & Procedures Staff Liaison Facilities Manager or Member with Facilities Experience
  • 6. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 4 INGRESS EGRESS Create Primary & Secondary Entrances LImit Access During Non-worship Hours Create Door Schedule (Locked vs. Unlocked) Set up HD Video Recording Primary Entrances & Exits Parents Picking up Children
  • 7. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 5 COMMUNICATIONS PLAN Develop a plan and system to communicate within the church building in the event of a lockdown situation or weather emergency. This could include: --Positioning 2-way radios in strategic locations. --Laminated lists of mobile numbers of key personnel physically placed in each church classroom and meeting space.
  • 8. W W W . V U L C A N S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S . C O M - - J A S O N M A D D O X "Timely communication with emergency personnel and key church staff is critical in any emergency. Have a plan in place for handling emergencies, so no one has to stop and ask what to do or who is to take a particular action."
  • 9. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 6POLICIES & PROCEDURES Staff and Volunteer Procedures & Training Develop written procedures for church staff to follow in the event of any emergency. Train volunteer ushers in procedures relevant to emergencies that might arise during a service or church event: --Weather --Health Crisis --Act of Terror
  • 10. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 7 SECURITY STAFFING For large events, consider using extra security professionals; Police (uniformed or plain clothes) Private Security Company Church Members Trained in Security Protocols
  • 11. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 8CASE STUDY ACTION STEPS Installed Intercom System Throughout Church Hallways Deadbolts on Daycare Doors to Use in Lockdown Situation Electronic Access Control on Select Doors Schedule for Locking/Unlocking Other Doors "Panic Button" Installed in Strategic Locations Throughout Church Comprehensive Policies & Procedures Manual in Development
  • 12. WWW. VULCANSECURITYSYSTEMS. COM 9 CONCLUSIONS Define Initial Objectives for Broader Plan. Develop Plan: Review & Revise Regularly Each Church is Unique: One Size Does Not Fit All Time is of the Essence: Communications Policy is Critical Policies & Procedures Are Cost-Effective Way to Prepare for Emergencies Effective Plan Comes From Inside the Organization, With Guidance Proactively Check Security Technology At Least Monthly Use Peer Group to Identify Best Practices: Don't Reinvent the Wheel