Physical Protection Systems
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015
Driven by the ever-changing threat levels over the last 15-20 years, Scandinavians – along with the rest of the world – have become accustomed to a broad range of security measures that previous generations could hardly imagine.
Air travellers now customarily remove their shoes, empty their pockets and water bottles – and even undergo full-body scans prior to boarding their flights. Sports fans are routinely scanned before they are allowed entrance to stadiums. And massive surveillance programs looking for potential or emerging threats scrutinize practically everything you do online, on telephones and on city streets.
The physical protection of buildings – and thus of the people within them – has, however, not reached the same level in Scandinavia as it has it countries such as the US and UK.
Monday, 6 April, 2015
Take a look around, and you’ll quickly discover that in one sense, we humans are not that different from many other creatures. Birds have their nests. Bears have their dens. Humans have their buildings. Like all animals, our sense of physical security is deeply connected to how we protect ourselves. Not just from the elements, but from predators, thieves and intruders of all kinds.