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Security and Freedom

Security and Freedom

“I don’t want security on our campus! I don’t want the students to feel like they are living in some sort of prison; the campus should be free and have a culture of openness.” As security consultants, we hear a version of this line time and again. Many...
Can Biometrics Help?

Can Biometrics Help?

Security solutions to criminal and terror threats are multifaceted.  The human element is a critical component but technology can play an important supporting role.  Biometrics to identify and track people on the move is one way to strengthen...
Ready to Engage

Ready to Engage

Part 2 of Series – How Israel does Security Differently   You probably did not hear the following story that took place in Jerusalem last month.    A security officer assigned to a train station in Jerusalem observed a man who looked suspicious to...
What’s in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

Part 1 of a series on how Israel does Security differently   The words we use to describe, label or communicate usually reflect a larger social or cultural picture.  In the case of Israeli security, two examples of how language reflects the Israeli security...
News from Chameleon

News from Chameleon

So far, 2016 has been a busy and productive year at Chameleon Associates!  Highlights from our 2nd quarter include:   MINNESOTA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION The Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) hosted a two-day Proactive Threat Assessment and Security...
Fighting Fear

Fighting Fear

Statistically speaking, we live in a safer world today than ever before.  Over the last few centuries, incidence of homicides has plummeted and although certain war torn areas around the globe suffer, on the whole our century is one of the safest ever (see chart...
The Power of Questioning

The Power of Questioning

Weeks before his shooting rampage at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Omar Mateen attempted to buy body armor and ammunition in bulk at a gun shop in South Florida.  To the store owner’s credit, he refused to do so.  The gun shop owner also claimed to have reported the...
Take a Fighting Stance

Take a Fighting Stance

In the media aftermath of the horrible shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a news-feed article appeared saying how we now have to ramp up security at night clubs.  Why just night clubs?   There is no way to predict where the next shooting, and there will...
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