Protecting Places of Worship
Protecting Your Religious Institution and Its Followers
In an increasingly volatile world, some have chosen to target places of worship. While we can’t change that mindset, we can help to lessen or even prevent the outcome.
The ArxStrong team of security experts can assess risks to houses of worship, then design and implement solutions to protect those who work and worship within.
Houses of Worship are Ill-Prepared
Religious institutions of all backgrounds and denominations today find themselves under attack by vandals, arsonists, and active shooters who are intolerant of their beliefs. Unfortunately, few of these organizations have the expertise or resources to fully understand or mitigate such risks. That said, there are steps these facilities can take the mitigate or even stop acts of aggression, including:
- Deterrence – Let would-be bad guys know they’ll be monitored, tracked, recorded and caught
- Block – Deploy hardening tactics including access controls, reinforced doors and barriers to make entry more difficult
- Protect – Establish an in-house safe room where employees and congregants alike can take refuge
- Prepare – Inform, educate, and prepare your congregation in the event an attack does occur
A Proven, Step-by-Step Approach to Security
Our carefully vetted team of security and design-build experts work with you to plan and execute a state-of-the-art solution that will minimize threats and maximize protection of your people, property, and information
Risk Assessment & Planning
Our team members will review your physical security needs, then create a plan to protect the people and property that matter most to you.
Our team members will put in place tools and best practices that make your home or facility a formidable obstacle to would-be intruders.
ArxStrong team members will install detection, monitoring, and alert notification systems so you know when and where a threat has emerged.
Our team members will strengthen existing security measures with access controls, impenetrable walls and doors, and more.
We specialize in the design and construction of secure safe (and hidden) rooms to protect you, your loved ones, and those who depend on you.
Out of town? Our partners can dispatch expert personnel to inspect your property and alert you and the authorities to problems.
Sample Safe Room
We can transform any room or series of rooms in your house of worship, into a safe room capable of protecting staff while awaiting emergency response. Safe room walls and doors are ballistics- and blast-proof, and each comes with an integrated communication center that cannot be breached by outside forces.
Security News for Places of Worship
Why Facility Security is Not a DIY Project
The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) bug has bitten the security industry, making Ring, Nest, SimpliSafe and other purveyors of smart home security systems among the most popular gifts of the 2019 holiday season. But, in the estimation of many security experts, they're also providing a false sense of security to homeowners and
Religious Hate Crimes on the Rise
The year may be drawing to a close but it isn't bringing with it an end to attacks on religious centers. On Saturday, a machete-wielding assailant slashed and stabbed five people at a New York house hosting a Jewish Hanukkah celebration. The next day, armed parishioners in a Texas church
Washington DC Security Camera Rebate Program
As a proactive measure to reduce crime in our nation’s capital, the city of Washington is offering a generous rebate to qualified residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and religious institutions that wish to purchase and install security cameras on their property. Thousands of cameras already have been installed under this security
Houses of Fear Not Worship
Houses of worship are increasingly making the news as targets of active shooters, arson, vandalism, and theft. As a result, a growing number of congregants are seeing their places of worship as houses of fear rather than worship. And security experts suggest that threats to religious facilities is only going