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postheadericon Methods of Protecting Military Bases

For obvious reasons, military bases need the most advanced security systems and defense mechanisms in the world to protect them from any type of threat or intruder. In today’s dangerous world, the military must be prepared for anything. This means taking care to protect their bases from possible attack from a wide range of methods. The military hired various companies to design the security methods they use. These are constantly being updated to stay one step ahead of terrorists and other people who would want to break into or destroy a military base. Here are some of the most popular methods of protecting military bases, some of which are made by Gibraltar US.

1. Security fencing

There are many different types of fencing to choose from when you are trying to protect a building from being broken into. Security fencing is special because it is designed with the purpose of being difficult to climb. It does not offer anything that could be used as a possible foothold, which someone would need if they were going to attempt to climb the fence. These fences are often electrified, although that is at the discretion of the military installation that is using it. Whether or not the security fence is electrified will often depend on the sensitivity of the materials being stored on the base. Security fences are incredibly strong, preventing them from being easily broken down by a vehicle that is being driven at a high rate of speed. This is critical to ensure that the facility is protected against potential suicide attacks.

2. Anti-ram vehicle barriers

This type of barrier comes in many different styles. You will see this type of barrier protecting most of the world’s most important buildings. As you might know from the name of these barriers, they are designed for the sole purpose of preventing a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed from being able to ram its way through a security perimeter. Some of these barriers rise up from the ground when they are activated. They can then be lowered to allow authorized vehicles to gain access to the premises. These barriers are made from the strongest materials. They need to be incredibly strong in order to ensure that they will be able to stop very large and powerful vehicles, such as massive trucks or Hummers. While most of these barriers are designed to be temporary and portable, there are also several varieties that are made to be permanently fixed to the ground.

3. Radiation detectors

All military bases are outfitted with advanced radiation detectors so they they will have advance warning if someone is trying to smuggle a bomb into the facility with the intention of detonating it. These detectors will be able to identify any radioactive object when it is still very far away from the base, allowing personnel to prepare themselves and set up a game plan about what to do next.

4. Infrared detection systems

These are vary useful for determining if a person is being smuggled into a facility. These systems will detect the heat signature of a person who is hiding in a vehicle while they are trying to sneak past a security checkpoint. These are very similar to the devices that are commonly used at many border checkpoints around the world.

postheadericon First Class Divorce Lawyer For Men

If you’re a man who is currently going through the bitter experience of divorce, you need to know that you are not alone. You don’t have to face the coming fight by yourself. You’ll need first class legal representation to win the divorce settlement that you deserve. When the chips are down and you’re facing an uphill battle, you can call on excellent divorce representation from a law firm that specializes in handling cases from a brotherly perspective.

Never Face A Divorce Trial On Your Own

If you’re old enough to go through a divorce, you should also be more than aware that this is no time to try to brave the decision of accounting for yourself and actions before a court of law. No matter who may to blame (if anyone is), the fact remains that you’re far better advised to hire a first class divorce attorney to represent your side in the case.

It may mean temporarily swallowing your pride, but your chances of winning a fair and just settlement are far more equitable with a top class attorney on your side than with nothing but your word to back you up. Make the smart choice and get yourself a divorce attorney who can truly understand your side of the story, from your point of view.

Settle The Past & Move Forward Into The Future

If you’re ready to let go of the past and move forward into the future, it’s time to plan for your transition now. It’s no good dwelling on the mental anguish and misery that divorce brings with it. The end of a marriage hardly needs to mean the end of the road for you. With a top class divorce attorney in your corner, you can settle accounts with your former spouse, put all your affairs in order, and move on to the rest of your life.

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postheadericon Apartment Security: What should you look for?

There are many benefits to living in an apartment, especially when compared to homeownership. No mortgages! A landlord to cater to most of your problems! What could be better? However, according to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), apartments are significantly more likely to fall victim to burglars than the average, single-family household.

Now I know what you’re thinking—shouldn’t the landlord be responsible for securing the apartment complex, as well as the individual units? The short answer is, yes. However, as I’m sure we have all experienced at one point or another, not all landlords are as attentive or responsible as we would like. Unfortunately, that puts the bearing on you—the renter—to study a particular apartment complex before moving in to ensure that it is as secure as possible.

After all, this is your family we’re talking about.

While the most secure apartment complexes are considered “upscale,” it is becoming increasingly more common to find affordable apartments for rent that feature superior security features. With that in mind, before choosing to take up residence in any apartment complex, there are a few considerations you should take into account. These include:

Home security systems

Yes, something as trivial and inconspicuous as the common security system should be up-to-date, or at the very least, present on the premises. If an apartment complex lacks the appropriate system, consider installing your own personal system. In fact, because contemporary systems are usually small and wireless, negotiations with your landlord should be quick and painless.

Consider this…in a recent survey conducted by the NCPC, 85 percent of police and fire chiefs attested that a security system decreases the likelihood of a house being targeted by burglars.

A Solid Door

This is one aspect most apartment-hunters don’t pay much attention too unfortunately. When you are hunting for apartments, look for doors that have a solid-core structure. In other words, steer clear from apartments that feature doors with large glass panes that allow people to look inside and/or bust out the glass. Also, a good door should have a deadbolt in addition to the regular lock on the end of the doorknob. The actual deadbolt itself should secure inside of a reinforced doorjamb that can withstand a brute force entry. Another good security feature to look for is reinforced hinges as not many doors have them.

A Peephole

While you don’t want people peeping in at you, the ability to peep at them is a fantastic security feature that all apartment doors should feature. These nifty little devices essentially allow you to view who is at your door before you actually open it. This allows you to effectively screen individuals, only allowing the appropriate people to gain entry. If a door already has a peephole, go to the outside of the door and try to stare into the apartment through it. An inadequate peephole will allow some visibility into the apartment and should be replaced.

Visible, Clearly-Marked Cameras

A secure apartment complex will feature an array of surveillance cameras, strategically placed throughout the entire complex. A good landlord will have 10 or more depending on the size of the complex, with some having upwards of 20 to capture each and every angle. Most landlords will go one step further by placing a sign underneath the cameras letting would-be burglars know that they are on camera. Moreover, if the cameras are fairly new, they can most likely be accessed remotely via laptop, tablet, or even on a smart phone.

Perimeter Fencing

Many apartment complexes will feature fencing around the entire perimeter of the complex. If it were not obvious already, the purpose of this fencing is to keep unwanted intruders from entering the premises without permission. For optimal security, a perimeter fence should be at least 6 feet tall (as tall or taller than the average man) to make it difficult to get over.

postheadericon Recovery Options for Injured Workers

Disability is something that occurs unexpectedly to many workers. A hard worker may suffer from a mental condition or physical illness during his or her time with a specific company. Employers sometimes provide disability benefits to their full-time workers. These benefits cover the workers in cases of temporary illness or injury. Another way that an employee can receive disability protection is by purchasing a third-party policy. The disability plan serves the purpose of covering a portion of an employee’s wages while he or she is ill. The portion of the payroll that the plan covers depends on the institution and the policy. Some companies pay as much as 100 percent for disability, while others have a lower payout percentage of approximately 70 percent.

How Disability Claims Work

Generally, an employee must pay the insurance company a premium once per month. Many employers subsidize a large portion of their employees’ insurance premiums. A covered employee must contact the employer and the insurance company immediately upon falling ill. The worker may either complete a claim form online or contact the insurance company by phone. The person will want to visit a medical professional as quickly as possible.

The insurance company will request full medical records from the participating doctor. The company will want to see information such as the diagnosed condition and the estimated dates that the employee will be out of work. The condition must fall into the category of illnesses or injuries that the insurance company covers. Experts examine the medical evidence, and the insurance company makes a decision on whether or not it will pay a claim. Short-term disability claims can last for up to a year. Long term disability claims usually kick in after the short-term claims end.

Denial of a disability claim is an unfortunate incident that happens to some people. The insurance company may disqualify if covered person for “not having a qualifying illness,” incomplete paperwork or some other such reason. The employee is then left with a disability and no way to pay bills or expenses. A disability attorney can help a denied person to file an appeal and obtain the funds that he or she rightfully deserves. HSH lawyers is a trusted firm that works for the good of disabled employees. A specialist at the firm can help a person to apply for a new disability claim fight the denial of an existing claim.

postheadericon 5 Military Charity Organizations Fueled by Gamers

Gamers experience an incredible amount of bad publicity in the mainstream media. Arguments of violence and laziness plague the gaming community as single stories are ballooned in order to drive ratings. What doesn’t get as much publicity is the charitable activities that many game developers and players operate that benefit those less fortunate. When it comes to helping military personnel and their families, there is no shortage of support from those that engage themselves in digital entertainment.

Indie Ammo Box

Independent game developers are growing as technology and marketing allow virtually anyone to begin creating digital entertainment. Indie Ammo Box is a platform that allows these developers to create and post those games. The digital game store then donates some of the proceeds to Operation Supply Drop, the charity that supports deployed troops in combat operations and veterans recovering from injuries in the line of duty. Active gamers can provide a great deal of income for the charity while playing the games they enjoy.

WarGaming.Net

World of Tanks is a worldwide popular gaming platform. It also encourages donations to a wide range of military charities including the aforementioned Operation Supply Drop. Premium users are capable of buying bundles of in-game components that help these charity organizations. During Military Appreciation Month, special offers and unique bundles of digital goods are packaged up and ready to be purchased. The popularity of the games developed by WarGaming.Net provides an incredible amount of awareness for the needs of military personnel.

Blizzard

Even large business platforms provide charitable support as part of the gaming community. Activision Blizzard has donated millions of dollars to the Call of Duty Endowment, founded by Bobby Kotick, and has provided millions in grants to organizations through the United States helping veterans find jobs. Gamers help to raise funds through awareness and gameplay to encourage a greater response from others. In October of 2014, many Call of Duty players joined in the campaign to raise $1 million to help place 1,000 veterans in high-quality careers.

Operation Game Drop

Developed by Tech Sgt Clayton Holcomb, operation game drop is a charity drive that benefits children within government hospitals. Since many charities such as Child’s Play is unable to help in those facilities, a new charity drive had been developed to help the children cope with illnesses and injuries through digital entertainment. The drive was based on the gaming community and using “The Grid” gaming tournament, supporters were able to assist in helping Tech Sgt Holcomb realize the charitable contributions.

Twitch

Although Twitch.tv isn’t exactly a charitable organization such as those listed earlier, it still deserves regocnition. Twitch allows game players to stream live video feeds of games they play while an audience watches. During virtual charity drives, Twitch is at the epicenter of most events as gamewatchers are able to donate to specific charities through links provided in the gamer’s bio. When there is a charity drive within the gaming community, there is a safe bet that many will be streaming gameplay live on the website.

Arguments of violence in games contributing to violence in the real world flood various types of media any time someone loses self-control and does something horrific. There should be more emphasis on those that contribute to the world outside of their living room and who put effort into making the world a better place. There is more of these kinds of players and companies than what mainstream media promotes on television.

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