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Super Bowl 50 will be one of the most highly guarded sporting events in U.S. History

Posted by Lori Hickey on Feb 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The Super Bowl is considered the second highest threat environment according to the U.S. Federal Government. Super Bowl 50 has an estimated 1 million people expected to be in the San Francisco Bay Area and expected viewership is estimated to be over 100 million in the United States alone.  The highest ranking Super Bowl in terms of heightened security was the 2002 Super Bowl, following the attacks on September, 11, 2001. However, all other Super Bowls received a DHS Special Event Assignment Rating (SEAR) of one. Because the San Francisco Bay Area is so large and densely populated, and the festivities stretch from Santa Clara to San Francisco, 60 federal, state, and local agencies are coordinating the security for the event. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country have been in the Bay Area the past week leading up to the game. The San Francisco Police Department is not giving officers time off and drills have been conducted in and around Levi’s Stadium to prepare officers for any possibly emergency situations that could arise.

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Topics: super bowl security, Security, Super Bowl, Super Bowl 50

Tailgating Guide to Super Bowl 50

Posted by Lori Hickey on Jan 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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We’re 11 days away from Super Bowl 50, held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Just like every Super Bowl or major sporting event there is a heightened sense of security. Preparations have been ongoing for 2 years since Levi’s Stadium won the Super Bowl bid. Make sure to follow these steps to ensure your safety surrounding all things Super Bowl.

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Topics: Super Bowl, tailgating guide, Super Bowl 50, tailgating

8 Steps for Keeping Your Dog Safe and Warm!

Posted by Lori Hickey on Jan 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Winter Storm Jonas is on its way! Follow these 8 steps for keeping your best friend safe and warm!

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Topics: how to, cold weather, canine

6 Things You Didn't Know About Levi's Stadium

Posted by Alison Glazer on Jan 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM

This year, the 50th Super Bowl will be held this February at Levi’s Stadium. The Santa Clara, California based home of the San Francisco 49ers has been acknowledged for its wide range of features and advanced technology which ensure the greatest fan experience possible. In preparation for one of the biggest games of the year, here are 6 things you didn’t know about Levi’s Stadium.

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Topics: Super Bowl, Levi's Stadium, Super Bowl 50

MSA Intel Alert: Attacks in Jakarta

Posted by MSA Intel on Jan 14, 2016 5:48:55 PM


Earlier today, at least two civilians were killed and over 20 injured in coordinated attacks in central Jakarta. One of the dead was identified as a Canadian citizen and four of the injured are believed to be foreigners. According  to authorities, seven militants carried out shootings and suicide bombings at several locations on one of the city’s main thoroughfares, Jalan Thamrin, a busy shopping district near foreign embassies and a United Nations office. Approximately six explosions and gunfire occurred at a police traffic post and outside  of  a  Starbucks  in the  area.  The  gunmen eventually fled to the nearby Djakarta Theater, where they exchanged gunfire with police and detonated additional explosives. Police reportedly captured two of the attackers alive, killing the other five. The Aamaq News Agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), reported that the terror group was responsible for the attack. ISIL later claimed responsibility for the attack in an official statement posted online.

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Topics: msa intel alert, msa intel

EDC Spotlight: Bill and Shadow

Posted by Julia O'Rourke on Jan 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

“Shadow is a sweetheart,” remarked MSA EDC Handler Bill in regards to his three year old black lab. Bill has been with MSA since January of 2002 making this month his 14th anniversary with the company. Prior to his time at MSA, Bill worked just under 21 years with the NYPD. He finished out his run in the Police Department with the Emergency Services in Brooklyn.

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Topics: edc, edc spotlight

Give Back to Our Four-Legged Heroes!

Posted by Alison Glazer on Jan 6, 2016 10:26:57 AM

Over the past few months, we have spotlighted courageous military working dogs, outlined their experiences and told their inspiring stories. Now, we want to explore what we can do to give back to these heroes!

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Topics: military working dogs, military, military k9

Security Trends Following the Paris Attacks

Posted by Julia O'Rourke on Dec 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Security_Trends.jpgIn the aftermath of the Paris Terror Attacks that took place in November, and similar incidents around the globe, venues and arenas are stepping up their security practices to combat the emerging threat environment. Security precautions such as walk-through and handheld metal detectors, pat downs before entering venues, and bag checks are effective ways to deter potential attacks. The public has embraced the more widespread implementation of these precautionary measures because it conveys a sense of safety and securitythat allows the public to enjoy concerts, movies, or theme parks. In fact, following the Paris incident, 1 in 3 Americans now worry about an attack happening at a live event according to a survey conducted by the digital marketing platform SpinGo. More than half of those that participated in the survey said that security measures need to be increased. Venues and arenas are actively working to address the public’s concerns.

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Topics: threat detection equipment, Security, Paris Attacks

Merry Christmas from MSA Security

Posted by Lori Hickey on Dec 24, 2015 8:48:05 PM

'Twas the Night before Christmas
and here at MSA
Security is our priority
as it is each and every day
Our security blanket is never asleep
For "Business-as-Usual"
Is the promise we keep
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2015 Year in Review: Top 10 Blog Posts

Posted by Alison Glazer on Dec 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

As we conclude another year of fun and informational blog posts, we want to celebrate our top performing posts this year! Check out our top 10 blogs from 2015 below!



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Topics: Active Shooter, Bomb Dogs, atm skimming, a year in review


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