On November 30th, Kenton Brothers hosted a security learning event for area Houses of Worship. Speakers included Doug Talbott of Ingersoll Rand, of Kenton Brothers, Officer James Schriever of the KCMO police department, and Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League.
The event was held in the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center and began with a welcoming introduction by Kenton Brothers CEO, Gina Stuelke, as attendees enjoyed coffee, juice and pastries.
The presentations were excellent and topics covered included:
-Doug Talbott (Ingersoll Rand) spoke about the importance of door hardware, locks and keys.
-Ted Lischer (Kenton Brothers) discussed new technology now available in the access control and video surveillance fields.
-Officer James Schriever (KCMO Police Department) discussed the steps Houses of Worship should take with their local law enforcement officials to keep their facilities safe and secure.
-Karen Aroesty (Anti-Defamation League) focused on issues of terrorism and hate crimes.
With an open forum discussion, religious leaders and House of Worship staff members took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback to fellow attendees and presenters.
Based on feedback we received from many of the attendees, the event was a huge success and several people expressed interest in additional presentations on the subjects offered. With that in mind, the Kenton Brothers team plans to continue to provide events like this one to help raise security awareness within the local religious community.
If you have suggestions for other security-related presentations you’d like to see or have other security questions, let us know. We’re happy to help!