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How active shooters choose their targets

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Rampage killers tend to look for soft targets. But in the case of the Washington Navy Yard Aaron Alexis went for a hard target. The Yard has security but once he got inside he was able to go on a rampage. The hard target had a soft center. Facilities Disaster and Recovery Professional Anthony Pizzitola says companies have the duty to protect their employees in case a mass murderer shows up. He says Companies should install CCTV cameras that can pan, tilt and zoom. They should be tested regularly. Interior doors should have locks and should also be tested regularly. Ligjhtswitches need to be in multiple locations in room. These measures combined with isolate a shooter from his victims and track his movements. "When the doors are locked and checked, the lighting is checked, they security camera are checked we can't fail. If they want to get in they are going to get in. But we can make it as difficult as possible because nothing is more valuable than a human life."

He says facilities managers and disaster planner need to coordinate their efforts.

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