January 2018

Captiva is Now On the Ariba Network

We are pleased to announce that Captiva has joined the Ariba Network. Powered by SAP, the Ariba Network connects suppliers and buyers of products and services.

Check out our profile on the Ariba Network.

Simple Ways to Improve Ministry Security

Places of worship should be just that—places where people can practice their religion safely. However, with the high number of United States church shootings in 2017, many church officials now face an intimidating task for 2018: improving their ministry security and preparing for disaster.

The possibility of your church being attacked is not easy to come to terms with, but facing this reality is the only way to keep your congregation safe. At Captiva, our emergency preparedness team is made of former first responders and military members who understand the importance of keeping places of worship safe. Here are our tips for improving your ministry’s security:

Hospital Security Guards Shoot and Kill a Knife-Wielding Patient

On January 11, 2018, a patient at the St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital emerged from his room wielding two knives. Security guards were dispatched to the scene. After the patient refused to yield the weapons, the guards shot and killed the patient. See the full story at Becker Hospital Review.

Threats can emerge at any time and there is little time to decide what to do. Guards are trained to react, but are the rest of your staff? We offer several media-based training courses from one of the top providers in this field, the Center for Personal Protection and Safety. Check out these products at our online store.

Ice and Snow and Protecting the Flock

The East Coast has been hit with snow and ice yesterday and today. If you are like many of the people along the Atlantic Seaboard, you have probably been watching the news and worrying about how you will recover from the snow and slush. Grayson, as the Weather Channel has named this storm, is like a Winter hurricane.