Shocking as it may seem, acts of violence do occur at churches and worship facilities. While rare, these incidents typically are carried out by people who have some association with the congregation. Most church bodies, congregations and pastoral groups are unprepared for violence and the resultant aftermath. Planning, preparation, knowledge and responsibility will help ensure that ‘best practices’ have been considered and followed in the event of a violent incident. Salient and our partner integrators can work with your security team to assess vulnerabilities and serve as a resource for on-site video surveillance deployment.