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>> Open for business and safe? That's the question Silicon Valley executives are grappling with after a woman shot three people before killing herself at YouTube San Bruno, California headquarters. But for tech companies known for laid back perks like play rooms, open spaces, and massage therapy, beefing up security won't be an easy fix.
Says Reuters correspondent Paresh Dave.>> Facebook, Google, YouTube, all these companies have giant tech campuses with multiple buildings, with all kinds of perks, all kinds of amenities. These are meant to be sort of like college campuses, a very fun, welcoming environment, which is problematic from a security standpoint.
So experts have said that the best thing that the tech companies can do, given that they don't want armed guards, given that they don't want these giant gates all around, is to find ways to delay a potential shooter or a potential bad actor. You have shrubs, you can have really long walkways, lots of cameras, emerging technologies, like drones, surveillance robots.
Allow the company's to heighten their security without creating that effect that you're sort of in a fortress.>> How the shooter identified by police as Nasim Aghdam gained access to YouTube is still not entirely clear. Police say the San Diego resident stormed the company's headquarters Tuesday, turning a normal lunch hour into an all too familiar scene in the US, with workers exiting with hands raised.
But police believe the shooter may have never even entered a building, instead opening fire in the courtyard.>> It's going to become even more challenging for these tech companies to properly police their grounds because they're doing more. If you look at Google's upcoming projects in Mountain View, it's actually going to have a public plaza, public dining and retail amenities that is going to bring the public right into the middle of their campus.
>> YouTube's parent company, Google, has already announced plans to boost security at all of its offices worldwide.