Tip of the Week: Daylight Savings Time Security for Your Business and Home

02 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

At 2:00 a.m. on November 6, 2016, we will once again see the end of daylight savings time as we roll our clocks back one hour. This biannual clock exercise provides the perfect opportunity to evaluate our lighting as it pertains to the security of our homes and businesses. The proper use of lighting is a key component of good physical security. Following are 10 tips to improve security with lighting: For Your Business 1. Ensure all areas of the property have...

Tip of the Week: 5 Tips to Secure Your Business

16 October in Tip of the Week Investigations, Tip of the Week Legal Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

In business, every dollar you spend on safeguarding your business assets is a dollar you can’t put to work to make a profit. This simple fact underpins the universal view of security as a “necessary evil”, resulting in most businesses choosing to have no protective measures or as little security in place as possible to keep costs down. While this approach is understandable, the failure to identify risks and vulnerabilities can leave business owners subject to litigation for negligence should a serious incident result in...

Tip of the Week: Securing Your Fall Homeowner Projects

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

5 Tips for Secure Fall Homeowner Projects Following the Summer vacation, picnics, and outdoor living, Fall is the time of year for those indoor projects you’ve been putting off for months. Some include a total remodel and require contractor and vendor services. While it can be a time that's busy and packed with choosing the right paint colors and furniture, it's also important to remember safety and security can become an issue as well. From making sure visitors avoid safety hazards, to keeping your valuables safe...

Tip of the Week: Security Tips for College Students

28 September in Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week School Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

7 Security Tips for College Students – Parents Please Share! Heading back to college or entering your first year as a Freshman is a very exciting time in the life of any student. Friends, fun, football, and freedom are usually top of mind (and of course studying!) while staying safe and secure is the least of concerns. As statistical reporting has shown, college students can be exposed to violence, robbery, bullying and even rape. It is important for students to be mindful of their very own...

Tip of the Week: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

28 September in Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

6 tips to reduce crime through proper lighting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multidisciplinary approach to preventing crime through the effective use of physical environment design elements. CPTED theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, resident volunteers, and landscape and interior designers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start. The goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access...

Tip of the Week: Family Crisis Management Plan

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

5 Tips for an Effective Family Crisis Management Plan Businesses ensure continuity of business operations each year by examining every aspect of the supply chain and building in redundant suppliers, production capabilities, transportation infrastructure and uninterruptable labor resources. This work results in a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and along with every BCP, a Crisis Management Plan is Developed to detail plans to efficiently work through and resolve whatever crisis may befall a business. With properly developed BCP and Crisis Management Plans, businesses reach a...