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...

Tip of the Week: Firearm Safety at Home

28 September in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Legal Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

6 Important Tips to increase firearm safety Many people in the U.S. own firearms. Whether owned as collectors' items, used for hunting, target shooting or home defense, all firearms are potentially dangerous if handled carelessly. Since firearms related incidents could occur in the home, it is especially important to pay attention to firearm storage around children, families, and friends. While there are no hard and fast rules, the following 6 tips should help serve as a general practice to keep everyone safe around firearms. 1. Take a...

Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Child from Sexual Predators

28 September in Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week School Safety

3 Important Tips to help protect your child The tragic Washington State murder of a young woman by a sexual predator, followed by tremendous public outrage, resulted in a Governor’s Taskforce on Community Protection and the Washington Community Protection Act of 1990. The task force recognized that sex offenders are often times repeat offenders who must be supervised after release. Two important components of the resulting law included: 1) the required mandatory registration of sex offenders, and 2) granted police agencies the authority to notify the...

Tip of the Week: Improve Your Home Security by Thinking Like a Thief

28 September in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Minimize your chances of becoming the victim of a home burglary Consider the goals of a typical home burglar. When selecting a victim, the burglar simply wants three things (1) a victim’s home that gives him the best opportunity to get in easily, (2) access to valuable objects he can easily remove from the home and (3) to get away undetected. You can minimize your chances of becoming the victim of a home burglary by denying any one of the burglar’s three objectives and...

Tip of the Week – Your Personal Security at Large Outdoor Summer Events

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

5 tips to help keep you safe at large outdoor activities During the summer months, we often find ourselves engaging more frequently in events such as outdoor concerts, festivals and fairs, and other events for which we have no control of our own personal security.   And while our chances of becoming the victim of criminal activity during these activities are very small, we can help minimize our risk even more with vigilance and preparation. Here are 5 tips to help keep you safe at large outdoor activities: 1. ...