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. ...

Tip of the Week – Keep your Credit, Debit and ATM Cards Safe

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

10 Tips for Bank and Credit Card Security Credit, debit, and ATM cards are convenient and allow us access to financial resources without the risk of carrying large sums of money. But, these cards can also present their own source of risk through loss, fraud and theft. Here are 10 common sense tips to keeping your credit, debit and ATM cards safe: 1. Don’t disclose your account number over the phone unless you initiate the call. 2. Guard your account information. Never leave it out in the open or...

Tip of the Week: Active Shooter Situation

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

3 Tips That Could Save Your Life A US Department of Justice FBI study of active shooter incidents in the US between 2000 and 2013 revealed an annual occurrence of 6.4 incidents per year through the first seven years of the study and an annual occurrence of 16.4 incidents per year through the last seven years of the study. Active shooter incidents are most certainly on the rise in the US. If you have not given thought to what actions you might take if...