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...

Tip of the Week: Effective Security Surveillance Systems

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Cargo Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

5 Key Factors for Effective Security Surveillance Systems Many small businesses routinely utilize security surveillance cameras in an effort to protect their assets and deter criminals from theft and other nefarious acts. While cameras alone should not be considered adequate security, they can be an important component in a well-designed integrated security system. Following are 5 tips for proper deployment of security surveillance cameras: 1. Capture facial shots – Place cameras in locations to capture facial views of subjects. Overhead cameras are rarely effective in...

Tip of the Week – Precautions to Minimize Home Burglary

28 September in Tip of the Week Personal Safety

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe during Fourth of July Travel The upcoming Fourth of July Independence Day holiday will find many of us traveling as we celebrate the holiday with friends and family, or use the long weekend to launch into our summer vacations. Leaving a home unattended creates a prime opportunity for thieves to target homes for burglary. Consider these 5 simple precautions you can take to minimize your chance of becoming a burglary victim while you are away from your...

Tip of the Week – Personal Security with Shared Ride Services

27 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week Travel Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

10 Tips to help keep your shared ride safe With the widespread acceptance of shared ride services or Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft, we have seen ever increasing reports of assaults on female passengers by TNC drivers. The problem has been well documented in media reports and is closely tracked by the organization whosdrivingyou.org that publishes lists of incidents and the annual growth in attacks: http://www.whosdrivingyou.org/rideshare-incidents. The growth of the problem may be tied to increased ridership, but the standard of...

Price of Security Failure

27 September in Corporate Security, Crisis Response, Personal Safety, Protective Services, Security Consulting

Posted on June 15, 2016 Last week ended with the killing of young singer Christina Grimmie by a 27-year old man who showed up to her concert and shot her as she signed autographs for fans. And, this week began with the news that a man fatally shot in excess of 100 patrons in an Orlando nightclub, fatally wounding 49. These two tragic events are reported by authorities to be completely unrelated. But on closer inspection, we will likely find a common element...

Tip of the Week – Home Alone – 5 Security Tips for Kids

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

5 tips to ensure your child is ready to stay home alone Eventually, there comes the time when all kids prefer to be left at home alone rather than with a sitter, and as parents, it is our responsibility to ensure their security while we are away. Many child psychologists suggest age 12 as the minimum to safely leave a child home alone. But, your decision should be guided by your child’s maturity. The more responsibility and maturity kids show while we are present, the more they will...