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The Information You Need to Survive an Active Shooter

30 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

The Department of Homeland Security defines an "active shooter" as an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area. There is no real method to their selection of victims, but studies have shown that 45% of active shootings occur in a place of business followed by schools, government properties and open spaces. Your chances of surviving an active shooter situation are greatly enhanced by mental and physical preparation. Here's what you need to know to survive: 1. Run:...

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Tip of the Week: Safety Tips for Holiday Air Travel

21 December in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Air travel over the holidays can be challenging at best. Airports are crowded and delays are always a possibility. These simple tips will help ease your way and ensure you arrive safely: 1. Pre-plan your connections. When booking your flight, plan carefully for sufficient time during layovers to connecting flights. It is good to allow extra time for flight delays and weather issues. 2. Leave early. Holiday travel guarantees you will encounter congested traffic, full parking lots, crowded ticket counters...

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Tip of the Week: Winter Driving Safety Tips

07 December in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

As we approach and continue through the Holiday Season, there will be road trips and winter weather in the forecast! It's estimated 63.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during this year's holiday travel period, with more than 52.4 million traveling by automobile. Keeping you and your family safe is a #1 priority to ensure you have a safe holiday season. Here are 10 tips to help you prepare for the elements and reach your destination safely. Prepare before you go: 1. Check the...

Tip of the Week: Safety Tips for Black Friday Shoppers

22 November in Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Friday, November 25th, 2016, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year known as Black Friday and kicks off the first day of the official shopping season. In 2015, 74.2 million people shopped on this day alone. While shoppers focus on bargains and discounts – the criminal element is also very much at work, staging for their most productive time of year. Stealing your bags and packages is their primary focus, but don’t forget about securing your vehicle as well. Before you...

Tip of the Week: Effective Situational Awareness

15 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Imagine for a moment you are driving along your every-day route to work. Your mind is preoccupied thinking of your calendar, all those emails to send and a hectic day ahead. You fail to take notice of an unusually large crowd of people gathered on the sidewalk as you pass. Suddenly the cars in front of you slow dramatically, and as traffic grinds to a halt - you're stuck. The crowd charges into the street. You are now blocked in the front...

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...