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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: 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: 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...