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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: Securing Your Fall Homeowner Projects

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

5 Tips for Secure Fall Homeowner Projects Following the Summer vacation, picnics, and outdoor living, Fall is the time of year for those indoor projects you’ve been putting off for months. Some include a total remodel and require contractor and vendor services. While it can be a time that's busy and packed with choosing the right paint colors and furniture, it's also important to remember safety and security can become an issue as well. From making sure visitors avoid safety hazards, to keeping your valuables safe...

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: 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...