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Tip of the Week: ‘Tis the Season to be Stealing

14 December in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Protecting Your Home and Business While Away This Holiday Season It’s estimated at least 35 percent of businesses will close on Christmas Eve and 90 percent on Christmas Day. About 63.9 million people will travel, and with people gone and businesses closed, both homes and businesses are at risk to burglaries and theft. Below are proactive steps for your business and your home to minimize your chances of becoming a victim this holiday season: For Your Business: 1. Review your current security measures. ...

Rampart Group Winter Driving Safety Tips

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...

Rampart Group's Cyber Week Online Shopping Security Tips

Tip of the Week: Cyber Week Online Shopping Security Tips

29 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

The Monday following Black Friday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and many retailers have now extended the online shopping deals to last all week. Although online shopping can be a convenient way to shop, it is not without some risk. Below are a few precautions to help keep your money and information safe. 1. When shopping online, use familiar sites. Look for the SSL (secure sockets layer). Make sure the website address starts with https:// to verify the site's security. 2. Be...

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: 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...