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Tip of the Week: Situational Awareness and Personal Security

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services

Tips to improve your situational awareness Have you ever observed a group of police officers enter a café or coffee shop and take a seat at a table? To an outside observer the brief game of musical chairs that takes place as the officers select a chair and take a seat can be downright comical because it appears they all want the same seat at the table. This happens for a good reason and we can learn something from this behavior. Police officers by training...

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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. ...

Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Child from Sexual Predators

28 September in Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week School Safety

3 Important Tips to help protect your child The tragic Washington State murder of a young woman by a sexual predator, followed by tremendous public outrage, resulted in a Governor’s Taskforce on Community Protection and the Washington Community Protection Act of 1990. The task force recognized that sex offenders are often times repeat offenders who must be supervised after release. Two important components of the resulting law included: 1) the required mandatory registration of sex offenders, and 2) granted police agencies the authority to notify the...

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 – 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...