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While a physical security presence will always be the foundation of a commercial property’s security program, the industry continues to evolve with new technology solutions, streamlined operations and increased efficiencies. Incident reporting tools, camera monitoring, and security officer tour systems help create comprehensive security programs at commercial buildings across the country. The key to a successful program is the right balance of people and technology.
 

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Consider this – A safety goal of 7:1. Meaning, for every one behavior that needs to be corrected, managers should recognize employees seven other times for positive safety measures. In the security industry, where safety is essential to completing job duties every day, safety culture best practices should be continually reinforced.
 

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According to the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends research, nearly 80% of business leaders rated the employee experience as very important. What defines experience? It’s not only based on an organization’s culture and engagement, it’s an integrated focus on the entire workplace, HR and management practices that make for an enjoyable experience and job satisfaction. In an increasingly digital world where transparency and millennials begin to dominate, you must make the total experience essential to your operation.
 

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Business improvement districts help invigorate neighborhoods and stimulate economic development. These districts bring together businesses and other neighborhood residents such as schools and cultural institutions to create a positive environment that will attract more patrons. 
 

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Today’s shopping malls include more entertainment venues, theaters, restaurants and events that attract shoppers and increase patronage. This approach is designed to make the property a shopping destination, and it is building vitality back into many malls that have seen vacancy rates increase and sales decrease. This change specifically appeals to the tastes of young adults.

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When an emergency occurs, whether it is a cardiac or first-aid emergency, or a natural disaster or workplace violence incident, the emergency responder who makes the difference between life and death is one who is well trained. 
 

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Gated communities and condominiums that employ security officer services understand that residential security goes above and beyond safety. Security personnel are the first impression of a residential property for homeowners and visitors. 
 

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Standardization of healthcare protocols and procedures is an established practice that helps create a safer and more affordable patient culture. Today, the standardization trend is expanding as healthcare facilities nationwide are realizing the benefits of creating uniformity in non-clinical services including physical security services. 
 

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By 2016, more than 655,000 individuals in the United States will have careers in the security services industry according to The Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company. These security professionals work around the clock to protect people and property in a variety of industries and settings. How can an organization help ensure that their security team is engaged and prepared to meet their needs? 
 

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Safety is a serious topic that is common among many industries, but perhaps even more so at manufacturing and industrial sites where workplace injuries are a leading cause of lost work time. Having safety protocols in place is one way to prevent accidents, but they are only as effective as the people who know and use them. 
 

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