The emergence of smart technology into the security sector is changing risk management economics and strategy in unique ways. Such technology leverages information management at its core for a more effective security program. Case in point is the burgeoning role of autonomous data machines (ADMs or robots) that are purposely built for security.
The holiday season is right around the corner. The stores have sales, you have a list and the mall management companies have security. While we don’t often think about the role of security professionals in the retail setting when we head to the mall, we experience their influence with every visit. While the overall focus is to create a safe and secure environment, the role of the security officer is varied, and changes based on the location and sometimes based on what is happening on a particular day.
As we salute military personnel this Veterans Day, it is an opportune time to review why veterans make ideal recruits for the security officer and physical security sector. Once they leave the military, it’s a natural fit for veterans to go into the security field
While news outlets often report about people shooting at drones as they hover over homes, and despite the fact certain irresponsible remote controllers have been known to interrupt emergency fire operations, these tiny fliers are
What’s the worst that can happen if your company has no enterprise security risk management plan? Organizations are exposed to a wide range of evolving threats that can create a multitude of security risks.
What’s the worst that can happen if your company has no enterprise security risk management plan? Organizations are exposed to a wide range of evolving threats that can create a multitude of security risks. A company without a comprehensive risk management plan could face serious repercussions ranging from a supply chain breakdown of a product line, reputational damage, revenue loss, market credibility and shareholder devaluation.
Worldwide, millions of people will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20, 2016, during The Great California ShakeOut. Participating in the annual event is a great way to make sure you are prepared to survive and recover quickly from substantial earthquakes – whether you are at home, at work or traveling.
Does this scenario sound familiar? You relied on your security services provider to hire the best staff and ensure everyone received the right training. But a handful of them have already quit and moved onto the next company, leaving your facility’s security at risk. New security professionals are being hired and trained, but the gap in security has you feeling uneasy. Your expectation was that you would have a consistent security presence.
Whether you are securing an extended corporate campus or a facility that closes at the end of the business day, it is important to ask yourself this question: Does security extend far enough? A comprehensive security program must address all aspects of your property – at all times. Areas that are out of sight for you and your employees or stakeholders are never out of the minds of criminals. The back hallways, the far parking areas, the facilities closed for a plant shutdown or just overnight are vulnerable if not included in your security plans.
With new threats emerging every day it is critical that security officers maintain a constant state of vigilance. When violence erupts in our communities it is an important reminder that we must all See Something, Say Something, and work together in these challenging times.