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  • Crisis Preparedness: Making the Toughest Decisions NOW! >

    Whether it’s a natural disaster, cybersecurity breach, active shooter situation, power outage or act of terrorism, who will be there to step up and provide the support and leadership you need?...

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends >

    Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour, per the observance that has been in place for the first Sunday in November since 2007....

  • Hurricane Planning and Recovery: How Your Security Program Can Help Your Business Rebound from Disaster >

    Unlike tornadoes and earthquakes, hurricanes can be forecasted several days ahead of landfall, giving residents and businesses time to take precautions.Proper planning can help your company quickly recover from a hurricane event....

  • Leadership's Role in Workplace Violence Prevention >

    Watch this webinar to learn how building trust between leaders and their employees is a key factor in creating a safe and secure workplace....

  • Regain Your Ground: Resilience After a Workplace Violence Event >

    Unfortunately, violent incidents are becoming more and more common in today's workplace. Recovering from a violent event or disaster in the workplace can take months, but having a plan and sources of help prior can make the process much smoother....

  • Reducing Violence in Healthcare >

    The healthcare industry is growing rapidly, but unfortunately, the staff who is dedicated to promoting wellness, healing the sick and caring for the vulnerable, is burdened by workplace violence on a regular basis....

  • Active Shooter Preparedness in Today's World >

    Every day, there are frightening stories in the news about active shooters. In 2019 alone, there have been at least 17 incidents—an average of one every 12.7 days.If such an unfortunate event should occur, what would you do?...

  • Active Shooter Preparedness in Today's World >

    Every day, there are frightening stories in the news about active shooters. In 2019 alone, there have been at least 17 incidents—an average of one every 12.7 days....

  • Fireworks Safety >

    Fireworks are a prevalent and exciting way to celebrate major holidays, but they can also be dangerous if not used correctly. Allied Universal has compiled a list of items to consider when using fireworks during your festivities. Stay safe and have fun!...

  • Healthcare Drug Diversions: The $25 Billion Problem >

    Drug diversions can occur at all levels within an organization. In the healthcare environment, it continues to grow and is a concern for financial, regulatory and reputational reasons....

  • Wi-Fi Scams >

    The next time you’re looking for a wireless hot spot and locate one called Free Wi-Fi, beware – you could become victim to the latest technology scam....

  • Emergency Preparedness Planning for Your Business >

    The best way for businesses to manage risks is to identify and evaluate all possible scenarios and create a contingency plan detailing how to deal with the emergency if it occurs....

  • Security Partnership Creates Welcoming Urban Setting >

    With more than 36 acres of parks, 10 million square feet of commercial space, approximately 14,000 residents, four public schools, museums, and cultural institutions, Battery Park City is, indeed, a city within a city....

  • Be Prepared: The 7 Components of an Emergency Plan >

    If you have an emergency preparedness plan or are creating one, you are moving in the right direction. Being prepared can help minimize the loss of property and life. ...

  • Uniforms: Ask 5 Questions Now For An Easier Transition Later >

    Specifying the quantity and type of uniform you want your security officers to wear will lead to more transparent pricing as well as prepare you for a smoother transition....

  • FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: The Beginning of Commercial UAS Security and Counter-UAS Operations >

    On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018....

  • Contract Vs. In-House Security: Calculating Cost >

    It appears there has been a paradigm shift in the thinking of many corporations, Fortune 500 companies and smaller firms alike. This shift is to “core competency”...

  • How Much Does Security Cost? A Budget Tool >

    When discussing the total value of a contract security program, it is important to remember that along with the security budget, there are other costs that are more difficult to quantify....

  • Demonstration Preparedness >

    When large crowds gather outside your work environment, individuals inside may be at risk if the event spirals out of control. By preparing ahead of time for rallies,...

  • Successful Safety Programs Start with Leadership! >

    Join us for a dynamic discussion focused on the ways strong leadership can drive success in your corporate safety program!...

  • Work Place Violence: How to Respond >

    When violence breaks out in the workplace, you are faced with three options: run, hide or take action....

  • Keep Your Campus Safe - And Your Budget Lean >

    When choosing the mix of security elements needed to protect your campus you must also think about the inevitable: your budget....

  • Healthcare Security Best Practices: Five Critical Considerations >

    Engaging the right security partner is critical for maintaining a secure environment in a hospital or healthcare facility....

  • Best Campus Security: The University of Pennsylvania >

    When it comes to a highly effective, flexible and collaborative security program for a college campus, the University of Pennsylvania’s model for campus security stands out as one of the most successful in the nation....

  • Compassionate Care Advances University of Co Hospital Security Program >

    In Colorado, very few hospitals have an in-house security program and instead partner with an external security provider to deliver hospital security programs. ...

  • Disaster Planning >

    Disasters such as fires, floods, explosions and civil disturbances can endanger employees, customers and the public. Your ability to react quickly and rationally...

  • Viral Outbreaks >

    Viral outbreaks of diseases like Influenza, Ebola and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) can spread quickly with devastating consequences....

  • Allied Universal Collaborates with Sheriff's Office to Secure Port >

    On any weekend, more than 60,000 people gather at the port to embark to travel destinations....

  • Using LiveSafe, Hearst Prevents Loss and Gains Competitive Advantage at National Political Conventions >

    In a very contentious political atmosphere where it was impossible to know in advance where security issues would arise, Hearst needed a means to anticipate security situations that could potentially impact deadlines for reporting and logistical operations for broadcast media coverage (which in turn...

  • Protecting Trade Secrets >

    Any information that is unique to your company, but isn’t public knowledge, can be considered a trade secret and, in many cases, can be protected under both state and federal law....

  • 48 Doors - One Security Officer’s Response to a Dormitory Fire >

    The primary responsibility of most security officers is helping to ensure the safety and security of the people they’re charged with protecting....

  • Demonstration and Protest Preparedness >

    Across the world, we have witnessed a surge in demonstrations, protests and civil disobedience. When encountering a rally of any kind, it is important that safety remains top of mind for yourself and those around you....

  • Allied Universal's Security Team Adds Value to Reichhold >

    At the world headquarters, there are numerous labs, research and development facilities and new product testing areas....

  • Event Security in Our Nation's Capitol >

    The planning stages for the 2009 Inaugural events began in August 2008, and the Newseum was quickly placed in the spotlight. It would soon become a main tourist attraction, and numerous media outlets would plan to conduct their programs on-site....

  • California Hospital Raises the Bar on Hospital Customer Service >

    With the increasing number of people seeking medical care at hospitals and utilizing the ED every year, Lawson’s immediate challenge was to create a concierge-type system that would augment the efforts of security officers to give hospital visitors a new comfort level and more individualized attenti...

  • Shopping Center Security Best Practices: Five Critical Considerations >

    Engaging the right security partner is critical for ensuring the safety and security of the public in a shopping center or mall as well as the tenants occupying the stores....

  • Keeping Your Campus Safe - And Your Budget Lean >

    When choosing the mix of security elements needed to protect your campus you must also think about the inevitable: your budget....

  • Workplace Violence: How to Respond >

    When violence breaks out in the workplace, you are faced with three options: run, hide or take action....

  • Finding Added Value In Your Security Program >

    With more and more demands being made on your time, you should look to your security partner to see what additional value they can bring. ...

  • 5 Steps to an Effective Healthcare Workplace Violence Plan >

    Workplace violence is a recognized and increasing hazard in the healthcare industry....

  • Debunking Contract Healthcare Security Myths >

    Hospitals, assisted living centers, nursing homes and other healthcare providers are under constant pressure to keep their facilities safe while managing costs....

  • Community Involvement: Not All Vendors Are Created Equal >

    Utilizing third-party vendors can be a smart way to retain the products and services you need, without the stress of managing everything on your own....

  • 8 Steps to Selecting the Right Security Provider >

    Choosing the right contract security company can impact how your company is perceived and your bottom line....

  • 10 Critical Communication Best Practices >

    Poor communication between you and your security provider can open the door to mistakes and mishaps. Good communication can take your program to the next level. ...

  • Does Your Security Team Contribute to Your Safety Culture? >

    Is safety a top priority for your security partner? Are they as dedicated as you to creating and maintaining a safe work environment for your employees and visitors?...

  • Comprehensive Security Solutions for Multi-Location Campuses >

    Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities are stepping up security measures to protect their students, staff and visitors....

  • 7 Secrets to Selecting a Campus Contract Security Provider >

    When a campus law enforcement department doesn’t have enough staff or the right type of officers, technological solutions can only help so much....

  • The Security Officer of the Future >

    Push aside any old notions of low skilled security officers. The security officer of the future has arrived. Today’s security officer may be using a Segway to conduct patrols....

  • Workplace Violence >

    Office workers everywhere experience acts of workplace violence—sometimes never giving them a second thought. Hostilities such as physical and verbal assaults, threats,...

  • Training to Meet Guidelines vs. to Exceed Expectations >

    Training is an essential part of any security program. From the management level to your officers, your security team should be well-equipped with the training basics and opportunities for continuous security education....

  • Mall Cops Are Hard Working Security Officers >

    While audiences await the premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 starring Kevin James, the reality is that today’s security officer is a vital part of our homeland security and safety....

  • Strategic planning: Opportunities for Leadership and Organizational Success >

    Organizations of all sizes and types, from Fortune 500 companies to grass-roots non-governmental organizations, periodically turn to strategic planning to reconnect with their core values....

  • Security's Role in Emergency Preparedness >

    Emergency preparation and planning is important in any facility. However, the need is heightened in commercial real estate because of the potential for large numbers of people to be involved....

  • Five Ways to Avoid High Security Officer Turnover >

    Does this scenario sound familiar? You relied on your security services provider to hire the best staff and ensure everyone received the right training....

  • Superior Security Selection: 8 Screening Differentiators >

    Employee hiring and screening are vital support functions for any company, but they may be the most important functions for a security company....

  • Layers of Protection: Developing Community Association Security >

    As homeowners volunteer to be a part of their community associations, their range of knowledge on a variety of topics must immediately grow....

  • How to Maintain a Safe Environment During Construction >

    Construction projects can be a major disruption to your business and cause significant security concerns for tenants and visitors....

  • Security in Assisted Living Environments - Find the Right Solution >

    Short and long-term healthcare centers, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living environments present unique security challenges. Are you getting a solution tailored to your needs and requirements?...

  • Public-Private Partnerships are Essential to Public Safety >

    Our country’s police departments are under immense pressure to keep crime rates low despite whittled-down budgets and a reduction in manpower....

  • Protect Your Investment with Patrol Services >

    Visibility is a powerful crime deterrent. By their presence alone, uniformed patrol officers can help enhance your employees’ safety and reduce the risk of vandalism or theft on your property....

  • Security Program Enhanced with Customer Service Specialists >

    For more than seven decades, Waddell & Reed, Inc. has helped millions of individuals develop customized financial plans, getting them to where they want to go in life. Waddell & Reed’s roots date back to 1937,...

  • Allied Universal Transitions Security Services for Excela Health in 14 Days >

    Allied Universal Security Services, a leader in healthcare security, and a provider of high quality security programs, invited Rosensteel to tour a nearby client site to showcase some of their best practices that could ultimately be implemented at Excela Health....

  • Security Teams Benefit from Additional Training and Resources >

    ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across copper,...

  • University Security Program Leads to Reduced Crime on Campus >

    Florida Memorial University, a private university in Miami Gardens, FL, is the only historically black university in southern Florida. Established in 1879, they have expressed their pride of being a culturally diverse institution,...

  • Allied Universal Provides Overnight Patrol Services for Rural Client >

    Allied Universal Security Services began to provide mobile patrol services for the rural NAI Brannen Goddard complex in 2005. Three security officers alternate patrols, checking all exterior doors to ensure they are secure while listening for any alarms that may be sounding during their drive....

  • Security Plays a Vital Role During IMF Annual Meetings >

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) located in the heart of Washington, D.C., is an organization of 188 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability,...

  • Hospital Security Responds to Tragic Shooting, Media Presence, Presidential Visit >

    On July 20, 2012, moviegoers at a theater in Aurora, CO, were seated for the 12:05 a.m. screening of the new Batman movie. Unexpectedly, a man began shooting. Those who were wounded were transported to local hospitals,...

  • Meeting Event Security Challenges at Urban Chicago Campus >

    An urban college in Chicago is home to nearly 12,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students from all over the United States and more than 40 countries....

  • Allied Universal Responds to Hurricane Sandy >

    Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, affecting 24 states from Florida to Maine. It was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record....

  • Extra Security Coverage Helps With Spikes in Personnel Needs >

    A rate-regulated electric utility company in the United States generates power from more than 15 power plants and carries it by way of more than 69,000 miles of power lines to approximately four million homes and businesses....

  • Security Strengthens Public Transportation Safety Message >

    The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California provides public transportation for more than 140,000 passengers a day. The VTA has approximately 1,700 employees supporting three bus divisions and a light rail division....

  • Systematic Transition Brings Benefits to Las Vegas Public Transit System >

    The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is the transit authority, transportation planning agency, and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s transit fleet consists of 36 routes served by almost...

  • Allied Universal Standardizes Security at More Than 35 Malls in 12 States >

    At the time of this case study, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI), one of the first equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the United States, has a primary focus on shopping malls and power centers located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States....

  • New Security Procedures Training Exceed Certification Requirements >

    Xilinx, with headquarters in San Jose, CA, is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. With more than 3,300 employees, and multiple offices in the United States and overseas,...

  • HOA Increases Patrols and Customer Service With Contract Security >

    Lake Toxaway, a three-mile long, one-mile wide lake in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, reflects the beauty and serenity of the historically popular mountain retreat area. Year-round and seasonal residents share the 5,000-wooded acres surrounding the beautiful rural lake. ...

  • Account Manager Coordinates Security for 15 Credit Union Locations >

    There are many challenges to protecting a financial services firm. Growing institutions like GECU need coordinated security across multiple sites. GECU assists hundreds of members daily at each service center, and they are committed to protecting their members’ assets....

  • Hundreds Recruited, Screened and Trained in Just a Few Weeks >

    In November 2006, a major metropolitan city began a search for contract security officer services. The city sought to hire a security company that could fully operate and provide over 1,000 unarmed...

  • Security Is Family at Nation's Leading Media Company >

    The Hearst Tower is Hearst Corporation’s new global headquarters and the first New York City landmark of the 21st century. The 850,000 square-foot tower has won global accolades for its innovative and environmentally sensitive design,...

  • A New View of Security at Philadelphia's Tallest Building >

    Just as the new 58-story Comcast Center has changed Philadelphia’s skyline, the developer, premier principal tenant and security company have changed the perception of security....

  • Layers of Support and Expertise Help Prepare a New Jersey Hospital for Unexpected Challenges >

    Part of Virtua Health, the largest healthcare provider in southern New Jersey, Virtua Mt. Holly’s specialty programs include a sleep center, diabetes education and treatment including wound care, asthma management and cardiac rehabilitation....

  • Guide To Contracting Security >

    Choosing the right security officer service provider is a decision that will significantly affect the safety and security of your organization....

  • Sample RFP >

    The RFP process will help you establish specific performance standards appropriate for your organization, and to select the security officer...

  • Prepare For Your Transition >

    You have weighed your options carefully and selected your preferred contractor. Now what?...

  • Short-Term Security Solutions Should Be Flexible and Effective >

    Don’t sacrifice experience and efficiency simply because you have short-term security needs....

  • Feedback Fosters Security Success >

    Ongoing communication and evaluation can take your security program to the next level. And, feedback and communication should not end with the client-vendor relationship....

  • Is Your Security Program Meeting Your Needs? >

    The potential success of your security program hinges upon whether your goals and priorities are being met....

  • Procuring a Quality Security Program >

    Finding the right balance between a high-quality security program and procuring it at the best value is more challenging than ever before....

  • Guide To Contracting For Higher Education >

    Choosing a security personnel contractor is a decision which will significantly affect the safety and image of your institution....

  • Smart Security: Autonomous Data Machine Technology >

    The world is going to change more in the next five years than the last 50 years, combined. The emergence of technology into the security sector has driven...

  • You Went Low Bid... Now What? >

    Has your organization made the decision to procure its security services through an Invitation to Bid (ITB) or other low bid solicitation process?...

  • Security Tailgating: Best Practices in Access Control >

    Tailgating occurs when an authorized individual permits others to follow behind without showing or registering proper authorization and gain access to a secure area....

  • Password Security >

    The job of some people (hackers) is to attempt to find out, or crack, your computer password to access your files and data. Once they obtain your password, they can do malicious things to the information stored in...

  • Preventing Home Burglaries >

    In many cases of home burglaries, thieves enter the house through a door or window that was left unlocked. The fact is, thieves are “lazy,” and many burglaries can be prevented...

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention >

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly toxic and poisonous gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless so it is hard to detect. Since there are no warning signs...

  • Disaster Planning for Your Office >

    Emergencies happen every day. Whether natural or man-made, emergencies can wreak havoc on those involved, resulting in loss of lives and property....

  • Preventing A Home Epidemic >

    Epidemics effect and jeopardize all facets of social and family life. Rapid, rational response during a widespread illness or disaster may not only save your life, but also the lives of those you love at home....

  • Home Fire Safety >

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the United States has one of the highest fire death rates in the industrialized world. Each year, fire kills more Americans than all other natural...

  • Poison Prevention >

    For adults and children alike, common household supplies can be dangerous when ingested, inhaled or in contact with skin or eyes. Additionally, over-the-counter and...

  • AEDS >

    Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are growing more and more popular in office buildings and public facilities where large groups of people gather. As more people learn about the benefits of AEDs,...

  • Citizens As First Responders >

    Emergency situations and disasters can take many forms. Hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, car accidents and missing persons situations are not just the makings of television news stories....

  • Flash Mob Safety >

    A flash mob describes a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place to perform an unusual act, such as a pillow fight or singing a song, and then disperse....

  • Gift Card Scams >

    Purchasing a gift card might seem like an easy and simple solution for a last minute gift or a hard-to-buy-for relative. There is nothing to wrap, the size and color are always right and the convenience is unbeatable. ...

  • Halloween Safety >

    Halloween can be scary, but in a fun and safe way. Dressing up in costumes, getting treats and carving pumpkins are all fun Halloween activities....

  • Hearing Loss Prevention >

    Exposure to loud noises is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. How loud is too loud? If you are regularly exposed, for a minute or longer, to bulldozers,...

  • Medicine Storage and Disposal >

    The old prescription bottle stowed away at the back of your medicine cabinet may seem like an innocuous concern, but its presence has serious consequences if mishandled....

  • Pedestrian Safety >

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, walking is 36 times more dangerous than driving, and 300 times more dangerous than flying. In 2008, 69,000 pedestrians...

  • Vehicle Security >

    Without opportunity there is no crime. This is certainly true when it comes to the theft of vehicles and their contents. Thefts usually occur because owners make it far too easy for the thief....

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Tips >

    Thanksgiving is not only a time for expressing gratitude and enjoying family and friends, the holiday marks two of the busiest shopping opportunities in the...

  • Blizzard Preparedness >

    Severe snowstorms can be lethal. Entire cities or whole regions can be immobilized by heavy snow, even interrupting the flow of supplies and of emergency and medical services....

  • Earthquake Safety >

    Earthquakes are one of the most common, unpredictable occurrences on Earth. There is always the chance of an earthquake, but there is no way of predicting or giving any warning to when one may occur....

  • Flood and Flash Flood Preparedness >

    Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in the United States. The effects can be local, hampering neighborhoods and communities,...

  • Tips for a Safe and Secure Holiday >

    Allied Universal reminds you to keep the following safety and security tips in mind as you celebrate the holiday season. Share them with family, friends,...

  • Ice Safety >

    Precipitation and freezing temperatures can form icy, dangerous surfaces on roadways and sidewalks. A long freeze can cause icicles, posing a safety and structural hazard to you, your home, buildings and other objects where ice forms....

  • Summer Heat Safety >

    Warm weather triggers an urge to be outdoors, but fun in the sun can be dangerous when the heat and humidity rise. In addition to sun burn, heat-related illness can spoil summer fun...

  • Extreme Cold Safety >

    When extreme cold arrives, there are many challenges to staying safe. It is important to take extreme cold seriously and minimize your risk of exposure....

  • Summertime Safety >

    Summer months are full of unexpected fun, and unfortunately, sometimes unexpected hassles, such as insect bites and sunburn. There are easy ways to avoid these unpleasant. ...

  • Winter Storms and Extreme Cold >

    Weather emergencies, especially snow, ice and high winds, can create hazardous conditions for workers in the impacted areas. It is important to have a plan in place if winter weather or extremely frigid temperatures occur during the work day and make travel home safety a concern. ...

  • Tornado Preparedness >

    Be prepared! Tornadoes generally spawn from thunderstorms, though they have been known to occur without the presence of lightning. The United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes worldwide, with more than 1,000 occurring every year....

  • Hurricane Safety >

    Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and also ends November 30. When a hurricane reaches land,...

  • Service Animal Awareness >

    Traditionally, service animals were used as guides for people with visual impairments, but today service animals are used by people for many different reasons such as alerting...

  • Spring Preparation Tips >

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_in_the_United_States"… Saving Time, lengthening the day by one hour, typically ushers in springtime. Each year, the time officially “springs forward” by one hour to 3:00 a.m....

  • Theme Park Safety >

    Whether you are traveling to a major theme park or attending a local fair this summer, think about these reminders that can help keep you and your family safe....

  • Travel Safety >

    The following are tips for you to follow during your vacation or business trip:...

  • Vacation Travel Safety >

    Vacations with friends and family should be an enjoyable and memorable time away. But certain safety precautions should be given priority equal to that of flight arrangements...

  • Computer Virus Prevention >

    Computer viruses can easily spread through the Internet and email, causing potential harm to a computer’s data, files and hard drive....

  • Internet Safety For Children >

    Millions of people are online at any given moment, communicating, ordering products and services or researching information. Computers literally put the world at our fingertips....

  • Mobile Technology >

    The world of mobile technology is ever expanding. However, the convenience of these technologies can also make it easier for criminals to retrieve your personal information,...

  • Phone Scams >

    Telephone scams always sound a little unbelievable—until they happen to you. Con artists are very persuasive and most people naturally let their guard down in the privacy...

  • Smartphone Safety >

    Smartphones are a fast-growing and undeniably popular technology but, aside from the fact that they are easily lost or stolen, there are a number of risks that go hand-in-hand with smartphones:...

  • Social Networking >

    The internet has opened up a whole new world of resources and information. It has also created an entirely new social arena. While social networking sites allow us to connect with and communicate...

  • Chemical Safety >

    Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards including irritation and carcinogenicity, and physical hazards such as flammability, corrosiveness and reactivity. ...

  • Contractor and Visitor Safety >

    The employees who work at your facility every day understand your safety and security procedures and have been properly screened and trained on what to do in an emergency....

  • Electrical Safety In The Workplace >

    Whether you are working in an office setting, at a construction site or even in a restaurant, there are a number of electrical hazards to be aware of....

  • Ergonomics >

    From construction to office jobs, from healthcare to food processing, workers in a wide spectrum of industries often have responsibilities that could put them at risk for injuries from the overuse of muscles, bad posture and repeated tasks....

  • Eye Safety >

    According to Federal Occupational Health, a group within the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 2,000 people suffer from eye injuries each day and an estimated 1,000 of those...

  • Workplace Safety >

    Accidents and emergency situations can happen in any environment, in any industry, at any time. While our workplaces are often protected by devoted police and security officers...

  • Injury Prevention In The Workplace >

    Accidents and emergency situations can happen in any environment, in any industry, at any time. It is the responsibility of each individual to take an active role in maintaining a safe work environment....

  • Job Safety Analysis >

    Companies strive to avoid injuries in the workplace, but close calls and near miss situations are common without proper safety measures. Proactive safety and security measures should be a habit for all employees....

  • Ladder Safety >

    Unsafe conditions and improper use of ladders are notorious causes of workplace-related injuries. By following some simple guidelines you can increase your safety awareness while significantly reducing the potential for injury....

  • Lifting, Pushing and Pulling Safety >

    One of the best ways to protect yourself from bodily harm when lifting, pushing or pulling is to use proper equipment, technique or ask for help....

  • Personal Protective Equipment >

    In order to reduce the risk of exposure to a variety of hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be used for bodily protection of eyes, face, ears, head and extremities....

  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls >

    Slips, trips and falls are a common cause of workplace injuries and can occur in any environment and in any industry. These incidents can occur on both elevated and flat surfaces, and can involve employees and visitors....

  • Space Heater Safety >

    The use of space heaters in offices is quite common in the winter. Even in warmer climates, winter mornings can bring a chill. And while these seemingly harmless...

  • Work Zone Driving Safety >

    A work zone is a designated area on a street or highway where construction is taking place. It is important to remain alert while driving through work zones as they can be dangerous areas....

  • Active Shooter Emergency Planning >

    The threat of an active shooter is a possibility anywhere. But as with any crisis situation, preparation and planning can help to minimize chaos and injury....

  • Epidemic Prevention At Work >

    Epidemics affect and jeopardize all facets of day-to-day business existence. Rapid, rational response during a widespread illness or disaster may not only save your life and the lives of your employees,...

  • Workplace Fire Safety >

    The threat of fire can be frightening. In many cases, fires cause major property damage, or even worse, death. The use of fire retardant construction materials, sprinklers and smoke...

  • Handling Bomb Threats >

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tells us the two most common reasons for reporting a bomb threat are:...

  • Workplace Bullying >

    Bullying is something that most individuals associate with school age children. However, it also can be prevalent in the workplace. Workplace bullying is a form of workplace violence and can create an unsafe work environment for employees....

  • Business Preparedness >

    A business preparedness plan should include measures to protect staff, property, data and inventory from emergencies and disasters. It is important to plan ahead...

  • Wildfire Prevention >

    Experts say that although people realize the dangers posed by wildfires and other natural forces, they often don't do all that is necessary to keep themselves and their possessions safe....

  • Water Safety >

    Water safety is extremely important, especially during the summer months when so many activities include water, such as swimming, diving and boating. Following these water safety tips can keep you and your family safe this summer....

  • Protect Yourself During Flu Season >

    Seasonal flu can increase the occurrence of illness in the workplace and result in lost work time. Flu season typically begins when cold weather strikes and can last into spring....

  • Employee Theft >

    A simplified answer to the question of why employees steal is explained by the theft triangle. According to this concept, theft occurs when three elements are present:...

  • Prevent Laptop Computer Theft >

    Each day, almost 3,000 laptop computers are stolen. Many of these thefts could be prevented. Here are some practical steps you can take to prevent your portable computer from becoming a police statistic....

  • Preventing Office Creepers >

    Many people who wouldn’t dream of leaving their computer or phone sitting in their unlocked car think nothing of leaving those items in an unattended cubicle at work....

  • Office Holiday Celebrations >

    'Tis the season for holiday spirit, and many businesses plan holiday celebrations. Whether your party is taking place at an off-site location or in the office, here are a few tips to consider to ensure employee safety for a pleasant holiday gathering....

  • Workplace Stress >

    Workplace stress is the harmful physical and emotional response that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands....

  • Prevent Sweethearting >

    Employee theft costs U.S. companies more than $600 billion each year and “sweethearting” is responsible for nearly 35 percent of that amount....

  • USB Flash Drive Security >

    USB flash drives, or memory sticks, are data storage devices for your computer that are typically removable and rewritable. The small size of the device makes it highly portable – but also...

  • Working After Hours >

    After work hours safety is an important responsibility that should not be overlooked. No matter the reason for working late, it is best to ensure your safety while working and before leaving the facility. Stay alert and take the proper precautions....

  • Debit Card Fraud >

    Debit cards now account for almost 60 percent of purchases made with plastic, and 90 percent of households with bank accounts have a linked debit card....

  • Fraud Prevention >

    Each year, millions of people fall victim to fraud, and the impact on their lives is financially and emotionally devastating. In fact, the FTC estimates that as many as 9 million...

  • Freeze Your Credit Report >

    If you want to open an account at a department store or cell phone company, all you need is ID, your birth date and social security number....

  • Preventing Identity Theft >

    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, accounting for as much as 25 percent of all credit card fraud loss each year. ...

  • Carjacking Prevention >

    Carjacking is a serious, traumatic and often violent form of vehicle theft. It is a crime of opportunity that threatens an individual’s personal safety. ...

  • Mobile Technology While Driving >

    The development of new technologies has made traveling easier, more enjoyable and more direct. However, the use of these technologies while driving can be dangerous....

  • Night Driving >

    Although we may not hesitate to get behind the wheel during the day, night driving is an entirely different experience. Some drivers must avoid the road after dark because they...

  • Parking Lot Safety >

    Pedestrians can make themselves easy targets in parking lots. Usually, they don’t even realize it. The following tips can help make you safer in parking lots. ...

  • Vehicle Hazards >

    Vehicle inspections and safety features help protect drivers and passengers from deadly driving hazards, but may not be enough. Preparing for situations,...

  • Practical Preparedness for Workplace Violence >

    Workplace violence can impact every industry and every type of work environment. We must all prepare for the possibility of violent acts in our own workplace....

  • Keys to Effective Health, Safety & Environmental Training >

    Attitudes toward safety and health training vary greatly. Some organizations value health and safety training, and view it as a critical activity, trying to maximize the impact of the training and their return on investment....

  • Are You Prepared? Top 10 Elements of a Workplace Violence Plan >

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 87 people are injured and two are killed due to workplace violence each day....

  • Combating Domestic Violence in the Workplace >

    The serious nature of domestic violence in the workplace warrants the attention of senior business leaders, managers, supervisors, employees and security staff....

  • Maximize Your Employee Pool: Find Value in Hiring Military Veterans and Reservists >

    If your company's recruiting strategy doesn't include military veterans and reservists, you are missing out on an opportunity to work with some of our country's most outstanding men and women....

  • Beyond the Classroom: Bullying and the Evolution of Workplace Violence >

    Just as bullying affects thousands of children every day in school, U.S. workers are similarly impacted by adult bullies that they encounter every day in their workplace....

  • Leadership's Role in Workplace Violence Prevention >

    The concept of a violence-free workplace seems simple, almost too elementary to be a corporate issue. But it is a critical concern that demands the attention of senior leadership....

  • Regain Your Ground: Resilience After a Workplace Violence Event >

    Regaining your ground after a workplace violence incident takes a combination of internal response, external crisis communications and a re-evaluation of your plan. ...

  • Formulating Your Mission to Hire Military >

    Has your organization reached 'military-friendly' status? Do you actively recruit veterans and reservists? Is your military recruiting program effective?...

  • On Alert: Promoting Corporate Culture and Safety through See Something, Say Something >

    The Department of Homeland Security makes an amazing contribution to our safety every day. Is your workplace taking part in See Something, Say Something initiatives? ...

  • Merging Cultures: Security's Role in Safety's Evolution >

    Businesses spend $170 billion each year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses -- expenditures that come straight out of company profits...

  • Breaking it Down: Utilizing JSAs to Identify Safety Hazards >

    A strong focus on safety can add value to your business, your brand and your employees. Does your commitment to maintaining a safe work environment include conducting Job Safety Analyses?...

  • A Surefooted Approach: Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention >

    The security industry is not immune from these incidents, as officers spend the majority of their time patrolling your facility....

  • A Diversified Approach to Physical Security: The Financial Top 5 >

    Banking security is more than responding to alarms or robberies. It's more than averting hackers from obtaining personal information....

  • From Engagement to Success: The Security Top 5 >

    Security leaders have told us – nothing is more important to you than engaged officers with a positive attitude. Is this true for your organization?...

  • Best Practices for Building a Security Services RFP: An Apples-to-Apples Comparison >

    To improve the transparency within the security services RFP process, organizations must tailor their RFPs to create a true apples-to-apples comparison....

  • Give your Healthcare System the Advantage: Standardizing Hospital Security >

    Hospitals and healthcare systems face the growing challenge of improving patient security, and staff safety, and securing valuable equipment, all while being cognizant of spend....

  • Refocus Your Security Approach: The Evolution of Shopping Malls >

    As you evolve your retail property to meet the needs of today’s consumers, your security approach must also advance....

  • Balancing Security Strategies: Comprehensive Solutions for your Commercial Property >

    Recent industry studies have shown that in the next 10 years, technology use by security officers will rise. How can we prepare our security officers to meet the evolving requirements of this fast-paced industry?...

  • Efficiently Deploying Security Resources - Manufacturing's Top 3 >

    Safety and security are crucial to the success of manufacturing facilities; however, as budgets tighten, security directors and facility managers may look for ways to be more efficient....

  • Employee Layoffs and Termination: When Hostility is a Concern >

    What should be done to increase the likelihood that layoffs and employment terminations remain calm and safe for all concerned?...

  • Emergency Preparedness for Infectious Disease >

    A healthy workforce is one of our most important economic assets as a nation. With the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Enterovirus D68, organizations need to develop emergency preparedness plans....

  • Fuel Your Safety and Security Strategy: Utilizing Data and Metrics to Add Value to Your Business Plan >

    Each year, security directors struggle to increase budgets, even when there is an enhanced need for security. Without supporting data, security often takes the back seat to other business needs....

  • 5 Contract Security Myths Debunked: Healthcare Security Success Revealed >

    The role of healthcare security officers has advanced in recent years due to sweeping changes in the healthcare environment....

  • Top 3 Strategies for Selecting the Right Security Provider >

    The proposal evaluation process for smaller projects is relatively straight forward. But, for larger, more complex projects evaluating proposals and choosing a provider is certainly more involved....

  • Understanding the Violent Mind >

    Violent situations occur in the workplace every day. To best prepare yourself and your employees for violence, it’s helpful to try to understand the violent mind....

  • Security & Business Continuity in Times of Civil Unrest >

    Events in Ferguson, New York City, Hong Kong, Baltimore and cities around the world have captured the headlines throughout the past year and demonstrate the increased power of groups, crowds and mobs....

  • Security Services in a Sophisticated Labor Market: What's Your Priority - Cost or Quality? >

    The old adage of you get what you pay for certainly applies to security personnel. A fair wage equates to better quality, better training and better engagement....

  • Engaging Stakeholders for a Safe and Secure Environment >

    Feedback is essential to business growth. How organizations approach that feedback can make a difference in the safety and security of the workplace. ...

  • Hostility Management in the Workplace and Beyond >

    In order to effectively manage hostile situations in the workplace or in daily living, you can program your mind with methods to effectively respond if a situation should unexpectedly arise. ...

  • Escape the Ripple Effect: Prevent Property Crime in 3 Steps >

    A property crime incident occurs every 3.8 seconds, according to the FBI. And it is more than graffiti and cell phone theft, as these crimes can escalate quickly and impact the entire community....

  • 3 Effective Techniques to Enhance Situational Awareness >

    Successful organizations work to develop comprehensive situational awareness plans to keep the continuity of operations and protect employees, tenants and visitors. ...

  • Safely Manage Risk: Processes that Yield Measurable Results >

    Developing and maintaining a risk management plan for your organization is a critical task, as you work to reduce hazards and incidents, and eliminate unwanted costs to your business....

  • Incident Notification - Fast, Timely, Accurate >

    From workplace violence to weather emergencies, many organizations are implementing incident and mass notification processes. When an emergency strikes, communication must be fast, timely and accurate....

  • Robotic Technology Enhances the Security Industry >

    Learn about the Knightscope K3 and K5 Autonomous Data Machines (aka “robots”). We explore some of the technology’s features and capabilities....

  • Unmanned Systems: Current Capabilities, Limitations and Regulations >

    The convergence of technology with traditional guarding services is heating up—in a good way! Paired together, the two can deliver greater security results and maximum budgetary efficiencies....

  • New Thinking in Workplace Violence Prevention & Active Assailant Response >

    No organization or geographic area is immune from extreme violence. It is no longer a question of if there will be another incident, but rather when and where....

  • Artificial Intelligence and SWARM Technology >

    Artificial intelligence is the 'next big thing' in technology. There are a number of ways AI can be used to improve your existing security program....

  • Plan for Threat Awareness and Situational Intelligence >

    Threats have changed, so the approach to security must also change. This educational webinar discusses the past, present and future states of security....

  • A Snapshot into our Monitoring and Response Center >

    Allied Universal provides video monitoring as a service and complete end-to-end security solutions, from cameras, access control, traditional alarms and remote audio features...

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems' Impact on the Security Industry >

    According to Goldman Sachs, 7.8 million drones are expected to be sharing national airspace by 2020, an increase from only 450,000 in 2014....

  • Resilience Against Emerging Threats >

    During today's unstable times, new danger develops daily including active shooter events, weather emergencies, cyber threats and terrorism....

  • Monitoring and Response Center Best Practices >

    Allied Universal provides video monitoring as a service and complete end-to-end security solutions, from cameras, access control, traditional alarms and remote audio features....

  • Autonomous Drones in the Security Industry >

    According to Goldman Sachs, 7.8 million drones are expected to be sharing national airspace by 2020, an increase from only 450,000 in 2014. ...

  • How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Security Landscape >

    Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and fastest growing branches of computer science. This technology can be found daily in medical diagnoses, analyzing buying habits and smartphones....

  • Groupdolists: A First Look >

    Get acquainted with Groupdolists, a next-generation platform for responding to everyday and emergency situations....

  • 7 Principles of Highly Effective Command Centers >

    Command centers are becoming more common in the corporate environment for everything from social media and cyber monitoring to Network and Security Operations Centers....

  • Tomorrow’s Technology…Today Allied Universal Security Systems Presents DroneCore by Asylon >

    Due to ground rules for piloting and restricted use of drones in authorized airspace, providing unmanned aerial systems was not an option...until now!...

  • Disaster Planning and Your Security Team >

    The unpredictable nature of a crisis means you need a well-planned response when circumstances take a turn for the worse....

  • Security Challenges in Today's World >

    Today there are many security challenges facing the owners and operators of various facilities. The type of security and life safety threats and the nature of the occupancy will impact how these challenges are met....

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Shedding Light on Human Trafficking >

    Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates billions of dollars in profit per year,...

  • Caring Security Officers Make a Difference Every Day >

    Shopping malls are often chaotic and hectic scenes during the holiday season. It’s an especially intimidating setting for a child trying to navigate through it. In this setting, a charitable gesture can create an unforgettable moment for a child and a security officer. ...

  • High-Profile Exhibitions Pose Security Staffing Challenge for Museums >

    High-profile exhibitions and the special events that accompany them regularly require considerable advance planning and sometimes unpredictable, last minute additional staffing and special requests from management....

  • Outstanding Hospital Customer Service Initiative >

    Patient Watch Officers are assigned to patients who present a danger to themselves or others in both the Emergency Department and in-patient units. Continuous observation and a direct line of sight of the patient are essential. Security personnel can be responsible for one or up to four patients...

  • Remote Video Monitoring Guards HOA Amenities >

    The Crystal Lake HOA needed a way to prevent and respond to activity recognized as both a safety risk and a potential exposure to liability for the Homeowners Association, while at the same time upholding community standards and goodwill with residents....

  • Personal Safety and Security >

    Police and security forces are hard at work, but public safety is the responsibility of all individuals....

  • Suspicious Packages >

    Suspicious packages come in all shapes and sizes. They could be boxes, envelopes, backpacks, bags or other items, but are usually left unattended and seem out of place....

  • Residential Security Best Practices: Five Critical Considerations >

    All security programs are not the same. Your security provider can have a significant impact on how safe your residents feel, your visitors’ first impression of your community and even your home values....

  • Mitigate Risk and Maximize ROI: Your Security Provider Can Help >

    Does your security partner realize what’s at stake in your business? Do they view their role as not only protecting your people and your assets, but ultimately, your brand?...

  • Hotel Security: Navigating Concerns and Identifying Solutions >

    Business and recreational travelers demand safe and secure hotel accommodations and responsive and friendly customer service....

  • White Glove Security Enhances Bottom Line Real Estate Value >

    Property managers at residential communities wear a lot of hats from filling vacancies and negotiating and enforcing leases, to maintaining the building and property, and securing the premises....

  • See Something, Say Something >

    The national "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign was developed to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper authorities....

  • Sample RFP For Healthcare Facilities >

    While each Request for Proposal (RFP) should be customized to an individual organization’s needs, this document can serve as a guide to help you...

  • The Evolution of a Strategic Security Program >

    Evolution within the security sector is a normal process. Your security programs cannot be static, but need to be tailored, adaptable and holistic. Where is your program today? Where do you want it to be?...

  • Calculating Healthcare Security Costs: Contract Security V. In-House >

    It appears there has been a paradigm shift in the thinking of many health systems, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This shift is to “core competency”...

  • Tornado Safety >

    Tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate neighborhoods in seconds. A tornado’s whirling winds can reach 300 miles per hour and damaged paths can be in excess of a mile wide and 50 miles long....

  • Manufacturing Security Best Practices: 5 Critical Considerations >

    All security programs are not the same. Your security provider can have a significant impact on how safe your employees feel and even your visitors’ first impression of your facility....

  • Respect of University's Religious Culture Solidifies Security Effectiveness >

    Neumann University, located in Aston, PA, near Philadelphia, is a Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. Neumann University, originally called Our Lady of Angels College,...

  • Trained and Experienced Security Officers Provide Operational Security Safety Nets >

    Proper training and experience are a security officer’s best assets. The ability to absorb industry-specific knowledge—while incorporating it into a daily security routine—makes a security officer invaluable to any operation....

  • Specifying Wages Helps Company Find Highest Quality Security >

    A large manufacturing company headquartered in Illinois, is home to heavy machinery used by farmers, ranchers and builders....

  • Security Team Manages Emergency Hotlines and Dark Site Access >

    HD Supply is one of the largest industrial distribution companies in North America. Through a diverse portfolio of industry-leading businesses, the company provides a broad range of products and services to approximately 440,000 professional...

  • Retail Security Officers in Action >

    The nature of malls, and volume of people who frequent them, requires well-trained security teams to maintain safe environments. Security officers help to provide emergency medical assistance,...

  • Quality Campus Security Insured Via Account Manager Role >

    A nationally recognized investment firm’s Investment Services Center in Colorado made the decision to double the size of its corporate campus which meant security needed to adjust quickly to accommodate the larger facility size....

  • Preparation and Training are Key During Buffalo Blizzard >

    Nearly eight feet of snow blanketed parts of Buffalo for three days in late November 2014, creating one of the most extreme winter weather scenes in decades. ...

  • Protecting Your Mail >

    Think about what winds up in your mailbox—checks from employers, mutual funds, insurance companies and government benefits programs; statements from banks, credit unions, and credit card companies; a box of new bank checks and outgoing checks to pay bills;...

  • Winter Preparedness >

    During the winter months, you can count on unpredictable weather patterns in multiple regions. Follow the below tips for handling heavy snow, icy roads, strong winds, rain and extreme cold....

  • Workplace Violence Prevention Planning >

    Every organization should have a workplace violence prevention plan in place to help avoid a tragic event. Workplace violence happens every day and businesses who are prepared...

  • Urban Crime Safety >

    Cities are wonderful and exciting places. Whether you commute daily for work, visit occasionally for cultural events, or actually live inside a metropolitan area, you would most likely agree that the city offers something for everyone....

  • Shopping Safety >

    Personal safety is an issue that concerns everyone. To help you take charge of your own safety in malls and parking areas, remember these safety tips....

  • Public Transportation Safety >

    Public transportation is convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly, and transit systems are designed and patrolled to keep riders safe. In addition to CCTV cameras,...

  • Power Outages >

    Power outages are often unexpected. Depending on the type of work environment and the size, proper protocol for power outages will vary—the loss of power in a large commercial...

  • Playground Safety >

    The playground is a wonderful place. It is a setting that can positively foster the social and intellectual growth of children and serves as the background for many fond childhood memories. ...

  • Personal Theft Safety >

    Robbery can happen at any time. It is important to always be aware of your surroundings but to also know how to protect yourself should you ever be put into a robbery situation....

  • Personal Safety Resolutions >

    When you make your New Year’s resolutions, will personal safety considerations play a role? Daily work-outs and healthier fare may top your resolution list, but the vows...

  • Lost Child Prevention >

    A survey of parents by the Center to Prevent Lost Children showed that 90 percent of families will experience losing a child in a public place at least once....

  • Home Safety For The Elderly >

    Getting older is a fact of life. As we age, we also watch our loved ones become more mature, and we may become more concerned for their safety....

  • Home Repair Scams >

    Making improvements to your home can be a stressful endeavor, but even more so with the threat of home-repair scams. How do you know if you can trust the contractor or repair service?...

  • Charity Scams >

    It is easy for individuals to get caught up in their feelings of generosity, helping the less fortunate in times of need. As such, scam artists often look to take advantage of the kindness and compassion of others....

  • Campus Safety >

    Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility. You can protect yourself and your community by taking steps to decrease your exposure to risks. Being aware of your surroundings,...

  • Bullying Prevention >

    Bullying has been a problem in schools for years, no matter what the age of the student. It is even a problem in college-aged students where it is no longer called bullying,...

  • Bicycle Safety >

    Bicycling is becoming more popular as an environmentally friendly and cost effective transportation alternative as well as a fun and healthy recreational activity....

  • Back To School Safety >

    With the beginning of the new school year fast approaching, parents, children and motorists should take time to review some key rules and guidelines to make the school year a safe and enjoyable experience....

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