Situational Awareness: Protect Yourself from Violent Crime

Situational awareness is being aware of what is going on around you. Sounds easy and logical, but in reality, it takes a lot of training to remain vigilant. The good news is that this skill can be developed. The first step is to maintain an awareness of your surroundings. –Notice if anything looks out of […]

Review Your Security and Emergency Management Plan for 2017

  With 2016 almost behind us, now is a good time to review your organization’s security and emergency management plan for the coming year. Whether you are a retail outlet, corporation, entertainment venue or property management company, one thing is for sure, the world has become a more unsettled place during these past 12 months. […]

During the Holidays: Retail Loss Prevention Tips

The holidays are almost upon us and for most retailors, it’s their make-or-break season. Heavier sales volume also comes with increased theft. According to Checkpoint Systems’ Global Retail Theft Barometer, shoplifting, employee theft and other types of crime costs retailers around $42 billion a year. Besides unscrupulous employees and shoppers, organized retail crime is on […]

Securing Your Identity

Identity theft has risen exponentially in the 21st Century. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 17.6 million people were victims of identity theft in 2014. A criminal who obtains your personal information can access bank accounts, credit card accounts and apply for credit cards using your name. Many victims are unaware that a theft […]

Stand Up to Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is unwanted, uninvited sexual attention. It is embarrassing, offensive, intimidating and illegal! Sexual harassment takes on many forms. It can include rude jokes or suggestive remarks, inappropriate staring, embarrassing whistles or similar sounds, insulting remarks about sexual orientation and non-consensual physical contact. If you’re a victim of sexual harassment at work, know your […]

Personal Safety Tips

  Being aware of our surroundings can go a long way to avoid dangerous situations. Unfortunately, we are becoming more oblivious to the world around us—content to keep our heads down, engrossed in our cell phones. Nonetheless, here is some common sense advice we should all follow. –Be cognizant of your surroundings. Look behind, to […]

Protecting Your Personal Safety

  We’ve all found ourselves in situations where we’ve felt vulnerable about our personal safety. Here are simple safety tips that can deter bad guys from making you their next victim. –Don’t use ATMs when it’s dark or in unfamiliar areas. –Avoid stairwells in parking garages. –When dropped off a work or home, ask the […]

As Football Season Begins—Stepped Up Security Will Be The Norm

Whether it’s high school, college or professional football, fans will soon be flocking to stadiums to root on their favorite teams. Security has always been tight at football games, but because of the times we live in, on-site security procedures are increasing. Here is some of what fans can expect this season. –no backpacks, fanny […]

Security on the Construction Site

August 22, 2016 Keeping a construction site secure from theft and vandalism is an ongoing concern. A 2014 Heavy Equipment Theft Report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows California ranked 6th when it comes to construction site heavy equipment thefts. Equipment theft cost businesses roughly $400 million a year. Some say the loss […]

Five Ways Companies Can Stay Safe

Fully vet all of your employees Use Life Scan when vetting your employees. Live Scan is an electronic fingerprinting process that ACS uses to help with our employee background checks. The fingerprint is transmitted to the Department of Justice. The DOJ then searches all U.S. government lists (local, state and federal) for any potential issues. […]