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Back-to-School Safety

Back-to-school does not have to mean back-to-worrying. Though safety inside school is ultimately the responsibility of the security professionals, principal and school staff, parents can take a few basic steps make sure their kids are safe. Here are a few guidelines. Learn the protocol. Important phone numbers, and all sort of other information relevant to […]

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City Council Approved Security Provider Grant

Private school in NYC are eager to increase the culture of safety within and around their walls. Thanks to a new grant from the City Council. Many children in New York City walk to and from school independently, creating a tremendous amount of foot traffic in the morning and at dismissal times. Grade school children […]

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Our City’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

About 250,000 children attend over 800 private schools across New York City.   Until recently these schools have had to pay out of pocket for their students’ rights to safety.  Thanks to a recent innovative legal policy, the city will now be able to fund security guards at private schools.   The policy goes into effect as […]

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Will any uniform do the trick?

An old story about a security guard and a lesson. There was once a very wealthy man who purchased a prized and valuable horse. He was so thrilled by the animal that he could not bear to put him in a regular stable lest a thief be tempted to ride away with the spectacular horse. […]

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Six Traits of Top Security Guards

Responsible multi-tasking: Security guards must divide their attention in many ways in order to monitor alarms and cameras while also checking credentials and conducting security checks of visitors and employees who wish to gain enter the workspace.  They must compose regular observation reports, detain violators and interview witnesses if necessary. Always Alert: Most of the […]

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Evaluating Workplace Security

Recent events have alerted the country to the dire need for top notch security at all times. When evaluating the security of one’s workplace, window bars are an interesting option in addition to a proper security system. There are a number of things to consider when deciding if window bars are right for your needs. […]

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Faulty Security Cameras at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo made headlines recently when a young boy fell into the Gorilla World exhibit which housed 11 Lowland Silverback Gorillas. A 400 pound gorilla named Hambre dragged the boy through a mote filled with water. After the boy spent 10 minutes in the grasp of the large ape, the zoo’s security team shot […]

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Are Fake Dummy Security Cameras Effective?

Dummy security cameras which can be bought online for just a few dollars and free shipping may seem like a good alternative to a complete security system. In truth, however, an experienced criminal can spot a fake camera and using one might have negative ramifications.  Here are few things to keep in mind: Wiring – […]

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