Access control is at the heart of your security platform. Deciding who has access to your building, equipment and systems is complicated. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for all industries, companies, or individuals. It’s up to you to determine where your greatest vulnerabilities lie and how to protect them. Here are five access control best… Read More »
Incident Response Plans: What do Businesses Need to Know?
An incident response plan is an essential part of your security strategy. Businesses need to understand what defines an incident and the appropriate response should an incident occur. While the idea of incident response seems reactive, laying the groundwork proactively will enable you to deal with whatever arises swiftly and effectively. What is considered an… Read More »
7 Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Security Firm
For many companies, there comes a time when handling security on your own gets to be too much. Hiring and managing individual guards takes time as does choosing, upgrading and maintaining the required technology. Perhaps you don’t have a current security plan at all and are considering putting a system in place. Here are 7… Read More »
Making the Most of Contract Security Professionals
Once you have decided to hire contract security professionals to protect your business, it’s essential to set them up for success in your organization. Here are some best practices to make the most out of this opportunity. Treat them with respect The security professionals you work with will have a specific responsibility within your company,… Read More »
6 Questions You Must Ask Your Security Company
Choosing the right security company can be a daunting task. There are a myriad of options — from small local companies to large national firms. The wrong decision can cost your company money and put you at risk. Begin by verifying the company is licensed, insured and in good standing. At a minimum, they should carry general liability, workers’… Read More »
One out of Seven People Don’t Feel Safe at Work
With so much of the day spent at work, you would expect feeling safe in the workplace is a given, but companies often fall short. In fact, recent data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) indicates that one in seven Americans do not feel safe at work. Is that feeling justified? Maybe.… Read More »
How to Improve Security in Hospitals
Hospital patients are at their most vulnerable during their stays. But they are not the only ones at risk. Visitors and staff must also be protected 24/7/365. The following hospital safety best practices can help. Consider threats from patients Patients are an often-forgotten risk, but they can present a safety hazard to nurses, doctors and… Read More »
Controlling Hostility in the Workplace
The best security is prevention, not reaction. This fact is no more evident than in the workplace. People typically spend as much as a third of their lives at work, which can be rife with stress and clashing personalities. How big is this issue? According to an OSHA study on the topic, a whopping 18%… Read More »
What Is the True Cost of Budget Security Services?
It can be tempting to cut corners on security, particularly if you have never had security issues. However, the question you must ask yourself is, “What will the jury say when the plaintiff’s attorney points out that you hired the lowest bidder for security services?” Security is a non-negotiable The problem with budget security… Read More »
Should You Hire Off-Duty Police Officers or Security Guards for Your Business?
Would you use a sledgehammer to kill a fly? Many business owners struggle with the debate of hiring off-duty police officers vs security guards. Police officers are obviously the better choice, right? Benefits of Hiring Off-Duty Police Officers: Police Officers are Highly Trained Certified Law Enforcement Officers are highly trained in a… Read More »
Should You Hire A Contract Security Guard Company for Your Commercial Real Estate Or DIY?
You are the Property Manager Facility Manager for commercial real estate or a Class A Office Space in Atlanta – should you contract an outside guard services company or form your own internal security department? The large number of private guard companies indicates that more companies are choosing to go the contract route to protect… Read More »
Security Guards in Atlanta: Get what you pay for
Atlanta has one of the most competitive employment markets in the country. In every business, including the security industry, wage rates impact quality. It’s true everywhere and its why the phrase “you get what you pay for” is so popular. If you are thinking of hiring a security guard company, price is important,… Read More »
Safety First: How to Educate Your Staff With the Correct Safety Skills
It makes no difference where their personnel are working; a security manager’s primary concern will always be for the safety of their staff. And no business in the Athens area is exempt from the incidents and emergencies that could require a rapid and effective response that is only possible through properly training the staff. Security… Read More »
6 Ways Regular Security Visits Can Save You Thousands
Even with surveillance cameras and alarm systems, you might still need additional security, especially after hours. This is where regular security visits help. A security guard can drive by to look for anything suspicious and then come back later to do so again. Whether it’s just driving through a dealership’s parking lot or walking the… Read More »
Phishing Scams – Help Your Team Protect You
Phishing scams are becoming increasingly more common. Odds are, you could check your spam folder and find at least a dozen poor attempts to steal your information. The problem is, many of these scams look legitimate until it’s too late. It’s not unusual for your security teams to be targets of these scams. After all,… Read More »