Atlanta Crime Report: How COVID-19 Influenced Crime Rates 

There has been much discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19 on public health and the economy. The question remains, has there been any impact on crime rates? In the case of Atlanta, GA, at least, the answer is yes, but maybe not in the ways you would expect.   Many Types Of Crime Are Down According to Atlanta Police Chief… Read More »

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

Employees often have preferences as to the types of devices they want to use. As an employer, your instinct may be to provide all employees with the same technology – typically a workhorse of a computer, either desktop or laptop, and a basic mobile phone if the company provides one. But, every employee has different likes and needs. One may want a speedy laptop with a high-end… Read More »

How Thermal Imaging Security Cameras Can Change the Fight Against COVID-19

When thermal imaging security cameras were developed, the potential for a global pandemic may not have been a consideration. Still, they do have valid uses in efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus. Most recently, thermal imaging security cameras were used in a Samsung event in San Francisco. The company used a thermal camera to… Read More »

How to Qualify for a Job in Security

Thinking about a job as a security officer? Good call! It’s a rewarding and exciting career for the right person. The need for security officers is growing and the opportunities are as varied as the guards themselves! You can keep active with security jobs requiring foot patrols or work in a remote virtual security office where you need to be attentive and alert. Wonder if you are qualified for a job as… Read More »

The Difference Between Cybersecurity and Data Security 

When the topic of security arises, the discussion often turns to either physical security or virtual security. For the most part, physical security is straightforward. It’s about protecting people from assault or other attacks and keeping property free from theft or damage. When we delve into data and cybersecurity, the conversation can become more complex.    What is the difference between the two?   What is Data Security?… Read More »

What I Do Matters: Jim Hilton

  BOS Armed Security Officer Jim Hilton truly cares about people and it shows. His kindness is contagious, and his protective nature is an asset to his position. Although Officer Hilton retired from his career as an active EMT, he has kept his certification simply so that he can help if the need should arise.… Read More »

Update Your Remote Security “Firewall”

Remote Security

Cameras can sometimes offer a false sense of security. Users may believe that once they have installed a security camera, they are all set. After all, if all you need is to make sure the only people on your property are the people who belong there, who needs all the bells and whistles, right? This… Read More »

Security Technology: A New Demand for Contactless Security Tools?

Security Technology

Sooner or later, the economy will fire back up, and we’ll all get back to work. But it won’t be like flipping a switch, and everything will go back to normal. It will be a slow ramp-up, and some things will change for good. One of those changes is that people will seek low or… Read More »

What I Do Matters: Casey Swindle

Travelers flying out of Tupelo Regional Airport in Tupelo, Mississippi, can rest easy knowing their safety and security are in the hands of Transportation Security Officer Casey Swindle. Officer Swindle isn’t simply good at what he does, he is dedicated to ensuring the safety of every passenger flying out of the Tupelo Airport. After seven… Read More »

What is Mass Surveillance?

Mass Surveillance

Mass surveillance is when a large population is being watched in some manner by a large entity such as a corporation or government. It can include closed-circuit television (CCTV), thermal cameras, tracking of internet usage, contract tracking, wiretapping, email hacking, etc. Basically, any method of monitoring what someone is doing, where they are going, and… Read More »

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