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Why Aren’t Posted Orders Followed?

The posted orders at a security officer’s position exist for a reason. Their existence provides rules, responses, and a formalized structure for the officer’s work shift. So why are posted orders so poorly written or not followed? What are the liability concerns if they aren’t followed? How can site security managers craft better orders?

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Essentials for Your Next Security Guard Contract

There can be a substantial disconnect between what a security guard firm offers in terms of staffing a site with its officers versus what the client actually wants. Some clients have completely misguided expectations about what they can get for the fees they are willing to pay. And some guard firms over-promise and under-deliver when […]

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The Cal/OSHA Standard for Health Care Violence Prevention

Most patients view healthcare facilities as places they can go to ease their pain or repair their injuries. Unfortunately, for healthcare workers, the opposite is true: The facilities actually put them at risk of injury every single day. A standard implemented earlier this year in California seeks to protect these workers.

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10 Hurricane Preparedness Tips

We are right in the middle of hurricane season, which officially occurs from June 1 until November 30. It’s important for businesses that could be in the path of a storm to review their emergency preparations and take proper security measures. If you haven’t already done so, take these 10 essential steps to make sure […]

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A 10-Point Checklist for Back-to-School Security

School campuses across the country opening the doors for the start of a new school year face ongoing concern over their responsibility to keep students and faculty safe. School threat assessment guidelines can help avert a crisis or keep it from escalating.

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Getting the Word Out to Everyone in an Emergency

Mass notification systems utilize a number of integrated communication devices and software to alert building occupants about a potentially dangerous situation and facilitate the proper action and response. They represent a very beneficial added layer of life safety protection.

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College Preparatory School Ensures Students Catch the Message

Kent School officials did extensive research into innovative safety technology to help the Connecticut prep school effectively broadcast emergency communications. A Mass Notification System is now installed throughout the sprawling campus as part of an ongoing upgrade to Kent School’s fire detection and emergency communications systems.

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