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2 Key Ways to Secure the Exterior of Your Business

The exterior of your business provides a buffer between the outside world and your business’ assets.  Business assets include: Confidential information Computer systems Human life Many businesses are so focused on protecting their internal assets they overlook their building’s exterior. Here are a few suggestions for enhancing your business’ exterior and its surrounding areas. 1....

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Preventing Workplace Violence: Emergency Action Plan

  Working at a company that interacts with the public regularly is the number one risk factor for workplace violence. Employers should be prepared for a range of situations, including: Active shooter Robberies Bomb threats Coworker on coworker assault Customer on employee assault While you can’t always prevent a dangerous incident, you can take measures...

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6 Reasons to Consider Access Control for Your Business

If you’re a business owner, security is a top priority. You not only have valuable information, technology and products to protect, but you are responsible for your employees’ safety. Access control replaces traditional keys with electronic technology that authenticates an individual. It prevents unauthorized individuals from entering a building or parts of a building. Access...

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How Secure Is Your School Campus?

It will be 50 years this August since the tragic shooting at the University of Texas that claimed 14 lives and injured 32 others. “Tower,” a documentary scheduled to air later this year, recounts the events of that day and places school security once again at the center of media attention. Sadly, violent acts like...

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4 Tips to Protect Against Shoplifting in Retail

Do you own and/or manage a retail store? If so, you are probably well aware of the importance of preventing shoplifting. According to the 27th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, roughly 1.2 million shoplifters were caught during 2014 by just 25 of the nation’s leading retailers. Retailers lose billions of...

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The Hurdles of Dorm Security (and How to Solve Them)

There are currently more than 20 million students enrolled in college courses, according to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics. Some of these students live at home with their parents, whereas others live alone in homes or apartments. Of course, a third option is to live in a dorm room,...

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The Many Uses of Video Surveillance in Retail Stores

If you own or manage a retail store, you should consider installing a video surveillance system. Doing so offers several key benefits that can help your store in the long run. While you may already know some of the benefits of video surveillance in the retail industry, chances are there others that will surprise you....

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Is Employee Theft Cutting into Your Business’s Profits?

Employee theft is a major problem that’s often overlooked by retailers and small business owners. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), up to 30% of all business failures are the result of employee theft. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to implement the necessary safeguards to protect your business from this type of...

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6 Tips to Protect Your School from Vandalism

Schools should provide a safe, distraction-free environment in which students can learn and excel in their academic studies. Unfortunately, though, it’s not uncommon for schools to become the target of vandalism. According to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, 38% of schools reported having one or more incidents of vandalism either on the school...

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The Hurdles (and Solutions) of Rural Ranch Security

From the majestic sunsets to the untapped landscape, there’s nothing that compares to living on a ranch. Because ranches are often located in rural areas outside of the city, however, they may become a target for burglars and vandals. However, ranch security doesn’t have to be out of reach. A Proactive Approach to Securing Your...

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