Smart mobile devices have become almost as necessary as breathing today. A wide range of devices are available – more than ever before, and at ever more affordable price points, fueling their ubiquity. The capabilities of these smart mobile devices are also expanding. They allow us to access more social media platforms than we have friends, provide us quick access to all the information on the web, handle our schedules, and most importantly, they allow us to be proactive with our security.
Concert venues and other events often draw large crowds. This can cause numerous issues when event organizers and building administrators are trying to communicate safety information. Noise and other distractions can make it difficult to grab people’s attention and relay instructions that will keep them out of harm’s way. Whether it’s an active shooter, bomb threat, severe weather, fire, or some other emergency, you need to have plans in place to share information with attendees and manage the situation at hand.
The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, MD, the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA, and just recently, a disgruntled worker in Virginia Beach, VA who took his personal grievances out on his workers at a government office, killing 12 people. All recent examples of workplace violence that are becoming all too frequent. According to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), approximately 1 out of 7 Americans do not feel safe at work.
Risk quantification has long been an imperative topic for security leadership, but now more than ever, boards of directors and C-Suite executives are acutely invested in how their organizations are performing from a security risk perspective.
In 2017, The International Foundation for Protection Officers, in conjunction with Security Magazine, announced the inaugural Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, an award that recognizes one security professional or an organization for professional excellence or outstanding service in the security profession.
In the Security Guard industry, there is a tremendous level of complexity and market factors that are creating various challenges to reduce costs, improve profitability and operate in the most efficient manner possible.
If there is any broad lesson we have learned over the past decade of global developments, it is the extent to which risks are connected and the shocks that can result if we do not acknowledge their linkages