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How To Keep Your Security Company and Your Customers From Being Sued

Managing a security guard company isn’t easy: High-stakes situations can go bad quickly, and after an incident occurs, both you and your client will …

Security

I-Team: Unlicensed security guard company at TIA

GuardNow security got the contract to provide guards at Hertz rental car stations at several Florida airports including Tampa International Airport. …

Airports

Security guard that stopped Mount Vernon club shooting speaks out

The security guard who stopped a shooting at a nightclub on Christmas Day is speaking out for the first time, exclusively to Eyewitness News. He did …

Security

RFID: A Fast Track for Improved Security

Cheap wine in expensive bottles – it’s one illegal way that counterfeit wine sales are taking place.

RFID

How To Position Your Security Company

Attorney for security company addresses fatal Chesapeake shooting

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — An attorney for a security company whose employee is accused in a deadly Chesapeake shooting said Monday that guards had …

Policing

How to Develop Your Security Guard Company's Unique Selling Proposition

As you already probably know, it can be extremely difficult to stand out as a security guard company in the security industry. It is a fairly …

Determine

Global Terrorism Rose 25% in 2016

Global terrorism rose 25 percent last year, with a high proportion of terrorism occurring in the Middle East.

Terrorism

Access Control Q&A with S2 Security's John Moss

<i>Campus Safety</i> recently attended an access control luncheon hosted by CGL Electronic Security in Westwood, Massachusetts.<p>Presenting at the event was …

Cybersecurity

75% of Americans Keep Smartphones Active all Day and Night

Nearly half (46%) of Americans say they check their smartphones as soon as they wake up, while they’re still in bed.

Phones

The Future of Mobile Credential Standards

Over lunch recently, a former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security asked me, “How long do you think it will be until mobile credentials …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Stop settling for a security guard tour tracking wand!

Security

Attack Resistant Doors Improve School Security

The video shows an intruder attempting to gain entry into a building for four minutes.

Security

Water: Essential to Life, Critical to Secure

Agencies and authorities that provide water, wastewater and dam services don’t face the same regulatory hurdles as power utilities, but they’re also …

Utilities

UW Shooting Victim Calls for Dialogue After Protests

The man who was shot on the University of Washington campus during heated protests last week is calling for “constructive dialogue.”<p>The 34-year-old …

Crime

Access Control at Stadiums and Large Venues

<i>This article originally ran in our sister publication Security Sales & Integration.</i><p>Whether it’s a college football stadium in Los Angeles, the new …

Cybersecurity

Ga. College Security Initiative Protects Campus, City

The school's security department protects students by also policing the community.

Policing

Gas stations push back against security guard mandate to tackle crimes

Gas station owners, worried that a mandate to hire around-the-clock security to tackle "slider" criminals would hurt their bottom line, met with …

Gas Station

OfficerReports.com Security Guard Management Software Product Tour

Software

Security guard peeped on Memorial Hospital patients, lawsuit claims

SOUTH BEND — A former Memorial Hospital security guard alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired after telling superiors about a co-worker he saw …

Oakland: Bank robber in security guard attire hits second time in Montclair

OAKLAND — A man wearing security guard attire robbed a Montclair bank Monday morning, the second time since November the suspect has targeted a bank …

Savannah security guard stops robbery, shoots 2 suspects

Two would-be armed robbers were shot by a Brink’s armored truck employee after attempting to rob the truck, then later arrested by Savannah-Chatham …

Crime

Security guard killed

A security guard working at a Subway sandwich store in Central Texas has been shot and killed. Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia …

Security

After UC Berkeley Riots, Students Targeted

The student group behind a controversial event that led to riots at the University of California Berkeley last week says it is being …

UC Berkeley

How I Learned To Compete With Larger Security Firms

Jay Abiona started as a security officer in 1990, and he moved up through the ranks until he was a regional loss-prevention director for a Fortune …

New Year's Eve

Should More Campus Security Officers Be Using Tablets?

Here are some ways tablets might improve your campus security operations.

Tablets

Security guards at TD Garden can no longer eject homeless

Private security guards who patrol TD Garden have been told they can no longer eject homeless people from North Station commuter rail platforms and …

Crime

How to Really Solve Business Problems, Not Just Patch Them

Owning a security guard business means putting out a lot of fires — an unhappy customer who is missing an incident report, an invoice that is 90 days …

Management

Security qualifications fraud 'public safety risk'

Education correspondent<p><b>The head of an exam board is warning that undetected qualifications fraud in the security industry is becoming a "risk to public safety".</b><p>Raymond Clarke, chief executive of Industry Qualifications, is calling for tougher scrutiny to prevent fraud in workplace …

Education