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Stand-Up Security Meetings

I’m a huge advocate of “Stand-Up” meetings.  That’s right, gathering a security staff together and having a discussion while standing up. On the face of it, the idea can sound silly.  Many might wonder how it’s any different than your team sitting around a conference room table and meeting. Others may think the whole idea […]

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We’re All Marketers

Often when we think of Security Marketing, we think of the manufacturers cranking out product press releases or planning for their next trade show.  Sometimes we think of Integrators and their efforts to influence and win new security accounts and projects for their business.  But what about the Marketing being done by the Security or […]

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Managing Security Equipment

Security Professionals involved in the acquisition and deployment of security equipment have more to add to their checklists these days.  How so?  As the devices we use to secure facilities have improved over the last two decades, these same devices have also introduced new security challenges.  A misstep today has the potential to sideline your […]

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Ten Tips for Better Security Operations

Sometimes less is more.  Below are Ten Tips for Better Security Operations.  Consider using this list to stimulate thought as you review your security operations. 1.  Be Strategic 2.  Develop Structure 3.  Leverage Everyone 4.  Document Actions 5.  Analyze Trends 6.  Develop Trust 7.  Work with Emotion 8.  Be Prepared 9.  Think Future 10.  Persevere […]

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Partnering: Let’s Keep Working at it

Partnerships exist in all industries and the Security Industry is no different.  It seems to me that the best partnerships form out of a desire to provide a better product or service to a customer, facility, or other interested party. Examples in the security industry include security consultants with different strengths teaming up to better […]

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Security Procedures: Give & Take?

Good Security Departments have well-documented, necessary procedures that are clearly communicated to facility staff, visitors and vendors.  Generally speaking, we can break security procedures into three groups, based on how they came into existence. Standards – Many procedures are pretty standard among facilities.  Procedures such as visitor security, bomb threats, severe weather, package checks, and […]

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