WORKPLACE VIOLENCE MITIGATION Regulations Should Not Be The Sole Driver of Hospital Security Programs: Good security is just good business.

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on November 29, 2016 The Workplace Violence Mitigation for Hospitals The Graphic above depicts a composite image of Urban & Rural Hospitals as a continuum. Here in California, Workplace Violence continues to receive major attention by the California Legislature, as an adjunct to the California Health & Safety Code. Also, […]

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THE POWER OF CPTED IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS SECURITY PROGRAMS TOGETHER

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse 10/6/16 This is the justification as to why CPTED should be the Backbone of Any Security Plan. CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) should be an integral component of every security program. CPTED is an appropriate crime prevention strategy for almost every component of security design. CPTED is applicable to schools/ universities and houses […]

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SECURITY MANAGEMENT SUPPORT (An Alternative Security Management Model)

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse 9/7/16 It was not that long ago that the dominant item on many security department budgets, was payroll burden. In today’s world that may, or may not be the case. Thanks to the advancements made in cost-efficient security technology, the demand for payroll burden has generally been reduced, to  greater or lesser degrees, depending […]

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THE CHALLENGE OF SECURING PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse 11/27/15 Every enterprise, whether public or private, whether governmental, commercial, healthcare or manufacturing, must deal with a unique universe of security challenges. For those industries that are not opened to the general public, perimeters are often hardened and access is tightly controlled to those who are authorized to enter. Those enterprises […]

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CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN FOR SHOPPING MALLS

As posted on LinkedIn Pulse 11/17/15 CPTED is a particularly useful security stratagem when applied environments that serve the general public. Public entities such as office buildings, hospitals, schools and universities, apartment, entertainment venues, HOA complexes, and certainly malls. In addition to threats posed by street gangs, burglaries and robberies, malls also must deal with […]

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CPTED – A Unifying Force For Hospital Security

If there is one industry that is well suited to the application of the principals of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), it is the healthcare community, including hospitals, urgent care centers, walk-in clinics, drug treatment centers and behavioral health facilities. All, of these facilities are characterized by the relative ease of access, both at […]

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Security is a Situational Discipline The Language of the C-Suite

Security is a situational discipline. If you subscribe to this notion, then every security program is unique unto itself. For example, security programs that are industry specific, are consistent with other security programs, yet still unique within the confines of the industry being served. Hospital security programs are differentiated from mall security programs and/or school […]

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SECURITY MANAGEMENT SUPPORT A Cost Effective Option

The contemporary concept of Security Management Support provides a reasonable alternative between hiring a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Security Manager with 20 years of diverse security management expertise, and/or a recently retired law enforcement professional with limited security management expertise, but with great potential. (In fact a plurality of security managers come out of […]

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WHEN THERE IS A FRACTURE BETWEEN PERCEPTION & REALITY SECURITY SUFFERS

Security programs are much more effective when they are perceived as being effective and comprehensive. Conversely, when otherwise well designed security programs are perceived as being weak, weakness is the likely result. Most security programs are only as good as their weakest link. Consider two shopping malls. Mall number one has trash blowing about the […]

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