North Miami Beach Chamber Admires Luxury, Discusses Security

Posted by Adam Koehler on Jun 24, 2013 3:33:00 PM

North Miami Beach Director of Police Services Tom Carney and Officer Ramon Santos

If you need an apartment that you can keep your yacht out back, then Lincoln Pointe Apartments are for you. 

Members of the North Miami Beach Chamber, including Securitas Mobile and the North Miami Beach Police Department, toured this luxury facility to welcome their newest member.   

The speaker for the event was North Miami Beach Director of Police Services Tom Carney.  He discussed new ideas which included community policing and new technological advances, such as texting 911 for emergencies.  

In previous emergency situations, such as the school shooting in Newtown, CT, students had access to cell phones, but could not speak while they were hiding from the gunman.  The ability to text 911 in similar situations would be extremely beneficial. 

Director Carney and Branch Manager David Bowling met with Property Manager Nadine Welsh and explained the benefits of the partnership between Securitas Mobile and the local police.  At the moment, Lincoln Pointe doesn’t use a security vendor.  They rely completely on the police department.  BM David Bowling explained advantages of the added level of protection that properties enjoy by combining a security presence along with their local police department. 

Lincoln Pointe is located in the prestigious Aventura community where neighbors include the Aventura Mall, Turnberry Isle, and Williams Island.

Submitted by David Bowling, Branch Manager in Miami, FL.

Pictured above are North Miami Beach Director of Police Services Tom Carney and Officer Ramon Santos
 

About Securitas USA:  Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is a knowledge leader in security.  As the nation's leading security provider, Securitas USA and its affiliates offer security solutions, including uniformed security officers, mobile patrol and consulting & investigations.  Everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, our 100,000 employees are making a difference. For more information, visit www.securitasinc.com.

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Securitas Helps Raise $20K at Wounded Warrior Golf Benefit

Posted by Adam Koehler on Oct 3, 2012 3:59:00 PM

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On October 24th, 2012, the first annual Heart of America Wounded Warrior Golf Benefit took place in Overland Park, KS. This was a golf event unlike any other.  It began with a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner performed by a U.S. Marine and was followed by a heartwarming speech from Lt. Col. Hugh Mills. Veterans were recognized and fallen heroes honored with “Taps”.  Each of the 18 greens on the course flew the American flag, and not one touched ground that day as veterans and volunteers stood by the flags holding them with pride as the golfers putted out each hole.  The closing ceremony gave thanks to volunteers and veterans alike and was topped off with a poem that was read by Chris Hahn, a heroic warrior who wrote it after returning home.  The touching poem gave new meaning to “adapt and overcome”.  

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Securitas Security Services cosponsored the event with Burns & McDonnell and helped raise $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.  To learn more about how you can honor and help our wounded warriors, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

About Securitas USA:  Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is a knowledge leader in security.  As the nation's leading security provider, Securitas USA and its affiliates offer security solutions, including uniformed security officers, mobile patrol and consulting & investigations.  Everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, our 100,000 employees are making a difference. For more information, visit www.securitasmobileus.com.

 

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Securitas Launches SOS Personal Safety Smartphone App

Posted by Tim Keller on Jun 21, 2011 1:49:00 PM

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PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (Securitas USA) announces the launch of "Securitas SOS," a mobile application that provides emergency services. Triggered by the user or automatically detected with a fall or impact, emergency services are deployed to the exact user's location and notifications are sent to a pre-set list of contacts.

Securitas SOS aims to allow users to feel confident and secure about navigating through a complex and fast-paced mobile world, whether they are traveling in a car or walking in the park, domestically or internationally.  

Other robust features allow for individual, employee or fleet tracking and analytics, 24X7 nurse line, roadside assistance, weather, traffic, crime, news, disasters, corporate alerting and much more.

Powered by My911 Inc., Securitas SOS will be available to Securitas USA enterprise customers, through its U.S. workforce initially and to individual consumers through the Securitas USA Mobile website, www.securitasmobileus.com.

Tim Keller, vice president, Securitas Mobile, adds, "Securitas USA's goal is to deliver best-in-class security services and in partnering with My911 Inc., it now has access to the most comprehensive mobile technology solution providing for the safety of its customers."

Highlighted by patent-pending impact detection technology, Securitas SOS is a cutting-edge service that uses the most advanced features available through mobile devices, applications and networks.  

Users and corporations have significant control over the settings, rules and the information their application and online portal complement delivers to maximize detection, direction and protection of events and persons.

"Built for flexibility, our application suite was customized to meet the unique requirements of Securitas USA.  Securitas Security Services USA is a major force in its industry and we are honored to be a part of this initiative," said Larry Hurwitz, CEO, My911 Inc.

Securitas SOS is available on both the Android and Blackberry platforms and will soon be released for iPhone.  For more information and ordering, please visit www.securitasmobileus.com.

About Securitas USA:  Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is a knowledge leader in security.  As the nation's leading security provider, Securitas USA and its affiliates offer security solutions, including uniformed security officers, mobile patrol and consulting & investigations.  Everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, our 100,000 employees are making a difference. For more information, visit www.securitasinc.com.

About My911 Inc.:  My911 is a leader in technology and mobile application development with an array of customizable industry solutions for security, insurance, healthcare, sports-adventure, automotive, fleet and government.  For more information, please visit www.my-911.com

 

SOURCE Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

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Top Top Ten Security Threats to the Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Apr 13, 2011 12:18:00 PM

Workplace Violence Prevention/Response was the security threat of greatest concern in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry again in 2010. Internet/Intranet Security moved up to 2nd place from 9th and Inadequate Security moved up to 3rd from 12th position.

1. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
2. Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
3. Litigation: Inadequate Security
4. Environmental/Social: Pandemics
5. (tie) General Employee Theft
5. (tie) Employee Selection/Screening
7. Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
8. Environmental/Social: Shootings (malls, schools)
9. Identity Theft
10. Substance Abuse (drugs/alcohol in the workplace)

 

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Top Ten Security Threats to the Utilities Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Mar 23, 2011 3:46:00 PM

In 2010, Internet/Intranet Security was the security threat of greatest concern in the Utilities industry. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response and Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience tied for 2nd place. Employee Selection/Screening dropped from 3rd to 4th position and Terrorism dropped from 1st to 5th position in 2010.

1. Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
2. (tie) Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
2. (tie) Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
4. Employee Selection/Screening
5. Terrorism
6. Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
7. (tie) General Employee Theft
7. (tie) Crisis Management and Response: Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters
9. Global Supply-Chain Security
10. Unethical Business Conduct

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Top 10 Security Threats to the Information Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Mar 16, 2011 4:26:00 PM

Internet/Intranet Security and Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience continue to be the security threats of greatest concern in the Information industry in 2010. Internet/Intranet Security remained in 1st position and Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience remained in 2nd position. Business Espionage/Theft of Trade Secrets moved up from 9th position in 2008 to 3rd Position in 2010, while Travel Security moved up from 10th to 4th position.

1. Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
2. Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
3. Business Espionage/Theft of Trade Secrets
4. Travel Security
5. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
6. Unethical Business Conduct
7. Fraud/White-Collar Crime
8. Identity Theft
9. Intellectual Property/Brand Protection/Product Counterfeiting
10. (tie) Employee Selection/Screening
10. (tie) Executive Protection

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Top Ten Threats for Real Estate, Rental and Leasing

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Mar 9, 2011 4:27:00 PM

For management security threats in the Real Estate, Rental and Leasing industry, Workplace Violence Prevention/Response remained in 1st place as the security threat of greatest concern in 2010. Robberies moved into 2nd place from 9th place and tied with Property Crime, which moved up to 2nd place from 5th place.

1. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
2. (tie) Environmental/Social: Robberies
2. (tie) Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
4. (tie) Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
4. (tie) Environmental/Social: Pandemics
6. Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
7. (tie) Terrorism
7. (tie) Employee Selection/Screening
7. (tie) Environmental/Social: Shootings (malls, schools)
10. Bombings/Bomb Threats

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Top 10 SecurityThreats to the Retail Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Mar 2, 2011 10:15:00 AM

For Fortune 1000 retailers and related companies, Robberies, which ranked 14th in 2008, moved to 1st place as the security threat of greatest concern in 2010. General Employee Theft dropped from 1st to 2nd position and Workplace Violence Prevention/Response moved up from 4th to 3rd position.

1. Environmental/Social: Robberies
2. General Employee Theft
3. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
4. Unethical Business Conduct
5. Intellectual Property/Brand Protection/Product Counterfeiting
6. (tie) Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
6. (tie) Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
8. Employee Selection/Screening
9. Identity Theft
10. (tie) Fraud/White-Collar Crime
10. (tie) Crisis Management and Response: Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters

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Finance and Insurance Top 10 Security Threats

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Feb 16, 2011 4:26:00 PM

The top security threat for 2010 in the Finance and Insurance industry was Workplace Violence Prevention/ Response, moving up from 2nd place in 2008. Internet/Intranet Security dropped from 1st place in 2008 to 2nd place in 2010. Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience remained in 3rd place. Executive Protection moved into 4th place and Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters moved into 5th place, both moving up from a tie for 9th place in 2008.

  1. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
  2. Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
  3. Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
  4. Executive Protection
  5. Crisis Management and Response: Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters
  6. Fraud/White-Collar Crime
  7. Identity Theft
  8. Travel Security
  9. Unethical Business Conduct
  10. Employee Selection/Screening

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Top Security Threats in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Feb 9, 2011 3:35:00 PM

The top concern among security directors at Fortune 1000 manufacturing companies in 2010 was Internet/
Intranet Security, moving up from 5th place in 2008. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response remained 2nd and
Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience dropped from 1st place to 3rd place. Business Espionage/
Theft of Trade Secrets dropped to 4th place from 3rd place in 2010.

  1. Cyber/Communication Security: Internet/Intranet security
  2. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
  3. Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
  4. Business Espionage/Theft of Trade Secrets
  5. Global Supply-Chain Security
  6. Travel Security
  7. Intellectual Property/Brand Protection/Product Counterfeiting
  8. Unethical Business Conduct
  9. Employee Selection/Screening
  10. Fraud/White-Collar Crime

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