NEW WHITEPAPER - Workplace Violence: Prevention and Response

Posted by Adam Koehler on May 13, 2014 1:38:00 PM

Workplace violence can happen anywhere.

Unfortunately, thousands of non-fatal workplace violence incidents occur every day. From verbal threats to unwanted visitors, workplace violence does not always involve a deadly weapon. But by providing training and awareness for security guards and employees alike, you can take steps to help prevent an incident from occuring.

In this whitepaper, Securitas USA and Pinkerton present the reasons why having a Workplace Violence Program in place can help reduce the chance that anything harmful will happen at your workplace.

Read the full whitepaper here.

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Security Alarm Response: The Benefits of Privatization

Posted by Adam Koehler on Jan 28, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Over the last 20 years, new technology has made it easier, faster and more cost effective
to remotely detect security problems in homes and businesses. As a result, an “alarming
gap” has emerged – between the ability to detect problems and the ability of the police to
respond. This paper examines costs and benefits of outsourcing alarm response to private
security firms.

By Tim Keller, CPP

 

Download the full white paper - Security Alarm Response: Benefits of Privatization

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Securitas Mobile Guarding Video Now Available!

Posted by Adam Koehler on Aug 7, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Securitas Mobile has recently finished shooting a video explaining the proactive and reactive security services that Securitas Mobile Guarding can provide.

Mobile Guarding is a fully comprehensive alternative security solution that gives you the benefits of an on-site security officer without round-the-clock payroll. Click play on the video below to learn how Securitas Mobile Guarding can benefit you.


 

Click here to learn more or request a free quote.

 

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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 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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