Robbers Are Equal Opportunity Criminals: The National Crime Prevention Council

As a new series of posts, I am republishing key messages from some of the world’s leading organizations in personal safety and crime prevention. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is the nation’s leader in crime prevention. So, it is a fitting one to start with. As a private, nonprofit organization, NCPC helps millions of AmericansContinue reading “Robbers Are Equal Opportunity Criminals: The National Crime Prevention Council”

Why You Should Think Twice About Purchasing Smart Doorbells

We live in an era where most common appliances we know and take for granted are now “smart” and connected to the Internet. You might want to reconsider purchasing some that bring with them severe security vulnerabilities. Retailers like Walmart and Amazon are selling “smart doorbells” and other connected devices that bear serious security threatsContinue reading “Why You Should Think Twice About Purchasing Smart Doorbells”

Leaders are More Concerned with Physical Security Than Ever Before

The COVID pandemic has spurred the C-suite to recognize that ineffective health and safety protocols expose their people and their businesses to serious risk, according to a new article in Security Management Magazine. According to author Brian Phillips, CPP, PSP, “senior leadership is more concerned with physical security than ever before, advancing many security and risk professionals into a strategic position within the business.”

“While organizations should run risk assessments on a regular and ongoing basis,” he says, “most risk assessments tend to take place after a specific event or incident. COVID-19 has created a point in time where all companies must reevaluate their physical security program to factor in both current and future pandemic-level threats. If you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off those risk evaluations and take a serious look at your security posture.”

Read the full article: Three Steps to Avoid Security Theater.