Preparing for the Ordinary Means Protection for the Extraordinary

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Although this article was originally written for electrical utilities, the concepts apply to other companies and organizations. Darren Nix of Risk Management Associates authored this article originally published in Security Products Magazine. Increased security at Electrical Utility companies for the prevention of ordinary events also provides protection for the extraordinary events. There has been a tremendous focus on protecting our …

Preparing for a Pandemic

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When planning for a pandemic, masks and gloves are the last thing you need. When considering a response to a pandemic, most employers immediately think of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are less effective measures used to protect employees and the public. Work practice, engineering controls, and administrative controls are far more effective but generally take more advanced time and …

How to Choose an Integrator

Protus3 Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Design Development

A key component to choosing an appropriate security system is a vulnerability assessment or a security threat analysis of a facility. Once an organization’s security needs have been determined, an appropriate security system can be designed to meet those needs. Critically important to the success of these projects is the choice of a qualified systems integrator to install the necessary …

Creating a Master Plan

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The process of developing a Master Security Plan begins with and has its foundation in the information, outcomes and recommendations of the assessment activities. Creating an integrated security plan to guide a security program is rooted in the existing organization, policies and procedures, culture and characteristics of the population. Each of these is surveyed and determined during the security survey/vulnerability …

There is no substitute for a site visit

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We recently were asked to evaluate the security of a facility where a nighttime injury occurred in a parking deck. Upon preliminary review after receiving the information and photos, no real problems were noted. The facility looked well-kept, and reports were that their security was reasonable and up-to-date. The client was advised that a “long-distance’” review would frequently overlook critical …

What is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design?

Protus3 Security Assessment, Security Master Planning

We recently had the opportunity to create a guide and reference for property owners and community stakeholders to use as an aid in understanding the concepts and strategies that can be used to improve security and the quality of life in their neighborhoods. During that process, we researched the concept of CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, an approach that …

Derek Ommert

Derek Ommert, PSP

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Vice PresidentSecurity Professional Since 2000 Place of Birth: Maryland Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management from Waynesburg University. Two sport NCAA scholar athlete, football and golf Certifications: Physical Security Professional (PSP) – ASIS International Personal Interests: I’m the father of four wonderful and very active boys. When I’m not coaching or watching their sports and other activities, our …

Amanda Strickland

Amanda N. Strickland

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Security AnalystProtus3 since 2018 Place of Birth: Seven Springs, NC Education and Experience:Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, Sociology, and Criminology with a minor in Accounting from Meredith College Affiliations: Member, Infragard Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends. What do you enjoy most about your role in security? I enjoy the continuous opportunity to learn something new. The cybersecurity …