Beware of Warnings, or Check before You Forward

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Have you received an email like this? Police Warning (Send to Everyone): A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car…Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch …

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?

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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 …

Marty McClanahan

Marty McClanahan

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Senior Security ConsultantCorporate Security and IT Professional Since 1995 Place of Birth: Virginia Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science (BS), Virginia Tech, Accounting, Information Systems. Personal Interests: cars, target shooting, and fly fishing Certifications: Genetec Technical Certified Affiliations: Member of ASIS International, ISMA, and InfraGard What are some notable or memorable projects? For multiple years, I oversaw the Quintiles (now IQVIA) global security system …

Megan Keenan

Megan Keenan

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Business Development Manager Protus3 since 2020 Place of Birth: Spartanburg, SC Education and Experience: Over 15 years of experience building relationships through business development, customer service, account management, and inside/outside sales with a focus in marketing and advertising. While gaining experience, went back to school and earned an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science with a major in Business Systems Administration, …

Christine Peterson

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP

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Board SecretaryFormer PresidentSecurity Professional since 1991 Place of Birth: Bethesda, Maryland Education and Experience: Graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University Certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – Board Certified by ASIS International. Industrial Security Professional (ISP) – Board Certified by National Classification Management Society. Affiliations: ASIS International, National Classification Management Society, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Cary Chamber of Commerce, …

Stan Carroll

Julius Stanley Carroll

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Security ConsultantLaw Enforcement and Security Professional since 1966 Place of Birth: Durham, North Carolina Education: North Carolina Wesleyan Bachelor of Science, Police Administration; Northwestern University Traffic Institute-Training Option Experience: Former Captain with the Raleigh Police Department and Manager Corporate Security Progress Energy. Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends Certifications: Licensed Counterintelligence Service in North Carolina. Licensed Private Investigator …