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 …

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 …

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Sarah Furlough

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Personal Interests: Family, photography, nature, kayaking What do you see as a future, emerging trend in security? I think that the most upcoming trend involves things that an average person can use to monitor their own personal security. There is growing popularity with products such as smart home devices and vehicles with connected capabilities, but also with apps to monitor credit …

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 …

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Eric D. Martindale, CPP, CPD

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Security Design ConsultantSecurity Professional Since 1999 Place of Birth: Wilmington, NC Education and Experience: Security Operations Center operator and manager. Eleven years in the Financial Industry responsible for the physical security program of both corporate and retail spaces. Personal Interests: homebrewer, car enthusiast Certifications: ertified Protection Professional – Board Certified by ASIS International. CPD (CPTED Professional Designation since 2013 through the National Institute of …

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Megan Keenan

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Accounts Receivable / Administrative AssistantProtus3 since 2019 Education and Experience: Graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in technical photography and a minor in business. Additional college coursework at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, toward a degree in Biology and Chemistry. Several years of experience in residential property management, specializing in accounts receivable and collections. Personal Interests: Family, photography, nature, …

Christine Peterson

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP

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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, RTP CFO Forum, 2016 Community Health …