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Effective Security Requires Thoughtful Decisions

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Product Evaluations

In her Editor’s Note published in the January/February 2020 Campus Safety magazine, Robin Hattersley reminds us all of the power of seeking professional advice when lives are at stake. Would you go to a pharmaceutical company to advise you about health concerns that you have? Would you invest in health equipment based on a good sales pitch? Why should effective …

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Technical Assessments – Standards

Dana Frentz, CHPA, PSP Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Survey, Security System Lifespan Management

Our first post reviewed enclosure conditions and installation practices found in technical assessments.  We then discussed the importance of the appropriate installation and conditions of field devices. In this third installment, we are going to discuss one of the best ways to avoid the conditions previously discussed. It’s also how to begin cleaning up the messes that you do find. …

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Sarasota County Administration Building System Assessment

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Survey

Protus3 completed a Security Assessment of the Sarasota County Administration Building. The objective was to obtain a “snapshot” view of the state of security at the Administrative Building, identify gaps in the current security program, and develop a Master Plan that Sarasota County can implement in a cost effective and efficient manner. Sarasota County awarded the project to Protus3 in …

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Protus3 Awarded Security Consulting Project for OhioHealth

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

Protus3 will provide security consulting services for OhioHealth. Protus3 will assist with facility and operational physical security improvements.  First, Protus3 will meet with key personnel and conduct observations of operations and procedures. The project will also include a limited review and assessment of the existing physical security features. Protus3 will also review the current level of facility “hardening”.  Using the …

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Security Program Check-up Should Be Held Annually

Protus3 Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Program Development

When was the last time that your security program had a check-up? We all know that we should visit our physician for an annual check-up or physical. This is the time to discuss with your doctor any issues or symptoms you may be having. Your doctor will examine you to make sure everything checks out ok. The same should hold …

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Little Oddities Often Aggregate Into Larger Anomalies

Protus3 Crisis Management Planning, Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Threat Assessment

Details continue to emerge from the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest County Music Festival in Las Vegas. There are ample opportunities for emergency responders and security and hospitality professionals to examine and redefine security protocols.  The greatest gains in response to the unthinkable come out of this kind scrutiny and “lessons learned” exercises. It’s a sad truth. …

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The Security Strategy That Works for Two College Campuses

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Schematic Design

Above all, a security strategy is about integrating people, processes, and technology. Although there are some significant differences, these strategies apply to any other campus as well, not just colleges and universities. From the original article: Colleges and universities must develop a security strategy that protects the heart of their campus: students. Digital tools can help schools improve their physical …

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Managing Global Integration of Systems

Protus3 Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Concept Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management

During the last several years, we have seen many companies expanding within their own organization or through mergers and acquisitions. Growth of any kind challenges the expansion of systems utilized within the company or organization, such as network infrastructure, payroll systems, and other technology. One area that is always a challenge is the security systems that protect the organization. Card …

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The SaVE Component of the Clery Act

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Civil Rights, Clery Act, Compliance, SaVE Act, Security Master Planning, Training, VAWA

Are You Ready for October 1, 2014? According to the CDC, on average, 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives. In a study of undergraduate women, 19% said that they experienced an attempted or completed sexual assault since entering college (Source: The victimization of college students …

The Difference Between Safety and Security

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs begins with humanity’s most basic needs and builds from there until we reach our most satisfied self. After our most basic physical needs (air, food, water, sleep), the need for safety is the second most critical stage to our wellbeing. Whether or not we believe in Maslow’s theory, we can all agree that on its surface …