Fly Right! Have a plan.

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As many of you know, I entered the commercial UAV/UAS world (better known as drones) several months ago. The unfortunate thing is, the only media coverage that really is predominant are those incidents that shine some negative light on what can be and is a valuable tool in a variety of disciplines. This recent incident […]

What do you do as a profession?

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Now there’s a question I get asked a lot.  Reasonable question.  Honestly asked.  Pure curiosity.  Not always the easiest to answer. So how have I answered that question in the past?  I’ve tried the formal route: “I’m a consultant that specializes in Security Management, Risk Management and Emergency Management”  Usually followed by the next question […]

Impressionable Security Culture Maintenance

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Pretty hefty title to the article.  So what does it mean?  Let first start by tearing it apart. Impressionable and at the very least the root word Impression.  Impressionable means to be easily influenced.  Impression is often defined as or something like an effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence or end result of […]

The eyes have it.

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In the shadow of 9/11, in the wake of the Arab Spring, rioting in the UK and various other global events either classified as terrorism, freedom uprising or just misguided youth, one industry that has been constant and growing is video cameras. Whether its been surveillance or sousveillance we capture billions of images and stream […]

Making Security & Risk go from good to Great

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Many new build and retro-fit projects are good.  Some in fact are really good.  But from a Security & Risk perspective they can be great.

Risk Management – Alternative Techniques

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The next article in my focus on Risk Management deals with the Alternative Risk Management Techniques available to you.

Standing out

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So where do you stand?  Cameras or no cameras, security guards or no security guards, integrated approach or no integrated approach, buy in from all stakeholder or fragmented buy in from stakeholders.

Do you have your “Pro” card yet?

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  Many things or situations these days tell us to “not to get involved”, “you’re only provoking an additional response”, “don’t urge him along”.  Don’t be an enabler. Well I say, be pro-active, be an enabler, be a professional! Those who don’t step forward, or support positive mechanism simply don’t understand it’s value.

Access Control – has history really changed the concept of it?

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As history would indicate, other than technological advancements, materials used and some other minor tweaks and improvements, the basic concepts of access control really is the same.

So what’s the real concern? Video surveillance check up.

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So here’s the thing.  Recently I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to speak with many medical professionals, mostly nurses.  I’m fine, thanks for asking.