Stop Interfering Before Someone Gets Hurt

Stop Interfering Before Someone Gets Hurt

Imagine someone suddenly collapses on the floor at your business. You call 9-1-1 and clear a path for emergency crews. But when they arrive, you stand in their way. They try to call out for additional help, but you shut down their radios. They scramble to do what they...
3 Building Safety Tips Your People Want You to Think About

3 Building Safety Tips Your People Want You to Think About

May is Building Safety Month around the world and there’s more on the minds of business owners, facility managers and workers than ever before. If you haven’t already, take some time to step back and think about whether you’re doing enough for your business and the...
3 Reasons to Ditch the Keys to Your Business

3 Reasons to Ditch the Keys to Your Business

When you’re in charge of security, nothing helps you sleep at night like knowing everything is locked up tight. But peace of mind may be elusive if you keep relying on keys. “Waiting too long to move on from traditional keys can be costly,” says Mike Markham,...
Four “Ps” to Controlling Your Human Security Threat

Four “Ps” to Controlling Your Human Security Threat

What’s your organization’s biggest security threat? If you’re working with computers, you probably already have a strategy for safeguarding your data. But outside of cyberspace, do you have a plan for minimizing the human error risk in day-to-day operations? The...
School District Safety Manager Secures Comprehensive Approach

School District Safety Manager Secures Comprehensive Approach

30 years of service as an Overland Park police officer gives Rick Castillo, Manager of Safety Services for Olathe Public Schools (USD 233), the experience and perspective he needs to oversee the protection of Greater Kansas City’s largest school district. “There’s no...
The Role of Security in Design/Build Projects

The Role of Security in Design/Build Projects

When it comes to designing, planning and constructing a building, long-term security is often an afterthought. However, the growing trend of violent shootings in our country is forcing architects, builders, and property owners to give security more consideration....
Emergency Responder Radio Coverage: Your Building’s Lifeline

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage: Your Building’s Lifeline

[Mock scenario] It’s an ordinary day in Kansas City when the basement of a commercial building begins filling up with smoke. Alarms sound and someone calls 911. When firefighters get to the scene, they rush in and scramble to the basement, where they find six people...
Evaluating the Safety of Your School Grounds

Evaluating the Safety of Your School Grounds

How easy is it to get onto your school’s campus? The 19-year old gunman who killed 17 people and injured many more in the Parkland, Florida school shooting managed to get on campus because the gates surrounding the school were open to let buses in ahead of dismissal....