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Non-Billable Overtime: Mitigating Risk and Maximizing Security Officer Efficiency

Over 85% of client agreements do not allow for the payment of overtime, and any overtime incurred by guards is considered non-billable overtime (NBOT). Given today’s labor shortage and labor laws, the NBOT rate has increased by over 35%. And with a remote workforce, it is a constant challenge to get real-time data on your staff.

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 1:00 AM
5 Holiday Travel Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the busiest travel season of the year. Preparing for every scenario during the chaos will allow you to travel safely and confidently.

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 1:00 AM
Is Your Data Breach Response Plan Ready?

Fifty-six percent of organizations experienced a data breach involving more than 1,000 records over the past two years, and of those, 37 percent occurred two to three times and 39 percent were global in scope, according to Experian. 

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 1:00 AM
Organized Retail Crime Losses Reach All-Time High

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with nearly three-quarters of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 14th annual ORC study by the National Retail Federation.


Atlanta Airport Breaks Record for Most Firearms Found at Checkpoints

A total of 293 firearms have been found in carry-on bags and as improperly packed or undeclared guns in checked luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so far this year. The TSA reports that 80 to 90 percent of them are loaded.

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 1:00 AM
Product Spotlight: Access Control

From hardware to keycards to RFID, smartphones, software and more, access control encompasses a vast number of options for security leaders to manage who enters their facilities.

More Kids Seen in ER for Mental Health Issues

The number of children and adolescents visiting the nation’s emergency departments due to mental health concerns continued to rise at an alarming rate from 2012 through 2016, with mental health diagnoses for non-Latino blacks outpacing such diagnoses among youth of other racial/ethnic groups, according to a retrospective cross-sectional study presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Majority of Cybercrime Damage is Caused by a Few, Powerful, Covert Criminal Threat Groups

A small subset of professional criminal actors is responsible for the bulk of cybercrime-related damage, employing tools and techniques as sophisticated, targeted and insidious as most nation-state actors, says the State of Cybercrime Report 2018.

The Cybersecurity Imperative: Key Benchmarks and Takeaways for Security Companies

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows and cyberthreats become more sophisticated and prevalent, it’s more important than ever for security companies to understand the cybersecurity landscape and have strong cybersecurity postures. The security industry is recognizing the urgency of this issue, too – in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) research to forecast the 2019 Security Megatrends, cybersecurity was identified as the standout trend shaping the security industry.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2018 1:00 AM
Congress Votes to Create Federal Cybersecurity Agency

The United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 


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Leading from the Passenger Seat

A while ago, I received one of the best gifts a car lover could ever get: a full day of driving and instruction on a famous racecourse in my own car.

Estill County EMS Successfully Deploys 3xLOGIC infinias Access Control

3xLOGIC Inc. announced Estill County Emergency Medical Services, located in Irvine, Ky., is successfully using infinias access control from 3xLOGIC to improve security and give hardworking staff needed peace of mind to focus on their important work. Bates Security, Lexington, Kentucky, designed, installed, and oversees the system.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Security 101 Announces the 7th Annual Gift of Security

Security 101 announced 13 offices nationwide will participate in the 7th Annual Gift of Security corporate giving program. The Gift of Security is a national corporate giving initiative providing $10,000 worth of integrated security services from Security 101 and equipment from product partners Axis Communications and WESCO to one nonprofit winner from each participating office location. 

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 8:42 AM
United Technologies Considers Bidders for $3 Billion Sale of a Fire Safety and Security Business

United Technologies Corp., which has a portfolio of businesses that span geographies, markets and customer relationships, is starting the final round of an auction for one of its fire safety and security businesses, according to a Bloomberg report.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 3:51 PM
Curbio Announces Appointment of ADT CEO Tim Whall to Board of Directors

Curbio Inc. announced the appointment of ADT CEO Tim Whall to its board of directors. Whall became CEO of ADT in May 2016. Over the years Whall has held positions at every level in the field, including installer, call center operator, general manager, COO and CEO.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 2:43 PM
EPS Security Acquires Second Michigan Security Company in 2018

EPS Security acquired Security Alarm Company (SAC) of Owosso, Mich., and in doing so welcomed 1,400 new business and residential customers to the EPS family. The acquisition includes their Owosso-based office along with retention of six SAC employees.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 11:18 AM
NSCA Announces Big-Name Speaker Line-Up for BLC 2019
NSCA announced that registration for the 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) is now open at The conference will be held Feb. 27-March 1, 2019, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. NSCA’s BLC event brings executives together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders, and hear about new ways to embrace technology and motivate employees.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 10:54 AM
Organized Retail Crime Losses Reach All-Time High

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with nearly three-quarters of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 14th annual ORC study by the National Retail Federation.


Dahua Adds Night Color Technology to Enhanced POE Portfolio

Dahua Technology announced two new additions to its eco-friendly patented enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE) product family.

A New Wave of Video Analytics

Despite a false start many years ago, video analytics have finally emerged from under the shadow of disappointment and frustration that has long plagued the technology.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 - Justice

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