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Travelers are the most vulnerable when venturing into a new city. With backpacks carrying money, tickets, passports and valuable cameras, thieves and predators know who to target and often do so systematically. Instead of finding yourself stranded with no passport, phone or cash, make sure you are adequately prepared to travel to a new area before you arrive. 1. Security Back Home When it comes to traveling security, one of the most important areas people overlook is securing their home before leaving. Focused on packing the essentials, getting to the airport on time and not forgetting anything like a passport […]

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Thumbnail image for Homestead Security vs. Homeland Security – the greatest challenge?

One of the most important things we do in the security industry, is to divide up the playing field. Generally, there are three “types” of security. There’s personal security (or private security), there’s corporate security, and then there’s public security, and by public we mean anything that the government does on our behalf. Or claims to do on our behalf, some might chime in. The three are very different, and many, many times, they are polar opposites and working actively against one another. So which of the three are most important? Do we put the needs of the many ahead of […]

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Choosing between home security companies can be a whole process in itself, but that doesn’t mean it’s a loosing battle. One of the most important things to remember is that the home security companies work for you – they take your money to provide a service that you want – and that service should be both scalable and tailored to your need. If they can’t do that, then it’s time to find a new company. Here’s how to screen away the “undesireables”. 1: Thinning the herd There are a lot of home security companies out there, and everyone seem eager […]

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Thumbnail image for April 21: Boston Marathon Security Boost

Since the bombings of last year’s Boston Marathon, the city has been planning to ramp up security. Planning has been going on all through this winter, and will be up and running (ha-ha) in this year’s event. With just about a month to go, preparations are still under way, and with 9,000 more runners than last year, there will be definite hurdles to overcome for anyone involved in event security. The Boston Marathon next month will have a number of enhanced safety measures after last year’s deadly bombing, including thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers and bomb-sniffing dogs. NYTimes: At […]

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…for a bigger and better SB! We’re in the process of building a new and better design for this site, and there’s a few reasons for that. – The framework we’re on is outdated, and it’s slow. – We want the site to load faster and better for everyone who’s interested in our stuff – About half our visitors (hell, about half of anyone’s visitors) use mobile devices, and to be honest, we look like turds on mobile devices right now. So. Better, faster, happier, more productive. Well. The first three, anyway. There will be some downtime and some weird […]

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