Guest Post: How to Keep Your Family Safe from Fire

There are many types of fires, but we'll stay on the "accidental" types this time - after all, those are the most common ones, and unless you've accumulated some...

Security Week in Review, Friday March 16th

It's been a fairly quiet week, but that doesn't mean the world has been standing still. It probably never will. So, here are a few things that we noticed...

Security Breaches, and the managers who make them happen

In any given security operation, there are a few people that stand out as the biggest threat to whatever it is the operation is protecting. It's the security people...

Laptops & Airport Security: NYTimes.com, here’s your answer!

The NYTimes.com has a rather lengthy article posted here, asking the old, old question (at least in internet time) of why you have to take the laptop out of...

What to do if you’re a Photographer…and you run into Security

By now, most people have noticed that there seems to be some kind of animosity between security personnel and photographers. By "photographer", we mean anyone taking pictures or recording...

5 Ways Burglars Will Single You Out – and what to do about it

Contrary to what we've written before, not all burglars will randomly choose a house to break into. Some do things a lot more complicated than that, and we're about...

How to Write Duty or Incident Reports that will get you promoted…

...or at least keep you from being fired. If you're working in security or law enforcement, you know that a lot of time slips away into writing reports. Reports or...

TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners – blames manufacturers

So. The well-loved TSA has decided to remove its backscatter x-ray body scanners, citing concerns that the manufacturer(s) haven't been able to come up with viewing software that makes...

Proactively Protecting Yourself from the Police (Or, How To Sabotage The Police) | SnallaBolaget.com

There's no denying it anymore - police in the US have become a liability to most situations and societies. Year after year, they manage to clock up a four...

FTO! Everybody say FTO…until…

...it's just as meaningless as WMD.  Courtesy of the DHS. (Click the picture, dummy.) Jaysus.