Category: Back to Basics

Back to Basics: 7 Security Professional Considerations for Metal Detectors

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. The increase in violence in schools, retail stores, shopping malls, and churches has brought metal detectors, which produce a sound if they detect metals, like a concealed weapon such as a gun or knife, on someone’s body, […]

Back to Basics: 5 Types of Uniform Styles for Security Professionals

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. Sporting a white short-sleeved shirt, a black tie, and a badge, mall security guard Paul Blart ended up being a hero in the 2009 movie thanks to his quick thinking and evasive actions. His uniform made him […]

Back to Basics: Top 10 Reasons for False Security Alarms

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. A security system, connected to a 24/7 external alarm monitoring center, is a great way for businesses to protect their properties. However, security professionals constantly battle the problem of security system false alarms. It’s a problem not […]

Back to Basics: Increasing Security Through Strong Physical Access Control

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. Security professionals should be concerned about how their facilities incorporate physical access control systems, which grant employees, contractors, and visitors access to a site based on their credentials. A weak physical access control system could allow unauthorized […]

Back to Basics: Understanding Phishing

Back to Basics is a new article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. All businesses need to take steps to understand and combat shoplifting, including security professionals. While most shoplifting deals with people taking merchandise, phishing is a cybercrime in which information is stolen through deceit, which is used […]