As a business owner or manager, you know that security is critical to protecting your building and its occupants as well as maintaining your peace of mind. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, security can be compromised, especially if you overlook important elements of your risk mitigation plan. We’ve put together a list of seven common security oversights […]
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As we enter the more treacherous months for New England weather, it is important to plan ahead for an emergency. While it is important to have an evacuation plan and an emergency preparedness kit, it is also essential to know how to shut off the utilities before a disaster. If these utilities are not shut […]
Oct. 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, which stresses the importance of having a home fire escape plan in place. When it comes to getting out of your house if there’s a fire, you really do have to make every second count. In fact, if a fire starts in your home, you only have two minutes […]
Dealing with organized retail crime (ORC) is one of the major challenges for loss prevention programs across the country. Now that holiday and Black Friday shopping are fast approaching, ORC is likely a primary concern for your retail business. Why are most retail businesses concerned? ORC costs the retail industry about $30 billion each year, […]
As a first-time parent, you’re probably overwhelmed by all the challenges of caring for your beautiful bundle of joy. However, before you know it your baby will be crawling, walking, climbing and getting into just about everything. That’s why it’s important to make your home safe for the new addition to your family. You should […]
If you’re a parent, you already know the way tweens and teens socialize is online via video game chat rooms, virtual worlds, social networking sites, and blogs. Although the Internet offers lots of useful and entertaining information, being online can put your kids at risk of falling victims to other online users – children as well […]
Learn the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding video surveillance systems to help determine whether it might be right for your home or business.
As college students settle into their dorms and apartments, parents as well as students should assess the level of fire safety, particularly in off-campus housing. On Campus vs. Off Campus Why focus on off-campus housing? Since 2000, 85% of college-related fire fatalities have happened in off-campus housing, where most students live, according to Campus Firewatch. […]
Recent technology allows police departments to respond to crime more efficiently and alerts residents more effectively. The Cambridge Police Department, for example, offers an online crime map that displays and analyzes crime data, informs Cambridge citizens about crimes in their area, and allows police to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. […]
If you’re like most parents, sending your son or daughter off to college can be pretty nerve wracking. You worry about all the things you’ve worried about since they were young – illness, happiness, safety– only now you need to worry from further away. Besides sending care packages with goodies and reminding them to eat […]