May 2013 - Report Exec

Security guard shoots, kills gunman

31 May 13

Retail security guards are largely associated with preventing shoplifters from stealing store merchandise, but they can be called into action to address more violent crimes. A Seattle security guard was recently forced to pull his firearm during an altercation in the parking lot of a shopping center, FOX affiliate KCPQ reported. According to police, the unidentified officer responded to a fight that had broken out among a group of men gathered in the parking lot. The security guard attempted to […]

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Security guards fail to report crimes

31 May 13

While the duties of a security team at any institution largely revolve around identifying and responding to threats, incident reporting is a crucial aspect of the job. When officers witness crimes and fail to report them through the proper channels, they are neglecting to alert the public at large to the presence of potentially dangerous and predatory criminals. Although they may succeed at neutralizing a threat in the short term, they are allowing those perpetrators to remain in the area […]

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New Zealand nurses attacked outside hospital

31 May 13

The range of protection provided by hospital security managementofficials cannot stop at the building’s entrance. Because hospitals are in operation at all hours of the night, criminals may gravitate toward them in search of potential targets of opportunity. Furthermore, parking structures and empty lots present an environment for robbers to lie in wait until a patient, visitor or staff member crosses their paths. To achieve comprehensive security, officials must account for these vulnerable areas located on hospital grounds. The New Zealand Herald […]

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School shut down following gun scare

30 May 13

Tensions surrounding school campuses around the country have increased following a number of public shootings in the United States. Most notably, the massacre carried out at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has led many administrators to deploy more robust security management solutions to safeguard students and teachers. In addition, many security officers have employed more diligent threat detection practices to spot potential dangers before they can strike. Officials from a Los Angeles school recently demonstrated their enhanced alertness […]

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Texas college heightens security measures

30 May 13

In the wake of multiple publicized acts of violence committed in the public arena, school administrators across the country have investigated options to bolster the security management solutions at their institutions. Although many ultimately opt to improve perimeter defenses and intruder monitoring capabilities, some schools have decided to go in a different direction with their security management solutions. For these administrations – including a Texas community college – the presence of armed guards provides a deterrent for would-be criminals and […]

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Security personnel notify students of bear on campus

29 May 13

Innovative incident reporting software can provide security officials with more features than simply logging crimes. University security management officials leverage these tools to alert students to any criminals or threats that may be in the area. This can be an extremely useful and potentially life-saving resource in the event of an emergency. However, not all dangers are presented by the criminal element. Sometimes nature can put students and faculty  members in harm’s way as well. Members of a Virginia community received a shock recently […]

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