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    Interesting Read

    Posted by Eric Myers on Dec 28, 2015


    I received a link to a Security Magazine article from a colleague who simply said, "Interesting read" in the subject header of the email. Naturally, my curiosity caused me to click on the link. Perhaps it's the same thing that caused you to start reading this blog post.

    In my situation, I was glad that I clicked the link.

    The article was well-written (I've come to expect this from the folks at Security Magazine). It featured the summary of a webinar about whether or not to arm security officers in hospitals. What caught my eye, however, was the disparity between the term "armed" and the alternative (nothing). Implied in the article is the idea that "armed" only means lethal force and that the alternative is to “Take a zero incidence philosophy; or consider a mix of policies such as having a licensed police officer on site, particularly within the ER; and develop strong 911 ties.”

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence, non-lethal tools, Officer Safety

    It Can Happen Here, There, and Anywhere

    Posted by Eric Myers on Aug 3, 2015

    A broken nose, eye socket, and a hearty insurance claim to boot...

    Of all the places for a security officer to get assaulted, you wouldn't think a horse racing track would be one of them.

    But that kind of thinking (assuming violence can't happen "here") inevitably leads to someone getting hurt, right?


    Just look at this recent case in New York where an unarmed officer was assaulted and severely injured by an aggressor for no apparent reason. The suspect even stole the security officer's car following the assault.

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    Topics: Security Industry, Non-Lethal Security Blog, private security, Officer Safety

    Boston Area Hospital to Use New Security Device

    Posted by Paul Hughes on Apr 6, 2015


    This article was originally published by the Boston Herald on April 5, 2015.

    By Jordan Graham

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital will be rolling out new, non-lethal devices for its security staff in the coming weeks, as hospitals across the country have seen an increase in violent attacks by patients.

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    Topics: Security Industry, Officer Safety

    Don't Gamble Away Your Security Company's Future

    Posted by Gary Kuty on Apr 6, 2015


    If you’re interested in improving sales, marketing, technology, hiring and liability practices at your security contractor company, then join us us on June 23 at Bally's Las Vegas for this special event.

    Security Industry Seminar: Don't Gamble Away Your Company's Future – Winning Strategies for Increased Growth

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Bally's Las Vegas

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    Topics: Security Industry, Officer Safety

    How We Help You Get a "Yes" to New Security Gear

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 26, 2015


     When Guardian 8 first formed back in 2008, we were motivated by a single goal: to create a solution to the problem that made being a security guard one of the most hazardous jobs there are. We knew it would revolutionize professional security when we created a new category called Enhanced Non-Lethal. We assembled a team of experts representative of the best in the industry, including companies like TASER, Digital Ally and Garmin. We incorporated the technology of companies like Sabre Red, BladeTech and Bluetooth. We patented our own precision OC stream to create a product that filled the role of an "intermediate" response - as I like to say, between talking to 'em and shooting at 'em.  

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    Topics: non-lethal tools, Officer Safety

    Why Unarmed ER Security is a Recipe for Disaster

    Posted by Paul Hughes on Mar 25, 2015


    Hospital security staff have long been in the difficult position of trying to keep an emergency department approachable as a valued service to the community, and yet protect staff and patients from those who are capable of extreme violence. This conundrum was at the core of a recent blog post appearing on the Joint Commission Leadership blog, titled Hospital Security – Different Approaches to Mitigating Violence, by Mark Crafton. The piece centered on discussion of the pros and cons of arming hospital security guards with deadly force weapons.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence, Officer Safety

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