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    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

    Oh Canada! It's Time to Improve Hospital Security

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 23, 2015


    This post appeared originally on LinkedIn.

    Violent attacks on hospital staff are not limited to the United States. Recently, Canada has experienced high profile assaults that have left defenseless workers injured.

    The Vancouver Sun reports a nurse at Abbotsford Regional Hospital in British Columbia was the victim of a "vicious attack" by a patient in the emergency room. The B.C. Nurses' Union is calling for better training for hospital staff and more security guards in emergency rooms. "The health employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees," said union Vice President Christine Sorensen.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, private security

    Peer Review: 5 Steps To Engineer Your Best Security Solution

    Posted by Ty Richmond on Mar 18, 2015


    Rapid advancements in security systems integration, security technologies and officers’ response tools have enabled hospitals to develop security and risk mitigation apparatus that are far more proactive, more preventative and more strategic than ever before. A case in point: the application, integration and flow of data intelligence enables hospital security to make decisions at a very rapid pace and on a global basis. On the ground, security officers who are well-informed by timely and critical information and intelligence and carry enhanced non-lethal response tools can be far more effective at deescalating or subduing violent confrontations compared to underequipped peers.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, private security

    Making Malls Safer with Non-Lethal Defense

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 3, 2015


    This post appeared originally on LinkedIn.

    In the past few days, Homeland Security has warned shopping malls in the United States to be on alert after a Somali militant group released a video calling for attacks on American shopping centers. While the threat of terrorism is real and needs to be taken seriously, malls also need to address other security concerns that are much more likely to occur than a terrorist attack.

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    Topics: Security Industry, public safety, private security

    How CEOs Use Non-Lethal Tools to Increase Safety, Decrease Risk

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 3, 2015


    It hit me recently while I watched one of our intense instructor certification courses. The moment in front of me had been five years in the making.

    I spend many hours touting our product to anyone who will listen. I might speak with hospital leaders about the impact of our Pro V2 device on employee safety, cutting risk management and litigation costs. I might speak with a school executive about how the enhanced non-lethal devices like the Pro V2 are a new piece of the puzzle for campus security – a new way to help protect students and staff, an intermediate response between armed and unarmed campus security.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Security Industry, campus safety, private security, non-lethal

    5 Indispensable Hospital Security Tips

    Posted by Paul Hughes on Feb 19, 2015

    Last month, a lone gunman shot and killed Dr. Michael Davidson at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. By all accounts, Davidson was an outstanding doctor, husband and father of three with a fourth child on the way. No one saw it coming.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, OC, body cameras, Healthcare Violence, private security

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