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It May Not Be Rocket Science.  But, There Is Still A lot to Learn

There is a cliché phrase in our culture that can be annoying to anyone serious about their business and committed to excellence:  “It ain’t rocket science.”  By this phrase its users are saying that most jobs or businesses are fairly easy to learn and to master.  And, by this phrase they are trying to persuade us to keep things simple and not over-complicated.  Although there is merit in applying this saying, it can deceive us from seeing the depth of skills and details needed to pursue excellence in all we do.  In a sentence, the cliché phrase “it ain’t rocket science” can be destructive and even self-defeating in a competitive business world. Read more

Integrity and Security: The Two Go Together

C.S. Lewis, the great English writer, stated something to the effect: “There is a big difference between laws of science and the laws of man. The laws of science tell us what things will do every time. But, the laws of man tell us what man ought to do, but often does not do.” Through his observation, Lewis makes an important point for security and property managers. Employees have free will and have to make a choice every second about whether to do the right thing.

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Security Santa Barbara: What National Trends Mean Locally

In the midst of shootings that seem to occur on a weekly basis, a new study has revealed that the potential for violent incidents occurring nationally is high. A recently released poll showed 40% of American workers say that in terms of security, anyone can walk into their building unchallenged. Yet 94% said that they feel safe and secure at work.

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3 Ways to Reach Your New Year Resolutions: Private Security Review

As we all prepare for a brand new year as individuals and as businesses, there is sure to be some thought dedicated to reaching new levels of success and achievement. When it comes to private security, however, not many people think about ways to improve or reach new levels of success. Bomar Security has spent a great deal of time preparing for the new year and we would like to share with you three ways you can improve the performance of your security service in 2014. Read more

Understanding and Utilizing Crime Mapping Mobile Apps

Crime prevention is the priority of surveillance teams, yet it can seem like a monumental task to determine what criminals are planning. Enter into the scene crime mapping. By documenting where criminal activity occurs in a city or neighborhood, professionals can take precautionary steps to offer increased security in these areas. Typical reasons for high rates of crime are related to social or geographical issues that are rampant, such as poverty, drug riddled residents or isolated communities. Thanks to the latest crime mapping mobile apps individuals can determine where the highest incidences of crime are occurring around them. Read more

Paso Robles Security: A Safe Business & Home this Holiday Season

Residents in Paso Robles are at ease over the holiday season, enjoying friends and family, and businesses tend to experience an increase of activity and revenue. The combination of these elements be taken advantage of by criminals. As a result, burglaries and other Paso Robles security related crimes are often highest during the holiday season. In the past homes were the most vulnerable to burglaries while families were away on vacation, however small businesses are also vulnerable to a wide variety of different security threats, ranging from shoplifting to burglaries to robberies and identity theft. Below are some ways to protect your small business from these security threats to ensure that your holiday season is a happy and prosperous one. Read more

Reduce False Security Alarms for Your Home or Business

Whether it’s caused by the family cat or an employee who has not been trained properly, any number of things can trigger a false alarm in your home or business security system. Both law enforcement and the alarm industry have been looking for ways to reduce false alarm responses, but one of the most impactful solutions starts with you, the alarm system client. Read more

Law Enforcement Using Advanced Analytics to Prevent Crime

Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are using advanced prevention programs that rely on a smart analysis of historical crime data in neighborhoods across their cities. And they are finding that they can cut burglaries by as much as 27 percent!

City police departments across the country are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.” Police departments across the country have adapted business techniques – initially developed by retailers, such as Netflix and WalMart, to predict consumer behavior — to predict criminal behavior. A new IBM Center report, by Dr. Jennifer Bachner at Johns Hopkins University, tells compelling stories of the experiences three cities — Santa Cruz, CA; Baltimore County, MD; and Richmond, VA – are having in using predictive policing as a new and effective tool to combat crime. Click here to see more on the study completed by Dr. Bachner. Read more

A Closer Look: Pepper Spray & Self Defense

Types of Chemical Sprays

Self-defense chemical sprays or tear gas, come is three general categories of active ingredients: CN, CS, and OC.

CN, which is an abbreviation for chloroacetophenone was used by the military and police departments in the 60s and 70s, but is not used much anymore. This product is not really a gas, but rather crystals suspended in liquid and placed under pressure to create a vapor. Tear gas products such as MACE have proven to be less effective against violent attackers, especially those under the influence of narcotics and alcohol. Additionally, these tear gas products have a fairly slow reaction time of three to thirty seconds. Read more

Changing of the Guard: How Today’s Security Guards are Changing a Stereotype

When considering the private security industry, you may have several preconceived notions or beliefs regarding the productivity or utility of a security officer, however, security officers play a key role in a majority of today’s organizations. There are several key attributes that can make the difference between a quality security company and a stereotypical one. Read more