Stay Safe and Secure This Diwali!

The Police have beefed up security across the city in a bid to ensure an incident-free Diwali this year. Private Security agencies are also involve in it.Enhanced security in terms of heavy deployment and Electronic Surveillance is visible in all major markets, which witness heavy footfalls during the festive season.
“Even though vulnerability is always there, whenever there is a large movement of people, we cannot afford to leave any gaps especially during festivals as the threat perception goes up,” said a senior officer.
Talking about the arrangements in the run up to the festival, the officer said even though new or temporary CCTV cameras have not been put in place especially keeping Diwali in mind, the focus was to optimize the resources at their disposal.Enhanced security in the form of heavy deployment & electronic surveillance is being ensured in major markets
Fireworks and fun go hand in hand on Diwali, the festival of lights. Although they are an integral part of Diwali festivities, fireworks need to be handled with care to avert any disasters. India’s best security Agency PLN9 , offers you some tips so you and your family can have a SafeSecure and joyous Diwali!
1-Organised a community display of fireworks rather than individual handling of crackers
2- Fireworks should be lit in open spaces only
3- Always use a long candle/agarbatti to light the firecrackers and always keep an arm’s length from the crackers
4- Light only one firecracker at a time
5- Have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water at hand
6- Before igniting the fireworks, check the area for any flammable and combustible materials and store them away safely
7- Have a safe landing zone for the aerial fireworks
8- Do read the cracker’s label for correct instructions to ignite and safety precautions
9- Always have an adult supervise the children
10- In case of burns, pour cold water on the affected area
1- Do not store firecrackers near burning divas or candles
2- Do not carry fireworks in your pocket
3- Do not wear synthetic clothing while bursting crackers
4- Do not ignite firecrackers while holding them in your hand
5- Do not let small children burst firecrackers without adult supervision
6- Do not re-ignite firecrackers that have failed to light/explode
7- Do not ignite firecrackers under a tree, overhead wires or anything that may obstruct the flight
8- Do not shoot fireworks from or in metal/glass containers
9- Do not experiment or make you own fireworks


Indian Security

India currently has approximately 5.5 million security guards employed by about 15,000 security companies; as an industry, this sector is now the country’s largest corporate taxpayer, according to the Central Association of Private Security Industry.
India’s Private Security Agencies Regulation Act, 2005 (PSAR), was created to improve private security standards in the country by issuing licenses to security companies. It also sets minimum standards for security guards, such as 160 hours of training before deployment. CAPSI advises that providers view PSAR as a floor, not a ceiling, however. It recommends that security companies train guards for two months before deployment.
American companies are responding to the changed environment by offering to provide training to the third-party private security forces of its clients. AFI starts by conducting an audit, says Peter Martin, the company’s president. Multinational companies try to maintain the culture of the area in which they operate, Martin says, but that hasn’t worked in “areas that have a very lax or untrained security force or view of security like in India.
It is likely to continue to grow. Even before last year, the industry was experiencing an annual growth rate of 25 percent due primarily to the country’s infrastructure development. The association now estimates an annual growth rate of 40 percent.
Security in India is also inconsistent from state to state, because some have not yet adopted the PSAR. Under India’s legal regimen, each state must pass the PSAR in its legislature and then set up a controlling authority. Experts say the PSAR has been implemented in only 10 of India’s 28 state


Challenges for Security at construction site:

Construction sites are easy targets for the opportunist thief; the high value of plant and equipment can lead to quick and easy profit for the successful thief. Depending on locality, each site will have its own issues of concern.
Construction sites are subject to a number of threats, against which security should be applied by the site operator. These include theft, vandalism and deliberate damage and terrorism.
Theft is common. The high value of construction plant and materials and the nature of a construction site, with its constant change and movement make this crime tempting for the opportunistic, as well as the carefully planned crime.
Vandalism is also common and may occur as a result of political or commercial concerns on the part of the perpetrators as well of mindless lust for damage and destruction.
Terrorism is potentially an issue as well; not only is there a threat of politically-motivated attacks on
construction sites to delay or prevent construction; there is also a risk of terrorist pre-positioning of devices or materiel to allow or perform destructive acts after completion of construction.Building and construction sites provide a security challenge due to their constant change; both physically in the value and accessibility of the property they contain, and the frequent access needed by a wide variety of outside contractors.


Benefits of Having a CCTV Surveillance System

Using CCTV has evolved from being a traditional security system to assisting in many aspects of emergency management and response CCTV Security Systems can be a single Camera and a monitor or can be very elaborate and very complex. A more complex system may include hundreds of cameras, digital recorders, and multiple operators.
The benefits that closed circuit television (CCTV) technology has brought to the world are plentiful. People have enjoyed a greater amount of security in their homes, businesses have been able to protect their establishments and provide their customers with a higher level of protection and security and Public places such as airports, banks, military facilities, casinos & more... have also greatly benefited by preventing possible crimes from happening.
The escalation of criminal activity coupled with the ever resurgent threat of terrorism means that modern surveillance techniques are increasing becoming common and useful security tools in our lives. The recent evident CCTV footage of the attempted terrorist attacks on iconic buildings in London in helping convict the perpetrators is one solid example.

1. Deterrence 
2. Fear reduction 
3. Prosecution
4. Security and Surveillance.
5. Increase Business Efficiency and Improve Profitability


Defensive Measures Against Terrorism

Community Involvement:
Terrorism is violence aimed at the people watching. Combating terrorism means not only trying to prevent terrorist attacks, but also reducing the terror these create. That can be achieved by actively involving the public. People cannot be permitted to be passive observers or vicarious victims of terror. Frightening the public with warnings but no specific instructions only increases anxiety.
People can be instructed about how they are targets of terror's psychological effects. They can be informed of the actual as opposed to imagined risks. The public can be enlisted in surveillance. Authorities in the states, which suffered from years of IRA terrorism, are confident they will be quickly informed of suspicious objects or activities. Children and adults can be educated about ordinary measures to take in case of man-made or natural disasters.
In some Scandinavian countries, every adult member of the community is assigned a role in civil defense. Even if never called upon, having a useful role reduces anxiety.
The ultimate protection against terrorism depends not on the thickness of concrete barriers or the severity of the penal code. It depends on the individual and collective courage of the entire population. We may have to live with terrorism, but we do not have to live in terror.
“Even an armed individual needs to rely primarily on his or her most important weapons system — the brain. If the brain is properly engaged and a person has the proper mindset, practices good situational awareness and recognizes a problem while it is still developing, they put themselves in a much better position to effectively deploy and employ their body, knife, gun or whatever secondary weapon they have access to.


Corporate Security

Corporate Security is a term used to refer to the practice of protecting a business' employees, physical property and information systems, a task often carried out by corporate security managers. 
Security has a higher profile in the corporate world today than it did five years ago. Companies are looking for new ways to manage these risks and the portfolio of the security department has widened to include shared responsibility for things such as reputation, corporate governance and regulation, corporate social responsibility and information assurance.
There are six characteristics of alignment between 
 Security and the Business:
1- The principal role of the security department is to convince colleagues across the business to deliver security through their everyday actions and decisions – not try to do security to or for the company.
2- The security department is in the business of change management rather than enforcement and works through trusted social networks of influence.
3- Security is there to help the company to take risks rather than prevent them and should therefore be at the forefront of new business development.
4- Security constantly responds to new business concerns and, as such, the portfolio of responsibilities and their relative importance will change over time. Security departments should never stand still or become fixed entities. In many companies today, its role is more concerned with overall corporate resilience than ‘traditional’ security.
5- Security is both a strategic and operational activity, and departments must distinguish between these two layers.
6- The power and legitimacy of the security department does not come from its expert knowledge, but from its business acumen, people skills, management ability and communication expertise.


Security Policy Importance at Religious Places::

A detailed security policy is important. A security policy is a continuously updated template that figures out, outlines how the organization plans to protect its people and properties. A typical security policy should include specifics such as: procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the security policy to ensure that necessary corrections will be effected; stipulates who is authorized to talk to the Press/Police in the event of an incident, that under-aged children will be released ONLY to their parents or an authorized adult after service and so on and so forth.

Places of worship should formulate a comprehensive emergency (fire, terrorism/active shooter, health-related natural disasters) and evacuation plans, lock down procedures and scrutinize the aforementioned procedures routinely in response to plausible natural or man-made misadventure. The security department must strive to organize periodic security awareness programme: seminar, symposium or briefings for members of the congregation.

Ensure the place of worship is thoroughly scanned or searched prior to a religious activity. In addition to this, it is in the best interest of worshippers and visitors to have their bags, vehicles professionally frisked prior to coming into the worship centre.


Safety of Women

Safety of women matters a lot whether at home, outside the home or working place. Last few crimes against women especially rape cases were very dread and fearful. Because of such crimes, women safety in India has become a doubtful topic. 

There are Some Tips Regarding Women Safety:

1- Self defence techniques are the first and foremost thing to which each and every woman must be aware of and get proper self-defense training for their safety. They must be aware of some effective defence techniques such as kicks to groin, blocking punches, etc.
2- Generally most of the women are gifted with sixth sense which they must use whenever they become in some problem. They should at once avoid any situation which they feel bad for them.
3- Escape and run is also a good way to reduce some risks of women whenever they become in problem. They should never go with any unknown person alone at some unknown places.
4- Women must understand and feel their physical power and use accordingly. They never feel themselves weak than men and take some self defence training.
5- They should be careful while communicating with someone on internet in the cyberspace.
6- Pepper spray can also be proved as a useful self-defence tool however it has a drawback that some people cannot be harmed through it even after full-face spray. It may not stop the attacker so women should not depend on it completely and use other techniques also.
7- They must have all the emergency numbers with them and whatsapp also if possible so that they can immediately tell to their family members and police.
8- Women should be very conscious while driving the car and going to any trip. They must lock all the doors of car while travelling with own or private car.


Mall & Event Security

These days, online sales might be driving massive amounts of people to retailers’ websites, but the large majority still prefer shopping in stores over the holiday season and throughout the year. That said, special events and promotional sales are now a bigger part of the winter holiday season than ever before. Some of these events include:

Promotional/Holiday Sales                                                Special Events
Limited quantity sale items                                           Smartphone releases
Game and video releases                                             Celebrity appearances
Buy one, get one free sales                                             Sneaker releases
Incredibly low prices                                           Designer brand launch events

In addition to stand-alone retailers, malls also see the bulk of holiday traffic each year. Mall management and property development companies court holiday shoppers by hosting events in their locations; and while these events drive traffic that can benefit retailers, they require additional preparation and communication. Pre-planning requires resources and cooperation among several departments including loss prevention, operations, merchandising and Marketing.


Security Baggage Scanner

TSA is working on new scanning machines that are still effective searching for objects that aren't allowed in the airplanes but that don't depict the passengers in a state of undress that some find embarrassing. Explosive detection machines can also be used for both carry-on and checked baggage. 
The first #Security check that your checked bags go through depends on the airport. In the United States, most major airports have a computer tomography (CT) #Scanner. A CT scanner is a hollow tube that surrounds your bag. The X-ray mechanism revolves slowly around it, bombarding it with X-rays and recording the resulting data.
The scanner is able to calculate the mass and density of individual objects in your bag based on this tomogram. If an object's mass/density falls within the range of a dangerous material, the CT scanner warns the operator of a potential hazardous object.
CT #Scanners are slow compared to other types of#BaggageScanningSystems. Because of this, they are not used to check every bag. Instead, only bags that the computer flags as "suspicious" are checked. These flags are triggered by any anomaly that shows up in the reservation or check-in process. For example, if a person buys a one-way ticket and pays cash, this is considered atypical and could cause the computer to flag that person. When this happens, that person's checked bags are immediately sent through the CT scanner, which is usually located somewhere near the ticketing counter.


Team Work

The process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. #Teamwork is often a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance. Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal conflict between individuals.
Co-operation between those who are working on a task.
Teamwork is generally understood as the willingness of a group of people to work together to achieve a common aim. For example we often use the phrase:” he or she is a good team player”. This means someone has the interests of the team at heart, working for the good of the team.
To define teamwork it might also be worth clarifying what it’s not, and thinking about the distinction between teams and teamwork. In our view, a team exists when individual strengths and skills are combined with teamwork, in the pursuit of a common direction or cause, in order to produce meaningful results for the team members and the organisation. A team combines individual strengths with a shared commitment to performance; it’s not just about getting on well together.
Teamwork is absolutely fundamental for teams to work effectively. Only when the skills and strengths of individual team members are joined with shared goals, and a focus on collective performance, will you start to see the benefits of a team at work.


Security Equipments

A turnstile, also called a baffle gate or turnstile is a form of gate which allows one person to pass at a time. It can also be made so as to enforce one-way traffic of people, and in addition, it can restrict passage only to people who insert a coin, a ticket, a pass, or similar. Thus a turnstile can be used in the case of paid access (sometimes called afar gate or ticket barrier when used for this purpose), for example to access public transport, a pay toilet, or to restrict access to authorized people, for example in the lobby of an office building.
Turnstiles are used at a wide variety of settings, including stadiums, amusement parks, mass transit stations, office lobbies, airports, ski resorts, and casinos.
From a business/revenue standpoint, turnstiles give an accurate, verifiable count of attendance. From a security standpoint, they lead patrons to enter single-file, so security personnel have a clear view of each patron. This enables security to efficiently isolate potential trouble or to confiscate any prohibited materials. On the other hand, physical barriers become a serious safety issue when a speedy evacuation is needed, requiring emergency exits that bypass any turnstiles.