31/05/2018

Working of Laser Security System


The basic sensing component of a laser security system is an infrared motion detector. An infrared motion detector works by using beams of infrared light to detect changes in heat. When a person moves into the beam of light, the sensor is alerted by the body heat given off by the individual. If infrared sensors are placed strategically, the beams of light will make it impossible for an intruder to come into the area without the sensor being alerted. The sensor, which is connected to the basic alarm unit through a wireless connection, then triggers the basic unit to alert the monitoring service. The monitoring service will contact the home and, if no response is received, will contact the police. In most models, the basic unit also sounds a loud alarm.

Laser Security Systems are simple to install and can be used effectively inside or outside a home. The systems can be used as a highly effective perimeter alarm for property boundaries or even for pools, where customers can have the lasers set to detect when small children come within a set number of feet from the edge of the water.




30/05/2018

Importance of Security Equipments




Over the past several years, technology has evolved to the point where more reliable, powerful tools have become accessible to small businesses that were not just a short time ago. Sophisticated security systems are getting cheaper by the day, putting enhancements like perimeter surveillance camera systems and fully wireless CCTV systems within reach of even small businesses. With multiple visible cameras protecting both the inside and outside of the premises, it’s a safe bet that even a career criminal will move on to an easier target.

Equipments like motion sensor-activated cameras can keep your business secure and eliminate the need to watch hours of surveillance footage in the event of an incident on your premises. Newer digital formats also make it faster and easier to collect and distribute video evidence to the authorities.

29/05/2018

Why you need Security Education and Awareness?



  1.    Security awareness enlightens you about possible threats to physical and personal      security. So, it makes you immune to workplace security issues, among others.
  2.    When you have a good grasp of security awareness and training, you can easily          teach and advice others on how to protect physical and information assets belonging    to an individual or an organization.
  3.    You cannot protect yourself against something that you are oblivious of its existence.    So, you must be really aware of threats to both physical and information security.         This is the only way you can prevent them.
  4.    With adequate security awareness education and training, you will be able to work       with security technology.
  5.    Due to the increasing need for businesses and organizations to keep certain   information and assets as confidential and secure as possible, applicants who have a   solid background in security awareness and training are preferred to those without   this knowledge.




28/05/2018

Benefits of an Automatic Gate


  1.   Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their home, and automatic gates often     prove the best way to boost your security. Automatic gates provide opportunities like     installing cameras, so that you can see exactly who wants to enter your property, and   voice communications systems, so you can decide based on the information your     visitor gives you whether or not you’d like to let them in.
  2.  Security gates not only make it harder for criminals to enter your commercial or   residential premises, they also act as a deterrent. Not many thieves will want to go   through the trouble of getting past your security gates let alone accessing the property afterwards.
  3.  Even if you require the assistance of a security guard, additional features like an   intercom and camera can afford greater control and ensure all parties remain   protected.
  4.  Automatic gates are durable, strong and can be available in customized sizes. It is a   first security system of your property, giving you a sense of security.
  5.  With an automated driveway gate installed, those who are in possession of the keys can easily access the property without the need to physically unlock and open the gate.Gates can be opened and closed in a few seconds with just a click.




26/05/2018

Principles of Crime Prevention


Crime prevention has been defined as “the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.” It means using your instinct, commons sense and action to reduce a criminal’s opportunity. 
The 10 Principles of Crime Prevention are:-
  • Target Hardening
  • Target Removal
  • Removing items that may help commit an offence.
  • Reducing the profit the criminal can make from the offence.
  • Looking at measures that will control access to a location, a person or object.
  • Improving surveillance around homes, businesses or public places to deter criminals.
  • Ensuring your property and wider community looks cared for.
  • Changing our habits by setting rules and positioning signage in appropriate locations.
  • Increasing the likelihood that an offender will be caught to prevent crime occurring.
  • Deterring an offender or deflecting their intention.



25/05/2018

Safety of Women Passengers in Trains




To strengthen security of women passengers in trains, the North Eastern Railway (NER) plans to deploy women police personnel on trains during night hours as well as install to ‘panic buttons’ in coaches. Railways plans the deployment of women police personnel in sub-urban trains during night hours. With reports of mishappenings with women travelling alone in trains, the railways also proposes to have ‘panic buttons’ in the coaches which will be linked with the guard coach. These buttons, placed at convenient spots for easy reach of women travellers above the electric switches, when pressed will denote the coach where there is emergency and the railway staff present in the train will be informed to promptly attend to the emergency. Railways also proposes month-wise calendar of activities with focus on women’s security and gender sensitisation and upgradation of all-India security helpline. It also proposes CCTV cameras in women’s coaches of sub-urban trains with live feed if possible, CCTV cameras on platforms to cover ladies coaches during halt of trains, amendment in the Railways Act to ensure enhanced punishment for offences pertaining to women.


24/05/2018

UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY


Protecting the facility and assets from unauthorized persons/unauthorized access is an important part of any security system. Some items to consider include:-
     Control perimeter: Fences, bollards, anti-ram barriersTraffic control, remote controlled        gates, parking control systems Forced-Entry-Ballistic Resistant (FE-BR) doors,windows,        walls and roofs Barrier protection for man-passable openings Mechanical locking         systems & Elimination of hiding places
    Clear zone Video and CCTV surveillance technology
    Alarms Systems Detection devices (motion, acoustic, infrared)
    Access control, fingerprints, biometrics, ID cards
   Credential management Primary and secondary credential systems



23/05/2018

Under vehicle inspection mirror



An under vehicle inspection system is used to detect weapons and other devices not permitted on premises. Vehicle inspection mirror allow enhanced visibility for under vehicle searches as well as underneath machineries, industrial equipments, buses, etc. They are designed to facilitate people with their regular car security checking, being used to get access to detailed condition of the underside car. Under vehicle inspection mirrors are widely utilized many by different facets of security and law enforcement agencies where they are commonly used for expeditious visual inspections of vehicles, cargo, and equipments. Because of their portability, functionality, and usefulness they have a unique ability to be utilized over a diverse range of assignments in a variety of different industries. They allow for inspections of hard to see areas from an upright, standing position eliminating the need to crouch down. The portable security checking unit actually comes with many benefits. They also come with an adjustable inspection mirror that can be swiveled and locked securely into place. It also makes the car checking an easier work, while bringing little load in the process.

22/05/2018

How Important is Security Guard Uniform?






The crisp uniform of the securityofficer conveys power and authority. A security officer wears a uniform to represent the companyor private interest he or she is protecting, and not themselves. Uniformedguards also help to deter crime. After all, criminals are looking for placeswhere no one’s watching them. Having a uniformed guard on patrol sends a clear signal to any potential criminals or people who want to cause aruckus that they’re not alone and free to do whatever they please.

Benefits of the security officers uniform :-

1. Provides instant recognizability - In an emergency situation, you don’t want to have to look around to determine the right personto go to. If there’s a uniformed officer on hand, the decision is made for you,and you instantly recognize the person to alert.

2. Peace of mind for staff and customers - When officers on hand, employees, visitors and customers are aware of the fact and reassured by their presence. The side of a well presented officer is calming, and provides reassurance.

3. Greater deterrence of crimes - When a would-be criminals sees an officer in uniform on location, this provides a strong deterrent for crime or criminal activities.

4. Creates a sense of pride and belonging for the officer - When an officer puts on the uniform, they're able to feel a sense of pride in their own presentation, and also in their affiliation with a company that has an established and strong reputation. Many officers are proud to be a part of the organization,an wear their uniform with pride.

21/05/2018

Why Building Needs Elevator Monitoring?



Elevator is a critical system in building, it will eventually require attention that goes beyond what routine maintenance can provide. For your building to stay competitive with regard to maintaining its value and tenant confidence, you need to monitor your elevator so you know when to service an ageing system.

  • To record and address malfunctions - Every attribute of the elevator should be carefully controlled to ensure that things are working well at all times. A very fast ride can be physically detrimental to the passengers, while a very slow ride can impede traffic flow throughout the building, tempting users to overfill the elevator when they get the opportunity to use it.

  • Stop Crime - Monitoring of elevator is mainly aimed at identifying and addressing malfunctions before any damage occurs, active monitoring can also help to spot unscrupulous individuals looking to commit crimes in the elevators or even worse.

  • User safety - Elevator monitoring ensures that the elevators are operating properly at all times and that the passengers riding within them will be safe in the event that something goes wrong.

  • Customer service - Although there are different kinds of people using the elevators, it is best to optimize them for passengers who are in a hurry. Effective elevator monitoring helps to identify issues that may cause delays, such as signal delays or pranks where someone pushes every floor button and then exits, to ensure optimal and consistent elevator performance and avoid related discontent within the building.

18/05/2018

Lobby Track and Its Benefits


Keeping your business running smoothly and securely is extremely important. To maintain order and keep good records, it's paramount that you keep track of both employees and visitors inside your facilities. Lobby Track can accurately track who has checked in and out of your facility with minimal stress. Lobby Track can print reports of your entire visitor history at a moment's notice. It is capable of creating ID badges for your employees and visitor badges for everyone else. If needed, Lobby Track can even work with access control hardware to limit access to sensitive areas. You can issue professional ID cards to your staff and contractors using ID Flow & ID card software. Secure all valuable IT equipment and company assets using Asset Track & asset tracking software.
Benefits Of Lobby Track
  • Register visitors online or on-site
  • Check online and local watch lists
  • View logs and reports
  • Read / write smart cards

  • Integrate with existing database


16/05/2018

More Cameras will install at Delhi Metro Network



The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is installing state-of-the-art CCTV cameras at its new corridors that will become operational this year, taking the total number of cameras in metro network from the present 9,029 to more than 13,000. There are 183 operational stations in the Delhi Metro network, which will go up to 227 this year with the opening of the remaining new sections of the Magenta and Pink Lines Metro. DMRC and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) together plan to provide a tight security blanket across all the new corridors and stations. Moreover, the new cameras being brought by the DMRC are technologically more advanced than the present ones installed at operational stations. CISF has two security control centres – one at Shastri Park from where Yellow, Red and Green Lines are monitored and the other at Metro Bhawan near Barakhamba Road, from where Blue, Violet, Pink and Magenta Lines are monitored. CCTV cameras are monitored by both DMRC officials such as station controllers and our personnel as part of parallel monitoring. The numbers of cameras required depend on the size of the station, interchange facility, crowd and number of exist and entry points.

15/05/2018

Road Traffic Accidents – A Public Health Issue




Road traffic accidents (RTAs) have emerged as an important public health issue which needs to be tackled by a multi-disciplinary approach. The trend in RTA injuries and death is becoming alarming in countries like India. The number of fatal and disabling road accident happening is increasing day by day and is a real public health challenge for all the concerned agencies to prevent it. Awareness creation, strict implementation of traffic rules, and scientific engineering measures are the need of the hour to prevent this public health catastrophe. A three-layer audit before new roads are constructed, and star ratings for existing roads in the city are in the offing under Delhi government newly drafted Delhi Road Safety Policy regarding road safety.                                                  
The policy states that there will be a road safety audit of all roads in a phased manner, with two years of the policy coming into effect, to identify road engineering and signage defects. Sustainable improvements, the policy says, will be carried out in the road network of by taking necessary actions such as road markings, putting up speed limit signage, warning signs, and redesigning.

14/05/2018

Siren (Alarm)






siren is a loud noise making device. Civil defensesirens are mounted in fixed locations and used to warn of natural disasters or attacks. Sirens are used on emergency service vehicles such as ambulancespolice cars, and firetrucks. There are two general types: 1.pneumatic and 2.electronic. Many fire sirens (used for calling the volunteer fire fighters) serve double duty as tornado or civil defense sirens, alerting an entire community of impending danger. Most fire sirens are either mounted on the roof of a fire station or on a pole next to the fire station. Fire sirens can also be mounted on or near government buildings, on tall structures such as watertowers, as well as in systems where several sirens are distributed around a town for better sound coverage. Most fire sirens are single tone and mechanically driven by electric motors with a rotor attached to the shaft. Some newer sirens are electronically driven speakers. Electronic sirens incorporate circuits such as oscillatorsmodulators, and amplifiers to synthesize a selected siren tone (wail, yelp, pierce/priority/phaser, hi-lo, scan, airhorn, manual, and a few more) which is played through external speakers. It is not unusual, especially in the case of modern fire engines, to see an emergency vehicle equipped with both types of sirens. Often, police sirens also use the interval of a tritone to help draw attention.

11/05/2018

Walkie-Talkie






walkie-talkie is a hand-held, portable, two-way radio transceiver.walkie-talkies spread to public safety and eventually commercial and jobsite workTypical walkie-talkies resemble a telephone handset, with a speaker built into one end and a microphone in the other (in some devices the speaker also is used as the microphone) and an antenna mounted on the top of the unit. A walkie-talkie is a half-duplex communication device. Multiple walkie-talkies use a single radio channel, and only one radio on the channel can transmit at a time, although any number can listen. The transceiver is normally in receive mode; when the user wants to talk he presses a "push-to-talk" (PTT) button that turns off the receiver and turns on the transmitter. Walkie Talkies use a radio frequency, normally around 466 MHz, to allow basic chat over short and medium distances. Because of this PMRs (private mobile radio) have quite a lot of uses including:
·          Lifeguards
·          Police Service
·         Shopping centre security
·         Shop / Warehouse staff
·         Skiing trips
·         Hiking
Why do I need a Walkie Talkie?
A Walkie talkie can provide you  with a way of contacting someone in an emergency, especially when a mobile signal isn’t achievable. With a range being between 6km and 12km on a basic Walkie Talkie, allows you to work over large distances without having to worry about connection loss.

10/05/2018

What Security Guards Look Out For During Patrolling




Looking out for anything #suspicious  
During security #patrols, security guards look out for #objects that are out of place, such as bags, briefcases and other objects which could potentially be #harmful.
Taking note of #people with odd and unusual behavior
#Training also taught #securityguard how to identify and deal with #individuals who might pose a security #threat to what the guards are protecting. Security guard would need to look out for specific behavior such as hanging around the same #place for too long without seeming to have any #business there.
Providing help to individuals who need
When a guard is on patrol, they are likely to come into #contact with lost people and then #guide them on how to get to where they need to go.
Spotting ongoing #crimes and stopping them
In the case of a #building, for instance, any would-be #intruder would choose an entry point that is far away from the guard’s #station so as not to be seen. However, if the guards are on regular patrolling, then they are more likely to be caught in the #act, #leading to a higher #chance of stopping the crime and apprehending the #suspects.

09/05/2018

Secrets of a Successful Physical Security Checklist



A physical security checklist is a relatively simple tool, but it can be a very effective way to ensure your customers receive the level of protection they need. Developing a useful, relevant checklist can help guide your initial visits with a new customer, positioning you for a successful project overall. So you’ll need a physical security checklist that is broad enough to account for different types of customers but also specific enough to really delve into each site.
Firstly, create a basic checklist that encompasses the most important physical security features for most facilities. For each new customer, run through these basic items to get a sense of their current physical security set-up. After this initial audit, you can drill down on any security concerns that are unique to their industry or facility.
To make your checklist as flexible as possible, consider digitizing it. You can easily build a basic checklist in Word or Excel, which allows you to easily update it at any time.
If you work with customers in a variety of verticals, you will want to cater your checklist to each industry. This will help you ensure that you’re not missing any of the important physical security features that are unique to a given market.
New technologies are released every year, and your customers will likely encounter different risks as time goes on. Because physical security is such a rapidly changing field of technology, an annual audit of your checklists would be best.

08/05/2018

Guarding Against Assault


Assault is a tort and occurs when a person intentionally places another in a state of fear. There are three types of assault: Simple Assault, Assault and Battery and Aggravated Assault. Each type of assault is intended to instill fear and may even involve physical pain against another person. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of/or threat to use a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. The basic rules of prevention are to be sensible and to be alert. The following tips will also help reduce the risk of assault.
  • If possible, don’t walk alone during late night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can, there is always safety in numbers.
  • Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return.
  • If you have to walk in the street, walk facing traffic. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don’t turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.
  • Before entering your vehicle, check for offenders hiding in the back seat or on the floor. When driving, always park in well-lit places and lock your doors.
  • Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas.
  • Crime prevention and awareness, as well as consistent reporting, may be the strongest defenses against becoming the victim of an assault.