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Many industries have widely accepted published standards that serve as guideposts for assessing legal liability. Examples include the National Electrical Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code. Security has no such standards. For the most part, the industry relies on a patchwork of case law that makes fine distinctions between actionable and legitimate activity. Learn More »
Know something about the subject you are involved with or depend upon the expert to educate you. Don’t try to be an expert in an area where you don’t have the experience or qualifications. Treat the expert with the same respect you expect. If you do, you will find one with the proper qualifications and have communication with him/her that you will enjoy.Learn More »
The availability and performance of security personnel can greatly influence liability potential. Having a security officer at every door is not necessary. It is only necessary that the security officers be sufficient in number and adequately trained to provide an appropriate professional response.Learn More »
One of the things that we have puzzled about recently is the instruction to employees and the man-on-the-street to report suspicious behavior. We encourage that attitude of alertness on the part of every citizen. However, those instructions need to be accompanied by some explanation of what constitutes "suspicious behavior" to allow the uninitiated to correctly recognize it!Learn More »
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