For many companies, the greatest threats to their business aren’t natural disaster, theft or other physical incidents. The greatest threat is to their brand. Counterfeiters and pirates can ruin a company’s brand integrity and reputation, as well as affect its profits, almost before a company realizes it.
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Whether joining the security industry, upgrading skills to offer new services such as executive protection, or learning about new trends and best practices, the right training class is essential. Even for security personnel who’ve been in the industry for years, refresher training is highly recommended.
When an employee is stealing, stalking, potentially threatening or embezzling, covert surveillance is often the best strategy to mitigate risk, avoid violence and build a legal case. Covert surveillance can also be used when there is no specific subject. When receipts seem lower than they should be, an inventory check comes up short, or when something in a business seems “off,” covert surveillance can pinpoint both the reason and the responsible person(s).
Conducting advance work in a foreign country, whether for a one-day trip to attend a meeting or a three-week family vacation at a major international event, is very different from domestic travel security. For domestic trips, security personnel are familiar with the culture, the language and typical, day-to-day situations. Advance work is still necessary, but security is more predictable.
Although nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, most companies have no workplace violence policy. Even worse, many of the workplace violence policies adopted by companies are essentially worthless.