There’s a lot going on in the world of physical risk and vulnerability, and it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest news and developments. We’ll keep you informed.
Check out the top news and headlines from the past month—including must-read details on building your business, new defense systems, and professional development opportunities.
Via Fortune. The 2018 “bomb cyclone” won’t necessarily have the strongest impact on the Northeast U.S.—it’ll be down south, where wearing heavy gloves and snow boots is not business as usual. What can we learn about preparing for hazards like extreme winter storms?
Via American Security Today. A new protocol called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Escape) has been introduced, which gives strategies to increase safety and protection. The Threat Extinguisher system complements this training with a high decibel alarm and immediate text alerts to staff and employees while also notifying first responders. Both are being introduced into schools and churches as a multi-layered non-lethal defense system.
Via Security Sales & Integration. Ron Davis is issuing a challenge to the security industry: Do more to attract, hire, and train young talent. Efforts should include improvements to income packages, benefits, growth potential, a critical path plan from day one through the next 24 months, and expected goals and milestones for the new hire.
Via asmag.com. It’s time to review some of the events in security from 2017 and take a sneak peek for 2018. While different regions in the world are set apart by different characteristics and needs, the outlook for the industry remains upbeat in 2018 and following years. Here are the details.
Via Security Sales & Integration. Companies that proactively market monitoring events other than intrusion and fire/life-safety often see higher closing ratios and greater average recurring monthly revenue (RMR). Winter storms provide an excellent opportunity to reach out to your customer base and inform them of available products that can provide environmental monitoring.
Upcoming Training Classes
- TEEX Course Calendar: https://teex.org/Pages/class-calendar.aspx
- FEMA Emergency Management Institute: https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
- Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: https://training.fema.gov/is/cisr.aspx
- DHS Class Resources: https://www.dhs.gov/training-technical-assistance
Via Michigan State University. The School of Criminal Justice hosts an annual career fair for its students and alumni. Each year, between 70 and 80 criminal justice agencies visit MSU to inform students about career opportunities in their organizations. This is not only a prime opportunity to recruit new employees and interns, but it’s great for networking.
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