ISMG is dedicated to keeping you up to date on security and risk issues that may apply to your site. Everyone has a hand in security and the following tips may assist in lowering security risk.Office Creepers
Never keep your purse or wallet in an unlocked desk; office creepers are looking for cash and credit cards. Your credit cards will be charged to their limit before you realize they are gone.Shopping Safety Tips
Never leave packages in your vehicle where they are visible; you are inviting someone to break in.
Never leave empty bags or boxes visible in your vehicle, a criminal does not know that they are empty and will break into your vehicle.
Always try to shop with another person. A single shopper is the ultimate target for theft.Workplace Violence
When going shopping, make sure you tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return home.
Plan ahead. If you know you are going to return to your car after nightfall, park in a well lit area. Note your parking place. Parking lots have a tendency to look very different as cars come and go.
If you are in a store and sense that you are being followed, locate a store employee or security personnel. Be prepared to give them a complete description of the person you suspect.
When you are shopping, do not put packages in your trunk and return to the mall or store. After you put the packages in the trunk, move your car to another parking space. Someone may have watched you put the packages in your trunk.
Be aware of your surroundings when holiday shopping. Criminals are aware that you will be carrying more cash than usual at this time of year.
Do not let people stop you who want directions, time, etc.
Wear fanny pouches – No Purses.
If carrying cash, keep it in a front pocket. This makes it more difficult for a pickpocket to remove.
Store car keys in a pants or jacket pocket. If your purse is stolen, you will still be able to drive home.
Take only one or two credit cards and a couple of checks with you.
Make a list of all credit card numbers and the number to call in case they are lost or stolen. This will make the incident a lot easier to report.
If you feel uneasy returning to your car alone, find a security guard and ask him to walk you to your car.
When returning to your car, check around it and in the back seat.
Have your car keys in your hand to avoid spending unnecessary time unprotected from the security of your vehicle.
Hostilities such as physical and verbal assaults, threats, coercion, intimidation, and all forms of harassment constitute acts of workplace violence.Hurricane Season
There are a number of warning signs to be aware of:
Talk to your supervisor immediately if you observe unusual behavior in others. Take all warning signs seriously. Being proactive can help avoid an incident of workplace violence.
In the Event of an Act of Violence
The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30th, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. Hurricanes and tropical storms are among nature's most powerful forces due to their size and potential for destruction.Automobile Crime
Florida’s flat topography makes it susceptible to the full force of hurricane winds and powerful storm surges.
Tropical cyclones are classified as follows:
FACT: Two elements must be present for your automobile to become a target: Desire and Opportunity!
Criminals always have a DESIRE and all they need is the OPPORTUNITY.
Some tips to avoid automobile crime:
Just these few tips will offer a much better chance that a criminal will bypass your automobile
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