Safety Tips

What Happens Behind the Closed Doors at Your Office?

Is it appropriate to ask for a tenant's intended use of the commercial or residential space you are renting? This article highlights the need for thorough background investigations and clear terms of use for any lease agreement. Property managers/owners can avoid serious legal troubles and financial losses by employing competent investigators to verify an applicant's business, financial stability and the possibility the property is going to be used for illicit purposes.

What Happens Behind the Closed Doors at Your Office? A recent NY Post story highlights the purpose of tenant background checks. The landlord leases professional office spaces in Manhattan to businesses for “normal” office use.  However, as the news article indicates, the landlord neglected to use experienced investigators to perform detailed background investigations on the prospective tenants and their business’ validity.  Saving a few dollars before renting the space may have seemed like a prudent option, but as we can now see, the cost of evicting the seedy tenants and pacifying the other displeased tenants will surely be the more costly result. NY Post article on Manhattan Sex Party Office Leases The landlord rented his office space to this business assuming they would be utilizing it for ordinary business practices, such as making phone calls and meeting...

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Are You Celebrating?

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  Are You Celebrating? America’s Safe Schools Week is October 19-25, 2014. Students, parents and faculty members face more danger and uncertainty in schools than ever before and the liability looming over school administrators increases daily. The US Bureau of Justice Statics states that 96% of school administrators surveyed nationwide admit they are not adequately prepared to handle a large-scale emergency. The remaining 4% of administrators prepared their schools for danger and set the example for their peers to follow. One of the most important decisions parents make is where to send their children to school. Safety is consistently ranked as a top priority for parents, so schools that fail to promote safety are missing key opportunities to improve their standing with parents and students. This October, commit to being a leader in safety and let Safelutions develop a “Safe...

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FBI study proves mass shootings are on the rise.

FBI study proves mass shootings are on the rise. Since 2000 there have been 1043 casualties in 160 different mass shooting incidents in America. Not surprisingly, 70% of the shooting incidents occurred in private businesses and schools. Most importantly, 21 of the 160 shooters were stopped by unarmed citizens! Make today the day you take action to protect your business, school or organization. Safelutions has helped many people like you improve their security while staying within their budget. Call us now to get started....

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Safe Schools Week

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America’s Safe Schools Week is October 19-25, 2014. This annual observance was originally established by the National School Safety Center in 1984. Schools have become the targets of violence at an alarming rate. The liabilities school administrators face is increasing daily. The US Bureau of Justice Statics states that 96% of school administrators surveyed nationwide admit they are not adequately prepared to handle a large-scale emergency. Not only are administrators not prepared but parents’ concerns about dropping their kids off at school are rising. One of the most important decisions parents make is where to send their children to school. Safety is consistently ranked as a top priority for parents, so schools that fail to promote safety are missing out. Be a leader in safety this October and have Safelutions develop a “Safe School” campaign for your school. We...

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Why Didn’t You Check My Babysitters’ Background Mom and Dad?

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You either have a babysitter, need a babysitter, know a babysitter or are a babysitter. No matter what your link to a babysitter is, you benefit when the people who care for kids have been thoroughly screened. As a benefit to all children and parents, Safelutions is offering FREE background checks for babysitters, nannies and childcare providers through Sept. 5th. Imagine how at ease you will be knowing your child’s caretaker has been given a thumbs up from licensed, experienced and thorough investigators? Now imagine how great you will feel knowing you took a major step to protect your child. Lastly, imagine how awesome you will feel knowing you got this ease of mind for FREE! What are you waiting for? Call us right now (8770505-3233) or order your check on our website www.safelutions.com/services. Enter the promo code FREENANNY in the shopping cart and start enjoying...

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4th of July Safety Bulletin

Enjoy your hotdogs and fireworks safely this summer. Check out these quick reminders to guarantee your 4th of July weekend is a "booming" success.

  Fireworks and hotdogs await but don’t forget about water safety and social media dangers. Enjoy a Stress-Free 4th Fireworks, hot dogs, and ice cold beverages rule our thoughts as we approach this Independence Day weekend.  Beaches are beckoning, mountains are calling and swimming pools promise to lend a refreshing escape from the heat.  At Safelutions, we are exited about celebrating too.  Consider these quick tips to make your holiday safe and enjoyable.    Delay Facebook Posts. Watch your social media postings.  Criminals know that millions of homes and businesses will be left unattended while people vacation this weekend.  Be mindful of your social media traffic and keep the advanced notices to the bad guys to a minimum.  Instead of telling everyone on the internet that you are going to Grandma’s beach house for the weekend, wait until you return to post the...

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Stay Alert-Stay Alive Safety Tip #5

Learn a quick tip for protecting yourself and those you love against burglaries and other dangers to you and your home.

Stay Alert-Stay Alive tip #5.   Door Bell Bandits   Scenario: You are at home during daytime hours when your doorbell rings.  You see a white male, approximately 30 years old standing at your door.  He is relatively clean cut and dressed in a polo shirt and jeans.  Your initial impression is that he is a solicitor.   He appears to be carrying some papers in his hand that look like flyers for a local restaurant. Your compassionate side compels you to open the door and talk with the individual.  You assume that he will hand you a flyer and tell you of a special promotion at your favorite restaurant.    The Real Situation: The person at your door is not a salesman nor is he working to promote local eateries.  He is actually a career criminal whose long history of violent crimes including robbery, burglary and theft.  He...

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Conflict of Interest: Security vs. Convenience

This is a helpful post that is designed to help the reader embark on a simple self-examination of their security program. Remember that security should always work to improve and complement your business, not impede your progress.

Security vs. Convenience The best security programs offer high levels of security that seamlessly integrate with your business operation and workflows. We often think of “conflict” in terms of scheduling problems or clashing ideas.  However, conflict is also defined as “an opposition of interests” and “incompatibility of one idea, desire, event or activity with another”. Conflicts between security and efficiency exist because they were implemented with little consideration for the operations they are securing.  For example, new locks are often added after vulnerabilities were exploited such as after a burglary.  Not surprisingly, this piecemeal approach solved one problem (fewer burglaries when bars were installed on windows) but created another (lost business because unsightly and uninviting bars also deter customers).  While the bars may have reduced the appeal for...

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Low Cost – High Return Security Tip #105: Coffee Keeps Cops Close by

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In this post, we share 3 simple and inexpensive things you can do to help increase the frequency and amount of time that you'll have a police car in your parking lot and reducing the chances of crime on your property.

For as long as police officers have existed, business owners have found ways to keep them nearby to provide an extra security presence.  Although police officers are unable to accept gifts, gratuities or other free items because of department policies and ethics conflicts, businesses can still accommodate customers as they wish.  Convenience stores, late night diners and other businesses all benefit from increasing the amount of time and frequency that a police car will be in their parking lot each day. At Safelutions, we seek to provide our clients with valuable information and insight so they can improve their security levels with minimal financial investment.  Here are three ways you can increase the presence of law enforcement at your business without spending money or jeopardizing ethics standards. 1. Be friendly Although they may not always seem it, Law Enforcement Officers...

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