Your Security IS Our Business

Executive Security Basics

1.        Awareness: Be aware that you may be a target. Be alert to anything unusual, i.e. a strange vehicle outside of your home or office or a car following you. Be particularly alert when arriving at or leaving routine places such as your home, office, club or restaurant.

2.        Low profile: Try not to attract undue attention. Do not identify yourself to strangers and do not talk about your work where you could be overheard. Make sure your family and home information is kept confidential, this should not be published in phone books or club lists. Brief family members on the importance of maintaining a low-profile.

3.        Be unpredictable: Vary your timings and routes to routine places, including home, office, school or church.

4.        Communication: Always know where every family member is at and when they are due to return. Develop and discuss emergency plans with your family and staff. Carry a cell phone at all times. Instruct your family and your staff to never give out any personal or itinerary details.

5.       Access control: Keep track of who you allow into your home or office, especially social gatherings. Your guest list should be known to you and vetted. Keep vehicles locked inside of a garage. Keep outbuildings locked and secure. Install security lighting, including motion-activated lights at entry points, pathways and natural points of approach.

Office Security Basics

1.        Access control procedures: Depending upon the threat assessment, security protocols should either ensure that visitors and bags are searched upon entry, or that visitors have their ID checked and are issued a visitor pass card.

2.        It should be impossible to enter an executive’s office without first passing through an outer reception area.

3.        All doors should be kept locked except for reception area door and there should be an integrated panic button installed inside executive offices.

4.        CCTV should be installed at main entry points and outside parking areas.

5.        Entrance door video phones and electronic or card reader locks enable a higher level of security as they are designed specifically for commercial access control.

6.        In case of emergency, do not go to investigate what is happening. Stay inside and out of sight. Make use of the panic button. Do not leave until you know it is safe.

7.        Be careful of any unexpected packages, especially if it has a handwritten address. Check for odd signs, stains, or smells. If in doubt do not open it.

Traveling Safely - Home and Abroad

1.        Avoid walking in unlit or deprived areas. Avoid groups of people loitering on the street. If approached continue walking, pretend not to understand by shrugging and shaking your head.

2.        Before getting into any vehicle check it thoroughly. Look through the windows, beneath it and at each tire. Consider installing a vehicle alarm and remote start.

3.        Travel in vehicles with the windows up and the doors locked. Avoid traveling in center lanes. Never allow your vehicle to become boxed in, leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front.

4.        If you are involved in an accident, only pull over in well-lit public areas.

5.        Enter and exit as close to building entrances as possible. If possible, avoid existing in dark and deserted areas. At home park your vehicle in a locked garage. Always lock your vehicle after you exit.

6.        Make sure your office has your travel itinerary and contact details and that it is kept confidential.

7.        Travel in casual clothes, avoid excessive jewelry. Carry a small amount of local currency so that you do not have to change money at an airport. You should always move through airports directly to and from the boarding area to the exit or valet area, stopping only at an information desk if you require taxi or shuttle service.

8.        Sensitive Information should be carried in hand luggage, wallets stored in a front pocket and handbags carried in front of you. Check credentials of anyone meeting you. Avoid taking photographs in an airport. Always carry your embassy phone number with you.

9.        At a hotel do not disclose the name of your company, your position or details of your itinerary. Only leave your passport at the reception desk if required to do so by law, otherwise it should be stored in the hotel safe along with other valuables.

10.        Ask for a room on the 3rd to 5th floors, this will avoid any possible street-level criminal activity yet still be in reach of fire truck ladders. Be aware of all emergency and fire exits.

11.   When in your room always keep the door locked and use the security chain. Do not admit any strangers and identify anyone at the door before you open it. Do not entertain strangers in your room. Be wary of overtly friendly locals, do not accept drinks, meals or favors from strangers.

12.   Confirm your arrival with your office and call-in at designated times. Do not disclose daily itinerary to strangers. Do not carry large sums of money or all of your credit cards on you. Arrange for your taxi service thru the hotel staff.

13.   Upon departure, never agree to carry anything through an airport for someone else. Move directly thru security to your boarding area.

Creating a Safe Room in Your Home

1.        At a minimum, the room should be constructed with a double wall using structural materials, i.e. ¾” plywood behind plaster with studs on 16” centers, a solid core exterior door in reinforced frame, quality locks and drop bar. Safe rooms should be constructed with a ventilation duct.

2.        Family members need to be instructed what incidents around the home require use of the safe room. This should be specified in the home safety plan.

3.        Safe rooms should be stocked with supplies, including flashlight, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, cell phone and charger, important contact numbers, and bottled water.

4.        A panic button should be installed inside of the panic room. The button should be monitored.

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McSherrystown PA 17344

Phone: 717-781-8029

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