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College Safety

Western Eagle Security College Safety

For many people, going away to college is the first time that they’ll be living on their own. Whether in a dorm room or an off-campus apartment, it’s important to maintain the same level of safety as you had at home.

Here are a few tips for college safety:

  1. Know Where You Are: Unless you’re staying in the area for college, you may not know where you are the first few times. It’s easy to get turned around on a college campus, even with the maps most campuses have posted everywhere. That’s why, on the first day if you can, you should download a campus map online. Use this in conjunction with Google Maps, and you won’t have to worry about being lost!

  2. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings: Many college campuses are public spaces, open to both students and non-students. While campus security will patrol frequently, it’s still up to you to keep an eye out. You wouldn’t keep your head buried in your phone while walking around a shopping mall or a museum, would you? Plus, when you’re out late at night (which you will be at least once) it’s important to keep your head up. Make sure you have campus security numbers in your phone, and carry pepper spray and a whistle with you.

  3. Protect Your Property: Thieves are common on college campuses, just because everyone brings the latest technology with them to school. Be smart about your belongings; lock your door, and keep a safe for important documents. It can be annoying to take your laptop with you everywhere you go, but you’ll feel a lot better when it hasn’t been stolen at the end of the year.

  4. Cyber security Risks: Protect yourself online, and protect your computer. At college, every important file will be electronic — and if something happens, you’ll want an external hard drive to keep a backup on. Flash drives will also be your best friend. Keep a strong password and have back-ups of everything.

College doesn’t have to be scary, of course, and many campuses are actually very safe. This is really more common sense than anything else. Keep yourself protected, and have a good school year!

Security for Everywhere

Houston Security Company

Many people tend to assume security guards are only for the big events, like concerts or conventions. That’s false, because our security guards are trained for any kind of situation. While we’ve talked about personal security before, there are other areas that could benefit from having security present.

One of them is the office! If you work in finance, or with any kind of sensitive materials in general, it tends to put people at ease if they know there’s a visible security presence around. These security guards don’t have to sit in your office or anything either; they can take up residence in the main lobby and make sure nobody dangerous comes in. In this situation, they are quite literally the first line of defense.

Factory security guards operate under the same idea. Since a lot of factories are spread out, and therefore would make constant patrolling difficult, the most optimal security is usually done with camera work. It’s still a lot of monitoring, and decisions usually have to be made on the fly. Security guards would also keep an eye on the workers, and go over the appropriate safety measures in case of a threat.

It’s a sad reality, but many public schools these days do need security guards. Security guards working in schools do everything from making sure students are wearing ID badges to monitoring lunchtimes in the cafeteria to breaking up fights between students when they happen. This particular security job means being on alert the entire school day, including periods when there aren’t any students in the building. It can be somewhat intense, because there aren’t times when they can slip away to look at a camera, unlike the other two mentioned.

In any case, while concerts and conventions will likely always retain the highest need for security guards, it’s definitely possible to hire a security guard for any other kind of situation you find yourself in.

Security Everywhere

Houston Security Company

Western Eagle can provide security for any kind of setting – you name it. Whether it’s apartment complexes, schools, or even convention centers, our teams are ready for any property. What you may not know about us is that we also provide personal security. That is, we can go as general as walking around the perimeter of your property or as specific as bodyguard work. You might think that this is an extreme, but in today’s world, you can never be too careful.

Say, for instance, that you have a stalker. Before, these kind of people usually had to put a lot of work into finding out where the object of their affections lived. They literally had to stalk people from place to place. Now, with the advent of the internet, it’s very easy to google someone and find right away where they live. Suddenly, they just got a lot scarier, didn’t they? Rest assured, it’s just as easy and quick to get a security team out to your property and instruct them on who they absolutely cannot let onto the property. With the advent of the internet, security threats have gone up, but so has security protection.

The above example may seem extreme, but it does happen.

Facebook and other social media companies have actually advised people not to say that they’re going on vacation for whatever period of time online. Why? It’s because so many people have public profiles, and thieves can run a process where they look for people who say that they’re going on vacation. They now know where all the empty houses are, and to ignore any lights that might still be on. A good way to protect yourself against that? Get a security team to monitor your house while you’re away on vacation! Sure, you have a burglar alarm, but who wants to wake up to a call from the alarm company saying that there’s an issue in your house? You’d rather wake up to a call from Western Eagle saying that everything is under control, right?

Suddenly, personal protection doesn’t sound like a bad idea, right? It is important that you know how to take the smaller security steps, like keeping your personal information off the Internet and making sure your house has adequate locks and alarm systems. When you need something bigger though, call Western Eagle Security and sit down with us.