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Online Shopping Security Western Eagle Houston

Western Eagle Security focuses on physical security, naturally, but during the holidays, cyber-security becomes an important point to focus on as well. In short, cyber-security is making sure what you do online is protected, because everything you do online is effectively done with a million strangers. So how do you make sure you’re being safe online, especially when it comes to shopping?

Here are a few tips:

  1. Use a credit card online: Your debit card is attached to your credit card, and in the event you use it for payment and it gets hacked, the hackers now have access to your debit card.
  2. Shop secure sites: What does that mean? Sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble will have encrypted the check-out process for your security, but how do you tell? The easiest way to do that is looking at the web address; if it says httpS, that means that it’s a legitimate, secured site.
  3. Be smart about your email: If you don’t recognize the sender, don’t open the email. Sites like Amazon and other shopping sites will always put the company name in the address, and they will never ask you to email them your username and password. If something doesn’t seem right to you, call the company whose website you’ve ordered from.

Overall, it’s good to practice common sense online. If you’re uncomfortable with technology in general, your local library or community center will likely offer computer classes. If you are able to ask family members for help, do that as well. Younger generations have grown up with this technology at their fingertips, and they’ll make sure that you don’t go wrong when trying to do a bit of Christmas shopping!

Security for Everywhere

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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

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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.