Security at Hospitals

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Dear Hospital Security…

Security at most hospitals is very weak. Over the years my work has involved protecting hospitals on many fronts. Access Control, IP Video, Door Hardware, Fire Alarms, Fire Suppression, Nurse Call, and the list goes on. Over the last dozen years I have visited hundreds of hospitals as part of my work. Often, my visits are without appointments and unscheduled. Continue reading

I Call B.S.

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A few months back I was at Panera for lunch. I was sitting near two guys having a conversation among co-workers. While one did not supervise the other, it was clear he was a mentor or in a position to influence the career of the other. The senior guy was around 30, the other was closer to 25. Continue reading

Why My Work Matters

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To me it seems obvious. My work matters.  I work within the security field.  I have for many years now.

The early years of my career were filled with rewarding work within Security Management, Investigations, and Operations.  My work protected people.  Good people like employees, customers, vendors, and others benefited from life safety and physical security systems I managed and directed.  My work investigated and addressed challenges in the workplace like sexual harassment, employee fraud, and organized crime. I trained staff in workplace safety, being first responders and even self-defense training.

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2018 Excitement

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As I join Euro-Locks (a Lowe and Fletcher company) it is my first foray into the manufacturing side of the security industry. Choosing to do it with a sixth-generation 129 year old global company that makes 60 million locks a year is exciting. The history, craftsmanship, character, and technological innovation of Lowe and Fletcher is matched by few within the security industry. I find that very appealing. Continue reading