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Category: Security

May 9, 2018

Common Golf Course Security Concerns

Golf courses present security challenges that are as unique as the individual courses themselves. Neither private nor municipal courses are immune from risks of vandals, thieves, and trespassers. And did you know that golf courses in locations outside of populated areas might cover more than 150 acres of remote terrain?…

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March 9, 2018

5 Ways to Screen Potential Job Candidates

The challenge for employers when screening potential job candidates is to stay compliant with privacy laws while also doing due diligence to protect their business from bad hires. A growing number of jurisdictions in Maryland are enacting "Ban the Box" restrictions, which block businesses from asking job candidates to disclose…

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January 10, 2018

Common Grocery Store Shoplifting Techniques and How to Combat Them

Shoplifting is a recognized problem in the retail industry, costing American stores more than $45 billion annually. While much of this impact derives from the theft of big ticket items such as jewelry and electronics, grocery stores actually face significant losses as well. Maryland Security Professionals works with clients like…

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November 20, 2017

Protect Your Business During a Protest or Demonstration

Recent news headlines have cast a spotlight on what seems to be an increase in the number of public demonstrations, protests, and other types of highly attended public gatherings.  Most protests are peaceful and take place without violence. Though the exceptions are rare, business owners may have questions about how…

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August 28, 2017

5 Effective Hotel Security Strategies

Hotel owners and operators face sensitive security issues as they seek to respect the privacy of their guests while also providing them with a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Breaches of security impair the guest experience, cause financial loss, and can result in lasting damage to a hotel’s reputation. Effective security…

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July 31, 2017

Security Basics for Summer Fairs and Festivals

With vacation season underway, residents and tourists alike flock to the Mid-Atlantic to take part in summer events like fairs and festivals. Attentive and informed planning can minimize the risk of a disturbance at these community events. As a leading provider of event security services in the area, Maryland Security…

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June 23, 2017

Security Checklist for 4th of July in Washington D.C.

As summer heats up, event managers are preparing for the annual flock of visitors heading to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Fourth of July in the nation’s capital. The national celebration includes fun and festivity, but also the need for heightened security measures. Large event security factors Given the current…

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June 15, 2017

Security at Sporting Events: Proven Strategies to Reduce Risk

Sporting events have elevated security needs. With large crowds come increased opportunity for theft, vandalism, destruction of property and other forms of criminal mischief. Excessive consumption of alcohol on the part of some fans contributes to the risk for unruly or unsafe behavior, and congested traffic moving in and out…

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June 13, 2017

Virginia Incident Highlights Importance of School Security

An incident in Loudon County, Virginia led police to increase security measures at a high school and to bring criminal charges against a student. The recent event involved threats that the student made against the school on social media. Troubling incidents like this one, including many recent tragedies, have made school security…

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