BOMA seminar explores security trends.With the passage of the New York New York, state, United States
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Serving as speakers were Milton (Mickey) Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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a. , began Mickey Schwartz. Further, the private security equation has changed. Once the province of the "inside" of a building, private security now has a street presence, particularly in the BID's. Government can't afford to fund more municipal manpower, and so the task has fallen to private security. "With this trend, it's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a to regulate," remarked Schwartz.
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PROPONENT, eccl. law. of the New York State Security Guard Act, which was in effect since January 1, 1994 with staggered dates into 1995 for filing for employees, Schwartz strongly believes the pluses outweigh the minuses - despite the fact that the law does impose "nuisance paperwork" on landlords.
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The law is necessary, he said, because all too often, security guards are given a uniform and told to do a job with no license, no training, no background investigation maybe only fingerprinting in the state in which they are hired. "They could be clean in New York, but an axe murderer in Connecticut. This is no way to protect your investment."
The law requires that employers provide the following:
* 8 hours of pre-assignment training per guard and 16 hours of on-the-job training during the guard's first 90 working days;
* Specialized training for armed guards, including a 47-hour firearms course and 8 additional hours of on-the-job training per guard;
* An annual 8-hour refresher course for every guard - including those currently employed;
In addition, the law requires that all guards must fingerprinted in the state and cross-checked with the FBI, as well as registered with a photo ID card.
The photo ID card costs the employer an initial $36 fee, plus $25 for renewal every two years. Further, the employer must supply recent photographs, fingerprints Impressions or reproductions of the distinctive pattern of lines and grooves on the skin of human fingertips.
Fingerprints are reproduced by pressing a person's fingertips into ink and then onto a piece of paper. and certifications that pre-assignment training was completed and due diligence Research; analysis; your homework. This term has caught on in all industries, because it sounds so "wired." Who would want to do analysis or research when they can do due diligence. See wired. exercised in verifying the application.
Employers must provide comprehensive liability insurance and further, they must notify the Secretary of State within 15 days if any guard is hired, resigns, retires or is terminated. Schwartz warned that it is a misdemeanor if a guard is hired without proper procedure.
An Overdue Necessity
"Thirty-eight states before us have enacted and now follow much more stringent laws - yet New York is a major user of private security. With 100,000 private security officers in the slate, the rising crime rate and lack of controls, this law is a long overdue necessity," continued Schwartz. "Look at it from this perspective - as a conscientious owner and manager, you wouldn't have a refrigeration refrigeration, process for drawing heat from substances to lower their temperature, often for purposes of preservation. Refrigeration in its modern, portable form also depends on insulating materials that are thin yet effective. or fire safety officer on your staff that was improperly trained, even if it cost a few dollars more!"
The law also paves the way for creating security professionals and the opportunity for a security career, which ultimately results in better quality personnel and better service to the building, Schwartz said. Citing the possibility of reduced insurance premiums resulting from the more stringent controls now in place, Schwartz also volunteered to spearhead a group of individuals interested in working on this issue. Added Mr. Meaney, "Security is a lot like insurance - when you don't have it, and need it, you wish you did."
"If you don't have good security, you'll lose your tenants," Schwartz concluded. Questions from the audience of 100-plus sparked a lively debate on how the law affected employees performing security duties while serving as porters and cleaners, therefore holding union membership in 32BJ. While it was agreed the law held precedence, it was also recommended that employers carefully define job descriptions as to the amount of time spent on cleaning vs. security tasks so that union membership is undertaken only when appropriate.
Efficient System Design
Switching gears, Gene Samburg sketched out how to handle a typical security dilemma In international relations, the security dilemma refers to a situation wherein two or more states are drawn into conflict, possibly even war, over security concerns, even though none of the states actually desire conflict. . "The product your firm is interested in does not precisely match your security needs. When the solution is not in the product, the best approach is to create a solution by offering, in conjunction with the product, a package of services that includes: administration, installation, monitoring of operations, maintenance and service, programming, design, and an awareness of and readiness to respond to changes when needed," Samburg said. "The bottom line is providing real estate solutions - not security solutions - enhancing not only the security of the building, but tenant retention, marketability and other such items."
Taking the podium podium
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* Survey and requirement analysis;
* Recommendation of system, including a cost/benefit analysis;
* Development of implementation plan;
* Provision of full engineering system design.
There are many ways to integrate the system into existing facilities and management systems, Palumbo said, such as the intelligent building/building management system and fire/light safety controls. He strongly recommends specifying the job in as much detail as possible - "down to the last screw" - to obtain the right price in "an apples-to-apples comparison."
Criminals are Creative
The former police officer was also able to offer observations based on past experience as to what systems did - and did not - work. Using slides to illustrate, he offered these examples:
* Cameras are only as good as the people watching People watching or crowd watching is a hobby of some people to watch those around them and their interactions. This differs from voyeurism in that it does not relate to sex or sexual gratification. them - if they are watching them;
* A video alarming system can work around the "unwatched" camera dilemma;
* A computer-literate individual is a necessity for running the individual security consoles;
* Stairwells are "accidents waiting to happen." Screw-in bulbs are simply unscrewed. Invest in fixtures placed at heights and angles that are unreachable yet effective, use mirrors, CCTV CCTV
CCTV closed-circuit television and/or voice-activated alarms;
* Don't use a camera with exposed cable. Knives cut through cable easily. Bury the cable;
* Lock the doors to the roof, and light the area;
* A lock that operates with a key in the knob can be picked, a digital combination lock is more effective, as are magnetic locks with card access;
* Try to avoid doors with exposed hinges Hinges may refer to:
* Specify your lock by door type, and balance the architects's concern for aesthetics with the engineer's emphasis on utility and functionalism functionalism, in art and architecture
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