Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
Risk mitigation is about understanding your risks and implementing strategies to reduce exposure. The more reliably sourced information you can gather, the better prepared and protected you can be. Social media is an invaluable tool for intelligence gathering in the modern age. Connect with your local law enforcement and emergency response teams on social media. These pages are updated often with alerts for the public, information about subjects at large, and other safety information which may prove critical to safeguarding your property and personnel. Many of the groups involved in protests and riots are also connecting and coordinating through social media. Connect with these groups where you can, stay apprised of their activities and their mindset. This will help you determine your level of risk when a protest event is scheduled in your area.
For larger facilities, consider investing in a program that delivers real-time threat assessment. Companies such as AlertMedia deliver alerts to your phone or email instantly when a particular threat occurs in your area. Consider having a professional security consultant in to perform an on-site threat assessment for your facility. A professional assessment will identify physical and procedural vulnerabilities and recommend the best practices to address them.
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Communication is key
The most important step you can take to mitigate risk is to communicate. In an emergency scenario, communication with emergency responders and with your personnel is vital to the protection of life and property. As soon as you know of a possible event, begin communicating with local authorities and with your staff. Put your Emergency Preparedness Plan into action early and communicate with all parties as frequently as you can. A solid plan and good communication will ensure your business and the people in it will have the best chance possible at avoiding serious damage or loss of life.
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National Protective Services, Inc. is a family owned private security firm with more than 40 years’ experience serving the DC Metro area. We specialize in both physical and electronic security, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service. We don’t just serve clients; we forge relationships that last for years. This is why many of our clients today have been with NPS for more than a decade. We offer a range of services, tailored to fit the needs of each customer individually. Contact us today for a FREE on-site consultation and see how NPS can ser