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Make Payroll Security Automatic

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Security For PayrollYour payroll information is a prime target for cyber theft. It’s full of crucial data like bank account numbers and social security identification. Even if your business is still small, you’ll need to proactively establish a system that is both … Read the rest


4 Surprising Ways That Invite A Burglar Into Your Home

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Empty Trash CanYes, you lock your doors. You don’t leave expensive items in plain view of the windows. You ask the neighbor to take in the mail while you’re out of town…

But you may still be inviting trouble without realizing it. … Read the rest


One Fire Sprinkler Head Stops Nursing Home Fire

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Fire Sprinkler HeadAt 2:00 a.m. on August 25th, 2014, a light fixture caught fire in one of the bathrooms at a nursing home in St. Paul, MN.

If it had happened only one and a half years earlier, the results could have … Read the rest


Top 3 Construction Site Security Risks

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Keys In MachineryTo get a head start on loss prevention, make sure you’re not committing one of the three cardinal sins of construction site security.

1. Leaving the site unattended during the first hour after work, and on weekends. Statistically, this is … Read the rest


Working Safely in Strong Winds

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Dust WindsThe Santa Anas are coming! All over the USA fall comes in with a big uptick in wind currents, and that can mean dangerous work conditions for construction workers everywhere. We want you to stay safe out there, so take … Read the rest


Prepare Your Fire Sprinklers Now for Winter Weather

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Busted PipeIt’s that time of year again. Sweaters are on the sales racks, school is back in session, and it’s time for fall fire sprinkler maintenance. Even if you live in Southern California, it’s important to winterize your system.

In fact, … Read the rest


Are Your Door Locks Burglar-Proof?

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Burglar Kicking doorConsumer Reports tested just about every deadbolt on the market, and the news was not good. Almost every lock they tested, even the more expensive varieties, could be rendered totally useless with a few good kicks or one simple tool: … Read the rest


The Best Keys in the Business

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Business keys It can be tricky to manage all the keys to your facilities, even if you only rent one office unit. Keys get lost, wrongfully duplicated, and even kept by disgruntled former employees. Often that means re-keying the entire building. Again. … Read the rest


Make Equipment Loss Prevention a Team Effort

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Contractor team workYou can’t go it alone, if you hope to protect all of your tools, machinery, and materials at the build site. When there are whole teams of subcontractors, day laborers, vendors, delivery trucks, clients, and pedestrians all around the area … Read the rest


Who Benefits Most from Fire Sprinklers?

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

firesprinklerWe all know fire sprinklers save lives– up to 99 percent, compared to only 50 percent with just a smoke detector. But exactly whose lives are being saved?

A report by the National Fire Sprinkler Association reveals exactly who gets … Read the rest


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