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Security Training for Businesses

The certified professionals at Security Management Consulting offer a number of general security training courses.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

This course is intended for all security professionals and security officers. The emphasis is on the principles of CPTED and the use of CPTED principles to reduce or avoid crime. CPTED principles have proven to be highly effective and can often be implemented at very little cost, especially if they are included in the planning stages of projects. Graphics are used heavily in this course. Questions and discussion are invited.

Handling Telephone Bomb Threats

This course is intended for all security professionals, security officers, receptionists, telephone operators, and executive secretaries. The emphasis is on the practical handling of bomb threats or other threats received by telephone. The course includes discussion of the potential threat level, the most common reasons that a bomb threat is made, the development of procedures to prepare for threats, the evaluation of telephoned threats, and practical ways to handle threat calls and improve the likelihood of a positive outcome. Graphics are used heavily in this course. Questions and discussion are invited.

Package and Mail Screening

This course is intended for all security professionals, security officers, secretaries and mailroom personnel. The emphasis is on the identification and handling of suspicious letters and packages. The course includes discussion of the potential threat level, the most common reasons that a dangerous package may be sent, characteristics of suspicious letters and packages, the development of procedures to prepare for them, and practical ways to handle suspicious items to improve the likelihood of a positive outcome. Graphics are used heavily in this course. Questions and discussion are invited.

Reducing Security Manpower Through Electronic Security Systems

Security directors and managers realize that effective electronic security systems can reduce or delay the need for contract security services. This presentation emphasizes proven methods for increasing the effectiveness of contract security officers and their ability to respond to security and safety issues through investment in properly selected and installed security systems. Ongoing contract security expenses can often be converted to one-time capital investments, providing significant savings. Methods for estimating savings are discussed in detail.

Auditing Contract Security Services

Contract security services are critical to the day-to-day operation and risk management programs of many corporations. Regulatory and statutory requirements, as well as good business practices, make it mandatory for the corporation to conduct business and operational audits of such critical service contracts. Learn how to properly and effectively conduct audits of the security services on which your company relies.

Basic Security Procedures for Receptionists and Office Staff

Security in the workplace is of critical concern to the modern corporation. Bomb threats, workplace violence, domestic violence, theft, and similar incidents are, unfortunately, too common. Office personnel can learn the proper way to minimize these threats, and to properly react to them if they should occur, through effective training. This class addresses a wide range of common threats to the safety and security of the workplace.

SMC can also prepare a specialized version of this class, or provide additional training, to conform to the requirements of a specific facility or to your individual corporate security program.

Use of Metrics in Measuring Security Performance

Corporations must justify the cost of creating and maintaining their security and risk management programs. Learn proven methods for developing reliable measures of the success of your security programs. The best time to start acquiring performance data is now!