When you manufacture perishable goods, mistakes matter. An elevated temperature in a truck trailer isn’t an inconvenience; it’s a critical health issue. And a mistaken destination set point for a delivery? With goods that have an expiration date, deliveries aren’t late—they’re a loss.
While state and national lawmakers wrestle with an appropriate response to the epidemic of school shootings, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation has found an important part of the solution to the problem. By enlisting the help of specially trained armed resource officers from U.S. Security Associates (USA), Horry County in South Carolina is extending deterrence and response protection to every public-school student in the county—and it’s doing it without resorting to funding cuts of educational programs.
When you have more than 50 acres to protect—especially when it’s a site that’s a buzz of activity and construction—little things can add up fast. A stray electrical cord here, a dripping water hose there—and soon enough you’ll find losses mounting from trip and fall injuries and facility damage.
The average cost of downtime to businesses “is staggering,” according to a recent Rand Group study. For 81 percent of companies, an hour’s worth costs over $300,000—and “losses are significantly higher per hour for businesses like banks,” the research concludes.
So for a financial firm with multiple retail bank locations in Texas and Louisiana, it’s a very nervous time when storm clouds start to gather off the Gulf Coast threatening to shutter operations.
The most important security preparations are the ones you hope to never need. Readiness that goes untapped, hopefully for years, but which—when it’s called upon—makes the difference between life and death. So it was for a leading industrial tool and household hardware manufacturer one summer day in 2016 at a facility in Tennessee.
Shortly before 10 AM, company managers were escorting a fired temporary worker to the employee parking lot. Security Officers from U.S. Security Associates (USA), recognizing that his agitation and charged comments posed a potential danger, immediately contacted law enforcement, which arrived at the site within 5 minutes.
Researchers estimate there is a school campus shooting nearly every week of the academic year somewhere in the nation. This provides for a very sobering reality of the imperative need to take measures to protect our children.
With 20 Acres to Protect, a Luxury Car Maker Adds Robots to Its Security Force – and Miles to its Daily Patrols
Vehicle-processing centers can be a mind-blowing sight—an ocean of cars as far as the eye can see. The security test such vastness presents is immediately obvious: How can you possibly patrol that?
One of the world's ten largest providers of transportation and
logistics services had a security question. Rather, they had
the security question. The one likely asked by more
companies, more often, than any other. Is it possible for us to
enhance site security without increasing costs? The answer?
Q&A: The hospital, the law, and the patient
Cooperation between law enforcement and healthcare organizations
Controversy flared this fall in Salt Lake City after police body camera footage of the July 26 arrest of University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels went viral. Wubbels had refused a police request to draw blood from a patient, citing hospital policy. Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Payne responded by shouting at Wubbels and handcuffing and arresting her on suspicion of obstruction of justice.
Three U.S. Security Associates (USA) Security Officers were on hand to protect the employees at a client site from a disgruntled former employee who began firing shots in the parking lot. The fact that no one was killed or physically harmed during the crisis can be directly attributed to the specialized training, quick thinking and calm composure of Security Officers Amanda Streeter, Janice Rivers and Justin Sanders.