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Jul 22, 2024

Hotel Security Management: Addressing Threats and Improving Safety

Ensuring the safety and security of guests is a top priority for the hospitality industry. Hotels are bustling hubs of activity, accommodating guests from all over the world, hosting events, and managing a constant flow of staff and visitors. With such dynamic environments, effective hotel security management is crucial to address potential threats and improve overall safety. This blog will explore key aspects of hotel security management, common threats, strategies to enhance safety, and insights from expert security witness Sean Ahrens.

Hotel Security Management: Addressing Threats and Improving Safety

Jul 3, 2024

Data Review for Parking Garage Security: Analyzing Trends and Patterns

Parking garages/parking lots are one of the highest points of victimization. Ensuring the safety of parking garages is a critical aspect of urban security management. Parking facilities, often overlooked in security discussions, are unique environments that present specific challenges and risks. As a security expert witness and consultant, I've found that analyzing trends and patterns in parking garage security data is essential in ascertaining liability. In this article, we'll explore the importance of data analysis in parking garage security, key trends, and how these insights can enhance safety.

Data Review for Parking Garage Security: Analyzing Trends and Patterns

Jun 19, 2024

Modern Urban Environments: Criminology's Role in Crime Prevention and Security

Modern urban environments, characterized by dense populations and intricate infrastructure, pose unique challenges in crime prevention and security. These sprawling urban centers are hubs of economic activity, cultural diversity, and social interaction, but they also present fertile ground for various forms of criminal activity. Understanding these challenges through the lens of criminology is essential for developing effective security strategies that can safeguard residents and property.

Modern Urban Environments: Criminology's Role in Crime Prevention and Security

Jun 5, 2024

Criminology and Security Vulnerabilities in Modern Urban Environments

Modern urban environments, with their dense populations and complex infrastructure, present unique challenges in crime prevention and security. Understanding these challenges through criminology is crucial for developing effective security strategies.

Criminology and Security Vulnerabilities in Modern Urban Environments

May 29, 2024

Chicago Crash-and-grab thieves target currency exchanges to steal ATMs

Sean Ahrens is a recognized expert in workplace violence and security, frequently advising businesses on best practices to enhance safety. His expertise is particularly valuable in addressing the growing trend of thefts involving ATMs in Chicago. Ahrens recommends proactive measures such as removing cash from ATMs overnight, using thicker glass, and bolting down machines to prevent theft. His insights help businesses understand the importance of protecting high-value assets and implementing strategies to deter criminals effectively.

Chicago Crash-and-grab thieves target currency exchanges to steal ATMs

May 29, 2024

Exploring the Use of Drones in Surveillance and Security Operations

Drones have become a pivotal tool in modern security and surveillance operations, offering capabilities that traditional methods cannot match. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are transforming how we monitor and protect assets, both in urban and remote settings.

Exploring the Use of Drones in Surveillance and Security Operations

Apr 30, 2024

The Importance of Security Training in Hospitality and Retail Industries

In the bustling arenas of hospitality and retail, security stands as a cornerstone of successful operation. These sectors, characterized by high customer interaction and substantial employee turnover, face unique challenges that make effective security training not just beneficial but essential. This blog post explores the crucial role of security training in safeguarding both assets and people in these industries.

The Importance of Security Training in Hospitality and Retail Industries

Apr 13, 2024

The Psychology Behind Theft and Vandalism: Insights for Better Security Measures

Welcome to Ahrens Security’s blog, where we delve into the intricacies of security management and share expert insights to enhance your security strategies. Today, we’re tackling the psychological drivers behind theft and vandalism and how understanding these can lead to more effective security measures.

The Psychology Behind Theft and Vandalism: Insights for Better Security Measures

Feb 16, 2024

The Impact of Lighting on Public Safety in Urban Planning

The design of our cities has a profound impact on the lives of those who live, work, and play in them. One often-overlooked element that plays a crucial role in public safety is lighting. Lighting continues to be downplayed through light pollution requirements, dark skies initiatives, and new technology, which creates new opportunities and challenges, more than ever.

The Impact of Lighting on Public Safety in Urban Planning

Feb 10, 2024

Advancements in Access Control: The Future of Locks and Keys

Advancements in Access Control: The Future of Locks and Keys

Advancements in Access Control: The Future of Locks and Keys

Dec 23, 2023

Ockham's Razor and Physical Security: Exploring Premise Liability, High Crime, and Foreseeability

In the realm of security and law, the principles of simplicity and logic are as crucial as they are in philosophy and science. I suggest one such guiding principle is Ockham's Razor, which suggests that the simplest explanation is often the best one. In this blog post, we'll explore how Ockham's Razor applies to the complex world of physical security, premise liability, high crime areas, and the concept of foreseeability.

Ockham's Razor and Physical Security: Exploring Premise Liability, High Crime, and Foreseeability

Dec 19, 2023

A Case for Vigilance: Mitigating Security Risks in the Face of Vagrancy and the unhoused/homeless

In a disturbing incident, a woman was attacked in a parking garage by a homeless individual armed with a steak knife. The knife was obtained from a nearby church providing meals to the homeless. This harrowing event exemplifies the complex interplay between vagrancy, security risks, and community welfare.

A Case for Vigilance: Mitigating Security Risks in the Face of Vagrancy and the unhoused/homeless

Dec 5, 2023

The Importance of Parking Garage Security

Parking garages are prime targets for assaults. Theft and vandalism because of the high concentration of vehicles. A secure parking garage deters such criminal activities, ensuring that both the vehicles and their owners are safe.

The Importance of Parking Garage Security

Nov 19, 2023

Why I deliberately Broke into My Hotel Room: A Lesson in Security

Recently, during a business trip, I encountered a startling revelation about security in the most unexpected of places - my hotel room for an established flag. After a long day, I returned to my room, hearing previously the familiar and reassuring sound of the automatic deadbolt “latching” behind me.

Why I deliberately Broke into My Hotel Room: A Lesson in Security

Nov 12, 2023

Emphasizing the future need for Preventative Maintenance in Lighting Design: A Security and Liability Perspective

As lighting design pivots towards energy efficiency driven by evolving energy codes, a crucial aspect often overlooked is the impact on premise security and the increased need for preventative maintenance. This post delves into the nuances of lighting design from a security and liability standpoint, highlighting the essential role of preventative maintenance in safeguarding against security negligence and premise liability.

Emphasizing the future need for Preventative Maintenance in Lighting Design: A Security and Liability Perspective

Nov 4, 2023

Keys and locks, the cornerstone of access control

The ancient Egyptians, around 4,000 years ago, introduced the earliest known locks and keys. These rudimentary devices have developed significantly, paralleling advancements in Security Technology and Forensic Security methodologies. Today, a standard, non-high security keyway's vulnerability can be a focus for a Security Expert Witnesses in a Premise Liability case. Such standard locks are often easily bypassed—a glaring example of Security Negligence—through techniques like lock picking, which are less challenging than many assume.

Keys and locks, the cornerstone of access control

Oct 28, 2023

Unveiling Vulnerabilities in Magnetic Locks: Insights from a Security Consultant and Expert Witness

In the realm of security, magnetic locks have long been a popular choice for controlling access to various premises. We celebrate these locks for their convenience, but like any security system, they are not without vulnerabilities. As a Security Consultant and Expert Witness with experience in Premise Liability, Forensic Security, Security Negligence, Security Management and technical security technology, I'd like to shed light on the vulnerabilities associated with magnetic locks—vulnerabilities I have personally exploited.

Unveiling Vulnerabilities in Magnetic Locks: Insights from a Security Consultant and Expert Witness

Oct 21, 2023

LawFirms1 Features Ahrens Security LLC, a Leading Legal Service Provider in Chicago

We are proud to announce that Ahrens Security LLC has been featured on LawFirms1, a leading platform connecting clients with top-notch legal services from all over the world.

LawFirms1 Features Ahrens Security LLC, a Leading Legal Service Provider in Chicago

Oct 14, 2023

The Concept of a Capable Guardian in Security

The term 'capable guardian' often emerges as a pivotal component in crime prevention . What is a capable guardian, and why is it so crucial in security?

The Concept of a Capable Guardian in Security

Oct 7, 2023

Prioritizing Preventive Maintenance

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