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Is Your Facility Prepared for An Emergency?

by Admin - on Jan 13th 2017 - Comments Off on Is Your Facility Prepared for An Emergency?

secuirty measures in Singapore
Singapore is preparing for an attack. At least, not for an imminent one. But authorities are doing drills in the city as part of the government’s counter-terrorism exercise. While there isn’t a clear and present danger, the training helps troops, volunteers and residents act accordingly, should an attack occur. Can your facility do the same?

A Simple Plan

Your facility may not be the target of an attack, but certain hazards could lead to an accident. The extent of the accident will determine the scale of the emergency response. And the outcome, the damage and injuries or casualties, will then depend on how well your organisation responds to the incident.

A good plan that’s relevant to your operations and resources is a proper start. The next step is to let everyone know that an emergency plan exists, with corresponding procedures for every kind of incident — from a chemical leak to a fire.

One example to follow is the Shell chemical leak and the ExxonMobil chemical plant fire. Both oil companies managed to mitigate the effect of the incidents, with no injuries. Both also continue to improve safety protocols.

Designed for Preparedness

Part of your emergency plan should include facility improvements or upgrades. Mark emergency exits with glow-in-the-dark signs and anti-skid tapes. The same safety precautions your organisation applies to avoid slips, trips or falls could also work in emergencies. Anti-skid floor tapes and visible warning signs can reduce injuries during an evacuation.

To ensure your facility’s emergency preparedness, conduct regular inspections of equipment, structures and vehicles. You should report faulty equipment and structural defects. Make sure relevant personnel know critical valves and switches, for gas or electricity. Also, perform drills and assign emergency responsibilities to employees.

Emergency preparedness helps your organisation secure the safety of employees and the business. Evaluate your facility and existing procedures now. And plan for any disastrous event in the future.

On the Window or on the Wall? Best Locations for CCTV Cameras

by Admin - on Jan 29th 2016 - Comments Off on On the Window or on the Wall? Best Locations for CCTV Cameras

CCTV in NJWhen it comes to home security measures, trust your gut. But every now and then, play the devil’s advocate and ask yourself tough questions. If you have security cameras, one important question you should answer is this: Which areas of your home should you add extra eyes?

Every home has a weak spot. If you have experienced a break-in before, it only makes sense to install cameras in these areas. But if you are new to surveillance equipment in NJ, place your camera in locations that are invisible to intruders’ eyes but have a perfect vista of possible entry points.

The Front and the Back Door

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), 34% of burglars enter a home through the front door. Placing a surveillance camera here ensures footage, in case of a break-in. To prevent criminals from knocking out your camera, install it in the second level or in the eves, and focus it on the front door.

The same applies to your back door. Your cameras should be out of reach and hidden to prevent robbers from destroying them.

Basement Stairs

Basements often have small areas, such as hatches and doors, which are large enough to crawl through. Intruders can gain access to your home by crossing through them.

When it comes to securing your basement, placing a camera by the stairs helps. Using this equipment, you record the activities of wayward thieves sneaking into your home via this route. Install a motion sensor security camera with night vision feature to monitor activities in low-light conditions.

Backyards and Side Gates

Some crooks consider your backyard their pot of gold. They set their eyes on your expensive lawn and garden equipment, children’s toys, and recreational equipment. Secure your backyard by adding motion-sensor floodlights and a night-vision security camera. If your backyard has fences, your camera should have a view of the entrance gate.

Don’t give crooks the chance to invade your home. By strategically placing your security cameras in the right places, you give your home the extra set of eyes that would keep you safe.