This week’s attacks in Brussels and the tie to terrorism raises concerns again about how to keep property and businesses safe and secure.
ISIS immediately claimed credit for the attacks that killed 31 and wounded more than 180. Today Fox News reports that one of the terrorists killed at Zaventem Airport outside of Brussles also made explosives for November’s attacks in Paris.
Terrorism In the U.S.
While these attacks happened in Europe, residents of Southern California learned the hard way that terror can strike here as well. Last December 14 people were killed and 22 injured when terrorists struck a holiday party in San Bernardino.
It appears that the ideology that fuels this brand or terror is present in the United States.
What Can Citizens Do?
As individual citizens, we must all be vigilant. That means looking out for and reporting suspicious activities. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is asking for help:
It’s a fact that certain kinds of activities can indicate terrorist plans that are in the works, especially when they occur at or near high profile sites or places where large numbers of people gather—like government buildings, military facilities, utilities, bus or train stations, major public events. If you see or know about suspicious activities, like the ones listed below, please report them immediately to the proper authorities.
What Can Businesses Do?
Take the necessary steps to secure your property or business. If you have not done a risk assessment for your business, plan one soon. If you aren’t sure where to begin, call American Security Force for help. That assessment will identify areas of weakness in your security and also detail steps for taking care of them.
You should also consider onsite security guards for your property or business. Physical security serves as both a deterrent to would-be criminals and also as a means to protecting your employees and customers. After all, the safety and protection of our clientele is our top priority.
Our officers are highly trained at their jobs. They must successfully go through required training by a certified training facility or private patrol operator. They also have to submit to and pass background checks performed by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Finally, our guards receive additional training from our senior training officers here at American Security Force.
Don’t hesitate to do what you can to protect your property and the people at it today. Call American Security Force at 877-722-8585 to see how we can help.