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Thread: On-site Employee Security

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    Default On-site Employee Security

    I'm curious whether or not you feel secure when working on site?

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    Default Re: On-site Employee Security

    We’ve worked at three different facilities and none felt very safe or private. I don’t remember how many we visited before this place was designed and built just looking for ideas and suggestions. Two of the things we took a hard look at were security and privacy for the onsite managers. I wouldn’t consider any facility 100% safe but I feel very comfortable at ours.
    Our office area has a pull down door separating the office and lobby that is closed and locked after hours. A wall to wall chest high counter separates the lobby and office. There are three cameras in the office area with a monitor that clearly display what is going on and can be viewed by the tenants. Probably the best is the panic switch, who is going to hang around with a siren sounding off for the whole world to hear. The apartment is attached and you don’t have to go through the office for access, its single story and we even have our own private backyard. In about three month I'll be planting my favorite tomato plants. The tenants DON’T have access and no after hour door or window knockers here.

    The only thing I can think of that’s missing is a key fob type clicker panic switch that would activate the siren from anywhere on the facility. We have discussed the medic alert as an alternate idea.
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    Default Re: On-site Employee Security

    I feel very secure here also, but alas I do have the occasional window knocker and no backyard. Container gardening for me.
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    Default Re: On-site Employee Security

    I feel totally secure while at work or even after hours while on the property. It is not because of any design features or camera/alarm system. What I have here are a joke to say the least, but I do have a trusted friend that is never far from my side who has served me well for over forty years. I am living proof that an armed citizen is a safe one.
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    I, too, feel pretty secure here at work--because of my "large stature" (5'1" !!) and my little friend--probably related to FHARR's! I carry open here on site when I feel I need backup, and have my gun close by all the time. I pray I will never need to use it. I have taken my CCW class and gun safety courses. I would never use my gun to scare someone. If I pull it out, things will have gotten serious. I was taught to shoot first, ask questions later (by a sheriff here!) We have a great video system--so "they" could watch me get killed, I guess. It's sad, but with our dwindling police force, I felt I had to take responsibility for my own safety.
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    I also feel very secure. I usually carry when out and about. In the office/apartment, we are never more than 5" from a weapon. Whatever the problem is with your police department (budget cuts, hiring freeze, etc) double or triple that for here. Every able bodied man has gone to the oil fields. Home depot is now all Female, or high school kids. There are help wanted signs all over town, more than a dozen in the three miles between here and home depot. The Police Department was fine for this town before the oil boom, now it is substantially understaffed, as the population has almost tripled in the last two years. But the have noit been able to hire enough officers to fill the gap. I had a break in here on Jan. 11, it was case number 757 for this year.
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    Default Re: On-site Employee Security

    I think its very important to be careful onsite. We seem to have more crazy's than ever. good CCTV in the office is big deterrent - most don't want to be on camera. Get good hi res cameras and also have a steath cmaeras so if you get a break in and they damage the cameras you get that on CCTV as well. Don't point cameras at windows, you just get crappy images.

    Unless you are built like Arnie S I would not take on an intruder. Too many crazy's with guns!
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    Default Re: On-site Employee Security

    I always remember the old adage: Any locks, cameras, gates, fences, etc. only keep the honest people honest.
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