Neighborhood Watch Programs: Empowering Residents

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Written by: James Hart The neighborhood watch, one of the oldest tools for community crime prevention, can still be a useful tactic today for combating crime and nuisance activity at commercial properties, especially when combined with a professional security presence.  These programs encourage the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in their…

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Disaster Recovery Strategies: Business Continuity in Crisis

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Written by: James Hart The best advice on disaster recovery and business continuity might actually come from the movies. As Rocky Balboa said: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.” And that’s really the point…

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Community Policing Strategies: Building Trust and Safety

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Written by: James Hart It’s always important to remember: Private security officers aren’t police, and police aren’t security officers. The two roles are both important, but they have fundamental differences. “Security officers can’t be everywhere, and they can’t see everything,” said Max Briggs, vice president of central operations for Chesley Brown International, the security consulting…

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Security Challenges in Shopping Centers — and How to Overcome Them 

Two women browsing at a shopping center: Security Challenges in Shopping Centers

Written by: James Hart  Overcoming the Biggest Security Challenges in Shopping Centers The retail business has never been for the faint of heart. In recent years, however, security problems have made it even more challenging to operate a shopping center.  While individual shoplifters haven’t disappeared, organized rings of retail thieves can now pick store shelves…

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Introducing Ray Strobel: Director of the Waterfront

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We’re thrilled to announce the promotion of Ray Strobel to the role of Public Safety Director at the Waterfront in Pittsburgh’s Steel Valley! Ray brings with him a wealth of experience and a unique perspective from his extensive background in law enforcement and service to our country. We sat down with Ray for a fun interview to get to know him better and learn about his journey with Chesley Brown and beyond.

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Employee Spotlight: Isabella Mazza

Isabella Mazza - Business Development Analyst

We’re thrilled to introduce Isabella Mazza, the newest rockstar on our team at Chesley Brown International. Ready for some real talk and a sneak peek into Isabella’s world? Well, you’re in for a treat! Isabella spills the beans on her journey in the security industry, spills some secrets about her favorite adventures, and gives us…

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The Economic Benefits of Private Security: Enhancing Commercial Property Values

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As the world becomes increasingly unpredictable, it’s no surprise that businesses are focused on protecting their assets. While public security initiatives have long been at the forefront of ensuring public safety, private security has emerged as a popular and effective tool for safeguarding commercial properties. Not only does private security provide peace of mind for…

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The Hazards of EV Charging Stations

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Written by: Andy Marsh Fire and Life Safety Manager Chesley Brown International Technological advances have been the driving force behind the way we communicate, the way we work, and possibly even the way we get to work. Despite all of that, it is still up for debate on whether it has enhanced our convenience or…

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How to Foster a Culture of Risk Awareness and Responsibility

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In a world where new threats seem to emerge every single day, how can businesses protect themselves from the next danger hiding around the corner?  Technology can help. So can guidance from trained security experts. But one of the most powerful defenses is a workplace culture that values risk awareness. When the entire organization is…

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Secure Your Business: The Top Business Security Systems for Property Managers

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As a property manager, you are responsible for the security of your business premises and the assets that are within it. With criminal activities on the rise, ensuring maximum safety for your property is crucial to maintain a secure environment for both employees and customers. To achieve this, investing in top-notch business security systems is…

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Brand Protection: How Businesses Can Identify and Stop Intellectual Property Theft

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Adam Shipley was furious. He spent years building up his company’s brand of elite fishing gear, and now someone was selling counterfeits — even using lookalike packaging — through a half-dozen online marketplaces. At half price! The copycats were cheap knockoffs that broke easily. Shipley knew that because hundreds of hoodwinked customers were deluging his…

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Dell Spry Promoted to Vice President Emeritus

Dell Spry being promoted to Vice President Emeritus

Dell Spry is an attorney by education a investigator by passion. He has been in law enforcement for over 30 years. In that time he served in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent and was lead investigator on some of the most high-profile cases in the country, including the infamous Aldrich AmesCIA Spy case.Through…

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