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ASIS leader Jim McGuffey Interviewed for Church Security Meeting in Bluffton, SC

From USAV 3’s website. Article by Ashleigh Holland Published: December 2, 2015, 10:40 pm You can find the video interview and original article here. It has been nearly six months since a gunman shot and killed nine church members in their Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Ever since that night, some Lowcountry churches have …

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ASIS International Spotlight on A.C.E. Security Consultant

From the military to law enforcement to private security, this ASIS board-certified member and volunteer leader boasts a career that has spanned 30 years in security management. Jim McGuffey, CPP, PCI, PSP, is the sole proprietor of A.C.E. Security Consultants, LLC, a position he has held for the past five years. McGuffey recently founded a new …

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School Security

The school shooting in Sandy Hook created a fury of questions as it relates to preventing future incidents. Many people react with “knee-jerk” reactions, proposing security solutions ranging from posting armed guards at each school to adding expensive security systems. Adding security systems and guards as a security strategy should only be done after a …

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Training is a Critical Component for Success In the Security Industry

Cash-in-Transit carriers like many businesses look for ways to improve profits. However, smart carriers don’t shortcut training to increase profit knowing that short-term profit gains mean little if there is a fatal truck crash due to a decision to reduce training for drivers. Since carrier drivers and guards are largely unsupervised, training is crucial to …

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Cash-in-Transit Insight for Investors

Jim McGuffey, CPP, PSP, PCI provides consultation for investment firms, sharing his insight into the cash-in-transit industry.  Following are a few areas that he considers important in the evaluation of a carrier to determine if the carrier is capable of sustaining long-term profit:  People, Profit, Sales, Training, Risk, Fleet Management, Customer Service, Customer Contracts, Technology and …

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Selecting a Security Consultant

Conducting a security risk assessment utilizing an experienced security consultant can prove invaluable for your organization. It is imperative to seek out a qualified security professional. Suggestions for selecting a security consultant: 1)  Review over-all security experience. How long has the expert worked in security management? Length of time is just one of many considerations and number …

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A Summary of the Security Risk Assessment Process

As a result of the numerous domestic terrorist attacks and mass killings, I am often asked if these killings are preventable.  My response is that the vast majority all of security incidents are preventable if organizations would take time to utilize a security risk assessment process to improve safety and security at their facilities. The …

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