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Common Modus Operandi in Banks

Common Modus Operandi in Banks

Although being innovative and resourceful are good traits, others use these in a different way to make a fast buck. The banking industry warns depositors of the modus operandi being perpetrated by popular gangs (e.g. Salisi, Dikit, Budol-budol, and Tutok).

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Security for Small Businesses

Security for Small Businesses

Street criminals prefer cluttered establishments with an obstruction blocking the view of outsiders, witnesses or authorities to any crime-in-progress. High visibility of an establishment is a strong deterrent with the use of security cameras that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

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Better Police Tactics for Bank Security

Better Police Tactics for Bank Security

Improved information exchange between the authorities and the banks are now in place, enabling the police to respond faster. Before, authorities were just reactive but today they have a preemptive stance by planning how to conduct bank security measures.

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Move that Money… Securely!

Move that Money… Securely!

The most critical period during armored operations is during loading and unloading of cash. This is when perpetrators usually strike. When we talk of pick-ups from one branch to another, the bank security is there to assist the armored personnel to secure the area. Picking deposits from clients is a major concern, particularly inside malls or public places where the environment is undetermined.

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Safeguard your Credit Cards

Safeguard your Credit Cards

Be careful in handling your credit cards. Unscrupulous people are taking chances with all sorts of modus operandi wanting to steal people's identities and use their credit lines. Preventing such incidents, some experiences in this article provide valuable lessons.

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The Story of a Man Behind the ‘Mask’

The Story of a Man Behind the ‘Mask’

Who in the world will get intimidated with a guard with no teeth? He stared at the broken dentures. It was broken and beyond repair. That damned chicharon. The truth of the matter is that, his mouth hurts like doom with his new dentures. His gums are numb from the pain. He’d been wearing the...

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Get a Grip on Security

Get a Grip on Security

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Excuse me please for groaning a bit. Anyway, the more I look at this picture, the more I chuckle to myself in disappointment and wonder how many more security guards out there are like this one shown in the picture. Well, it is a fact in the Philippine security industry that security...

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Bank Heists and Comedies

Bank Heists and Comedies

Heists, in real life, are crimes that are far from fiction. In robbery incidents, lives are endangered and sometimes lost. These are all unfortunate events where security is always put in question.

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Security Measures in Hotels

Security Measures in Hotels

With perceived terror threats, many five-star hotels in the Philippines have strengthened their security precautionary measures. They have built-in security systems to deter untoward incidents. To counter threats, inner and outer cordons are placed with armed guards and bomb sniffer dogs. Metal detection and bag checks are being implemented.

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