المساهمون

Powered by Blogger.

Search Modal

Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Optimizing Guard Patrols

Optimizing Guard Patrols

Security patrols, most commonly performed by foot patrol, are completed to maintain the security and safety of the premises, as an act of due diligence and for compliance purposes. Patrols have designated checkpoint areas that the security guard must check/inspect in any order along their route. These checkpoints will dictate the guard’s path on the patrol, ensuring an effective sweep of the premises. Guards will look for a variety of elements and circumstances, including: Water leaks or damage Safety hazards such as slipping & tripping hazards, obstructed stairwells etc. Breach of access control General housekeeping Odour Noise levels Proper lighting Fire stopping Deficient or obstructed electrical panels Suspicious activity And more…. These patrols are an important part of a security guard’s role and can take up a lot of time. Is there room to optimize the patrol process? Of course! We’ve looked to the business world to see what they have to say about op

Learn More
A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

“It's as simple as a tap. That's all - no QR code picture mumbo jumbo.” - Mark Fitzgerald, Manager, Security Operations, BentallGreenOak What do you use Tap Report for? Guard patrolling checkpoints, monthly fire equipment inspections & sprinkler valve pressure checks.  How has Tap Report helped you manage your inspections and incidents? Tap Report has enabled me to electronically manage and document our inventory of fire inspections and patrol checkpoints.  How has Tap Report helped with staffing oversight, i.e. identifying training needs, taking appropriate disciplinary measures, finding opportunities for recognition, improving conversations with staff etc.? Being able to monitor activity amongst the guard staff has opened up new opportunities for staff recognition, including awards for maintaining proper inspections.  Do you review inspection results with staff? If so, how regularly? Have these insights improved inspection results? Often. We review results

Learn More
A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

“Tap Report provides great feedback that we didn’t have before. We can take that feedback and make informed staffing decisions.” - Warren Fletcher, Allied Operator, Fire and Life Safety  What do you use Tap Report for?  My team uses Tap Report for daily tours/patrols.  How has Tap Report helped you manage your security patrols?  Tap Report helps our staff complete their patrols on time.  Do you review inspection results with staff?  Each tour/patrol is reviewed daily with the guards and supervisors.  How has Tap Report helped with staffing oversight?   Tap Report provides great feedback that we didn’t have before. We can take that feedback and make informed staffing decisions.  What do you like most about Tap Report?  It’s user friendly, easy to navigate, and has simple processes like restoring missing tags. I also like the support provided from the Tap Report team.  What do your staff like most about Tap Report?  Everything!

Learn More
A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

"The level of reporting has increased" Provide a description of yourself and your company.  My name is Christian Carter and I am the Manager of Security and Life Safety for First Gulf - King St East Portfolio.  What do you use Tap Report for? We use two Tap Report applications for security staff across the King St East Portfolio - one is the Tap Report for Workplace Inspections and the other is the Tap Report Incident Management System. As a manager, what do you find most valuable about Tap Report? Accurate, clear and concise reporting in a software framework that is relatively easy for security staff to learn and use. What do your staff like most about using Tap Report? Ease of use has been the primary response from security staff with respect to using the Tap Report applications we use. What do you think has improved most with using Tap Report? The level of reporting has increased. Guard activity is monitored while performing compliance based audits

Learn More
A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

We sat down with Michael Goss, Oxford Properties Security Site Supervisor to understand how Tap Report has improved inspections in a commercial property management/real estate setting.  Provide a brief description of yourself, your position and your company. Security Site Supervisor for Oxford Properties, a commercial property management firm. What do you use Tap Report for? Security Patrols and First-Aid Checks. As a manager, what do you find most valuable about Tap Report? The ability to audit the security staff in the morning to ensure all the patrols are completed. A month ago, we had a complaint put forward by a tenant that a mechanical room wasn't checked properly. We are now able to see it was checked three times in the last twelve hours using Tap Report. What do your staff like most about using Tap Report? The ability to audit and quantify their patrols/hard work. What do you think has improved most with using Tap Report for inspections? The increase in patrols and audi

Learn More
Guard Patrols Get Digital Back-Up

Guard Patrols Get Digital Back-Up

The act of performing a “guard patrol” has a long-standing history and how it’s been completed has changed over time. At a basic level, a guard patrol is simply a routine check of locations that have been deemed valuable or classified as requiring an inspection for whatever reason — due diligence, preventative maintenance, regulatory. In the security and life safety industry, security guards are responsible for patrols, hence the name guard patrol. To fulfill this duty, security guards conduct frequent checks of specified locations such as mechanical/electrical rooms, stairwells and floors under construction. Documenting guard patrols is just as important as the patrol itself. Technology has come a long way to simplify these processes. To understand where the future of guard patrolling is heading, it’s helpful to step back and recall how it has evolved. The most primitive form of conducting a patrol is when the security guard goes to each location and uses his or her senses

Learn More
2020 Tap Report Blog. All rights reserved.