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Headquarters: New Orleans
Offices: Atlanta | Dallas
E-mail: info@cgiprotects.com
1 (800) 650-0706 or (504) 483-7811
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Washington Mardi Gras and Keeping Safe

// posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Feb 07

This week kicks off the Washington Mardi Gras where over 2000 congressmen and businessmen get together to focus on building economic development for Louisiana and the nation as a whole. CGI Protects, in conjunction with the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, is meeting with top industry and government decision makers to share their CGI Fusion solution for protecting assets and personnel with a higher security, accountability, and accessibility.

As we approach Mardi Gras season, it reminds us we need to be cognizant of our surroundings at all times. Even in the best of locations there is potential for security risks. Securing your valuables including your wallet and credit cards is always a good idea. While traveling you may want to separate out your credit cards and keep one or more in separate places in the event your wallet or purse is lost or stolen. It is also a good idea to keep a photocopy of your passport and license as proof of identity.

Be aware of your surroundings – notice if a person appears to be a threat. Maybe they have had too much to drink, or are disoriented for other reason. CGI Protects have installed surveillance cameras mounted throughout high traffic areas in New Orleans. Be aware of where these are located and you can even point them out as a precaution.

Travel with others, and don’t make you self a target. A person who is aware is rarely a target. Pepper spray is legal in New Orleans and a easy way to defend yourself. If you do find yourself walking alone, don’t hug the buildings. Often there are undesirable characters hiding in doorways for unsuspecting travelers.

Jan 13

This week we provided a webinar on “Anticipate versus React to Security Threats”.  The key ability to anticipate security threats and then prevent them is in behavioral analysis with video analytics plus security surveillance combined with trained personnel for emergency response.  If you missed the webinar, you can link to the presentation on slide share here http://www.slideshare.net/cgiprotects/anticipate-versusreactsecuritysurveillance.

In the webinar, we described how CGI Fusion technology is based on DOE directive 470.1 part of increasing security and lowering operating costs is ISSM (Integrated Safety & Security).  ISSM is a process that enhances physical security (access control, fencing, etc.) with electronic surveillance.

ISSM has improved performance 12% or more in these areas:

  • Reducing asset theft
  • Enhancing personnel safety
  • Reducing overall Security costs
  • Increasing coverage

To register to attend the next CGI Protects webinar on February 8, 2012 at 2pm CDT, visit our events signup https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/967521766 and learn how interactive video monitoring technology provides effective 24/7 surveillance and can reduce security operating costs up to 80%.

Keeping Safe

// posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Dec 06

Here’s an interview from a fellow security provider in New Orleans, Fireproof Safe Shop.


I asked Maria from Fireproof Sales and Marketing to tell us who is Fire Proof Safes Shop?

“Fire Proof Shop is a site that aims to provide all information about fireproof safes for homes and business. We offer home safes, gun safes, data safes and security safes.”

What is so special about your fire proof safes?

“We give you the best selections of fireproof safes. We also have the best deals, especially now with the holidays coming.”
So take a moment and visit Fireshop Safe Shop at http://fireproofsafesshop.com

Safety Tips for the Winter

// posted on Monday, November 28, 2011

Nov 28

As the weather gets cooler and it gets darker earlier there are some very wise safety strategies that can be employed to ensure your businesses and loved ones are safe.

Change the batteries in your Fire Alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors
As daylight savings time comes twice a year- this is the perfect habit to develop for safe house and business keeping. Just remember: when you change your clocks, change your batteries.

Prepare a disaster supply kit
Another great thing to do twice yearly: As the hours jump back and forth make sure your employees and family are protected from unforeseen tragedies. If you’ve already created an emergency kit, now is a great time to double check all the supplies in it to make sure nothing’s forgotten or expired. Great things to remember: water, food, toothbrushes, flashlights, batteries (test & replace them if necessary), and blankets.

Don’t forget a “winter emergency kit” for your car!
A cold winter is coming. Make sure you’re prepared for any circumstance by packing the essentials along with some cold weather clothes just in case.

Stay safe when you turn your heaters on
Make sure all flammable materials are a safe distance from electric and hot water heaters.

Clean or change your furnace filter

It’s always wise and even recommended that you have your heating system inspected or serviced once yearly to ensure safety, longer life and better performance.

Discard all expired meds
Some common, over the counter medications can cause serious problems due to change through aging. May sure to check your medicine cabinet for any expired meds and keep ALL medication safely stored from children and household pets.

Slow! Children at play!
As it gets darker earlier make sure you’re keeping an eye out for the neighborhood kids walking home or playing the streets.
Parents: suggest that your child wears lighter/ more reflective clothing to increase visibility and ensure safety.

Security Tips

// posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nov 10

CGI Protects wants to help make our community a safer place. We are offering our security tips to help businesses and families be prepared for whatever comes their way.

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