Much has been made about the recent announcement that Ben Affleck is the new Batman, set to play the Dark Knight in 2015's Superman-Batman summer blockbuster movie. It's been a polarizing issue with people either hating the choice or loving it with almost no opinion in-between the extremes. Twitter even has hot trending topics such as #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck, #Batfleck and #Batman stirring the conversation.

Regardless of who plays him, the character of Batman has always been one of the world's most respected crime fighters and guardians of security. Unlike almost every other superhero, he has no superpowers or completely implausible story—Just a tenacious desire to keep bad guys from doing their worst.

Security professionals identify with Batman's ambition because we aim to provide the world with as close to real life versions of him as possible. But what about you? Do you identify with him? While you may not wear masks and fight crime, it's important to think like him. Batman battles criminals every day, and although you may not have come face to face with a criminal there may come a time when you do. Whether it's a bad guy breaking into your business or home, stealing your car, vandalizing your property or even approaching you on the street, you need to be prepared.

Like Batman, you need to think like a criminal—imagine how they'd wreak havoc on you, your people or assets and what preventative measures you can take to reduce, minimize or completely eliminate those threats. Do you have security guards? Surveillance cameras? Access control? What about knowing self defense? Like the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Batman utilizes state-of-the-art technology to help him fight crime, which, in this day and age, is no different than security firms such as Crescent Guardian protecting our nation's businesses, government facilities, people and assets. Our security officers, armed with the latest security technology such as surveillance cameras equipped with behavioral analytics, electronic tracking and access control, are part of our way of offering the same secure feeling Batman imparts upon the people of Gotham.

While the Caped Crusader's outfit may be way fancier than the ones used by our security guards, our officers are just as effective at preventing and stopping crime. No matter who you are, there's a hero inside everyone—it just takes opportunity to bring it out. For us at Crescent Guardian, we get to live that life each and every day, protecting clients all across the nation, defending them from threats great and all.

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