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Simple, Clever Security Ideas Anyone Can Do

// posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Jun 01

At the most basic level, almost every human has one thing on his or her mind: Survival. We are constantly trying to protect ourselves. Whether it’s locking car doors while driving through an unfamiliar area or applying bug repellant, we anticipate threats and form barriers against the unknown.

In a twist from the usual, Crescent Guardian, which specializes in state-of-the-art security technology and traditional guard services, decided to look at the other end of the security spectrum and asked people from all across the United States to submit their out-of-the-box security ideas for deception, detection, protection and surveillance that are used in their home or business.

After receiving incredible suggestions from a broad range of professionals and private citizens in all walks of life, CGI selected the best submissions to create this ebook, Survival of the Smartest: Simple, Clever Security Ideas Anyone Can Do.

This ebook's content goes into why security is important and also offers clever, simple ideas that can be easily, and often inexpensively, implemented at your home or business. You can download the ebook by clicking below.


Download the iPad, iPhone or Kindle version by clicking below.

App Store Edition
(iPad, iPhone) | Amazon Edition (Kindle)

Thank you to all the contributors who helped make this ebook possible.

Susan Terkel,
Carrot Seed Publishing

Randy Ganther

Sami Swan Thompson,


Ed McMasters,
Flottman Company

Jim McGuane,


Janine Darling,

James Gerdeman,

Dave Aaron,
UFO Audio Video Clearinghouse

Allison Sousa,

Word's Out Marketing & PR

Lynn Windle,
Coldwell Banker Apex    

Debi Einmo

Joe Dolice

Lu Foley,
Florida Keys Seminars, LLC

Robert Sollars,
Today's Training 

Jeff Martin,
AVS Systems, Inc.
Marie York,

SonShine Publications

Maria Marsala,

Steve Schulkens,

Schulkens Communications

Dylan Walker,
Walker Publishing

Shawna Bell,

Nerds On Call

Jason Taix,
Brothers Taix Photography

Aug 06

 8 Simple 'Back To School' Security Tips - Keeping Children SafeAs the new school year draws closer, teachers and staff are scrambling to prepare for their incoming students. From developing lesson plans and dressing up classrooms to organizing files and holding meetings, it’s almost go time for schools. But recently, one of the most important aspects of preparing for the school year has become security.

While it is unfortunate to say, today's educational institutions must prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. It is the only way to help reduce the risk of an incident becoming yet another tragedy.

Children deserve to feel and be safe, especially in environments where they learn, play and grow into the future of our cities, nation and world. That’s why we here at Crescent Guardian would like to share these simple tips that can be implemented along with any security plans that have been instituted at your school.


  • On a daily basis, make sure all classroom windows are locked
  • Distribute lists that notify staff who share copies of which keys
  • Designate different doors for entry and exit
  • Establish secure locations/safe rooms for hiding
  • Develop code words for intercom use that alerts staff and students of specific situations
  • Form teams so every member knows what role to perform in an emergency
  • Train faculty and staff how to defuse potentially violent situations
  • Turn off all lights in a room to signify to first responders that no one is in the room or to give that illusion to any possible perpetrators

For Further Assistance

Crescent Guardian is using its 20 years of experience in the public and private sector to offer holistic security solutions to interested school systems -- as there is no greater 'asset' we can safeguard than our children's safety. Our school-specific consultancy works with every type of school (K – 12, public, private, chartered and higher education) to identify potential security gaps and offer a full service, comprehensive assessment and recommendations for building stronger security.

Crescent Guardian is committed to the safety and security of our students and teachers. Let us work with you to find the right solutions.

  • Overall School Safety and Security Assessment
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning
  • Crisis Planning
  • Situational Awareness and Multi-System Integration
  • Security Risk Management - Identification, Assessment, and Prioritization of risks
  • Measurement of Risk Reduction
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the programs
  • Train personnel for effective security management

For more information on these school security consulting services,
please call (504) 483-7811 or email

Together, we can create safer and more secure learning environments for our children.

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.

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

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.