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Helpful Answers to Our Client’s  Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Choose our outstanding security consulting or training services here at Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC for all your mitigation needs. See what our clients usually ask us about our offered programs and solutions here. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.

Q: Security consulting rates vary widely. How do I know I’m getting good value with your firm?

A: We pour our resources into keeping abreast of this rapidly changing field. By attending conferences and equipment expositions, meeting vendors, and consulting with manufacturers' representatives, we stay up-to-date on our own time, before the meter starts ticking on your account. We also review hundreds of new books and periodicals every year, and our extensive in-house research library boasts thousands of publications, industry catalogs, and other literature. We enjoy national account status with many of the leading security vendors. This status is passed along to our clients.

Q: How does a negligent security claim differ from a premises liability claim?

A: Negligent security is a branch of premises liability. In both instances, a person is claiming that they were injured on someone else's property. In a typical premises liability claim, the injured person is seeking damages from the property owner due to some dangerous condition that existed on the property and caused their injury (such as a broken step or slippery floor). In a negligent security action, the injured person is seeking damages from the property owner for the criminal acts or wrongdoing of an independent third party (such as a robber or mass shooter).

Q: Won't talking about workplace violence scare my employees?

A: Just the opposite is true-rather than traumatizing employees, they feel more empowered as they become stakeholders in their own safety and security.

Q: How can employers prevent violence in the workplace?

A: The best approach is to create a culture of trust, respect, transparency, and safety. Tackle the issue proactively, in a  mindful not fearful manner, with clear policies and guidelines about how employees can report concerns and how those concerns will be addressed.

Q: How can workplace violence training help?

A: There is a serious lack of research on the effectiveness of different types of workplace violence prevention programs. However, what research exists shows that preventing workplace violence is possible even with a small amount of effort. In one literature review regarding workplace violence in healthcare, violence decreased simply by implementing a zero tolerance policy in the emergency room. Your company's workplace violence prevention may need to go deeper than that, but it is encouraging that even small changes can yield big results.

Q: How can we tell if our present security program is adequate to meet our needs? Can we do a better job of security with the resources that we already have?

A: A formal Security Assessment will help you to answer these questions and more. The assessment can be thought of as being similar to the annual physical “check-up” that many people get from their physician. During the assessment, all aspects of the security program are examined, any weaknesses are identified, and suggestions for improvements are made. In addition, opportunities where costs can be reduced or where security operations can be made more efficient are identified.

Q: Is the process you call a “Security Risk Assessment” known by other names?

A: Yes. Different security practitioners sometimes have different names for this process. These names may include “Security Survey”, “Security Audit”, “Risk Analysis”, “Threat Assessment”, “Threat and Vulnerability Assessment” (TVA), “Risk Assessment” , “Security Gap Analysis”, and many others.

Q: How long does it take to have a Security Risk Assessment performed?

A: It typically takes about thirty days from the time we start the security assessment process until the time that we deliver the first draft of the Security Assessment Report. Larger and more complicated facilities may require more time. We are often able to give the client a preliminary report, either verbally or as a brief written outline, within just a few days after we have completed our field work. Click here to learn more about our Risk Assessment Process

Q: My insurance company provides me with a free safety and security audit every year. Is this the same thing as the Security Assessment that you provide?

A: The security and safety audits provided by most insurance organizations usually consist of conducting a physical inspection using a prepared checklist. The inspector notes compliance or non-compliance in each area on the checklist and prepares a summary report of his findings.

It is our opinion that this type of audit is useful in identifying obvious physical security deficiencies (holes in fencing, burned out lights, etc.). However, this simple type of audit only looks at a small subset of the total security program, and is nowhere near as comprehensive as a formal Security Assessment.

Q: How can De-escalation Training benefit my business or agency?

A: De-escalation training can have great benefits for any organization. For example, less stress, less workplace violence incidents, less use of force incidents, decreased disciplinary actions, decreased customer complaints, and increased customer satisfaction.