Opening Your Business Safely
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Sep 01, 2019
I’m a pretty lucky guy. I get to drive to
work with my best friend. Each day when
I drop my wife off at her office I am
hopeful that everything is OK when she
goes into her office. My wife is a banker.
One of the highest risk times for any business
is during the act of opening and closing.
I worry about this enough that I asked a couple
of security professionals how someone
can stay safe and secure in this environment.
I turned to Jason Goldberg at Verint and Felix
Gonzalez at Securitas Electronic Systems.
My curiosity piqued, I learned about Secure
All-Clear. This is not a product endorsement—
it is information that could be beneficial
to my spouse and to others working in
industries like her own.
The software is brought to market by
Verint. SES Alarm Monitoring Center has
deployed in as a way to soften the costs of
security, and it seems to revolutionize opening
and closing procedures for businesses.
The solution creates a direct link to the SES
Center, and can be used easily through a mobile
According to Goldberg, the ideal platform
for Secure-All Clear is the smartphone.
The first person of the day to open the business
can take the necessary tour after entering
the facility, then use their phone to message
the alarm center that all is well. If they
do not respond in the prescribed time limit,
an alarm is sounded. Other employees need
not enter the facility until the coast is clear.
The app is a money saver for starters.
Generally, two people arrive at the workplace
at the same time. One person enters and if
it is all clear, a predetermined sign is given.
If not, the person outside understands it is
not safe and an alarm is given. With Secure
All-Clear, one person arrives at the workplace
and enters the building. As that person
moves throughout the facility, a checklist of
items is determined, and if it is safe, the SES
Alarm Monitoring Center is notified that all
is well. Money is saved by having only one
person verify the security of the facility.
It is a single solution that enhances an
employee’s safety during businesses’ critical
daily activities, such as opening and closing.
The solution empowers alarm dispatchers
with critical information needed to respond
to threatening events while providing peace
The system is cloud-based on your own
device via a mobile app. The employee is in
touch with the SES Alarm Monitoring Center,
and it reduces operating expense and labor
savings. It is a single-employee procedure,
reducing operation risk and it is compliant by
offering digital documentation, customized
procedures and dynamic reporting.
This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.