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DON'T Hire a New Nanny Without Doing This First!

DON'T Hire a New Nanny Without Doing This First!

Nannies play an integral role in the lives of our children or loved ones. However, it can be difficult to know if the person you're hiring can be trusted with such an important duty. Because modern technology makes it easy for anyone to conceal or hide their former misdeeds, you must exercise caution when hiring a nanny.

Employment applications, references, and interviews are great. But as solid as these measures are, the traditional hiring process is often ill-equipped to uncover anything your prospective nanny goes out of their way to cover up. Fortunately, there's a proven technique you can use to reveal prior criminal behavior - you can order a background check. You can choose what you'd like to see based on which background check you select: criminal history, FBI, or level 2 background check.

What to expect from a criminal history background check.

You never want to be caught off guard by your nanny's past. A criminal history background check can alert you of any major offenses in an applicant's background. Upon ordering a criminal background check, you can expect to learn whether your applicant has:

  • A prison record
  • Arrests that resulted in a conviction
  • Civil judgments
  • Pending criminal cases
  • Felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions

You can also find out if the nanny you are considering hiring is on the domestic terrorist watch list by ordering a criminal background check. A level 1 criminal background check...

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Commercial Building Security Goes beyond Just a Few Cameras

Commercial Building Security Goes beyond Just a Few Cameras

There's nothing wrong with using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras as part of your building's overall security plan. However, here in Tampa, FL, relying solely on video cameras to protect the entirety of your team could be risky. While they can discourage some criminal activity, an experienced or determined criminal can bypass your CCTV.

The good news is that there are several other highly effective ways to deter crime and monitor who is entering and exiting your building. Many of them complement your CCTV and vastly improve the overall safety of your commercial building. Additional commercial security options include access control systems, intercom systems, and employing security guards.

Access control systems will provide your commercial building with additional security.

Two security guards monitoring a panel of CCTVs in Tampa, FL.

Monitoring the flow of visitors coming in and out of your commercial building is a great way to provide additional security. This is especially true if your organization receives a steady flow of visitors throughout the day.

The most common technique of managing access to your building is to use an access control system. These digital access control devices can track everyone that enters or leaves your facility in real-time. Access control devices can also grant or deny building entry. So, they're more comprehensive than a receptionist taking notes on a notepad. These devices can connect to your security system and record and validate anyone who...

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