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Poll results: well security didn't see her...

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  • tighter than a drum, baby - like Fort Knox!

    3 6.12%
  • we lock the doors at night, that's it - few other security measures

    29 59.18%
  • doors are locked during work day (key cards or other means for staff entry)

    17 34.69%
  • everyone must go through metal detectors to come into the building

    2 4.08%
  • panic buttons at receptionists' desks

    11 22.45%
  • security cameras

    10 20.41%
  • reception spaces have windows, not open

    1 2.04%
  • armed guards at public meetings

    5 10.20%
  • K-9 visits often

    0 0%
  • I have my own SWAT team on call

    0 0%
  • security guards at building entry and/or walking the halls

    6 12.24%
  • I look at the undercarriage of my car before I get in...

    4 8.16%
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Thread: Security in your building?

  1. #26
    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    In one office, about 10 years ago, we were not allowed to lock the door to our area even after the receptionist's estranged husband told our boss he was coming to the office to kill her, and anyone who got in his way. He had already broken the jaw of another male employee he saw talking to his wife. Needless to say, we were very nervous for the 3 weeks it took for the cops to find him.

    When TN, sc, and I worked together, our offices were in a former hospital so they opened directly off the main corridor; not even a receptionist to see who was coming and going, citizens could walk right into our offices with no notice.

    This was all at one county (which I left just last year), and I don't think they've ever had any kind of security plan, except stationing a useless rent-a-cop by the main entrance.

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    My security plan is in my bottom drawer...
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    Cyburbian Bubba's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    My security plan is in my bottom drawer...
    A bottle of scotch is not a security plan.
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    A bottle of scotch is not a security plan.
    post of the day...

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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    A bottle of scotch is not a security plan.
    Too funny!

    Wish I could get away with that!
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    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

  6. #31
    Cyburbian Otis's avatar
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    No security here. Anyone can walk in off the street. Sometimes a wacko who has been kicked out of the library downstairs will wander up here, but they just get confused and walk out.

    There have been a few PC meetings where I've asked for a cop to be present, and in one instance I called the cops in the middle of a PC meeting when it looked like things were going to get out of hand.

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    I just noticed someone stole a freakin' picture frame I had on the back bureau! Left the photograph that was in it sitting behind the phone. I hope they appreciate the $6.50 value

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    Cyburbian btrage's avatar
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    I lost my cell phone earlier in the Fall. My conclusion is that one of the little punks who works for our cleaning service swiped it off my desk.

    But I guess it's my fault for leaving it there.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I lost my cell phone earlier in the Fall. My conclusion is that one of the little punks who works for our cleaning service swiped it off my desk.
    I have a similar theory for this weekend's theft. It was clearly an inside job.

  10. #35
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    Our Village hall is sorta secure -- you have to sign into a book before you can get in. The doors can only be accessed by "fobs" that we all wear.

    What worries me most are the public meetings. There's absolutely no security. I've never given it much thought until last week, some guy who announced he's running for mayor showed up to the Village Board meeting and the first words out of his mouth during public comment were "I just want everyone to know that I did not threaten to kill my parents." It went down hill from there.

    The Board sits behind a tall dais....but the rest of us senior staff sit up front in the line of fire.

    I had a cow after the meeting...everyone thought it was over-reacting, but if he had a gun on him, my children would have been orphans.

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    Update: They've now installed keypads on all the doors, so only people with keycodes (employees) can get in. They gave me one now, so now I can get in. I think the regular keys still work as well. Someone could still jump the counter during the day though, I suppose.
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