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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by NRM_Oz View Post
    Even better HotelSecurity, 9 months ago, we had to retile both leased elevators .
    Just a question: what is a leased elevator?

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  • NRM_Oz
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    Even better HotelSecurity, 9 months ago, we had to retile both leased elevators due to damage from delivery trolleys (despite being banned) so were to do 1 a week. After #1 was done, I placed CAUTION - DO NOT ENTER barrier tape in 3 sections across the doors together with signs saying OUT OF ORDER, together with emails for a week prior and turning the elevator off. The next morning the building Facilities Manager informs me that CCTV footage has 1 of our senior managers stepping through the barrier tape with her staff and walking on the wet tiles - causing them to dry crooked. I confronted her about the damage and she lied to my face as did her staff. So I ran the CCTV footage which showed them lying. I then informed them we had a $3k bill to remove and relay NEW tiles because of actions. She told me she was too busy just as the MD walked in and said "well I am too busy to approve your parking fees until 2008 now". She stormed off resigning that day as she had been caught lying with her staff.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by NRM_Oz View Post
    Watching people in action is always fun especially those who cannot read PUSH to know what it actually means. Another favourite are those automatic doors with signs saying CLOSED AT 8.00pm so that people walk towards them expecting them to open - then step back - step forward - step back - step forward and eventually spot the sign on the door.
    Even better are the ones who push the down button outside the elevator, get in with the red down arrow lit up & the automatic announcement (in Canada's 2 offical languages) saying "going down". Then are amazed that the buttons inside will not light up when they press one to go up!!

    Or the ones that think if you press the call button 250 times the elevator will come faster!

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  • NRM_Oz
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    Copeland I am sure it was a day you regretted working, right ?

    I once guarding a diamond wedding jewellery collection for a bridal fair and used a goods elevator with the model to reduce the risk. We were joined by the lingerie models and got stuck for about 20 minutes. I did not mind the view but was worried about the task of guarding the jewellery as this was not part of the job specs but did enjoy the environment.

    Watching people in action is always fun especially those who cannot read PUSH to know what it actually means. Another favourite are those automatic doors with signs saying CLOSED AT 8.00pm so that people walk towards them expecting them to open - then step back - step forward - step back - step forward and eventually spot the sign on the door.

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  • copelandamuffy
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    This past weekend I worked along in an old factory that is six stories tall
    No elevator for me. What if there had been a power failure and I was in the elevator for a couple of hours. I had to go real bad, I mean real bad.
    What would I do

    When I was a freshmen at a college in Boston I was in elevator with about eight of the Football Cheer Leaders, that broke down between floors.
    The entire time I was in that elevator with those lovely ladies, I tried recalling Ted Willam's batting average

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  • craig333
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    I'm constantly amazed how many people park in the handicapped spaces (with placard) and don't seem to have any disability whatsoever. Yeah, some might have some condition you can't see, but not many.

    I like to do the stairs if I'm just patrolling. Responding to something is different. Depends on how many people waiting for the elevator and how many floors. One floor its always faster to use the stairs, all the way up depends on how many people are using the elevator. Faster unless its stopping at every floor.

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  • Mr. Chaple
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    Originally posted by navyleo View Post
    As i sit here at my security job as a "receptionist", I have began to realize just how lazy people are these days. The front doors into our building have the handicap buttons that open the doors automatically. Well I guess that sitting behind a desk all day is really tiring because most employees will hit the button and wait for the door to open instead of pushing the door open by hand. There is one employee that is in a wheelchair because he has no movement in his legs, well he REFUSES to use the automatic door buttons! I find it funny that the one person that has the righful reason to use the buttons doesn't use them at all.
    Better than the ones who try to use the auto-opener to over power the door lock when they forget their access cards. We have had to replace two (2) openers and one (1) Magna-Lock panel because of this. But you are correct, most office dwellers (I said most, not all) are ridiculously lazy.

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  • inman
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    Many sites do not realize just how vulnerable they are to the potential security
    threats they face, especially if they have not had any previous security
    problems. It takes an overall effort by everyone to ensure a secure
    environment. Security unawareness is a problem situation at all sites because
    it increases the risk of crime and safety threats. As a security professional it is
    your job to be “security aware,” as well as to inform others of the important
    role awareness plays in protecting their site from potential threats such as fire,
    theft and work-place violence.

    Security awareness is an attitude that places a high priority on identifying
    exposures such as intrusions, crime, theft, fire and safety issues. As security
    professionals we must be aware of these situations and address them in a
    manner that positively affects the other employees at a site.

    Although not intentional, your site may lack sufficient security awareness,
    especially if it has had few or no incidents involving security problems. This
    lack of security awareness is often evidenced by the low priority placed on
    security measures. Your job is important because of the potential loss of life
    that can result from poor security awareness.

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  • Bill Warnock
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    When performing security surveys both as a government employee and in subsequent semi-retirement, I always used the stairways to look for things and test out emergency lighting and doors. Marvelous what the eye can see or the ear discern, that is of course if we choose to look and listen.
    Of interest is their written word on inspection sheets and what you uncover when mucking about.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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  • Badge714
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    Originally posted by navyleo View Post
    And while i'm ranting...
    I work with other security officers who refuse to use the stairs for anything. I've seen a shift supervisor take the elevator up ONE floor to respond to a disturbance between two employees in the cafeteria.
    I normally do not take elevators unless it's a high rise and I have to go up a lot of flights. I really don't like to take them in unoccupied buildings, since those things do break down, and I don't want to wait until someone comes looking for me.

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  • Eric
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    How many people will circle a parking lot waiting for a close spot, when they could have been inside with a bit of a walk in the same time or less...

    Know of a couple people who take the elevator up one floor to the gym

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  • JSam21
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    I use the buttons all the time... less door handle germs. I use the back of my hand or nuckles to hit the button.

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  • navyleo
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    Interesting Observation

    As i sit here at my security job as a "receptionist", I have began to realize just how lazy people are these days. The front doors into our building have the handicap buttons that open the doors automatically. Well I guess that sitting behind a desk all day is really tiring because most employees will hit the button and wait for the door to open instead of pushing the door open by hand. There is one employee that is in a wheelchair because he has no movement in his legs, well he REFUSES to use the automatic door buttons! I find it funny that the one person that has the righful reason to use the buttons doesn't use them at all.

    And while i'm ranting...

    I work with other security officers who refuse to use the stairs for anything. I've seen a shift supervisor take the elevator up ONE floor to respond to a disturbance between two employees in the cafeteria. What makes it worse is that most of the time, these officers will go out of their way to use the elevator when the stairs are much closer to our SecOps office. Me personally, I try to avoid the elevators at all cost because you lose radio reception inside them; unless i'm going from the first floor to the eighth floor and then i'll usually walk down the stairs from there. Plus its the only chance we get to do even a little workout while on shift.

    They keep telling us that all we can do is "observe and report," so there...I observed and reported!

    .......any thoughts?

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