5 Reasons You Don’t Want a One-Time Fee

Kate Parrish Blog

Cost While there may be a fee to maintain software in a cloud, it doesn’t even come close to the upfront cost and potential disaster repair of an on-premises system. By adopting a cloud-based system, you no longer need to worry about your main office computer going down and losing years of information that you may need to retrieve at …

3 Modules That Every Company Needs

Tony Unfried Blog

1. HR Commander You are managing all of your other security operations in one location and you should also be managing schedules and hours the same way. Don’t give your employees two or three different apps to manage to do one job, put everything in one place and make it easy to use so to preserve time and energy- Especially …

Your KPIs Are Too Late

Tony Unfried Blog

1 A KPI (Key Performance Indicator) – KPIs take too long to analyze and return data to really be helpful in the security industry. By the time you get that data, someone could have been injured or you might have lost the contract. It’s flawed to look at compliance or completion analysis, waiting to see if you performed an inspection, …

Change Management 101 Part 2 [Guest Post]

Archon Tech Blog

Guest post by Zach Jedamzik, Change and Relationship Management at Stanley Black & Decker. In the last blog post, Tony talked about the fact the only thing in life that is a constant, and we can depend on, is change. Everything is always changing and evolving. Our businesses should be too. Any time you are modifying daily operations or adding new …

No NFC Required.

Kate Parrish Blog

Recently a client asked us about NFC Readers and what the cost of that would be for his company. Being in marketing, I wasn’t sure what NFC was, so I did a little research and found out why it’s not a good fit for our company.   We don’t do NFC: What is NFC?  It stands for Near Feild Communication, …

Change Is The Only Constant. Part 1

Tony Unfried Blog

“Change is the only constant” Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher Change and Change Management: Change is not easy and it doesn’t happen overnight or even as often as it probably should. I’m not sure what really stops change from happening, if it’s a fear of the unknown and monetary investment, or if it’s more closely related to the fact that our client’s …

An Argument For Txt Commander

Kate Parrish Modules, Txt Commander

95% of Americans own a mobile phone. (source)  Digital adoption is skyrocketing even among Baby Boomers which makes a great case for incorporating texting services into your security, safety, and guest services strategies.  You would be hard pressed to find a mobile technology user that doesn’t stay within arm’s length of their device at all times. Knowing how your population …

Meet Txt Commander

Brian Murphy Blog

Introducing Txt Commander! The newest module to Cirrus Security allows your public to report situations to security and guest services immediately and with anonymity to the people around them. Txt Commander enables two-way communication between reporter and command center so your event staff can be prepared with the details before entering a situation.  Each of our Txt Commander clients receives …

DSSM Solves Your Scheduling Problems, No-Shows, and Overtime Intelligently

Tony Unfried Dynamic Security Signal Management

  Why should you work for your employee scheduling software when it should be working for you? DSSM is able to identify information gaps and trends while intelligently ranking your employees for approval of shifts so you don’t have to.  Why should an employee that often no-shows, or isn’t available be at the top of your list only because their last …

Dynamic Security Signal Measurement

Tony Unfried Blog

Dynamic Security Signal Measurement Platform (DSSM) is replacing an antiquated human interaction system of analyzing data manually. What does this mean? It’s not about creating custom forms, guard tours, dispatch modules, or text messaging programs. Rather, it’s about watching constantly changing indicators within security operations having the ability to auto-respond to it. There is always change. Every event and activity …

A 360° View Is Important No Matter Where You Are— Even In Software

Tony Unfried Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “looking through a straw,” meaning that it provides a limited view of what is actually happening around you. To ensure safety and security, you need to see the big picture, the 360° view of events in real-time. A lot of people live under the false belief that because you put someone in front of …

Security Team Management

Tony Unfried Blog

There are so many details that contribute to great Security Team Management but for the sake of this blog, we are going to focus on three points. As we continue with the blog and our upcoming podcast, we will take a deeper dive into what it takes to have great security team management, so keep checking back to catch what …

The 3 Things You REALLY Need From Your Incident Report Management Platform

Kate Parrish Blog, Dashboard, Incident Reports

For an incident report management platform to be effective, there are a few key points that just have to be addressed.   #1 Complete Customization We will dive right in with the biggest point. The incident report management system that your company is completing daily tasks within has to be fully customized to your unique business needs. This should be …

Strategies to Reduce Overtime & Increase Efficiency

Kate Parrish HR Commander, Learning Management System

Strategies to reduce overtime and increase efficiency are not new, but the tools that help you implement those well-known strategies are, and they are pushing to the forefront of what you require in your security business. The concepts of having more efficient scheduling processes, broadening your employee skill base, cross-train, streamline your daily processes, increasing your staff base– that stuff is not …

Build Your Best Incident Report Template

Tony Unfried Blog, Incident Reports, Template

In the security industry, it is essential to protect ourselves (and our businesses) from litigation and this means we have to track every detail of what we do. Everything. Incomplete incident reports commonly lead to an increased litigation risk that can easily be avoided by ensuring proper training for all employees involved in the reporting process. Documenting the most accurate …

4 Big Things Our LMS Does For you

Tony Unfried Blog

1. Audit-Proofing Your Organization. Compliance requirements for Safety and Security are ever-evolving, and organizations are protecting themselves and their employees by providing documented training for response to critical events. Companies are focusing more on employee development and training to reduce liability. Learning Management Systems (LMS) keep a real-time record that your employee has taken the courses and completed required certifications, …

Introducing BINDER

Kate Parrish Blog, Features, Modules, Products

In the Cirrus Security App lab, we recognize that every organization deserves the tools to achieve and maintain peak performance in the field. So, without further adieu, we are excited to introduce BINDER, the newest module in the ever-evolving Cirrus Security App suite! Forget the paper binders, now just upload documents in the portal and instantly view or download on …