Being an employer comes with a number of responsibilities. It’s your job to make certain your employees have a safe environment to work each day. Additionally, it’s important to avoid unwanted visitors that may engage in criminal activity while others are on the job. Here are five reasons to obtain on-site security. Reason #1: Monitor people who enter One reason to consider security for your business is to know who enters the premises. Only employees, delivery trucks or people that have permission for entry should do so. It’s ideal for each employee to have an identification badge that must be shown if the security personnel is suspicious of an individual being on the property. Reason #2: Reduce insurance costs The insurance costs for your business may decrease if you have on-site security. This helps your insurance provider know you’re company is better protected from theft and other criminal activities that may occur where a large volume of people gather each day. Reason #3: Less chance of vandalism By having security installed in your workplace, this can decrease the possibility of vandalism. Some people like to destroy items for entertainment or fun, and if this happens to your business, this could be financially devastating. Acts of vandalism include destroying property, painting graffiti on walls and defacing property. Reason #4: Assist if evacuation is necessary Difficult times may call for extreme measures. If there is a need to evacuate the facility for any reason, on-site security personnel can play a large role in implementing and carrying out the evacuation with less confusion. Being prepared for any event is critical when you have employees in the workplace. Reason #5: Watch over valuables If you have certain things in your workplace that are highly valuable, such as trophies, awards or many other items, security can watch over these. Some companies have a display case in the front office that could be valued at thousands of dollars or more, and these items should be monitored on a regular basis by security. Finally, keeping your company, and employees secure should be at the top of your to-do list at all times. By relying on the assistance of a professional on-site security company, like Intellex Security, this will allow you to get the help your business needs at any time of the day or night. By doing so, you can have the peace of mind that is necessary to run your...

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There can be many reasons why you would need to relocate your business from its current offices. However, regardless of the reason, these can be extremely complex and labor intensive affairs. Fortunately, it is possible to hire a corporate moving service to handle the labor aspects of these moves. Yet, there may be a few questions that you want answered about these services.  What Happens If Items Are Damaged During The Move? While movers are consummate professionals, there is always a chance that items can be damaged during a move. Whether it is from a traffic accident or being dropped, you may wonder how damaged items are handled by the company. Luckily, most corporate moving companies carry extensive insurance policies, and if any of your business’ possessions are damaged during the move, you can file a claim with the company to receive compensation for the damage.  How Are Files With Sensitive Information Handled? There are many businesses that handle sensitive information about their clients on a regular basis. Whether it is a client’s credit card number or medical history, it is important to keep this information from being access by unauthorized individuals. Fortunately, this is not a problem that you have to worry about with corporate movers.  These professionals will not look through any documents or files that are being moved. Rather, they will simply load the boxes containing the files into a truck, and unload them when they arrive at your new location. However, if this is still an issue that concerns you, you can purchase special boxes that have locking mechanisms, and place only the files containing this information into these boxes. This will still allow the movers to handle them, and it can give you peace of mind knowing that the information is secure.  Will The Movers Arrange The Items At The New Location? A common belief is that the movers will completely arrange the furniture when they arrive at the new location. While this is a service that you can procure from these providers, it should be stated that this service will usually cost more than if they had only unloaded the items. You will have to speak with local moving companies to determine the exact rates for this service.  Moving your company to a new office does not have to be an overwhelming and labor intensive task. By knowing the answers to these common questions, you may find that a corporate moving service is the perfect solution for smoothly relocating your...

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Planning and assigning trade show exhibit spaces is difficult enough without having to deal with rapidly dwindling convention space, but that’s exactly what more and more shows have had to deal with in past years. As certain events grow in popularity, the number of people trying to snag display-booth space vastly exceeds what’s allowable in the convention space. If you are in charge of a trade show that’s grown too large for its usual location, you have four options: move, decentralize your event locations, limit exhibit-booth size, or do a combination of these. Take a look at how these options can play out. Change Locations — Including the City This is the most instinctive reaction to rapid growth, but it’s also one of the more difficult to handle logistically. For events that stay in the same city year after year, moving could mean moving the location to an entirely different city — not just another space. Cities don’t always have larger and larger spaces that conventions and shows can transfer to, and plans to enlarge existing facilities don’t always keep up with event growth. Some cities have tried to promise expanded space in order to keep shows from leaving. However, until the construction approvals and permits are issued, you have to look at those promises as hopes rather than solutions. It’s always possible that the plans to expand could be cancelled at the last minute. If you’ve already agreed to keep your trade show in the same space for the next few years, you’d be stuck in a space that’s become too small. Decentralize Operations Another option is to expand the facilities hosting official events. Instead of cramming the entire convention into one place, you could have certain types of events take place at other ballrooms or meeting halls. If you know from past experience that certain events attract a limited amount of people, you can move those to smaller offsite venues. However, that can increase traffic all over the area in which you have the events, rather than creating a jam in just one location. You also have to be sure that everyone has transportation to these events — while you don’t have to provide it, you do have to ensure that there are buses or that the events are very close to the central location and the hotels at which people will be staying. Companies setting up displays at trade shows rely on attendee traffic, and isolating events reduces the number of people who can see a display. Limit Exhibit-Booth Size Many trade shows offer several sizes of booths, including large corner spaces and central islands for...

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Horror fans are a very passionate breed. The emotional and psychological experience of a great horror film instills a sense of passion that often channels itself into creative energy. Those who work in horror-themed creative endeavors such as a film magazine, the movie industry, or in the promotion horror-fantasy conventions may wish to show off their passion through body art. Achieving the desired effect from the tattoo is going to be rooted in selecting the right design and imagery. Avoid Imagery That Is Too Garish Recreating a scene from a famous horror movie in the form of body art should embody a sense of Gothic wonder. You should avoid trying to gross anyone out. Zombies are definitely all the rage these days. Depicting a violent scene of zombie cannibalism on your upper arm, however, is probably not going to be met with a receptive reaction. Images that repel are anti-social in nature, and you should avoid having this type of ink on your skin if you trying to evoke a positive effect. Consider Familiar and Exquisite Dark Imagery Think about projecting images that evoke darkly inspiring emotions. Imagine an illustration of the famous scene from the 1932 film Bride of Frankenstein in which the smiling Frankenstein monster takes the hand of a very unnerved bride. The scene definitely is eye-catching and and makes for perfect body ink.  Also, selecting an image from a horror film form the golden age of cinema shows a bit of refined taste. People are also quite familiar with the harmless and, dare it be said, beloved image of the classic Boris Karoff Frankenstein monster. Familiarity with a positive image means the tattoo delivers an equally positive reaction. Pick a Tattoo Artist Who Loves Horror You are not just selecting a horror fan for your tattoo artists just because you share the same interests. You are going with a horror fan because he/she knows exactly what the finished ink is supposed to look like. Nothing is worse than a tattoo of a horror icon that does not look like the person/creature in the movie. The tattoo should combine both the right look of the figure along with the appropriate matching scenery. If not, well, the tattoo ends up being a miserable failure. The mad doctor, monster, or cinema slasher should be immediately recognizable or else the ink is not a horror tattoo. It is a horrible tattoo. For more information about tattoos, contact American Tattoo Studio or a similar...

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Home insurance is not a negotiable expense if you have a mortgage on your loan, but you could be paying a lot more for your coverage than you need to. If you would like to pay less money for your current home insurance coverage, then try these tips to help you bring your home insurance rates down. 1) Bundle Your Insurance Policies When you are shopping for home insurance, call your auto insurance company first. Combining the two policies could mean a discount on both types of insurance coverage. Don’t limit your options to the carrier you already use. It doesn’t hurt to check out what kind of competitive rates other insurance companies are willing to offer you. If you decide to switch companies, then your current provider will have to refund your premiums for the coverage period you didn’t use.  2) Use A Monitored Alarm System Many home security systems can be set up for $30-50 per month. They offer security and peace of mind, but they also help to make your home less attractive to would-be burglars. Ask your home insurance provider what kind of discounts they offer for monitored alarm systems, and you may find that it pays for itself in discounts. 3) Increase Your Fire Protection Installing smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers in your home is as beneficial to your insurance rates as it is to your family. With these protective measures in play, your home is less likely to suffer a serious loss as far as home insurance payouts go. Make sure you tell your insurance company about sprinkler systems in your home, too. Every bit of fire protection will add up in home insurance discounts. 4) Be A Loyal Insurance Carrier While you should consider switching companies if you find you are paying too much for insurance, there is a lot to be said for loyalty. Your current provider may be willing to offer you loyalty discounts after several years of continuous coverage. If you are seriously considering switching to another insurance provider, talk to your current provider. They may be willing to adjust your rates so they can retain your business. 5) Pay Your Premiums Annually The more you break down your payments, the more you can expect to pay in premiums. While coming up with the lump sum of your annual premiums may seem outrageous, you could drastically cut down how much you are paying in insurance by paying annually. You are going to be paying more for the convenience of paying your premiums every quarter or bi-quarterly, but you will pay a lot more money for your...

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