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October 1, 2023

The Escalation in Burglaries and Violence in LA

Los Angeles, often seen as the glitzy epicenter of the entertainment industry, has long been known for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and beautiful landscapes. However, beneath the glamour, the city is grappling with a rising tide of burglaries and violence that has left both residents and businesses deeply concerned. In this article, we will […]
September 4, 2023

Steps to Securing Your Online Presence for Business and Individuals

In today's digital age, where technology has become an integral part of our lives, the need for security extends beyond physical spaces. At ITAC, we believe that it's vitally important not only to stay safe offline but also online. Maintaining a secure online presence is crucial for both businesses and individuals. The internet offers countless […]
September 4, 2023

The Psychology Behind Behavioral Detection: A Key Component of Protective Security

The world of security is constantly evolving, and with it, the strategies to keep individuals and assets safe. In this ever-changing landscape, one approach stands out: behavioral detection. Rooted in the complexities of human behavior, behavioral detection has emerged as a pivotal component in protective security measures. Understanding Behavioral Detection Behavioral detection, at its core, […]
August 1, 2023

Shotgun for Self-Defense: Pros Vs. Cons

When it comes to home defense and personal safety, choosing the right firearm is crucial. Shotguns have been popular choices for self-defense for many years, but like any tool, they come with both advantages and disadvantages. In this blog, we'll explore the pros and cons of using a shotgun for self-defense, helping you make an […]
August 1, 2023

How to Build Confidence as a Woman with Self-Defense and Krav Maga

In a world that celebrates empowerment and self-assurance, women are finding new ways to build confidence and stand tall. One empowering path that encompasses both physical strength and mental fortitude is the practice of self-defense and Krav Maga. Not only does it equip women with vital self-protection skills, but it also fosters a profound sense […]
June 15, 2023

Understanding California Compliant Firearms: A Path to Responsible Firearm Ownership

California's firearm regulations are known for being among the most stringent in the United States. Navigating the complexities of owning firearms in the Golden State requires a thorough understanding of California Compliant Firearms. In this article, we will explore what it means to own California Compliant Firearms, highlight manufacturers that offer compliant firearms, provide a […]
June 15, 2023

Disturbing Reality: Surge of Antisemitic Incidents in California

In recent years, California has witnessed a troubling surge in antisemitic incidents, reflecting a distressing rise in hate and extremism within the state. According to a report released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), more than 500 acts of antisemitism were reported in California in 2022 alone, marking a disheartening increase of over 40% compared to […]
May 1, 2023

Empowering Yourself: The Benefits of Firearms Training for Self-Defense

As the world becomes more uncertain, many people are considering firearms as a means of self-defense. However, owning a firearm comes with a great responsibility. Without proper training, firearms can be more of a danger than a tool for self-protection. That's where ITAC Security comes in. As a leader in firearm training for civilians and […]
May 1, 2023

Benefits of Krav Maga Training: Increasing Confidence and Preparedness in Real-Life Situations

ITAC Security is a leader in Krav Maga training for civilians and security officers. Our Krav Maga training is designed to provide individuals with the skills and confidence to protect themselves in real-life situations. Krav Maga is a highly effective form of self-defense that focuses on surviving in close combat situations.  At ITAC Security, we […]
April 5, 2023

Maximizing Your Home Security: 7 Simple Steps You Can Take Today

Securing your home is a crucial step to protect your family and property. It’s essential to take the necessary precautions to prevent break-ins and ensure the safety of your loved ones. Here are seven steps to secure your home and keep it safe. Secure Your Doors Doors are the primary entry points for burglars. Make […]
April 5, 2023

How to Use Pepper Spray for Women as a Self-Defense Tool

According to statistics, 1 in 3 women in the United States has experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. With such alarming numbers, it is important for women to equip themselves with the necessary skills to defend themselves in case of an attack. One of the tools that can […]
March 2, 2023

The Process of Receiving a CCW (Concealed Carry License) in California

If you're a resident of California and you're interested in carrying a concealed weapon, you'll need to obtain a CCW (concealed carry license). In California, obtaining a CCW is a time-consuming process, but it's also one that's worth it for those who need to protect themselves. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to receive a […]
March 2, 2023

Taser as Self-Defense Tool for Civilians - Pros and Cons

Self-defense is an important consideration for many people, and there are many different tools and techniques available for those who want to be prepared for dangerous situations. One option that has gained popularity in recent years is the Taser, a device that uses electric shock to incapacitate an attacker. However, like any self-defense tool, Tasers […]
January 31, 2023

Securing Your Organization: The Importance of Pre-Screening Employees and Contractors

Pre-screening employees, contractors, and service providers is an essential aspect of an organization's security strategy. It helps detect any adverse information early on, allowing the organization to make informed decisions about their hires. However, many organizations may not know where to start when it comes to pre-screening. Here are 10 tips for screening new hires […]
January 31, 2023

Keeping Your Company Safe Online: Restricting Access to Information

In today's digital age, hostile reconnaissance often begins with online research. The internet provides a wealth of information that can be used to identify targets, explore security vulnerabilities, and plan attacks. However, organizations can take steps to protect themselves from these types of threats. One of the most common security vulnerabilities is the sharing of […]
December 21, 2022

The Benefits of Physical Defense Tactics for Individuals and Security Guards

The importance of personal protection has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. With the rise of crime, terrorism and other security threats, the need for individuals and security guards to learn physical defense tactics is becoming more and more important. This article will discuss the benefits of learning physical defense tactics, what types of defense […]
December 21, 2022

The Benefits of Security Window Film for Your Home or Business

Keeping your home and business safe is something that should be taken seriously. One way to ensure the safety of your windows is by installing safety and security window film. This window film provides an extra layer of protection against intruders and extreme weather conditions while also improving the energy efficiency of your windows.  Security […]
November 28, 2022

Using Active Listening, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills to Diffuse Conflict

One of the most important skills for security guards is the ability to de-escalate conflict. After all, you never know when a confrontation might arise, and it's always best to be prepared. While there are many different techniques you can use to de-escalate a situation, the most effective ones are active listening, non-verbal and verbal […]
November 28, 2022

The Importance of Security in Your Business Strategy

As a business owner or CEO, you likely to have a lot on your plate. From managing employees to keeping up with the competition, there are a lot of balls to juggle on a day-to-day basis. However, one thing that should always be front and center is security. In today's day and age, it's not […]
October 31, 2022

5 Self-Defense Tips to Defend Yourself Against a Street Attacker

In the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to predict how you may react to an attacker. Many of us would like to believe that we could fight back, but without preparation, we may freeze or be unable to react fast enough to make a difference. These five fast tips will help you […]
October 31, 2022

Securing Your Home While You’re Gone

When you’re heading out on a trip, the last thing you want it to spend your time worrying about things back home. Creating a plan to keep your house safe while you’re away is just as important as packing for a vacation. We’ve gathered some tips to help you create a system to protect your […]
September 30, 2022

Screening People and Belongings

If you are working at a location or with an organization that sees a variety of people every day, it can be beneficial to create a screening plan for these people and their belongings. Screening can not only help prevent the introduction of actually harmful objects into an area, but can help deter those objects […]
September 30, 2022

Detecting Suspicious Behavior

The ability to spot suspicious behaviors before they result in harmful actions can make all the difference when it comes to protection. Although it may sound straightforward, keeping an eye out for the subtle cues that could alert you to danger is no easy task. While this ability is by no means the perfect solution […]
August 28, 2022

The Benefits of Self-Defense Training for Employees

If you’re interested in and pick up the security culture at your company what is the best ways to do it is invest in self-defense training for your employees. Not only can this help individuals feel safer and more confident in their abilities to defend themselves but can improve employees overall faith in their employer. […]
August 27, 2022

Improving Security for Your Organization

When you create a company, you dedicate hours of time and effort into making it perfect. But if you don’t invest in the proper security measures, all of that can come crashing down in an instant. In order to care for the organization that you worked so hard to build, it’s important that you improve […]
August 1, 2022

How to Create and Maintain Muscle Memory

If you’ve ever been an athlete, practiced an instrument or done anything else that requires specific movements, you’ve probably heard the term “muscle memory.” This phrase means that you have done an action enough that your brain has created a sort of shortcut for it, so that you don’t have to think before doing it. […]
August 1, 2022

Krav Maga: Best Self-Defense for Women

With increasing crime rates across the US, women can benefit from self-defense training. While some women opt for tools like pepper spray or tasers, laws in certain states can hold someone accountable for injury even if they acted in self-defense. That’s why we recommend a self-defense training course. Not only will this provide you with […]
June 29, 2022

Can We Prevent Mass Shootings?

As unfortunate as it is, in today’s climate much of the responsibility of preventing shootings has come down to individual schools, businesses and people. While we hope this won’t always be the case, it is important that companies and educational institutions understand the best practices for staying safe and preventing a tragedy. It may look […]
June 29, 2022

Preparing for Threat: School Shootings

In today’s world, school shootings are an unfortunate risk to our nation’s children. While we would ideally remove the threat as a whole, in the meantime it is crucial that we learn the best and most secure methods for protecting children in the event of a mass shooting. As a security officer, you are the […]
June 1, 2022

What is Security Culture?

When we bring up security culture, the first thing that might come to your mind is the industry as a whole. Classes, conventions and the camaraderie that comes with working in the same job field. However, individual organizations can have their own security culture, and in fact, building a positive one may help your business […]
June 1, 2022

Making Use of CCTV

CCTV is a standard tool for most businesses these days, but its importance cannot be overstated. If you’re doubting whether or not you should invest in CCTV for your organization, we’ve broken down its benefits so that you can make an informed decision. What is CCTV? CCTV stands for closed-circuit television and is basically comprised […]
May 2, 2022

How to Identify Your Security Threats

Depending on your organization or business, your specific security needs are going to vary. When you’re first setting up your system, how can you identify the threats that need to be dealt with? We’ve got you covered with a quick guide to spotting security threats and preparing for them before they become a problem. Risk […]
May 2, 2022

Is Lighting Part of Your Security System?

Since the advent of electricity, there has been no doubt of the usefulness of light in a security system. From flashlights to floodlights, the applications are endless. That being said, what does lighting look like in your modern security system, and how do you decide from the hundreds of choices available on the market? We’ve […]
April 6, 2022

The Importance of Securing a Perimeter

Perimeters in a security setting are complicated. They serve as both physical reminders of property edges, and as mental stopping points for guards and criminals. Keeping this perimeter secure and maintained is key to ensuring maximum deterrence. It also can help make your job considerably easier. So how do you go about creating and securing […]
April 6, 2022

What Is a Security Manager?

One of the many benefits of training to be a security professional is the array of job positions to both get and grow into. One of these jobs is as a security manager, where your day-to-day role will be varied and involve overseeing a team and a site. The role will also vary based on […]
February 28, 2022

Muscle Memory: The Benefits & Applications

If you've been in the security industry for a while, have ever played a sport or even an instrument, you’ve definitely heard of the term “muscle memory.” muscle memory is an incredible tool that we can use to make certain actions second nature, so that even when we are under intense stress our bodies know […]
February 28, 2022

Using Deterrence as a Modern Security Tool

Security, both for your home and business, is an old necessity. These days it’s very common to have an alarm system, or security cameras to capture a crime in progress and alert the proper authorities. However, preventing crime before it happens by deterring would be criminals is just as, if not more important than a […]
January 31, 2022

Drones: A Modern Technology Security Tool

Modern technology is advancing at the speed of light, but that means that criminals have more access to tools that can infiltrate your business or organization easier than ever before. To combat this, it is important for security teams to evolve with the times. Some of the greatest tools at a security officer is disposal […]
January 30, 2022

Understanding Awareness as a Security Skill

A client of mine once told me how he was robbed at a fuel station convenience store. We had met years after the incident, but it still weighed on him. “What could I have done better?” he asked me. It’s difficult to advise on how to react during a situation like this, armed robbery.  Especially […]
January 1, 2022

Security at a Large-scale Venue or Large Event

Private security at events is a task which varies based on location and the nature of the event itself. However, many elements are the same. This blog will offer up a few of our favorite tips for security at a large-scale event. These events, like concerts or sporting events, require officers to protect thousands of […]
January 1, 2022

The Important of External Security Scanning

Previously we covered the importance of an internal location scan before events or during shifts as a security officer. Another important aspect of a location scan, however, encompasses the entirety of the outside of your location. Although it may seem as though most threats will be internal, an outdoor scan can make all the difference, […]
November 29, 2021

The Basics of Handcuffs: A Guide for Security Professionals

When you think security and law enforcement, one of the tools that comes to mind is most likely a set of handcuffs. Used for detaining perpetrators and preventing their use of any force or weapons, handcuffs can be a useful piece of equipment in the right hands. However, their use is only permitted by specialized […]
November 29, 2021

The Murder of Yitzhak Rabin : A Case Study

The 1995 murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was a world shaking event, one that would have repercussions for years to come. The assassination itself was the culmination of anger towards Rabin for his policies and peace initiatives– a reaction by a far-right actor in the midst of political upset. Though this event took […]
November 1, 2021

Understanding How Your Body Reacts Under Stress

We are all familiar with the physical sensations that accompany a high stress situation: the feeling of adrenaline, heart pounding, sweating, possible disorientation. For security officers and law enforcement, this feeling is one that will be experienced quite frequently, which is why it is important to understand it and learn how to use it to […]
November 1, 2021

Batons: A Guide for California Security Guards

Among the many non-lethal weapon choices for security officers, batons are often overlooked in favor of something like pepper spray or a taser. However, these weans make excellent defensive tools, especially when your primary goal is to deescalate a tense situation or hold back a perpetrator. It is important to remember, though, that each weapon […]
October 1, 2021

A Look Into The Manchester Arena Bombing: A Case Study

In 2017, a night that was supposed to be a dream come true for fans of pop star Ariana Grande turned into a nightmare when a terrorist attack claimed the lives of 22 concert goers and their family members, and injured over 1000 more in Manchester, UK. The perpetrator turned out to be a local […]
September 24, 2021

The Basics of Creating and Maintaining Security for Your Organization

Every business is as unique as its creators,  which is why there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to crafting security protocol. Factors like location, number of employees, shift hours, and even the purpose of your business or organization can all affect potential security threats. By understanding the parts of your group that are […]
August 20, 2021

Violence and Crime Prevention in Religious Organizations

Violence is a reality of life in our modern world, and sadly, religious institutions are no exception. Although places of community and peace, they are often vulnerable targets, and their nature creates a unique puzzle when it comes to effective security systems. This piece will provide you with some basic tips for the prevention of […]
August 20, 2021

West Freeway Church of Christ Shooting - Lessons Learned

In late December of 2019, tragedy struck a Texas suburb when a gunman turned a weapon on the congregation of West Freeway Church of Christ, killing two. The perpetrator, a 43-year-old named Keith Kinnunen was shot down by a church security team member, ending the rampage before it could go any further. Though the attack […]
July 29, 2021

Are Tasers the Right Tool for Your Security Guard Team?

Versions of the TASER, otherwise known as the stun gun, have been on the market since the late 1970s, advertised as a less-lethal alternative to traditional firearms. Despite this, when used incorrectly, stun guns have the potential to cause serious injury or even death. With this in mind, it’s important to consider all the variables […]
July 29, 2021

Pepper Spray for Security Officers: The Pros and Cons

Pepper spray is a popular self-defense tool for law enforcement, security officers, and civilians alike for its close and long-range usage and its non-lethality. Despite this, it is still quite possible for it to be used incorrectly, or for a situation to require more than just quick incapacitation of an attacker. This article will help […]
June 26, 2021

The Importance of a Physical Location Scan

For most involved in security, the area you maintain will be familiar. Although some jobs require movement from one location to the next, many others take place in the same place every day. This sort of monotony can lead to a degree of comfort which can endanger others. Security professionals should never presume to know […]
June 16, 2021

Security Threats: Identifying Suspicious Items

Working as a security or police officer often means spending time surveying crowded public locations. In these settings, it is important to understand how to not only be on the lookout for suspicious people but items as well. But how can you tell a suspicious item from something that has simply been set down or […]
May 26, 2021

Why Every Security Professional Should Learn Krav Maga

Self-defense training is one of the first things every security professional is taught, but the method of self-defense varies greatly. Maybe your lessons surrounded de-escalation practices, or weapons training. Maybe general self-defense “moves” were included, but not really delved into. ITAC believes that each of these pieces serve a purpose, but come together to form […]
May 16, 2021

Krav Maga: History and Modern-Day Usefulness

If you are involved in any profession that encourages knowledge of self-defense, enjoy martial arts as a hobby or have ever been involved in military training, there is a good chance you’ve at least heard of Krav Maga. This self-defense technique is internationally lauded for its versatility and usefulness, and at ITAC we are huge […]
April 28, 2021

Citizen’s Arrest: How to Avoid Potential Legal Issues

In this blog, we will dive deeper into the legality of a citizen’s arrest, and guide you towards federal and local information that you can use to defend yourself in the worst-case scenario.
April 16, 2021

Civilian Arrest: What Is It? When, and Why You Can Use It

After reading this piece you should have a better grasp on what citizen’s arrest is, when you can use it, and what you should take into consideration before preforming one.
March 30, 2021

What You Need to Know About Rules of Engagement

During your tactical training as a security guard, you may come across what are known as the rules of engagement.
March 15, 2021

De-escalation: What It Is and Why We Need It

In this blog article you will learn techniques to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.
February 28, 2021

Stopping an Attack Before It Happens: The “Gathering Information” Phase

In this blog you will learn how to stop an attack before it happens.
February 1, 2021

High Stress Situations: Reaction and Recovery

Learn how your body reacts to stressful situations.
December 29, 2020

Fatal Shooting: The Importance of the Security Hiring Procedure

Better hiring procedures can help vet security guards before they're hired.
November 16, 2020

Denver Riots: The Importance of Professional Security Guard Training

The October 2020 Denver riots led to the unnecessary death of a protestor.

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