Ahrens Security LLC

Ahrens Security LLC I am a practicing security consultant and security expert witness that is based in Chicago, Illinois

Damn mice... they ate the lock. : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/damn-mice-they-ate-the-lock                       ...
05/11/2024

Damn mice... they ate the lock.

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The installation and maintenance of locks are crucial for enhancing and maintaining security in both residential and commercial settings. Here's why these aspects are so important:Security Enhancement: Proper lock installation is the first line of defense against unauthorized access, burglary, and i...

Homeless, vagrancy, diminished capacity and what it means : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/homeless-vagrancy-dimini...
05/04/2024

Homeless, vagrancy, diminished capacity and what it means

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The issue of homelessness is intricately connected with mental health and substance use disorders. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as of 2010, approximately 26.2% of all sheltered homeless individuals were found to have a severe mental illness, wh...

WHEN THEY REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want the door open. : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/when-they-really-really-reall...
05/01/2024

WHEN THEY REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want the door open.

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WHEN THEY REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want the door open. - Ahrens Security is a leading provider of home and commercial security systems, offering advanced technology and personalized services to customers in the Midwest. Sean Ahrens specializes in designing, installing, and monitoring customized securi...

Double doors? Without a CENTER mullion? -Easy to defeat : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/double-doors-without-a-cen...
04/22/2024

Double doors? Without a CENTER mullion? -Easy to defeat

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Double doors, while architecturally appealing and functional for managing large flows of people or moving big items, can pose specific security challenges. Here's why they might be considered less secure from a security perspective:Latch and Bolt Vulnerabilities: Double doors often rely on complex l...

Emergency EXIT?... Is it really? : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/is-it-latched-is-it-secured-lets-check           ...
04/06/2024

Emergency EXIT?... Is it really?

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Is it latched? Is it secured? Lets check... - Ahrens Security is a leading provider of home and commercial security systems, offering advanced technology and personalized services to customers in the Midwest. Sean Ahrens specializes in designing, installing, and monitoring customized security soluti...

Emergency EXIT?... Is it really? : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/emergency-exit-is-it-really                      ...
03/30/2024

Emergency EXIT?... Is it really?

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Exits need to be unimpeded for several crucial reasons related to safety, accessibility, and legal compliance. Keeping exit pathways clear is essential in ensuring a safe and efficient evacuation in case of an emergency. This door, has the opportunity for liability.

I can clone that...New Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/i-can-clone-that?postId=65f607b048e27c79c77b2fd1       ...
03/23/2024

I can clone that...

New Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/i-can-clone-that?postId=65f607b048e27c79c77b2fd1

Card cloning, also known as skimming, is a form of credit or debit card fraud where someone copies the information from the magnetic stripe of a card without the cardholder's permission - Also applicable to security technologies!! This is usually done with a small device known as a skimmer that can....

The Impact of Lighting on Public Safety in Urban PlanningNew Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/news/the-impact-of-lig...
02/17/2024

The Impact of Lighting on Public Safety in Urban Planning

New Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/news/the-impact-of-lighting-on-public-safety-in-urban-planning

The design of our cities has a profound impact on the lives of those who live, work, and play in them. One often-overlooked element that plays a crucial role in public safety is lighting. Lighting continues to be downplayed through light pollution requirements, dark skies initiatives, and new techno...

Consistency in preventing sitting/lying is important. : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/consistency-in-preventing-si...
12/17/2023

Consistency in preventing sitting/lying is important.

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To minimize homeless habitation on a particular site, strategies often focus on preventing sitting or lying down. This can involve the installation of physical design elements such as armrests on benches or inclined surfaces on areas typically used for resting, effectively deterring prolonged occupa...

Hotel locking - The sounds of security : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/hotel-locking                              ...
11/19/2023

Hotel locking - The sounds of security

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My room! New York City. Major hotel flag!!! When they upgraded the lock they forgot to change the strike plate and the deadbolt is now hanging. Ugh. When I told them, no response from manager, but they did fix the door the following day. Just because it sounds secure doesn't mean it is. Does you exp...

Is it a Statement or is it a question?New Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/is-it-a-statement-or-is-it-a-questio...
11/04/2023

Is it a Statement or is it a question?

New Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/is-it-a-statement-or-is-it-a-question

Signage plays a crucial role in crime prevention by providing clear and visible information to the public and potential wrongdoers. Well-designed signage can deter criminal activity by signaling the presence of security measures, such as surveillance cameras or alarms, making it less attractive for....

Unveiling Vulnerabilities in Magnetic Locks: Insights from a Security Consultant and Expert WitnessNew Blog: https://www...
10/28/2023

Unveiling Vulnerabilities in Magnetic Locks: Insights from a Security Consultant and Expert Witness

New Blog: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/news/unveiling-vulnerabilities-in-magnetic-locks%3A-insights-from-a-security-consultant-and-expert-witness

In the realm of security, magnetic locks have long been a popular choice for controlling access to various premises. We celebrate these locks for their convenience, but like any security system, they are not without vulnerabilities. As a Security Consultant and Expert Witness with experience in Prem...

Can I see your key control method?Me "...umm where is the master"... Response: "has to be in there" : https://www.ahrens...
10/28/2023

Can I see your key control method?
Me "...umm where is the master"... Response: "has to be in there"

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Me "...umm where is the master"... Response: "has to be in there" Brass keys is the first and oldest form of access control. Effective key control is a fundamental aspect of organizational security management, helping mitigate premise liability risks and bolstering security resilience. Your security...

Do you see the vulnerability? I do. : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/my-door-is-secure-but-is-it                   ...
10/16/2023

Do you see the vulnerability? I do.

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In our dynamic world, the ongoing struggle between security systems and those attempting to outsmart them remains a continuous narrative. As security technology advances, so do the tactics of potential aggressors. It's an unending game of innovation versus subversion. Cases involving security expert...

Do you see the vulnerability? I do. : https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/do-you-see-the-vulnerability-i-do             ...
10/06/2023

Do you see the vulnerability? I do.

: https://www.ahrenssecurity.com/post/do-you-see-the-vulnerability-i-do

Consistent security practices are of paramount importance in premises liability to ensure the safety of individuals on a property. When property owners or managers consistently maintain safe conditions and adhere to best practices, standards, and their own applications, it reduces the risk for man-m...

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