June 17, 2019

Security, Surveillance, Self-monitoring, Contracted Monitoring….I’m so confused.

Would that a person could conduct the business of their company in a stress-free, secure environment without worrying about theft, […]
January 4, 2019

Ghosts of Construction Past

As the legend goes, the Winchester mansion, the family home of the Winchester rifle family, is haunted. William Wirt Winchester […]
October 30, 2018

Guard Shack Installation at Multifamily Property Successfully Deflects Six Bullets

One of the more interesting projects that OSA has been involved with was writing specifications for and delivering
September 25, 2018


An attorney friend once told me that the worst development in courtroom advocacy was the creation of legal and evidentiary […]
September 6, 2018


You know how that old saying goes, and it describes perfectly the myriad resources available concerning municipal security. If you […]
July 3, 2018

A Hero Loses Focus

Benedict Arnold is perhaps the most unlikely, maybe even disrespectful historical figure one could consider on America’s birthday of July […]
June 25, 2018

Three Things your Apartment Complex Needs in Order to Attract Millennials and Make Residents Feel Safe

Times are constantly changing, especially where technology is concerned. It’s hard to keep up. But if you have a multifamily […]
June 12, 2018

Free Gift?

That phrase has always presented problems to grammar nerds. It’s redundant at best and oxymoronic in its worst light. The […]
June 10, 2018

Multifamily Entry Control and Investor ROI

Are you considering installing a multifamily entry control security system? With all the violence making headlines, security is more important […]
May 14, 2018

School Safety Isn’t a Political Issue

…or at least it shouldn’t be. Americans have routinely watched the horrors of school violence unfold on their television screens […]