Provides Breakthrough Approach to Safety, Security and Public Health for Communities Nationwide
PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 30, 2011 — Top of the Clock (TOTC) (www.topoftheclock.com), a leading professional safety and security services company, today announced the launch of its’ sister company, ResilienC (www.resilienc.com), a different kind of risk management firm, that understands a risk mitigation plan is only a starting place.
ResilienC is reinventing the way communities, especially those in vulnerable urban environments, approach safety, health and security. By building upon TOTC’s traditional security background and informed experiences in the field, ResilienC has developed a better way for schools, residential facilities and neighborhoods to regain control and take command of their destiny. By engaging and involving – even hiring – the very people served, ResilienC’s mission is to transform even the most intractable environments, making them healthier and more self-reliant.
“Our interest in community safety grew organically out of our traditional security services offered by TOTC. Over and over again, we found that many of our traditional security customers needed more than uniformed guards. They needed a holistic approach to safety that addresses not only protection of people and property but prevention and emergency preparedness,” said Nakia Stith, president and CEO of ResilienC. “Many communities – whether they are apartment complexes, schools or entire neighborhoods – lack the organization and ability to bring about changes. At ResilienC, we make that happen by going in and engaging people who at most at risk,” said Ms. Stith.
“Our first priority is to develop trust and support for our cause within the community. One way we do this is by hiring some of the people we are serving. We believe that safety is founded on self reliance. We’ve found that when we embed ourselves in a community we can generate buy-in and excitement more quickly and effectively than organization that impose outside-in solutions. In addition, our approach also creates jobs in neighborhoods which desperately need them.”
Services ResilienC offers
ResilienC has pioneered a new approach to safe environments that makes it easier to establish trust and cooperation in facilities, schools, and communities. The approach encompasses 1) assessing threats to public health, safety and wellness 2) health and safety planning 3) providing safety training services 4) providing safety management services 5) and finally, uniform guard services, if needed.
First, ResilienC provides a health and safety audit service to identify and assess threats involving security, health, safety and other areas. Some areas of internal threats that ResilienC will review include policies and procedures regarding:
• Incident Management
• Visitor Screening
• Staffing and Training
• Technology Integration
Second, after ResilienC has conducted an assessment of a community or property, it works in collaboration with the client to develop a safety strategy and a comprehensive, specific and measurable plan to address any areas of vulnerability — beginning with those that represent the highest risk and liability exposure.
ResilienC’s approach to community health and safety planning is a highly collaborative process, in which it works closely with the client to discuss findings and recommendations, as well as available staffing, budget, schedules and related matters. This process can also involve collaboration with the partnering organizations, such as government agencies, community leaders, organizations and others.
Third, once an organization has established its policies, ResilienC can provide on-site safety training services for internal staff and, where appropriate, community members, to ensure shared understanding of roles, responsibilities policies and procedures. ResilienC works in partnership to design focused, ongoing crime prevention training programs in such areas as: school safety; security guard training; community preparedness; gang identification and management; and bullying prevention.
Fourth, to ensure that security and safety programs remain effective and consistent, ResilienC offers an array of safety support services including: evaluating impact of safety programs; determining effectiveness of crime prevention initiatives; monitoring incident responses and follow-up; oversight of security contracts and audit performance; and development of recommendations for program changes and enhancements.
And finally, ResilienC can establish and create an effective security guard solutions program by utilizing the services of its’ sister company, Top of the Clock, to provide quality uniformed security guard solutions
“We don’t just assess and recommend; we dive in and accomplish. That’s different and better than other approaches to environment safety,” said Ms. Stith. “We teach people to be more aware of their environment – to recognize potential hazards and monitor the health and welfare of the people around them. These changes reduce the number of accidents, complaints and costs. In addition, the renewed sense of pride and confidence is priceless.”
ResilienC, sister company of Top of the Clock (TOTC), is a different kind of risk management firm, that understands a risk mitigation plan is only a starting place. To make a real difference, ResilienC is dedicated to not only implementing the plan — which takes initiative, time and resources that many organizations simply don’t have – but also putting themselves in clients’ shoes and addressing issues from the ground up, including hiring members of the community to help them succeed. To learn more about ResilienC, please visit www.resilienc.com.