How to Reopen Your Mailroom After Covid-19 Shutdown

Reopen Mail Centers: Parcels.

In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, many companies shut down their offices and told people to work from home.

As they begin to re-open, companies will face three major hurdles in their mail centers.

False Positives: More Common Than You Think

Earlier this month when Facebook’s Sarin nerve agent threat hit the news it highlighted a reality often overlooked when planning for emergencies: the most common end state of an emergency situation is that of a false alarm. By the end of the day, the apparent nerve agent threat was deemed a false positive. In most […]

Mail Threats Explained: What really can hurt you?

Mail Pipe Bomb X-ray.

The most common method of training for potential mailroom security threats is to identify and focus on the “worst-case scenario.” Doing so gets the full scope of the threat on the table so everyone understands how significant the situation can be. What this doesn’t do is mentally prepare those involved when the scenario isn’t the […]

Types of Threats in the Mail

Keep in mind, when I talk about the “mail stream” I’m talking about letters and packages received via the U.S. Postal Service, express carriers like UPS and FedEx, as well as regional and local carriers — the core principles of mailroom security. Staff should be familiar with the types of credible mail threats they may […]

Physical Security: Mail Room Safety

RaySecur Mail Security.

Mail screening and mailroom security are easily overlooked components of a comprehensive risk assessment. A lot of organizations downplay the importance and often ask, “Why would our organization be a target?” A large number of the issues are individualized as most mail related incidents are the result of: Personal revenge Relationship issues Jaded employees Scorned […]

Situational Awareness in Mail Screening

mail sorting last line of defense

Earlier this year, we. dealt with the uneasiness of random terrorism as we witnessed Austin Texas handle a mail bomber.  It was somewhat reminiscent of the Washington D.C. sniper shootings in 2002.  There was no clear motive, and the victims had no connections to one another. Luckily, the Austin bombings did not last long.  The […]

Potential Targets of Mail-Borne Terrorism

There is no right way to determine with certainty if members of your organization could be potential targets.  The reality is, anyone can be a potential target of terrorism.  Especially now, anyone who is a well known figure could be a target of mail borne threats.  Whether it’s politicians, celebrities, journalists, or employees of a […]