Your Very Own Security Professionals Training Guide To Pokemon Go
A Security Professionals Training Guide to Pokemon Go will help keep your facility safe, you safe, and your family safe from the resurgences of Pokemon fanatics. If you haven’t heard of Pokemon Go, you may be in the minority; it is the biggest thing to come along since, well Pokemon. This time around it’s not about collecting cards or playing an RPG, it’s all about augmented reality.
What is a Pokémon?
According to the Pokémon website, “Pokémon are creatures of all shapes and sizes who live in the wild or alongside humans. For the most part, Pokémon do not speak except to utter their names. Pokémon are raised and commanded by their owners (called “Trainers”). During their adventures, Pokémon grow and become more experienced and even, on occasion, evolve into stronger Pokémon. There are currently more than 700 creatures that inhabit the Pokémon universe.”
Source: Pokemon Website http://www.pokemon.com/us/parents-guide/
Security Professionals Training Guide To Pokemon Go – Pikachu
Now Pikachu and all his friends live in an augmented reality location-based mobile video game available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Simply download the app and in a matter of minutes you can join the craze. Just start walking down the street and you will probably stumble across a Pokemon. Once you find a Pokemon throw a Poke Ball at it, miss it just try again until you catch it in the ball, you are now collecting Pokemon.
Since its release people have been injured, become victims of crime, fallen off cliffs, and invaded public and private property in search elusive Pokemon, PokeStops, and Gyms. So why the need for A Security Professionals Guide to Pokemon Go, because some of the most popular places to explore with Pokemon Go may be in your backyard.
Pokemon can be found in various habitats where they live; you can also find them in museums, parks, historical locations, city streets, and buildings. Today my daughter found one in her doctor’s office.
Security Professionals Training Guide To Pokemon Go – Things ToDo
- Down Load the App – See What Is Around You
- Talk Safety with Your Kids – In My Case, That Included A 9 and 28-Year-Old
- At Work – Refresh Your Visitor Management Policies and Procedures
- At Work – Post Appropriate Safety and Security Signage
- Visit The Pokemon Go Website to Learn More
- Have A Security Concern Contact Niantic Labs
Not only is Pokemon Go having an impact on security and safety in the United States, some countries refer to it as a SECURITY THREAT. For more on how Pokemon Go is impacting security and safety read the New York Times article Nations of the World Confront the Pokémon Menace.
Security Professionals Training Guide To Pokemon Go – Maybe We Need A Break
If you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you may recall seeing a post or two telling people to get a life, or maybe we can put our time to better use. However, given the recent acts of violence, politics, and world events maybe everyone just needs a break from reality.
So put on your sneakers, go for a nice long walk and find some Pokemon. Just remember to be cautious, because even something innocent can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong people.
Security Professionals Training Guide To Pokemon Go – Contacting Niantic
If you are looking to contact Niantic, Inc. the address is listed as 2 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105. The phone number is 415-570-8871. I attempted to call the phone number, however, it rolled over to voicemail, your best bet for contacting Pokemon Go may be through support at https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-u
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