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Should Your Business Beef Up Security?

C.O.P. Security serves several Western and Central New York counties, including ones around the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. What are some reasons your Western or Central New York business needs to beef up their security presence? Employee Safety First, do you have employees who have to walk to their vehicles in the parking…

Why Parking Garage Security Guards Are a Smart Investment

Thieves and malevolent opportunists like to operate at night, when it’s dark outside. This way it’s harder for people to notice what they’re up to. And they’re usually up to negative things that can annoy otherwise respectable and nice people. For instance, take parking garages. These places can be downright scary at night. You’re walking…

Should a Business Park Have a Security Presence?

No matter where they’re located, business parks should have a security presence, especially in today’s world. Ideally, businesses in business parks want to keep their employees and visitors safe from harm. They also want to make sure their money, equipment and valuable assets are protected from thieves. Business parks can benefit from having security cameras…

Should Warehouses Have a Security Presence?

If you were a smart criminal, would you rob one house to get one high-end TV or would you go where the TVs were plentiful, like a warehouse full of them? Obviously, warehouses should have a security presence. Criminals know that warehouses are full of items they could steal and make money on. Any unsecured…

As Outdoor Events Make Their Comeback, Remember to Hire Security Guards

The coronavirus pandemic meant the cancellation of many events, including outdoor ones. That said, it looks like things are getting a bit back to normal such that more outdoor events will be scheduled and actually take place this year. What types of guards should you consider hiring for them? Bodyguards If you’ve got someone famous…

How the Job Description of a Security Guard Has Evolved Over the Years

Security Guard in Uniform Using a Walk Talkie

We see security guards around town and take them as a “given.” They’re normal and not at all unusual in today’s modern society. But it wasn’t always like it is today. For hundreds of years, there weren’t law enforcement agencies or security guards. There were, however, “watchmen,” who kept watch over people, groups or places.…

How Schools Can Improve Their Security Measures

Schools can and should improve security measures. No parent wants to find out their kid suffered from a gunshot wound at school. Sadly, we live in an era where gun violence is all too common in schools. But we also have technology and manpower to ramp up security, so all hope is not lost.  Proactive…

How to Hire the Right Private Security Company in Western New York

Are you thinking of hiring a private security company? If so, what are some things you should keep in mind? For starters, legitimate security companies are licensed. In New York State, for instance, requirements to be a licensed “Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency” include:  • You must be 25 years of age, a principal in the…