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What Does an Access Control Security Guard Do?

What does an access control security guard do? He or she essentially controls access and egress to a facility or area. That way, only authorized personnel, vehicles and materials are allowed to enter, move within, and/or leave the facility/area.  Specifically, access control guards utilize a four-step process: detect, deter, observe and report. It’s a tried-and-true…

Why Security Guards Are Needed

Security Guards

In the news recently you’ve heard/seen reports of mass shootings. They can happen anywhere these days, from a garlic festival in California to a Wal-Mart in Texas. It seems like the USA has way too many of these shootings, and we do– as of August 5th, there have been 255 mass shootings in the U.S.,…

How Schools Should Evaluate Their Security Guards

Evaluating School Security Guards

Perhaps now more than ever parents are concerned about who is watching their kids at school. With all these school shootings going on, people are scared. Will their little one be the victim of gun violence while they’re trying to learn their reading, writing and arithmetic? How should you, as a parent or school administrator…

How to Assess Your School’s Security Needs

School Security Needs

If you work at a school in the Rochester/Western New York area, when’s the last time you assessed your school’s security needs? Having a security plan in place is both mental and physical. It’s mental in the sense that you and others in the building know what to do if and when something bad happens–…

What Does a School Security Guard Do?

School Security Guards

There are more and more schools across the country hiring security guards these days. School security guards are put into place to protect students and teachers and provide communities with peace of mind. School security guards often have a variety of responsibilities throughout the course of a normal day. Here are several things school security…

The Process of Security Guards Handling Emergency Situations

Security Guards Handling Emergency Situations

How do security guards handle emergency situations? They’re expected to be physically and mentally “on the scene” where they should perform a variety of duties in order to manage the scene for safety’s sake. Guards are in charge of protecting people and property from harm as best as they can. Identify the Problem Guards need…