What are some misconceptions about security guards? There are plenty! Here are some of them… Training For starters, people often assume it takes no training to be a security guard. They figure anyone can be hired “off the street” and start the same day as a guard with no training or skills. That’s not true…. Read more »
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A National Rise In Shoplifting Has Increased the Need for Security Guards
Shoplifting has become a major national issue lately. Inflation has caused prices to rise and poorer people may not be able to afford everyday items, so they’re shoplifting them right out of stores all over the place. Even before inflation, right around the pandemic (2020, 2021) certain municipalities decided to not punish shoplifters, so it… Read more »
What Are the Advantages of Branded Patrol Security Services?
What are some benefits of hiring branded patrol security services? A branded company is quite visible to all– people who aren’t doing anything wrong as well as those who might want to cause trouble. Branded or marked vehicles make their presence known wherever they’re on patrol. Visibility When you want maximum visibility, hire a branded… Read more »
What is a Commercial Security Audit?
Do you work in a commercial setting where business is conducted? Commercial properties are prone to things like thefts, vandalism and crime. When’s the last time you did a security audit? A professional (or team of professionals) can assess how your current security measures are doing, and whether any changes need to be made in… Read more »
Benefits of Having Armed Security at Your Business
The question of whether or not to hire security is something that many business owners have to consider. For those that decide they will, there is another question to ponder: should the guards be armed? This is not necessary for every business, but it definitely has its perks in certain situations. Here are some of… Read more »
Why Your Business Needs a Video Surveillance System
If you own and operate a small business, chances are you’re quite busy. No matter what type of business you’re in there’s never any shortage of things to do, employees to hire and train, questions to answer, customers to attend to, innovations and new ideas to work on. So, it’s understandable if you don’t have… Read more »
Benefits of Having Security at Your Outdoor Event
We’re in the midst of the most popular time of the year for outdoor events. It feels like each summer here in Western New York, there’s a multitude of events each weekend. Lawn fetes, carnivals, beer tents, festivals, block parties and more dominate the calendar from May through August. If you’re planning on holding one… Read more »
How Security Guards Can Help in Residential Areas
One of the reasons people move to certain areas is because they feel safe (or safer) there. And in order to maintain a safe neighborhood, sometimes area residents will form a “neighborhood watch” block club to keep tabs on who is in the neighborhood and whether or not anything unusual or bad might be happening… Read more »
Businesses Need More Than Just “Hardware Security”
Many businesses use hardware, like metal detectors, locks and cameras, for security purposes. That said, businesses need more than just hardware security options. It’s best to hire and utilize professional, trained security guards who can provide an active response to any issues at any given time. Active Security is Key Having human security guards means… Read more »
What Can We Learn From Recent School Shootings?
It’s a difficult question, but one that should be asked: What can we learn from school shootings? Sadly, school shootings have seemingly become an annual event here in the United States. Scarily, those are just the tragedies that do happen; who knows how many close calls we have that we don’t count but were prevented… Read more »