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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…

Should You Use a Security Guard to Check Employee Temperatures?

COVID-19 has changed the way businesses and organizations operate on a daily basis. It’s not unusual for people coming into a building or office to have a “temperature check.” This usually involves a person holding what looks like a little gun (an infrared device) to a person’s forehead and then pressing a button to get…

The Advantages of Hiring a Private Security Guard During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a slew of challenges for businesses as they adjust to their “new normal.’’ In addition to making sure their employees and customers are able to stay safe and healthy, there are also new security challenges for companies to figure out. With everyone seemingly tedious from the pandemic, tensions are at…

Private Security vs. Police Law Enforcement

There’s police law enforcement and there’s private security. What should you understand about the two? Private Security Here’s something interesting: private security officers have more authority than police law enforcement officers when they’re patrolling the private property they’re contracted to protect. In essence, private security is representing the property owner. Police represent their municipality/government and…

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…