Posts By: barton_secure

How to Become a Better Security Guard

How can a person working as a security guard become better at his or her job? Well, like most jobs, continuous learning is ideal. If there are workshops to attend, new information/methods to learn, and/or certificates to obtain you might as well get all the knowledge you can. A well-informed, well-educated security guard will be… Read more »

Things You May Not Know About Security Guards

Are you thinking about hiring security guards for your next big event or bringing in a fleet of security guards to help protect your business? If so, you might not know exactly what to expect from the security guards who arrive on site for their first day. There are many misconceptions concerning security guards, so… Read more »

Why Security Guard Uniforms Are Important

The other day there was a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Buffalo, New York. Marching in the parade were several men and women in uniform. They looked so smart, clean, crisp and, above all, professional. There’s something about uniforms that make people look important. It shows they’re in control more than the rest of us…. Read more »

Signs of a Bad Security Guard

Security guards have a big responsibility. You don’t want to hire bad guards. What are some signs you might have hired bad guards? First, do your guards seem distracted? Are they more interested in trolling Facebook on their smartphone than paying attention to what’s going on right in front of them? Do they seem like… Read more »

Do You Need Armed or Unarmed Security Guards?

If and when you want to protect a place and/or the people at that place, do you need armed or unarmed security guards? It depends on the specific situation. Unarmed guards work well for large events, apartment/office complexes, and plants/facilities where they’ll make workers, customers and visitors feel secure just by their presence. Unarmed guards… Read more »

Why Shopping Centers Should Beef Up Their Security During the Holiday Season

Shopping centers should  beef up their security during the holiday season because it’s prime time for lots of shoppers with money in their pockets to make their way there. Consequently, with increased foot traffic comes increased opportunity for something to go awry. Plus, opportunistic shoplifters love the extra traffic because it takes attention off them…. Read more »