Posts Categorized: Security Services

Common Duties of Security Guards

Security guards often deal with uncertainty. They have to rely on their judgment to make good decisions. Safety is of utmost importance. Ideally, guards need to be decent communicators as they’ll be talking with people, listening to people, observing people and places, and writing reports about what they saw. Security Guard Duties What are some…

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.…

How Security Guards Keep Crowds Under Control

Security guards handle many tasks during their shifts. One of their typical functions involves keeping crowds under control. Event planners and site managers often rely on security guards to help maintain a sense of order and decency at events where crowds gather. To help establish order at an event, security guards are usually stationed at…

When Should Schools Consider Hiring Security Guards

Schools are public places where many people gather each day. From administrators to teachers and students to parents, a school is one of a community’s major gathering spots, and therefore, sadly, a target for those who want to upset the community with violent behavior. Schools house the most vulnerable of our population: kids. If a…

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…

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…

How Branded Patrol Vehicles Can Help Your Security Efforts

People who are up to no good prefer places where they’re not watched by others, where there aren’t a lot of lights lighting up sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and buildings, and where they feel they can get away with a crime without being noticed. If you have a large area that you’d like to have…

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.…