Security Guard Companies – Top Security for Your Business Isn’t Top Secret

security guard companiesSecurity guard companies can make a huge difference for your company or organization.  The secret to security for your business doesn’t need to be kept behind a locked door, only to come out when you have a big event or a local disturbance.

You can have 24-hour security and a wealth of other services by hiring a reputable, licensed security guard company.   Not only will you be putting your business security into the hands of the professionals, you’ll have the confidence that comes with knowing you’ve done the best for your business, your products and your employees.

In addition to the real services offered by security guard companies, you will enjoy the intangibles of that sense of protection, the knowledge that you’re being proactive and taking preventative measures.  The tangibles that a full-service security guard company like Absolute Investigative Services can provide include:

  • 24-hour security – On-site or monitored off-site, but it will be 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Armed or unarmed guards – Just the presence of an armed guard can deter criminals. Even seeing an unarmed guard at the door or on the property is intimidating enough that the amateur offender will give up and choose an easier target.  Guards on-site also make employees and visitors feel safer.  They can walk people to their cars in deserted parking lots and look out for strangers on the property.
  • Marked and unmarked security vehicles – Security guard presence at your business means business. A deterrent, it is also a silent sign citing, “this is a safe work place.”
  • Radio communication with patrol cars – For peace of mind, you can have the capability to communicate with patrol cars on your premises.
  • Executive protection – Think “body guard,” but more subtle. These guards can be uniformed or plain-clothed, but their sole mission is to keep their assigned person safe.  They enter rooms ahead of the subject, they check out the situation, their eyes are always moving, anticipating, preparing.
  • Handling crimes – A security guard company can also be there to handle any crimes that do occur. They will make your job easier and they know the protocol to make sure the perpetrator comes to trial.

 

Security Guard vs. Security Officer : Is There a Difference?

Do you know the difference between a security guard vs. a security officer?  Most people think that a security guard and security officer are two words for the same thing.  Completely untrue, they are very different occupations.  Both of them do share the same objective in their work, and that is to keep something secure, or protect it.  However, the pay, responsibility, requirements, and experience may vastly differ.

Security Guards

A security guard, unlike officers, are the lower ranking of the two.  Usually, a security guard would work under a security officer, and would not be required to have as much experience in the field as an officer.  They may only have to pass entry level fitness and IQ tests, and typically get paid less than an officer.  Also, a security guard is usually positioned at one location to stand guard, report suspicious activity, and provide information to customers or visitors at places like museums, stores, outdoor events, and much more.

Security Officers

Security officers most commonly give orders to or manage a group of security guards, and generally oversee their operations.  They also train security guards sometimes, since they usually have more experience in the field. While they enjoy a higher pay scale, they are also given more responsibility and are required to have more experience than a guard.  Also, unlike a security guard, an officer is more mobile, and isn’t usually “stationed” at one location.  He or she may travel to all the different places their guards are positioned at to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Both a security officer and a guard are  important jobs, and should be given to trusted, licensed, professional applicants.  If you’d like to learn more about security guards or officers, or need to enlist some security professionals, check out our security guard services.

Do I Need a Bodyguard? – Reasons for Executive Protection

Bodyguard

Bodyguard.  Most people think that protection services are only for celebrities, politicians and the Pope.  While that is still the case, personal protection services are not out of reach for the average citizen.   Companies like ours, that offer affordable and professional executive protection and bodyguard services, it is easy for anyone who needs protection to receive it without paying an exorbitant fee.  Do you believe you need a bodyguard?  Here are some reasons why someone may feel the need to hire protection services :

1.) The obvious, first reason, is if you are famous.  Popular artists, actors, politicians and pretty much anyone who has any power or fame usually have one if not many bodyguards for protection.  Often fame can be accompanied by aggressive fans which is why executive protection can be a necessity for celebrities.

2.) If you handle or transport large amounts of money or high-value items, you may consider hiring a bodyguard. The bodyguard would stay with you at all times, and keep a close watch on all of your surroundings, making sure there are no “suspicious characters”, etc.

3.) If you were the target of a great deal of attention, this may also be a reason to think about getting some personal security.  As an example, if you just won the local lottery or if you witnessed or have been involved in a large crime or scandal, a bodyguard may become a necessity.

4.) Some people even consider hiring close personal protection for business trips they make.  When traveling outside of the country, or going to some business meetings, the services of a protection specialist may be called upon.  5.) Divorces and domestic disputes/violence are another reason our protection services are used, unfortunately.  Sometimes when spouses split up, it isn’t that pretty.  One or the other may enlist the services of a personal security expert if the other has threatened to harm them.  A bodyguard would most likely oversee all visits the two would have with each other over the period of the divorce (moving belongings to new residences, etc.) to make sure everything runs smoothly.

5.) Divorces and domestic disputes/violence are another reason our protection services are used.  Sometimes when spouses split up, it isn’t that pretty.  One or the other may enlist the services of a personal security expert if the other has threatened to harm them.  A bodyguard would most likely oversee all visits the two would have with each other over the period of the divorce (moving belongings to new residences, etc.) to make sure everything runs smoothly.

There are numerous reasons why any one of us would need a bodyguard, and if you fall into any of these categories, or think you may need personal protection for a completely different reason, please feel free to contact us today to set up a consultation.

Do I Need Security Guards for my Business?

Security GuardsCurious if you need security guards for your business?  Are you a successful business owner? Awesome. Let’s ask you a few questions then.  Do you or your managers handle large amounts of cash at some point during the day or week?  Is your business open in the evening or located in a part of the community that is typically associated with crime?  Do you own your own building or business property

These questions any successful business owner should ask themselves.  You work hard to maintain your business or organization, so why not make sure it is as protected as it can be?  Yeah, sure, insurance would cover if there was any kind of robbery or break-in, but why let it get to that point?

Here at Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services, we understand that not every business or store is located in the best community.  We also understand that sometimes completely unexpected break-ins happen in even the nicest of communities.  Basically, the world is unpredictable, so why not be ready for whatever it may bring you?

We offer professional and high quality security services to all of our clients.  This includes armed or unarmed security guards, secret shopper services, surveillance (video or using a private detective), and much more.  If you’ve been wondering what’s going on with the midnight crew, or worried about a suspicious group that’s been hanging out in the parking lot after dark, let us do the wondering and worrying for you.

We can have security guards at your residence, institution, organization, or business as soon as possible after we assess what needs to be protected and how many officers you will need.  Our security team is licensed and insured through the state of Maryland, and we have many years of security experience, so we know exactly what measures need to be taken to keep your property safe.