Trained Security Guards Ensure Your Business Success

Trained Security Guards Ensure Your Business Success

Trained Security Guards Ensure Your Business Success You know you need policies and procedures in place to protect your company’s assets, but too often business owners don’t know where to start in terms of which security issues need to be addressed or how.  How do you, as an owner, assess your level of security risk?  How do you get up to speed on security issues that may be negatively impacting your bottom line?  How do you know if the security changes you implement are even making a difference? We can help.  Hiring a professional security guard who is supervised and trained by an established and proven company such as United American Security can be an important first step to protecting your assets.  United American Security provides security guards and guard services for both long and short-term security needs, for large corporations as well as small businesses across 18 states.  We support the security needs of our 725 valued clients by providing them with top notch security guards, over 3,000 of them. Our security officers are professionally trained and prepared to handle your unique security needs whether we are working with you to protect commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional assets.  UAS provides protection for the warehousing, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, petrochemical, corporate, distilling industries across the United States. Our track record speaks for itself.  Our clients know that UAS is committed to hiring only the best.  Why?  Because we know that high-quality security guards save you money as a business owner.  Our security guards protect your building, your employees, your equipment, even your cash on hand – all assets that can...
You Need A Security Guard

You Need A Security Guard

Employing the services of a reputable, licensed security agency can help offset the potential for loss and ensure public safety. But how does a small business know when it should hire such a company? What signs point to the need for protection? Do You Need a Security Guard? Based on the testimony of business owners and data related to business losses, there are a number of indicators that signal the need for a security guard, some more obvious than others.  For example, Your access control system is ineffective.  Whether you are using pin numbers, coded pass cards or keys, access to protected areas or to your building is not secure.  A security guard can help you set up entry/exit procedures that are more easily monitored using credentials that cannot be breached. Your business is located in a high-crime area.  Both employees and customers are worried about crime and vandalism in your unattended parking lot.   Having a security guard on site creates a physical deterrent to crime and reduces the likelihood that robberies or vandalism will occur.  Criminals look elsewhere; to sites with lower risks. You have lots of visitors and foot traffic “in and out” of your business.  You may also be experiencing inventory loss and can’t easily track who might be helping themselves to your stock.  Setting up a visitor monitoring system will help you and your security guard track who is coming and going.  Limiting access of clients to secure areas and setting up an inventory tracking system are services a security guard company can provide. You suspect vendor or employee theft but don’t have good...
What Makes a Top Notch Security Guard?

What Makes a Top Notch Security Guard?

What makes a top notch security guard? You might be surprised to know that many of the qualities you look for in a top notch security guard are the same as those you want in your best employees.  Some skills are essential to making your security guard one of the most valuable members of your team. First of all, a top notch security guard needs the communication skills necessary to interface with the public in a positive and non-confrontational way.  Your security guard represents you with customers and employees so you want someone who is personable and professional at all times.  Even without saying a word, a good security guard acts as a visual deterrent to criminals without having to resort to weapons, so you must have someone who connects well with others in a low-key and respectful manner. Secondly, a top notch security guard is observant.  He or she needs to be alert to changes in their environment while paying attention to the comings-and-goings of those around them.  They need to be able to “read” a situation quickly and accurately, even in a fast-paced situation.  Sometimes, a guard may need to deescalate a tense situation or convince a person to leave the premises without touching them.  They may need to give or take orders.  Flexibility is the key here – so is a guard’s ability to read a situation and respond accordingly. Thirdly, a top notch security guard, like a guard provided by United American Security, is reliable.  This  means not only being on time but being someone you can count on.  Your security guard serves as your...

Protect Your Business Assets

Protecting your assets is a key concern if you own a business.  As a business owner, you make decisions everyday that affect your bottom line, including how to keep safe what is important to your continued success.  What is an ideal security plan for your business? Protect Your Business Assets: Analyze Needs This may seem like a daunting question, but a thorough analysis of your current assets and who has access to them is a good place to start.  Your assets include your facility, of course, but can also include customer data, merchandise and equipment. And access is not just from the obvious sources, your employees.  You should also consider property managers, cleaning crews, other companies’ employees if you share space, and vendors.  They all have contact with you and the assets you need to protect to stay in business.  A security plan needs to consider all of these variables to be effective. Once you have done that analysis, then you can work with an outside security firm such as United American Security to balance your risks and your budget.  Here are some key considerations: What are your physical security needs?  Of course you will consider upgrading the locks on any doors and windows.  But, depending on your office size and physical layout, you might consider a video surveillance system or motion sensors to trigger targeted lighting. Your business might also benefit from environmental hazard detection if you work with sensitive materials. What are your IT security requirements? Security experts can help you secure your Wi-Fi connection as well as install an intrusion detection system if appropriate. What kind of...
Hiring a Security Guard Impacts Your Bottom Line

Hiring a Security Guard Impacts Your Bottom Line

Hiring a security guard impacts your bottom line.  Every month it seems there is an ever-changing set of factors that impacts your financial success as a business owner:  overall sales, employee turnover, marketing efforts, on-the-job accidents, insurance costs and even loss of stock.  How to safeguard your investment and maximize your profits is an ongoing challenge.  One strategy to protect your assets and send a message of safety to customers and employees is to hire a security guard. How Can a Security Guard Help? First of all, you may not know if problems exist unless you already have robust inventory management system in place.  Let’s just look at one security issue, that of “inventory shrinkage.” According to 2015 data from the National Retail Federation (NRF), U.S. retailers experienced $44 billion in losses due to inventory shrinkage in the year prior. Organized retail crime and shoplifting accounted for 38 percent of those losses, while internal theft and assorted administrative errors accounted for 35 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Vendor fraud and theft can also be significant sources of shrinkage. A security guard can help you analyze your situation and pinpoint the source of problems in your facility.  Do you have inventory shrinkage?  If so, is it due to shoplifting or employees who are helping themselves to inventory?  To answer that question, you and your security guard will first want to enhance security in the areas where you store your inventory.  You might consider installing cameras to monitor certain areas and putting up signage that lets people know they are under surveillance.   The security guard can also assist you in limiting access through special...

United American Security Provides Superior Services

United American Security Provides Superior Services United American Security provides superior services to you and your employees by protecting your assets. While there are numerous companies you can choose to address short or long term security needs, United American Security offers the best combination of price and service.  You will certainly find other companies that promise to handle those needs, but we guarantee that you won’t find a company that out-performs or out-delivers United American Security. Why is United American Security the Best? How can we make that claim?  First of all, consider our history.  United American Security was incorporated in 2010 by combining three top tier companies which had extensive experience in the security business: Eagle Security, Industrial Security Service, LLC, and Leonard Security Services. This corporate consolidation meant that United American  Security could meet a wide variety of client needs by employing over 3,000 security professionals.  Currently we serve clients throughout the U.S. with regional offices located in these key areas: Midwest Headquarters (Cleveland): (216) 898-9970 Mid-Atlantic Headquarters (Virginia Beach): (757) 495-0145 Florida Headquarters (Tampa): (727) 873-7993 Texas Headquarters (Houston): (281) 664-1297 Secondly, consider the training our security professionals receive.  We don’t put anyone in uniform who has not been professionally trained and prepared to handle your unique security needs.  Many of our officers are well-trained in crisis and emergency management. Whenever the situation demands, our officers are up to the task, and they put themselves on the line to ensure you and your property are safe & sound. We tailor our training to the specific needs of your business.  Currently operating in eighteen states, United American Security’s security guards and officers...
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