How Security Guards Keep Businesses Safe

How Security Guards Keep Businesses Safe

Protecting your place of work Security guards help keep people safe. They also help to keep physical structures safe. While the safety of individuals is often times the first thing that comes to mind when you think of security guards, keep in mind that they can do more than that. Rather, hiring security guards to survey a property where business is conducted is a smart idea. If you think that a business is fine as long as there are people working inside the building, think again. Here are some things that can happen on a business property even during normal business hours. Keep the following things in mind for how security guards keep businesses safe. Loitering. Individuals who loiter outside of businesses are definitely a nuisance. Did you know that they are often times committing a crime too? Loitering can deter actual customers from entering a place of business since it can make the area look sketchy. Here is where security guards come in. Security guards can keep the property that belongs to a business secure by asking loiterers to leave or preventing them from coming to a certain spot in the first place. Vandalism. Vandalism can be an issue for businesses. This is anything that causes damage to a property. Things like graffiti, breaking windows, or damaging any physical structures all fall under the umbrella of vandalism. If you think that vandalism could be a problem for your business, consider hiring security guards to prevent it from happening. If your business is in a unsafe location, this is an extra smart idea. Having a security guard who patrols...
Asset Protection Security Guards

Asset Protection Security Guards

Preventing crime There are many different types of security guards for businesses and lots of ways that guards can help your business to stay secure. While some security guards work to keep people safe, keeping items safe is important too. If you are worried about the physical items within your business, you should consider asset protection security guards. This subset of security is exactly what it sounds like. Rather, asset protection security guards work to make sure that the assets of the business remain safe and secure. What they do Asset protection security guards have a variety of roles and responsibilities. Their overall goal is to monitor places that hold valuable items, such as stores, distribution centers and/or corporate facilities. By having guards stationed at these places, the rate of crime can be reduced. Furthermore, asset protection security guards can assist with managing investigations related to crime within the business. This may include fraud, theft, safety or workplace violence. While asset protection security guards do not replace police, they can help with investigations by being a consistent presence of authority at the workplace. Asset protection security guards will work with a business to learn about its mission and values and help to promote these ideals within the business. The goal of an asset protection security guard is first and foremost to keep the assets of the business safe. But, guards also want to enhance the overall experience of customers and employees at the business. This, in turn can create a better work environment for everyone. How it works Asset protection security guards can work by monitoring CCTV feeds, by...

United American Security Opens New Office in Kansas City/St. Louis

United American Security Opens New Office in Kansas City/St. Louis Doug Weishar had been in the security business for decades. First with the Kansas City Police Department, where he earned the rank of Major, and then with ISS / UniGuard, a facilities services business with a security services division. But when United American Security acquired ISS’s UniGuard in April 2018, Doug was thrilled. “We are very excited to be part of a true security company that’s not entangled with other business,” Doug says. “We’re very comfortable with the management here. And the fact that UAS is growing – not just from acquisitions – but from within, organically – it’s a very exciting thing.” “We feel very fortunate to be under the UAS umbrella and we look forward to what comes next.” Excellent Customer Service When United American Security acquired UniGuard, almost the entire UniGuard team was retained, a fact that brought Doug great relief. Along with Doug, UAS welcomed Paul Sapp, who brings 17 years of experience with UniGuard and now serves as UAS’s Assistant Branch Manager in Kansas City. Jeff Hurley, Eddie Taylor, and James Talbert act as UAS Operation Managers and Jon Talbert as the Office Manager. “Our team’s retention is great for the clients,” says Doug. “We have relationships with our customers, so our retention helped solidify our ability to provide them with great security service.” All the Kansas and Missouri clients have reacted very positively to the transition, shares Doug. “They know we must have been doing a great job if another company wanted to buy us.” “Growing U.S. Footprint” The new United American Security...

Manufacturing Security System Monitoring

Keeping products safe If you work in manufacturing, then you are no stranger to keeping your products safe. When your entire business revolves around the goods that you create, anything that jeopardizes these goods can be devastating. Therefore, it is critical for manufactures to have security systems at their buildings to ensure that everything is safe. However, who is responsible for manufacturing security system monitoring? If it’s someone on your staff, or an executive of the business, you are making a mistake! Rather than take your valuable time monitoring these systems, hire a professional to do it. There is where security guards are great assets for manufacturing security system monitoring. Here, we explain which types of systems security guards can monitor for those who work in manufacturing. CCTV CCTV stands for closed circuit television. These are the typical security cameras that you see at businesses. CCTV provides an extra layer of protection for manufacturers that need to make sure that their goods are safe. Rather than having an alarm system, that will sound if an unauthorized person enters, CCTV keeps tabs on your goods no matter what. Having a dedicated guard to monitor these systems can cut down on internal theft, if that may be a concern for you. Security guards are trained to monitor CCTV to make sure that your belongings are safe. Access Control Systems Access control systems are things like pin pads, thumbprint IDs and other verification systems that grant access to secure areas. It might seem like these systems are foolproof, since they can only be accessed by people who know a code, but often...
Security Guards Save Businesses Money

Security Guards Save Businesses Money

Keep Your Cash Although hiring security for your workplace does have an upfront cost, you can actually save money in the long run by adding security guards to your staff. Note that security guards are contracted out by another company. Meaning, you don’t have to add a security guard to your payroll in order to safe money. Rather, security guards save businesses money by helping to improve office culture, which can increase your bottom line. How does this work? Consider this. The presence of security at your business increases safety. When employees and customers feel safe, you are going to get more productive workers, and more customers coming in to spend their money. Read on to find out more about how security guards save businesses money. Improve security If your workplace keeps a large amount of cash on hand, you are naturally going to be a target of criminals. Places like banks, shops, boutiques, or other places that are known to have full cash registers are the perfect places for criminals to take advantage of. Having a security guard present at your workplace tells criminals that they will be punished for their actions. Furthermore, this sends a warning signal to employees as well. If you are suspicious that someone you’ve hired is stealing cash, a security guard can keep an eye out for this illegal behavior. Improve office culture Security guards help all employees to focus on their work, rather than worry about safety. They also offer an added layer of protection against criminals. By adding these safety precautions, security guards save businesses money. Increase surveillance Do you have...

United American Security Opens New Office in Greensboro, North Carolina

United American Security Opens New Office in Greensboro, North Carolina United American Security has always maintained its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. Companies and organizations located near Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville can now hire United American Security to provide security guard and security services throughout the entire Tar Heel State. According to John Nail, UAS Vice President, United American Security serves a variety of clients in the Greensboro region, including those with hospitality, office building, manufacturing and retail business. “There are probably 100 UAS security guards in the area already,” says Nail. And the plan is to expand. Working as a Team Jerry Wright heads the new Greensboro office as branch manager and brings to the position many years of experience in operations and security guard management. With particular expertise in training and emergency oversight, Wright offers Greensboro a steady and reliable security services leader. Chris Moir joins Wright as operations manager and the two, “working as a team,” have in short order created an office that continues UAS’s tradition of ensuring quality and timely customer service to its clients. Why United American Security? There are a number of security services providers in North Carolina and United American Security is certainly aware that clients have a choice when they select a provider. But according to Nail, the decision is simpler than it may seem. “At United American Security, it’s all about customer service and establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with customers and clients.” The larger companies, he explains, often skimp on service, and the smaller companies do not have the resources to meet clients’...
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