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’...
Make More Money with Security Guards

Make More Money with Security Guards

Increase your Bottom Line. Did you know that you could make more money with security guards? If you are a business owner, no matter how big or small, security guards are a great investment. Although there is an initial investment in United American Security services, you can increase your business’s reputation because your customers and employees will feel safer and are likelier to remain with your company. Be sure to use security guards from a reputable company, and make sure that they have the proper screening, training and supervision. Unsure about where to start? United American Security has skilled security officers that serve a variety of work environments. We are located in a number of states, making UAS a convenient choice, especially if your place of work has several different branches. Here are our top three ways that security guards can make your business more profitable. Safety Safety is the most important part of any business. Safety applies to both employees and customers. When employees feel safe and secure, they can be more productive. An example of this is having perimeter security if the business is located in an unsafe area, or having security present if your inventory is high value. Having these measures in place makes employees feel safer. From the customer standpoint, security guards can escort them to their vehicles if it’s after dark or if the customer feels unsafe. Security Have you ever gotten a bad feeling about leaving your car parked in a certain parking lot, even in broad daylight? You may have seen a shady figure lurking around, or heard that the area is...
Strong Leadership Yields Success

Strong Leadership Yields Success

Strong Leadership Yields Success Scott Leonard currently leads United American Security’s Mid-Atlantic region, the company’s largest region.  Before joining United American Security, Mr. Leonard built and sold several other security guard companies. Prior to that, he worked as a police officer. And his first job was serving our country in the United States Navy for eight years. On the face of it, Scott has had a variety of roles: manager, police officer, Navy officer. But in Scott’s eyes, “I have basically done one thing my whole career.  I have been a positive leader.” A Home Run The United American Security Mid-Atlantic Region is lucky to have Scott at the helm. In the security services industry where discipline, law enforcement, and business skills merge, Scott’s background is a home run for the company. His history as a police officer provided him with the experience of diffusing difficult situations.  Between the Navy and the police force, Mr. Leonard also learned to handle weapons responsibly.  Recognizing the importance of these skills, some states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, actually require licensed security officers to have a law enforcement background. During his time as a security guard company owner, Scott mastered the nuances of building a business. “You must have a business sense to be successful managing a large region like UAS’s Mid-Atlantic region,” emphasizes Scott. “You need to know how to run a profitable business. You must grow revenue and watch the bottom line at the same time. Our company does a little over 100,000 security hours per week; that’s over 5 million man-hours per year. More than 99.9 percent of the...
The Benefits of Increased Security

The Benefits of Increased Security

Experience the Benefits of Increased Security What does increased security mean to you as a business owner?  We hear a lot about the need for increased security or the benefits of increased security versus the costs, but what exactly does that mean? What exactly are the benefits of increased security? Let’s start with the obvious:  The American Heritage Dictionary of the American Language defines “security” as Something that gives or assures safety. Freedom from risk or danger; safety. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence. So, in essence, the benefits of increased security include freedom from those worries that keep you, as a business owner, up at night.  And, one of the best ways to put your mind at rest is to increase security at your worksite by hiring a trained, professional security guard such as those provided by United American Security.  You can post signs and put up a camera, but there is no substitute for hiring a security guard as an essential member of your management team. Why Hire a Security Guard? A visible security guard at your place of business provides a clear symbol of safety.  Security guards reduce inventory loss and sends the message that you want to provide a safe and secure environment for your customers and employees.  It shows that your company is serious about deterring and combatting crime.  There are tangible reasons why hiring security guards can immediately reduce and prevent your inventory loss due to shoplifting and/or employee theft. A security guard can protect your manufacturing operations and corporate facilities during off-peak or down times. A security guard can be positioned at...
Security Guard Roles and Responsibilities

Security Guard Roles and Responsibilities

Security guard roles and responsibilities are essential to helping prevent incidents that create havoc and endanger the lives of civilians.  Recent events in Las Vegas and elsewhere involving terrorist attacks attest to that .  Although the problem of terrorism is relatively recent, and combatting terrorism requires specialized resources, it goes without saying that security guards at a facility – whether a casino or a warehouse, can make s significant difference in efforts to combat crime and to protect customers. Security guard roles and responsibilities are a key component to securing any facility. One of the primary duties of a security guard is to make his or herself clearly visible.  A guard on duty is proven to deter burglars, shoplifters, or assailants.  Being visible is one of the ways by which a security guard prevents theft, damage, personal injury, and other criminal acts. Security guard roles and responsibilities include being vigilant.  He or she watches out for behaviors that are outside the norm that may signal negative or harmful intentions. A good security guard has good observational skills – using the sense of sight, hearing, and smell to determine what might be out of the ordinary. If a cable is burning or a chemical is leaking, a good security guard picks up on that.  If there is an odd sound, perhaps someone is trying to open an outside door, a good security guard is tuned in.   Most important, a good security guard should be able to interpret quickly whatever he or she senses so that the guard can function as your eyes and ears to make sure that your business interests...
Professional Security Services

Professional Security Services

Professional Security Services Provided by United American Security While there are numerous security companies you could choose to address your short or long term security needs, we at United American Security believe our company offers the best combination of price and service available.  Hands down.  You will certainly find other companies that promise to protect your assets, but we guarantee that you won’t find a company that out-performs or out-delivers United American Security. We speak with the confidence that comes from a proven performance record and the ongoing feedback we solicit from our clients. Professional security services provided by United American Security can make a big difference to your bottom line. Currently we serve clients in eighteen states, providing guards to protect commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional assets. UAS provides protection for a wide variety of clients working in the warehousing, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, petrochemical, corporate and distilling industries.  We employ over 3,000 security officers around the country, all of whom are professionally trained and prepared to handle your unique security needs.   And, to make sure that we provide you with timely customer service, we maintain regional offices in key cities around the U.S.  We encourage you to call the office nearest you for information about the other companies we protect in your area. 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 We believe our website says it best:           We find the best people Our site managers are involved in a thorough screening and hiring process that focuses on finding high-caliber...
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