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...
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...

Security Guards Minimize Theft

According to Wikipedia, a security guard is a person hired to protect an employer’s assets (property, people, equipment, money, etc.) from a variety of hazards (such as waste, damaged property, unsafe worker behavior, criminal activity such as theft, etc.) by using preventative measures. They do this by maintaining a high-visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, by observing for signs of crime, fire or disorder, and by then taking action to minimize damage.   Depending on the nature of your business, the duties of a security guard will vary, but one of those illegal actions a security guard can deter is theft. Security Guards Minimize Theft There are various reasons why you should consider hiring a security guard to protect your business assets.  First and foremost, having a security guard on the premises will minimize theft. Having a security guard on site deters employees and customers from stealing.  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.  This is a problem. Whether the security guard makes regular patrols, monitors surveillance cameras, or helps you physically control access to your inventory, having a security guard on site reduces theft.  The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention(NASP) conducted a survey which found that around 73% of shoplifting incidents are not premeditated. With proper deterrents in place, shoplifters are much less likely to actually act on their impulses.  Seeing a security...
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...
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