The Importance of Proactively Hiring Security Services in Texas

The Importance of Proactively Hiring Security Services in Texas

The Importance of Proactively Hiring Security Services in Texas “Texas is a unique state,” says Jeff Moore, Regional Manager for the Texas Southwest Region. “And the reasons it is so unique are the same reasons Texas business owners should proactively invest in business security guard services.” Moore emphasizes that Texas is an industrial state with two ports that operate massive shipping and receiving operations. “Tons of industry and commercial business comes through Houston,” Moore says. “Texas is also a border state with many unique warehousing and logistics companies have security needs related to their involvement with cross-border trade.” “The Houston area is also very unique to commerce.  Two of its cities—Sugarland and Pearland—are among the fastest growing cities in the country. With growth comes crime.  And with crime comes the need for excellent security guard companies.” “Texas is not a poor state,” he continues. “It’s a thriving and industrial one. But it presents challenges to every business owner and requires them to take extra steps to keep themselves safe.” In Moore’s view, the solution to Texas’s unique situation is obvious: Texas businesses need security services and the best security guards before their security and their business are threatened. Proactive Versus Reactive Approach to Security Many business owners wait for a robbery or other situation to occur before hiring a security services firm like United American Security (recognized as one of the best security companies in Texas). But that’s the wrong tactic, argues Moore. Engaging with United American Security from the start will save your company considerable costs, both in human and financial capital, related to preventative measures. Seven Reasons...

United American Security Purchases “Broad Spectrum Security Company” in New York City

United American Security Purchases “Broad Spectrum Security Company” in New York City With its recent purchase of Clark Investigations & Security, United American Security now has a presence in New York City, perhaps the most diverse metropolis in the world. And fittingly, UAS’s newest acquisition is perhaps its most diverse company yet. With a clientele comprised of museums, hotels, commercial properties, residential facilities, and construction sites, Clark Investigations & Security was known as “a broad spectrum security company,” according to its previous owner, Jay Finn. This broad spectrum certainly attracted UAS’s attention, and in June it acquired the company, bringing in Finn as Branch Manager. A Mutual Attraction United American Security wasn’t the only party intrigued by the possible merger. Says Finn, a law school graduate and 27-year veteran of the New York Police Department, “I was looking for a partner to grow the company. I wanted somebody who had both the depth and the knowledge to bring the merge together.” “When I sat down with the different levels of management at UAS prior to the merger, I saw a lot of things that I saw in myself,” Finn continues. “UAS is a group of dedicated professionals. Like me, they feel every problem has a solution. They want to meet and exceed client expectations.” It was a win for all.  United American Security has many years of experience working with sellers of security guard businesses. A Sprawling Metropolis Supervising security guards as they provide top-notch security services in the nation’s most populous city certainly comes with its challenges, and Finn, a one-time Commanding Officer of the Manhattan District Attorney...

Selling a Security Guard Business

Interested in selling a security guard business? Mergers and acquisitions are common in the security guard industry, where more than 8,000 companies vie for the same pool of customers in the U.S. United American Security is currently acquiring great security guard businesses of all sizes. We currently service over 800 clients from 25 local offices, we are well capitalized and our executives have completed over 100 transactions in the security industry.  We have an efficient and fair acquisition process to ensure success for buyer and seller alike. Why you should choose UAS Experience isn’t the only thing that makes UAS different from other buyers; We are not looking to slash and burn staff and management to make a deal work. We work with you to determine key relationships between your staff and the customers. We maintain current personnel, bill rates and pay rates to minimize disruption to the client We offer better-than-market pricing and terms. Rather than focusing strictly on revenue, we determine your company’s value by evaluating many metrics including current standing hours per week (HPW), average bill rate, average pay rate, customer concentration and your current office staff Our process is simple. We’ve streamlined our due diligence and contracting process to save you time by asking only for the information we’ll need to in order to move to the next stage in the process We have completed deals where sellers owe past due sale taxes, payroll taxes or have factored their receivables. These issues aren’t uncommon in the security industry and they don’t scare us away from a deal We are well capitalized and experienced at doing security...

UAS Doubles its Security Services in Southeast Florida through a “Seamless” Acquisition

UAS Doubles its Security Services in Southeast Florida through a “Seamless” Acquisition Mitch Price had no interest in selling his southeast Florida security guard company. Florida State Security Services, Inc.(FSS, www.flstatesecurity.com) was based in West Palm Beach Florida and Price had been happily running the firm for nearly 20 years. But a close colleague in the security services industry urged him to keep his mind open. With this counsel in mind, late last year, when United American Security approached Price, he agreed to a meeting. In fairly short order, Price was convinced that a merger was the right move. He hired Keith Oringer of Security ProAdvisors (www.securityproadvisors.com), and within weeks, a professional and positive transaction with United American Security was finalized. “Even though United American Security was a much bigger company, their local security and customer service model fit my company’s culture perfectly,” Price explains. “They were able to provide the same service and attention to detail as a small, local company, but with the financial resources of a much larger partner. If I was going to take that leap – to sell my company—I wanted to turn it over to a security services firm that had the same philosophy as I did.” A Customer Service Approach to Security Guards United American Security is indeed known for its superior customer service. With 24/7 access to a supervisor who knows each client’s situation, customers enjoy continuous monitoring and resources to meet their every need. “United American Security provides the customer service model in an industry where strong customer service is sorely lacking,” Price adds. “I feel very comfortable with the...

High Rise Security

Security for high rise and vertical environments is a delicate balance People coming and going, the continual up and down of the elevator, the whizzing of the revolving doors … lunch time at another office building. With so many on the move, proper access control and security are critical for worker’s safety. Uncontrolled access puts both tenants, visitors, and the building itself at risk. 2009, Orlando FL office building; A tenant’s former employee, entered the building shooting 5 people and killing another. Jason Rodriguez who had been terminated from his job back in 2007 and allegedly felt that his former employer had left him to rot. ABC News 1999, ATLANTA, GA; Shootings in an Office Building Scenes of chaos, blood and death. Workers left two Atlanta office buildings where a day trader apparently shot nine people to death yesterday and wounded seven others. New York Times The public presence of readily identifiable, professional security personnel shapes your tenant’s opinion of building management. Behind the scenes vigilance to the myriad of challenges of securing both the people and the mechanical operation of a vertical environment requires a committed, experienced security team. Industrial Security Service invests the time and resources to determine your specific security requirements. Our approach to high rise security is proactive and is custom designed with procedures and policies to ensure consistent adherence to your security plan. We want to make certain that your tenants are safe within the spaces they occupy. Security personnel undergo training programs, modeled after BOMA International requirements, to ensure a high level of service. “Two of the biggest security improvements since Sept. 11 —...
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