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...

Security Services in Texas: A “No Brainer” Choice for a Texas Security Company Owner

Security Services in Texas: A “No Brainer” Choice for a Texas Security Company Owner Jeff Moore, the owner of Top Gun Security and Investigations, completed the paperwork to officially merge his security services company with United American Security on April 19 2017. It was his birthday and “the best birthday present I’ve ever received,” he says. Indeed, it was a win for all involved and the feeling Moore experienced after the final signing was mutual. With the acquisition of Top Gun Security, United American Security tripled its presence in Texas, doubling its presence in Houston and creating new United American Security locations in Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christie and Austin.  United American Security is now able to provide better security services to more clients throughout the Lone Star State. Focus on Customer Service “My biggest concern was keeping the employees who had been with me for as long as 15 years,” Moore says. “These people helped me grow my company. United American Security was happy to have them, and that was extremely important to me.” United American Security as welcoming as he could have imagined. UAS subscribes to an open door philosophy, he says, and management is in constant and close contact with all levels of staff. He describes an atmosphere where there are no barriers in communication between security guards, field officers, supervisors, corporate staff, and executive management. “Heck, even the CEO made his cell phone number available to every employee that transitioned from Top Gun. How often does that happen?” As for the staff that followed Moore, “They love the new benefits.” United American Security has the...

Best Security Guard Services

  United American Security offers the best security guard services in the industry United American Security (UAS) is unique among the 8,000 security guard companies across the United States. Our “just right” size provides clients with an approachable manager or on-site supervisor who knows the details of your business while still providing 24/7 back-office support for administrative needs. The Big Four Unlike the larger security guard companies in the industry—Allied/Universal, U.S. Security, G4S, and Securitas—United American Security places a premium on customer service. According to Scott Kaeser, UAS Vice President, “The Big Four have become so large and impersonal, their primary focus is the bottom line. They tend to offer the lowest price but in turn also offer the lowest level of service.” At United American Security, our primary focus is the client. We act like a local guarding company, maintaining regular contact with our customers and guaranteeing thoughtful attention to every detail. Providing first-rate customer service is a UAS core value that permeates all levels of the company. We hire only the best guards, provide them with ongoing training, and pay them well. The result, unsurprisingly, is a collaborative team that provides customers with loyal, intelligent, and respectful security services. And while superior customer service is not possible at “the lowest bid,” UAS is still sensitive to its clients’ budgets. “We realize cost is an issue, and we can be competitive on price and payment terms given our scale,” adds Kaeser. For companies looking for superior services, our price tag is fair and competitive. The Smaller Fish On the other end of the spectrum are the smaller, locally...

Security Services in Indiana

UAS Launches Security Services in Indiana United American Security acquired Deep Blue Security in October 2016 and now provides security services in Indiana. Operating out of its Indianapolis office, UAS attends to clients as far north as Elkhart and as far south as Evansville. And expansion is underway, with UAS continuing to pursue new markets throughout the Hoosier State. Deep Blue and United American Security Are A Great Match The potential for a partnership was apparent from the first meeting as UAS and Deep Blue Security shared a similar culture and approach to customer service. Both companies drew clients from the private market, recognizing that non-government customers allow for “evergreen” contracts and the ability to pay for higher levels of service. Equally important, each company placed a premium on meeting the needs of its security guards and clients. When guards are dependable and managers are responsive, clients are loyal. As a result, and to preserve service consistency and continuity, UAS retained Deep Blue Security’s management team and security guard staff after the purchase. It was a seamless transition for all involved. We Know Every Security Guard by Name Nick George, who had been part owner of Deep Blue Security, now serves as the Indianapolis UAS Branch Manager. He was pleased to transition to the UAS team and bring so many positive relationships with him. “I know every security officer by name,” explains George. “I talk to each one of them at least once a week, if not more.” “It’s an open door policy,” George adds. “Officers know where to reach me and they know that their calls are a priority. The...

UAS Quarterly Safety Training: Defensive Driving

Over the next couple of months, the UAS management/ training team will be conducting the Defensive Driving training for all of our enforcement officers throughout the Midwest region.  At UAS, we believe that well trained and safety conscious security officers provide better service and support to our clients. This is why we provide our security staff with the resources and training necessary to address evolving site requirements and procedures as well as prepare them for emergencies that may arise. We all have a responsibility to perform activities deemed prudent and realistic, with the goal of offering as safe a  workplace as possible, while continuing to deliver the essential products and services. Improper driving is the most common cause of accidents • Unsafe acts account for more than 90% of all...
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