Gated Community Security

Gated Community Security

Your home is your safe place Your home should be the place that you feel the most safe, right? A lot of homeowners would agree with this statement, and that’s why gated communities are often appealing. The added feature of a gate gives many residents peace of mind in knowing that there is a physical barrier between them and criminals. And, it is true. Having a gate does deter some criminals from committing crimes, but there are two very different types of gated communities. Read on to find out more, and how you can best protect yourself with gated community security. Gates with no guards A lot of communities have a gated entrance that is purely decorative. Rather, there will be an attractive looking gate at the entrance of the community, but it’s just for show. This mostly is for homeowners to feel proud of where they live and make an impression on guests. While attractive, decorative gates offer zero gated community security and could actually be alluring to criminals. A decoration like this indicates that the homes are nice and may be filled with valuable items. Another type of gated community with no guards is a keypad gate. With these, you and your guests will have a special code in order to enter the property. While this is definitely a step up from decorative gates, it’s probably pretty easy to find out the code if you really wanted it. Simply watching someone enter in their code, or even sneaking in behind a car that is entering are easy things that a criminal can do if they really want...

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’...
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...
Security Guards for the Workplace

Security Guards for the Workplace

Your Business in Important Why would you need a security guard for the workplace? It might seem like a workplace is a totally safe environment, but you may be surprised to realize that this is not the case. In many situations, a guard can help to relieve tension and threats in a work environment. If there is a disgruntled employee and your work has trade secrets, a guard can help to protect intellectual property. Guards can also help keep employees generally safe. After all, an employee who feels safe is going to be a more productive employee, which will help your bottom line. Here are the top 3 reasons for hiring security guards for the workplace.   1. Keep Employees Safe Employees are the most essential part of any business. Without their hard work and dedication, a business would not be successful. Keeping employees safe should be at the top of any business owners mind. How can security guards help do this? To start, if the business is located in an area that is not safe, especially at night, guards can help to ensure that there are no dangerous situations. This includes criminals lurking who could take advantage of an employee who goes outside after dark. Security guards can be used to escort employees to their vehicles after hours. The mere presence of a guard can deter criminal activity from happening. 2. Keep Customers Safe Along the same lines, security guards can help to keep customers safe, especially if they are visiting a place of work at night. If your business sells goods, customers can be targets of criminal...
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...
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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