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...

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...

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 550 clients from 24 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 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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