In-House or Contracted Security Personnel—Weighing the Pros & Cons

When a business needs regular security staffing, the first step is to decide whether to hire in-house security personnel or contract with an outside security company. Each option has its pros and cons. Hiring In-House Security By hiring in-house security, businesses have complete control of its security staff. Security guards become part of the corporate […]

Keeping Residents Safe—Special Care Needed in Securing Assisted Living Facilities

The primary reason that families make the painful decision to place loved ones in assisted living facilities is that their relatives can no longer live safely on their own. When choosing the best facility, make sure you factor in security measures. At a minimum, an assisted living facility must provide basic individual security—an easily accessible […]

Appearance is Everything—The Impact of a Security Guard’s Uniform on Others

Companies seeking to hire security guards often fail to ask prospective security guard companies about the uniforms their guards wear while on duty. This may sound like trivial issue, but it’s not. Appearance matters. Security guards in the right kind of uniform can send a powerful message to those they are assigned to protect and […]

Keeping Vandals Off The Greens

Golf courses are beautiful seas of green during the day, but they are tempting targets at night. Vandals can easily cause thousands of dollars in damage to the course, golf carts and the clubhouse. Keeping vandals away is a challenge because of the size of the area to secure—whether it is a 9-hole or 18-hole […]

Five Tips to Reduce Grocery Store Shoplifting

From a business standpoint, grocery stores have a lot going for them—they are busy, active environments with a steady stream of customers. These same positive aspects can also leave grocery stores vulnerable to shoplifting—whether it’s the discreet kind or the quick “grab and go.” According to Business Insurance Quotes, higher-end cuts of meat are the […]

What It Takes to Become a Security Guard

We see security guards in public and private places more and more these days since safety is now a front-and-center issue.  Security guards must go through a rigorous training process in order to become licensed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Service. Prospective security guards undergo criminal background checks followed by eight hours of […]

Five Ways to Discourage Employee Theft From Your Small Business

Business owners never want to think that their employees would steal from them, yet a Certified Fraud Examiners’ report estimated that a business loses 5 percent of revenues each year to fraud, with the median loss at $150,000. Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees feel the biggest impact. Fraud and theft are carried out […]

Don’t Let Wedding Crashers and Thieves Ruin Your Big Day

Wedding season is upon us. A lot goes into a wedding—selecting the location, food, music, guest list, invitations, decorations, attire—but how about wedding security? If you’re arranging a large reception, especially where alcohol is plentiful, you must be prepared for the possibility of unruly guests, wedding crashers (hoping to nab free drinks and food) and […]

Fumigating a Home Kills Termites But Attracts Another Type of Invading Pest: Burglars

A home covered by a big fumigation tent is a tempting target to burglars willing to risk breathing toxic air for the chance to rob the property of its valuables. Tented homes are easy, unsecured targets. Homeowners would never think of leaving for several days with windows wide open, but that’s what happens when a […]

Don’t Make Thieves Feel Welcome at Your Hotel

Hotel theft can be the result of actions by employees, guests, vendors, and of course, professional thieves. Security cameras can act as a deterrent, but their real value is after the fact when the police are trying to determine the perpetrator. Ideally, security measures should prevent thefts from happening in the first place. Guest Room […]