Another Week…Another School Shooting. When Will It Stop?

Another school shooting in the U.S.–this time in the city just voted the safest in Florida—Parkland. Seventeen people were killed and 15 were wounded. Only 45 days into 2018 and there has already been eight school shootings that have resulted in injury or death—and these don’t count the number of times a gun was discharged […]

Interesting Facts About Shoplifting

Shoplifters steal from all sorts of stores—from big retailers to thrift shops. There isn’t a certain profile of a shoplifter—they are from all age groups, many work and they often pay for an item while stealing another. Here are some other statistics about shoplifting from the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention. –Shoplifting is often not […]

How to Make Sure Your Security Guards Are Doing Their Job

By hiring outside security guards to keep your business, retail outlet, event, school or other venue safe, you’re counting on those guards to do their job. But how do you know if they are? Here are some suggestions. Check Security Guard Company References. Don’t assume all security guard companies are equal. When selecting a guard […]

How Secure Is Your Storage Unit?

Storage units are big business. According to the Self Storage Association, there are more than 48,500 storage facilities in the U.S. that account for 2.3 billion square feet of storage space. When you put your belongings in a storage unit, how safe are they? An ABC Television report points out some of the weaknesses of […]

What Makes a Great Security Guard?

When seeking security guards for your business, school, place of worship, home or event, you need to factor in more than training and licenses. Here are other attributes of a quality security guard. Being Aware. One of a guard’s greatest assets is to have command over his or her surroundings– always being alert to possible […]

Even With New Chip Technology, Credit Card Fraud Still A Problem

The new EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) computer chips found in more and more credit cards were supposed to make credit card fraud much harder to pull off. While the chip’s introduction in the U.S. (it’s been available in Europe for years) and its stronger security capabilities have helped make payment transactions safer, fraud is still […]

Security Checklist for Convenience Stores

Convenience stores, those small retail outlets that stock everything from snacks, slurpees and hot food items to alcohol and basic groceries, are great for customers in a hurry. Unfortunately, they are also easy marks for robbers who can grab money from the cash register or steal items and be on their way in minutes. While […]

Crack Down on Shoplifting in 2018

With the holiday season almost behind us, now may be a good time to evaluate your store’s security needs for 2018. Did you experience increases in shoplifting during the holidays or overall in 2017? You’re not alone. According to the 2017 National Retail Security Survey, “the average cost per shoplifting incident doubled in 2017 to […]

Thank You For Putting Your Trust in ACS

Safety and security are never easy topics to discuss. You must anticipate the worst—at your business, school, house of worship, retail store, event or home—and then take the necessary precautions. Often, that means hiring a security company like ACS to help. It goes without saying that 2017 has been a tumultuous year. It has made […]

Access Control Security Introduces New Security Guard Training Website

Access Control Security is proud to announce a new website devoted to security guard training. The site provides 32 hours of basic security guard training plus another 8 hours of enhanced training for a total of 40 hours. Guards receive a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing the course and passing a competency test from […]