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Hiring a bodyguard or close protection agent is an act of trust. The client is trusting the agency and the assigned guard with their most valuable assets: their life, their family, and/or their wealth. No one wants to think about it, but the choice is one to take seriously. It’s easy for a close protection …
As the times change, so should your business model. Entering a new decade of security trends and challenges means taking a good look at the ways executive protection might be changing.  Here are our top three predictions for the executive protection industry in 2020: Executive Protection Training Programs Will Expand Quality Metrics Will Become Even …
Private Investigators, often shorted to P.I.s, go by a few other names, including Private Eyes and Private Detectives. Professional private detectives, while operating within the law as an average citizen, have a skillset well above the average citizen’s, which they use for investigating persons of interest, gather evidence, locating missing persons, and more.  What Does …
Maintaining Security During a Lawsuit with Armed Security Lawsuits are often unpleasant things to begin with. Wrong has been done, tensions are high, proceedings are drawn out, and it’s generally something no one wants to deal with. Even worse is when one or more parties involved believes themselves to be at risk of physical harm. …
Why Do Politicians Need Security Guards? Politics have always been a touchy subject, but the political climate in the U.S. has perhaps never been more volatile than it is now.  With bipartisan tensions running high, the security industry is booming in the political sphere. Frequent organized protests flood the streets in Washington, D.C., and mixed …
When Should You Hire Personal Security for Your Family? In general, if you’re a high-profile person or possess relative wealth, you may be a target for violence or monetarily-motivated crime such as kidnapping. If you are concerned about your own safety, it’s likely this indicates risk for your children, too. If you wonder whether or …
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and as the song says, “All is calm, all is bright.”  But if you’re running a holiday event, your response is probably, “not quite.”  The Challenges of Holiday Event Planning and Security Seasonal event planning troubles vary based on the type of event, obviously. Your woes could …
Sometimes it’s not a question of needing executive protection. It’s a matter of when it should start and how to find the best protection available. Executive protection offers security services for VIP celebrities, dignitaries, CEOs, and other high net worth executives. Global and domestic security have never been more important. It’s almost an imperative anymore …
Retail businesses are critical to the economic infrastructures of every community across the U.S. Business owners, laborers, and residents alike all depend on functioning, profitable retail companies to support their day-to-day lives. But shoplifting is a large threat facing the success of retail businesses worldwide. It’s become such a serious problem that more and more …
Those interested in becoming security guards and those interested in hiring them are often curious: “What legal powers does a security guard have?” You may even be curious if you’re not in either of those positions. Maybe you passed an armed guard recently and thought, “what can he do, really, if something were to happen?” …
Just a couple of hundred years ago, there were no federal authorities or law enforcement agencies to chase down outlaws. In 1850, Allan Pinkerton established the Pinkerton National Defense Agency in Chicago. The agency quickly acquired clients like railroad operators and other companies that often fell victim to crooks who robbed cargo trains and passengers. …
The number of armed security guards at hospitals and other healthcare facilities has grown significantly over the last decade. The reason? Hospitals have unfortunately become more dangerous places, requiring the need for more hospital security officers. Hospitals face high risk for workplace violence. Most incidents going unreported by the doctors and nurses who experience it. …
There were 340 mass shootings in 2018. While these tragedies occurred under various circumstances, there’s no denying that heightened security has become a necessity for many companies and organizations.  As difficult as it is to fathom, terrorists often target large-scale events and crowded areas where they can inflict the most damage. This is just one …
The role of the security guard is critical in our modern world. With security guards outnumbering police 6 to 1 in the U.S., you get a good idea of how important security guards are to the infrastructure of U.S. society as it exists today. For individuals eager to give back to their local communities, earning an …
Construction sites are easily a hotbed for theft. They’re situated in populated areas, left unguarded for sometimes days at a time, and contain hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of valuable tools, materials, and supplies. Planning your deliveries well helps keep your project flowing smoothly, and is a critical step to take in preventing construction …
What does a security guard do? The responsibilities of a security guard are the same, world around. Their job is to protect assets by monitoring, reporting, and defending against any breach of security. But the day-to-day of those responsibilities is a small constant in a much larger scope of career options. The Types of Security …
Being a security guard can be an interesting job. Security officers are trusted to protect assets of all kinds, in every type of circumstances. You have armed guards and unarmed guards in jobs ranging from construction site surveillance to dignitary protection, protecting diamonds, data, and everything in between.  Wondering How to Become a Security Officer? …
With private security guards outnumbering the police roughly 6 to 1 in the United States, it’s not hard to find a security guard. What’s more difficult, however, is finding a good one.  The Challenges of Finding a Good Guard The Options are Many The field may be full of options, but they’re not necessarily all …
Are you considering using security for an event, for your business, or for some other reason? Do you know the difference between public security officers and private security guards? Understanding the difference between private vs public security guards can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of your event. This article will teach you the …
Armed vs. Unarmed Guards: How Do You Choose? It’s a common misperception that armed guards are automatically more effective because they carry weapons. But you might be surprised to realize that, more often than you’d think, unarmed guards make more sense and can deliver more bang for your buck – metaphorically speaking, of course.  First …
When to Hire Short Term Security Guards & How to Choose the Best Security Service If you’re considering hiring a security guard for short-term security at your job or event, we’re here to help you decide 1) if you should and 2) how to find the right option. How to Decide If You Should Hire …
Everything You Need to Know about Executive and Dignitary Protection Some people make a living protecting other people’s living. Some of those people are private personal security guards. Did you know: Private security guards actually outnumber police in most countries – including the U.S. Part of the reason is because there are several types of …
Stop Accidents and Tragedy with 3 Workplace Safety Tips for Better Worksite Safety Safety is probably not first on your mind all day at your job. You probably just think about doing your job, unless you’re in a safety and security related field like we are. But, of course, “safety” means something different depending on …
Why to Hire Armed Security Guards & How to Make the Most of Their Service Let’s talk about armed guards. Do you really need them?  If you’re managing a construction site, the answer is, honestly, yes.  Construction sites are open targets for security problems. With their expensive, unsecured materials and equipment and open surroundings, construction …
4 Ways to Protect Your Employees From Unexpected Workplace Danger Do you work in a very dangerous environment? If not, your employees probably don’t expect to put their lives on the line when they come to the job site every day. In fact, the drive to work is statistically far more dangerous than most jobs. …
Trade Show And Expo Security Tips: How To Secure Your Trade Show Booth Exhibiting at trade shows can be good for business. They can help boost sales and grow brand awareness, plus they offer networking and learning opportunities you can’t get elsewhere. But they’re a lot of work and not everyone’s cup of tea. Love …
The Five Types of Security Guards To Choose From Security on your construction site is vital for your operation. If your construction site is located in a densely populated area, you must have a security guard on site. It’s estimated that there are over 400,000 robberies each year, 90% happen in densely populated areas.  Additionally, …
How to Choose the Right Type of Security Guard For Your Event As an event manager at your company, you’ve likely created a checklist of all of the things your events need.  A schedule? Check.  Food? Check. Security Guard for events? Not yet.  Although every event is unique in its own way, the ingredients that …
How To Determine Whether You Need Armed Security For Your Construction Site Security is a prevailing concern for most businesses, from pharmacies to warehouses to wherever your business whereabouts.  In fact, targeted businesses and properties lose 7% of their revenue to theft each year- that huge! Construction sites are no exception.  Vandalism is a significant …
3 Simple Tricks To Improve Event Security As the holiday season progresses, you may notice you are attending more large gatherings than any other time of the year.  Perhaps you live close to New York City and make it a tradition to attend the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting along with the sea of people that …
How To Prevent Construction Site Theft When it comes to the topic of safety in the construction industry, most construction managers immediately think of their people. Construction workers, project managers and anyone else who visits the construction site are always at risk. Especially when there’s a lot of heavy equipment and building materials around. It’s …
Security is a prevailing concern for most businesses, from pharmacies to warehouses to wherever your business whereabouts. In fact, targeted businesses and properties lose 7% of their revenue to theft each year- that huge! Construction sites are no exception. Vandalism is a significant concern, and with expensive equipment and tools onsite, theft is a considerable …
There are plenty of valid reasons to consider hiring a personal bodyguard. Certain people in the world have more high-profile lives or jobs than rest of us, who find themselves at risk each day of coming into contact with someone who might want to harm or threaten them, and thus protection is needed. Private security …
As of January 2018, all U.S. residential properties had a combined worth of $31.8 trillion. That’s a $2-trillion increase from the year before. For comparison, $31.8 trillion is about 65 times of Walmart’s revenues of $485.30 billion. It’s about 15 times the revenues of the top 10 largest companies in the country. But that’s only …
Did you know that retail businesses lose about $44 billion from their inventory? It happens due to a lot of untoward circumstances. Out of these, shoplifting accounts for about 38% of the entire loss. If you want what’s good for your business, you need to invest in video surveillance. Video surveillance offers numerous advantages regardless of whether …
Civilian Security vs. Off-Duty/Prior Police You’re considering hiring some type of security personnel for your business. Have you asked yourself, “who should I hire? Civilian Security vs. Off-Duty/Prior Police”?  Depending on the type of security needed, you can hire either a civilian security guard (i.e., a person unaffiliated with law enforcement that is experienced in …
Are you tired of having materials stolen from your construction sites? Do you wonder what your employees are doing when you’re not around? There are more than 10,000 pieces of heavy equipment stolen each year, costing the construction industry almost $1 billion. If you think that your construction site is at risk for theft, you …
No business is free of the possibility of crime.  How can you effectively run the day-to-day activities of your business while also worrying about lack of security? With all the worry of security, the target of your attention strays from where it may need to be. When you hire a security guard, you will find that your …
Security is important at every event. Attendees want to know that they are safe, and those responsible for holding events need to be sure that people and property are protected. However, deciding whether your event requires armed or unarmed security isn’t always easy. Different events require different levels of security. The type of security you …
Inventory loss cost the American retail industry over $48 billion in 2016. Loss of inventory can be the result of shoplifting, employee theft, as well as other factors. Besides having a proper inventory management process, preventing retail theft can be accomplished in many cost-effective and efficient ways. Whether you’re a small retail business or you’re …

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