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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Additional Duties of Security Guards

Security guards are expected to do many things, with their main duty and responsibility being to provide actual protection and security to a private residence or business. However, security guards can also have many additional duties that go beyond their traditional role in stopping crimes and so forth. Check out some of these duties:   […]

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What Authority Does a Security Guard Have?

A security guard obviously does not have the same authority as a police officer, but they are able to enforce many of the same things, depending on the particular situation and if they follow certain protocols. Security guards generally have the following powers:   The Ability to Enforce Rules When operating on private property, whether […]

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Should Your Security Guards Be Armed Or Not?

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One of the most important decisions that businesses face is whether or not their security guards should be armed. A balance must be struck between providing a safe environment for both your employees and customers, while also making sure that they feel safe and that their workspace is not a war zone. While preferences for […]

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The Importance of Sensitivity Training For Security Guards

In today’s world, sensitivity training is extremely important, especially in light of the recent issues that have gained a considerable amount of attention in the United States. Security guards are expected to not only provide protection but to also wear many additional hats, ranging from acting as a helpful guide in a place of business […]

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Plain Clothes vs. Uniformed Security Guards

Both plain clothes and uniformed security guards have their various advantages and disadvantages. In order to try and make the best decision as to which one is the best choice for your business, you have to determine your own needs and the type of business that you’re operating. Here are some of the advantages  of […]

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What Makes a Great Security Guard?

Having the necessary credentials and training is only one part of the equation. What makes a great security guard and separates the person from a good guard are a variety of qualities and attributes, both of the mental and physical variety. Here are 5 of the most important ones:   Mental Alertness A great security […]

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The Benefits of a Random Patrol Service

When you choose a security service, you have plenty of options, especially when you choose a company such as First Security Services. One of the options that you will have is random patrol services, which can be arranged either for your residence or your business. Many police departments already engage in random patrols and for […]

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6 Common Security Mistakes You Need to Avoid

When creating a security plan for your house, it’s important to make sure you review all of the things NOT to do as well. Below is a list of 10 common security mistakes to avoid: Hiding a Key in a Conspicuous Area It’s as American as apple pie—when planning to go out of town, you […]

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How to Choose the Right Security Company

When you’re faced with choosing the right security company, there are a variety of things that you’re going to have to consider, whether it’s for your home or for your business. You can’t just hire any security company. You need to know what to look for and to hire one that will be able to  […]

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