Introducing First Security Services, providing Ashland with security guards for over 4 decades and counting!
In hiring a security company, you not only want a company that can provide well-trained guards and a variety of security services, but you also want a company that has a thorough understanding of the culture and needs of the city, as that has proven to lead to better protection.
First Security Services provides security in Ashland that is immensely valuable and affordable, especially when you consider what you receive in return.
If you’re in need of Ashland security guards, First Security offers the following services:
Vehicle Patrol Services
We operate one of the largest private patrol operations in Ashland. First Security’s expert management team will work with you to assess your patrol needs and provide their professional opinions, making sure to meet your budget while not sacrificing on the quality of security.
Ashland Security Officers
First Security provides Ashland security guards that are the finest in the area. All of our guards are extensively trained and are continually working to upgrade and refine their skills. No one at First Security gets complacent!
By hiring First Security, you have the added bonus of having seamless access to our sister company, First Alarm, which is one of the most trusted and recognized alarm companies in Alameda County. Since we’re so closely integrated with First Alarm, our security guards are also experts on alarms and alarm responses, meaning that they will be able to recognize any red flags and to point out any deficiencies in your current system, whether it’s for a private residence, a business, or a public institution.
General Overview of Ashland, California
Ashland is a census-designated place, also known as a CDP, that’s located in Alameda County, California. It also happens to be an unincorporated community, meaning that it’s governed by Alameda County.
Formerly known as San Leandro South, Ashland has a population of 21,925. This is a small increase from 2000, in which the population was 20,793.
The total area of Ashland is 1.838 square miles, giving Ashland a population density of 12,000 people per square mile. This is an extremely high population density
The median age of the population is 31.4 years, a low number. In comparison, the national median age is 37.2 years and the State of California’s median age is 33.3 years.
30% of the population is at least 45 years old.
Ashland first began to be developed extensively in the 1940s, which is later than usual for many areas in California.
Its name comes from the types of ash trees that are located in Oregon. Interestingly, Oregon also has a city named Ashland.
The median household income of Ashland is $50,727. The State of California’s median household income is $58,328 and the national average is $53,046, which showcases how Ashland is below average. While it is not that far from the national average, it is close to $8,000 below the State of California’s average.
Since it does have a young population, this is understandable, as the older the population, the higher the median household income in many cases.
Unfortunately, Ashland also has an extremely high crime rate. Its crime rate index is 7, meaning that it’s safer than only 7% of the cities in the United States. This is a horrid crime rate and is very alarming.
There is a 1 in 173 chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Ashland and a 1 in 18 chance of being a victim of a property crime.
To grasp just how bad these crime rates are, consider that the State of California has a 1 in 249 chance of being a victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 38 chance of being a victim of a property crime.
This high crime rate is not just a problem that is unique to Ashland. Alameda County has a crime rate that is much higher than the state average and is a major issue for authorities. This also makes the below average median household income in Ashland more notable, since it is accompanied by this dreadful crime rate.
First Security understands the security needs of Ashland and Alameda County in general and will be able to provide the very best in security services.
Ashland Residential, Retail, and Personal Security Services
First Security can help protect those in Ashland by providing the following specific security services:
- Residential Security: Ashland’s residents are not that far from the state average in wealth, but the terrible crime rates that they face is a major cause for concern. In addition, many of the residents in Ashland commute to other nearby cities, including San Francisco and Oakland, for work or entertainment. Residents of Ashland have to make sure that they’re protected from property crimes and violent crimes equally, since both occur at a high rate. It’s important that they have advanced alarm systems installed, which First Security can do through its sister company, First Alarm Services. Neighborhood patrol services are also a viable option.
- Food & Beverage Security: Owners of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Ashland have to be on alert. A few of the notable ones are: Sushiland, Shami Restaurant & Hookah Lounge, and Black Angus Steakhouse. An abundance of fast food chains also exist in the area. It’s important that they have security systems in place to protect their stores both during operational hours and after hours, as vandalism and robberies are a constant threat. First Security Services can provide a security assessment.
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- Points of Interest Security: There isn’t much to do directly in Ashland, but there are some places nearby that are great for day trips. Sandy Beach is one such place and is only around 6 miles The Ashland Park inside Ashland is also very popular and so is the Bayfair Center shopping mall. Additionally, every year, the Alameda County Fair takes place that attracts residents from the entire area. Of course, San Francisco is also a quick trip away, being only 25 miles from Ashland.
By hiring First Security, companies, organizations, and institutions, both of the private and public variety, will be able to ensure that they’re provided professional protection in regards to:
- Employee Safety
- Customer Safety
- Violent Crimes
Residents in Ashland should consider hiring First Security patrol services to make sure that their community and their homes always remain safe. In addition, a great service, especially given how small Ashland is, would be to install alarm systems through First Security’s sister company, First Alarm Services. By installing the alarm systems, you will have 24/7 monitoring and will have the authorities at your doorstep as fast as possible should any break-ins occur!
What makes First Security stand out is that every single First Security officer has been trained extensively on weaponry, restraining strategies, and combat PLUS the ability to peacefully resolve situations. First Security works with each and every company to find out their particular security needs and what they expect the service to entail, even as it pertains to the behavior of the First Security officers.
Contact Us Today!
First Security has been serving Alameda County for over 40 years, developing long-standing relationships with residents and businesses by providing service that exemplifies the qualities of professionalism and efficiency. For your Ashland security guard needs, please don’t hesitate to fill out the form on the First Security homepage to get your free service quote today!
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