Introducing First Security Services, providing Ladera 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 Ladera that is immensely valuable and affordable, especially when you consider what you receive in return.
If you’re in need of Ladera security guards, First Security offers the following services:
Vehicle Patrol Services:
We operate one of the largest private patrol operations in Ladera. 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.
Ladera Security Officers:
First Security provides Ladera 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!
General Overview of Ladera, California
Ladera is located in the southern portion of San Mateo County, California and is a census-designated place, also known as a CDP. It is actually adjacent to Portola Valley, which is a small incorporated town. In addition, it is situated at the end of the eastern slope of the Peninsula Range of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is surrounded by Webb Ranch to the north, Alpine Road to the east, and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve to the west.
The total population of Ladera is 1,426.
Its total area is 0.443 square miles, which is very small, giving it a population density of 3,200 people per square mile.
The median age of the population is 46 years, a high number.
In comparison, the State of California’s median age is 33.3 years and the national median age is 37.2 years. Ladera’s median age is well above-average, as it’s almost 13 years above the state average and close to 9 years above the national average.
51.6% of the population is at least 45 years old.
Ladera’s origins can be traced back to the Rancho Corte de Madera Mexican land grant of which it is situated on. This land was primarily used for the purposes of timber and grazing throughout the 19th century all the way up until 1927. It was during that year that it became a part of the Ormondale Ranch, which was owned by the Macdonough family.
An inflection point in the development of modern-day Ladera occurred in 1944, in which the Peninsula Housing Association, known as the PHA, was created for the purposes of buying land and creating a housing cooperative. The land on which Ladera currently resides was soon selected, and Garrett Eckbo, a noted architect, was tasked with laying out the community plan.
It was given the name of “Ladera” to express the Spanish historical influence on the area, as “ladera” means “hillside” in Spanish.
However, the project soon failed due to issues about the title deeds on the homes, eventually leading to the land being sold to Hare, Brewer, and Kelley. It was eventually completed.
Today, Ladera is policed by the Country of San Mateo and is also a part of the Woodside Fire District. It is technically under the sphere of influence of the nearby town of Portola Valley.
Ladera is one of the richest areas in the State of California, evidenced in its extremely high median household income of $170,621. This is actually an increase of 140.9% since 2000.
In comparison, the State of California has a median household income of $58,328 and the United States has a median household income of $53,046. As can be seen, Ladera’s median household income is almost three times the amount of the state average and is over three times the national average.
And just like its superb median household income, Ladera also has an excellent crime rate, with a crime rate index of 73, meaning that it’s safer than 73% of the cities in the United States.
There is a 1 in 901 chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Ladera and a 1 in 88 chance of being a victim of a property crime.
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 in comparison. Ladera’s crime rate is much lower in both categories.
First Security understands the security needs of Ladera and San Mateo County in general and will be able to provide the very best in security services.
Ladera Residential, Retail, and Personal Security Services
First Security can help protect those in Ladera by providing the following specific security services:
- Residential Security: Ladera’s residents are very wealthy, and with a high median age, many of them are retired. In addition, some of the residents commute to the nearby cities in the Bay Area, as well as Santa Cruz, for work on a daily basis. This means that their homes can be left vacant for extended periods of time and are thus exposed, leaving them vulnerable to robberies. It’s important that they have the necessary security protection put in place, which First Security Services can provide through the installation of advanced alarm systems. In addition, neighborhood patrol services are available.
- Food & Beverage Security: Though it’s a very small area, there are some notable restaurants, bars, and cafes in the area. Some of the main ones are: Portola Kitchen, Amigos Grill, Old Port Lobster Shack, Alpine Inn Beer Garden, and Madera. Many of these places feature upscale dining and can get quite busy at times. First Security Services can make sure that there’s security protection put in place both during opening hours and after hours.
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- Points of Interest Security: There are some interesting things to do around Ladera, though most of them are in Portola Valley. The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is one such place, as it features old, historical trains and a glimpse into a time period in which California relied heavily on rail for transport. The Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is also another popular place in the area, as the stunning views that it offers will make it a once in a lifetime golfing experience.
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 Ladera 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 Ladera is, would be to install alarm systems through First Security. 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.
Looking For Security Guard Jobs In Ladera?
At First Security Services, we are always looking for qualified security professionals to add to our talented team. Visit our Ladera security guard jobs page to apply today!
Contact Us Today!
First Security has been serving San Mateo 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 Ladera security guard needs, please don’t hesitate to fill out the form on the First Security homepage to get your free service quote today!