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The Rise of Security Robots, and What They Mean for Security Guard Service

For the past few years, security technology has been discussing the appearance of “patrol” or “security” robots. These are bots that can move around and perform basic security tasks in a specific area like a mall, store, or plaza. They’ve also started becoming more common, which is raising plenty of questions for security firms of [...]

By | 2020-08-20T11:29:57-06:00 August 20th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Pros and Cons of Offering Cloud Storage Solutions for Security Systems

With cloud storage becoming a common feature for today’s security systems and cameras, it’s important to offer cloud video storage to your customer…but also important to understand its limitations. Cloud video has its advantages for security, but it isn’t right for everyone, and installers need to be able to discuss the pros and cons so [...]

By | 2020-08-19T12:44:16-06:00 August 19th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Best Practices for Security Guards Preventing Property Damage

2020 has certainly been an interesting year for security guards. COVID lockdown requirements led to new opportunities and social distancing posed new challenges. Then waves of protests over mask wearing, police brutality, racism, statues and more swept across the nation, leading to all new security concerns. It’s no surprise that private business owners have become [...]

By | 2020-07-23T09:58:25-06:00 July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Everything to Know About the Growing Retail/Grocery Security Market

World events, now including both COVID-19 and protests, have led to rapid growth in several specific industries: One of them is security guard services for retail and grocery businesses, especially as people start returning in greater numbers. There is enormous new demand in this sector for any security company that can capitalize on it. But [...]

By | 2020-06-18T07:56:13-06:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

How to Advertise Guard Training for Your Security Guard Company

Do your clients know what your guards do? Security guard companies can spend a lot of effort advertising the business, but they should always remember that clients are primarily interested in the guards themselves, and what specific skills they offer – far beyond simply armed and unarmed. This is good news: It means that your [...]

By | 2020-05-26T10:42:25-06:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Business Resilience When Public Spaces Are Empty

Security guard companies are facing a fascinating industry shift in 2020 due to the considerable changes created by COVID-19 and the measures taken to protect the public from the coronavirus. This has posed a particular challenge for guard services specializing in protecting public places: What do you do when those public spaces are now empty? [...]

By | 2020-05-22T16:44:05-06:00 April 28th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Key Tips on Avoiding Wrongful Death Lawsuits in the Security Guard Business

One of the worst – and unfortunately common – lawsuits that a security guard firm can face is a wrongful death suit. These lawsuits are typically filed when a security guard is involved in an incident that leads to the death of someone nearby. The relatives of the deceased then sue the security guard company [...]

By | 2020-05-25T09:12:27-06:00 March 25th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

5 Trends Forecasting the Future of Process Service

The process of service industry is small. So small, in fact, that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn’t collect statistics on process servers. The BLS lumps them into reports on sheriffs and sheriff's deputies. However small, the process service industry is one with a rich history and many advantages. In order for courts to exercise personal [...]

By | 2020-05-22T16:24:20-06:00 March 25th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Human Resources and Private Security

As a business owner, human resources plays a major role in the operations of the organization. They are the first line of defense in ensuring your policies are correctly drafted, implemented and enforced. This can get complicated, as they must develop training programs along with your risk management team to educate each employee on your [...]

By | 2020-05-22T11:32:24-06:00 February 25th, 2020|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|

BYOD Strategies: Should Your Security Guards Use Personal Phones on The Job?

BYOD or "Bring Your Own Device" received a lot of popularity in the last decade. Basically, it's a policy that allows employees to bring their own phones to work and use them for work-related activities – an important ability in today's app-dominated world. But is a BYOD policy possible for a security guard company? What [...]

By | 2020-05-22T11:30:50-06:00 January 30th, 2020|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|
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