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Are You Facing a Security Guard Shortage? Here’s How to Attract New Hires

Has your security firm been facing some recruitment challenges in the past couple of years? You certainly aren’t alone. A combination of changing trends, new demand in other industries, and even the “Great Resignation” effect seen at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a shortage of security guards for businesses. If your [...]

By |2022-08-15T09:46:20-06:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Top Compliance Issues Every Physical Security Firm Should Avoid

As states review their security industry regulation and make important changes, there has been some increased scrutiny on security firm compliance. Security firms that aren’t aware of certain compliance requirements or don’t know that requirements apply to their industry can be at risk. Not only can failing to comply lead to fines or revoked licenses, [...]

By |2022-07-18T15:50:31-06:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

Training Security Guards for Health Emergencies

We’ve discussed how important training is to help improve your security guards’ skillsets, decrease the risks of something going wrong on the job, and meeting the latest regulatory requirements. Here, we wanted to examine a particular type of training that’s becoming more popular in the industry: Emergency health response. This training prepares security guards for [...]

By |2022-06-24T11:45:58-06:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

Top Tips on Body Armor for Security Guards

As attacks on security guards increase in a number of industries, we’ve seen more security firms consider implementing body armor requirements – or adding additional protection for their guards. Body armor is one of the most effective ways to prevent security guards from being harmed by most attacks. If you’re interested in providing body armor [...]

By |2022-06-22T09:09:16-06:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

Important Tips When Hiring New Security Guards in Today’s Market

Whether you are growing your security firm or replacing previous guards, interviewing and hiring new guards is a common step. It’s also important: Many of the liability issues we discuss in our blog for security firms (or seen in the news) can be avoided with a rigorous hiring process for new guards. Fortunately, more effective [...]

By |2022-04-11T13:58:52-06:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

How Technology Is Helping Security Guards in 2022

From discussing the impact of security robots (which really are a trend) to talking about how apps have replaced walkie-talkies, we’ve discussed plenty of security technology in 2021. Now that 2022 is well underway, we wanted to take time and look ahead to the newest technologies that are helping security guards this year. These advances [...]

By |2022-06-22T09:13:14-06:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Top New Locations Hiring Security Guards So Far in 2022

As we’ve covered the security guard industry over the last few years, we’ve noticed several growth patterns – new interest in security guards in retail, healthcare, and apartments, among other places. 2022 also promises to be an interesting year for the growth of security opportunities. Let’s check out the major locations that we expect to [...]

By |2022-02-24T12:40:35-06:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Top 7 Liability Issues for Security Guards Heading Into 2022

It’s been – to put it lightly – an interesting couple of years for the security guard industry. As we’ve discussed in some of our other guides, the guard industry has come under increased scrutiny by state bodies. Growing regulations are increasingly likely for the future. At the same time, new demand for guards has [...]

By |2022-01-24T11:11:35-06:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Security Industry News|

Pros and Cons of Armed Guards

Should Your Executive Protection Personnel Have Guns? If you're considering arming your executive protection personnel, there are some clear pros and cons to consider. So, you've decided to hire security for yourself or another VIP. That's great! Having a good executive protection plan in place is incredibly important. But there's one other big decision you [...]

By |2022-01-05T15:53:20-06:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Guard Firms Should Prepare for Use-of-Force Training in 2022

We have discussed before how important it is for security firms to train guards on how to properly use force – and when to avoid using it. This is a vital practice to help avoid injuries, mistakes, and associated lawsuits that come with that liability. It’s also become increasingly important as tensions in common areas [...]

By |2021-11-30T14:16:14-06:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|Tags: , |
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