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Security Guards and Facial Recognition Technology: Here’s Where the Industry Stands

Facial recognition on cameras and security cam software has reached the point where it, like other key technologies, is affecting commercial markets and law enforcement – and that could mean major changes for the security guard industry, too. Some of those changes are already starting to happen, and the next several years will be a [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:25:18-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Why Your Security Guard Company Needs Licensing Today

Security guard regulations are increasing as more states evolve their requirements for security firms and crack down on firms operating illegally. One reason this is happening is due to the number of security companies found operating without a license, or with incomplete licensing requirements. Here’s what you need to know about security guard licenses! Licensing [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:27:09-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Best Smart Home Devices for Upselling a Security Package

Upselling refers to convincing buyers to purchase additional products that enhance or supplement their original purchase. It’s a common approach when selling security and alarm systems, and has become even easier in today’s integrated world of smart devices where one platform can monitor and manage so many different products at once. The core of a [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:29:16-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News, Security Industry News|

Why Every Security Guard Firm Should Discuss Use of Force with Clients

Preliminary discussions with clients offer many strategic advantages for setting up a long-term security contract – and nailing down specifics of service. But while these meetings are always a smart idea, we wanted to focus on one subject that security guard firms should bring up every time: Use of force. This may not be on [...]

By |2020-09-30T08:50:04-06:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

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 |2020-08-20T11:29:57-06:00August 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 |2020-08-19T12:44:16-06:00August 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 |2020-09-29T15:13:43-06:00July 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 |2020-09-29T15:18:30-06:00June 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 |2020-05-26T10:42:25-06:00May 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 |2020-05-22T16:44:05-06:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|
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