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Top Safety Tips for Security Guards During the Holidays

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time for – well, just about everyone. But security guards are in especially high demand due to the growing number of events and the increased possibilities of larceny. During this season, it’s important for security guards to take care of themselves and minimize their own risks. Here [...]

By |2021-10-25T16:23:23-06:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Guards and Cybersecurity: The Skills Today’s Guards Should Have

While security guards may not need to be masters of data security and IT-level experts, they should have basic skills that allow them to help protect your firm’s data, and the data your clients use. Let’s take a look at the most important skills your guards should have. Familiarity with the Technologies that Your Firm [...]

By |2021-09-24T14:00:20-06:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

The Advantages of Switching to Mobile Patrol Apps for Security Guards

Security guards are currently making decisions about whether or not to adopt mobile patrol apps to help coordinate and communicate between patrols, security stations, and the office. Some are sticking with traditional two-way radios for now, while others have fully moved to mobile apps offered on platforms like Security Guard, Guard Center, Novage, GuardMetrics, and [...]

By |2021-08-17T11:14:29-06:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Is the Apartment Security Guard Industry Right for Your Firm?

The apartment security industry is a particularly lively field right now, and if your firm is interested in expanding your clientele, we suggest looking at local opportunities. While the basics are fairly clear – guarding multi-family dwellings and managing access – there may be several questions about the details and what to expect. These FAQs [...]

By |2021-07-22T16:41:51-06:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Will Security Guards Be Asked to Check for Vaccine Cards? Here’s What to Know

There’s currently a lot of discussion about what businesses and other organizations will do regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Will companies require proof of vaccination for certain locations or activities? Could businesses be liable if they do not? How easy are vaccine cards to fake, anyway? For security firms, the questions are slightly different: Can companies make [...]

By |2021-06-21T11:00:13-06:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Should Your Security Guards Start Wearing Bodycams?

Bodycams have been in the news quite frequently these days and have become an increasingly popular addition to law enforcement around the country. That’s led a growing number of security firms to wonder if bodycams are an advantageous service their own guards should have. The answer can be a little complicated: Private security guards may [...]

By |2021-05-18T16:48:22-06:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Employment Practices Liability Coverage

In an industry where high employee turnover is normal, how can a company protect themselves from wrongful termination lawsuits? Over the past decade, the number of employees alleging claims such as wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation has increased exponentially. Employees’ willingness to sue has been further compounded by the fact that settlements and [...]

By |2021-07-26T11:05:37-06:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

The State of Security Guard Regulation – And Why It’s Starting to Change

We have talked about issues related to security guard regulation before, but it’s time to shine a spotlight on it again, because things are starting to change even more quickly – and it may have widespread ramifications for the industry in the coming years. Security guard regulations – which include the licensing, insurance, and registration [...]

By |2021-08-24T16:40:03-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Guards and Vehicle Safety: What Policies Should Your Firm Have?

Vehicle safety and guidelines don’t just improve security patrols or driving behavior: They also play a key role in protecting a security firm from liability and other issues related to poor vehicle performance. In the wrong situations – or without the right preparation – a vehicle can be a source of serious damage or bodily [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:13:43-06:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|
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