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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 |2020-05-22T11:32:24-06:00February 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 |2020-05-22T11:30:50-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|

Are You Advertising Your Security Guard Company in These Important Places?

Looking to pick up more clients for your security guard company? Finding the right places to advertise your business should be a top priority – and it can be more complicated than just taking out an ad in the Yellow Pages. In today's competitive security industry, advertising in the right places is more important than [...]

By |2020-05-22T11:37:02-06:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News, Security Industry News|

The Top Skills Your Security Guard Hires Need in 2020

Guard managers need to be more selective than ever before in a market where industry demands and available applicants don't always match up. An attitude of "hiring whoever is next in line" won't work with today's security needs and new technology. If it's been a while since you have updated your hiring process, now is [...]

By |2020-05-22T17:38:55-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Security Industry News|

9 Questions Every Security Guard Company Must Answer for High-Level Clients

Meeting and winning high-level clients and large company clients are important end goals for security guard companies. However, these types of clients can be particularly demanding. They often have experience with security firms, and they only want the best. To prepare to impress these types of clients, it's important to anticipate the sort of questions [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:17:49-06:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|

Changing of the Guards: How the Private Security Industry is Evolving

The global private security industry is worth $7 billion a year, yet it remains largely unregulated. The role the security personnel play in people’s lives can’t be overemphasized since they outnumber sworn police officers. It was the threat of terrorism after the 9/11 attacks that raised awareness of the role these security personnel play. They’re [...]

By |2020-05-22T14:32:55-06:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|Tags: |

The Rise of Specialization Among Security Services

One of the most significant effects of the information age has been the rise of specialization and outsourcing. Before the ubiquity of the world wide web, a merchant had to do everything there is to do within their given field to remain competitive. They had to become the be and end-all of their industry. They [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:27:38-06:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Security Industry News|

Protecting Your Bottom Line: 7 Tips to Secure More Executive Security Protection and Security Guard Clients

There are over a million people working in the security industry today. While only a fraction of those are in the private executive security sector, it's still a fiercely competitive market. However, if you're not actively working to get new clients, your security business could fail at any moment. You simply never know when your biggest client [...]

By |2019-12-12T17:12:46-06:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|

When Communication is Your Best De-Escalation Technique: Adopting Customer Service Skills in the Security Guard Sector

Security guard employment is expected to grow 6% by 2026. For security guard companies, this means the demand for security is growing and you need the best talent on your team. But your security guards should serve more than protection. They need to be helpful to those they’re protecting and anyone else around them. What’s [...]

By |2020-05-22T15:21:52-06:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|Tags: , |
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