Monthly Archives: September 2015

Security Guard Equipment Choices for Your Company

security-guard-equipmentAs a security guard company one of the many choices that you have to make from day one is how to equip your officers.  When I think about security guard equipment I think of three  categories. Those categories are: 1) Uniforms, 2) Essential Equipment, and 3) Training.

UNIFORMS

When it comes to uniforming your officers there are 1,000’s of choices that you need to make.  Those choices include uniform type, material, quality, or the vendor that you will use.  Continue reading

My Misadventures in the Security Guard Industry

i-love-security-guard-industryI often reminisce about my time helping start and manage my family’s security guard company and I can’t believe that I made it through all the challenges.  In fact, the security guard industry at certain points has been the bane of my existence, but at the same time the most fun that I’ve ever had.  I’ve learned so many lessons about people, business, and life in general that I wouldn’t trade-in my experiences for anything.

The security guard industry is a people industry, so we’ve all run into some great people and some real characters.  I was recently trading war stories with the owner of a security guard company about some of my most memorable “security guard” moments and thought I would share them with you as well.

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Security Officer or Security Guard…Does it Matter?

security-officer-security-guardRecently, there was an interesting comment left in LinkedIn’s Security Specialists Group on our recent article The Basics of Hiring Security Guards: Who, Where, When, and How.  The article focused on what I believe are sound practices for hiring security guards.  The commenter left a response taking issue, not with the article, but with my use of the term “Security Guard”.  His exact comment was: Continue reading