There are some states that do not require security guards to be trained, such as Rhode Island. However, just because the law does not have a specific requirement for security guard training does not mean that security guard training should not be completed. Training private security guards is the responsibility of the private security company and should be done in order to maximize the overall performance of the private security guard. Private security guard training is an expense worth paying because it will pay off for everybody in the future. (more…)
Security guard services are too often selected as a commodity, based solely on price. The fact of the matter is that businesses should carefully consider multiple important factors beyond price when choosing a supplier. Consider a security guard company that takes security seriously and has a positive reputation in both the industry and community. Do not settle for a security guard company that thinks all you need is a “warm body” in place.
With growing security concerns, selecting the wrong security company could risk the safety of your staff, customers, visitors, property and profits while exposing you to serious insurance liabilities, expensive lawsuits and damage to your company’s image for years. WARNING, contracting the wrong security company would be detrimental rather than beneficial. (more…)