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Keeping New York Safe

At Security Guard Service, our slogan is “Security is your best insurance.” Everyone here is committed to your safety—starting at the top with our accessible and involved executives, throughout the company and all the way down to our highly trained security officers. We're fully dedicated to being the preferred security guard company New York. All of our security officers have gone through a rigorous background check and training program to ensure nothing but the highest quality of service is provided to you. Off site, we provide the convenience and added confidence that comes with being able to speak directly with our company executives, rather than an operator or machine. 

A Personal Touch

 There are many security companies that offer “warm body” security guard services.  However, our “treat you right” approach to our staff and clients sets us apart.  We offer a high standard of service by ensuring our staff receives industry leading training.  Their satisfaction and confidence leads an increased commitment to their work and a reduction of risk for clients. We work side-by-side with each and every one of our valued clients. We thoroughly address your distinctive needs, so you can be confident in your decision to trust Security Guard Service with what’s important—your safety and security.

Comprehensive Service

Over the years, we have successfully protected and patrolled a wide variety of institutions and facilities. We are proud to call numerous apartment complexes, corporations, banks, educational institutions, and gated residential communities among our list of satisfied clients. Through our vast experience in dealing with almost any security situation imaginable, we know each client’s security needs are unique. That is why we are proud to offer tailored NYC security services that will meet your distinctive situation.

A Commitment To Excellence

For more than 8 years, Security Guard Service has been committed to protecting our clients with superior security services. Our top priority is always the safety and protection of our clients, and we are determined to go above and beyond to meet this goal. Uniformed guards, off duty police officers, executive protection – whatever your security needs, we have the in-depth experience and highly trained staff to exceed your expectations. 

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Investing In Safety

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Traditional uniformed security guard services are a specialty of ours. By choosing our security company you are investing in safety. You can trust our security services to protect your bank, residential community, commercial property or special event from criminal activity such as theft or property damage. We are fully aware that our duties not only safeguard the buildings we are protecting, but the people in them as well. That is why Security Guard Service takes every precaution to diffuse security issues before they materialize.

Experience

Experienced security services

Our experienced team of security officers has been handpicked and carefully selected to deliver nothing but the utmost in safety and effectiveness. Each of our uniformed guards has passed an extensive background check and completed an in-depth training program. You can rest assured that our guards have the necessary experience and work ethic to provide the unparalleled uniformed services you demand.  

We Asses Your Needs

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Whether you require one or many security guards, we can meet your needs. Prior to initiating our uniformed services, our management team will meet with you to assess your situation and suggest the best course of action. We will always do our best to accommodate your needs and comfort level to ensure you and your property are adequately protected. 

Taking Care of You

Event Security

The simple presence of our diligent security officers is often enough to deter security problems. However, when the need arises our officers have the knowledge and quick thinking to dissolve any situation with the most effective approach possible. You can be confident that Security Guard Service will successfully respond, assess, and diffuse any and all security-related issues in a quick and timely manner.  

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Local Security Services for Hire

 

Although all security guards have many of the same responsibilities, specific duties vary based on whether the officer works in a "stationary" security position or on a mobile patrol. All guards must become closely acquainted with the property they are protecting and the people associated with it. Our security guards show good judgment and common sense, follow directions and directives from supervisors, accurately testify in court, and follow company policy and guidelines. Security Guards are required to have a professional appearance and attitude and be able to interact with the public. They also must be able to take charge and direct others in emergencies or other dangerous incidents.


Outside of their direct responsibility to protect your property, employees, and customers, they are to observe and report what they see. Private security guards have no more legal power than an ordinary citizen; they may make "citizen's arrests" based on personal observation of a crime, but not simply based on the word of a third party.


Private security guards generally work in the same area every day. Their duties would include manning posts at the entrance to a facility, checking people and vehicles entering and leaving the property, and monitoring alarms and CCTV cameras. Guards who work in public buildings such as warehouses or art galleries protect paintings and exhibits by inspecting people and packages entering and leaving the building. In factories, laboratories, government buildings, data processing centers, and military bases, security guards protect information, products, computer codes, and defense secrets and check the credentials of people and vehicles entering and leaving the premises. Guards working at universities, parks, and sports stadiums perform crowd control, supervise parking and seating, and direct traffic. Security guards stationed at the entrance to bars and places of adult entertainment, such as nightclubs, prevent access by minors, collect cover charges at the door, maintain order among customers, and protect property and patrons.


In office buildings, banks, and hospitals, guards maintain order and protect the institutions' property, staff, and customers. At air, sea, and rail terminals and other transportation facilities, guards protect people, freight, property, and equipment. They may screen passengers and visitors for weapons and explosives using metal detectors and high-tech equipment, ensure nothing is stolen while being loaded or unloaded, and watch for fires and criminals.


In contrast, guards assigned to mobile patrol duty drive or walk from location to location and conduct security checks within an assigned geographical zone. They may detain or arrest criminal violators, answer service calls concerning criminal activity or problems, and issue traffic violation warnings and tow unauthorized vehicles.


Armored car guards protect money and valuables during transit. In addition, they protect individuals responsible for making commercial bank deposits from theft or bodily injury. When the armored car arrives at the door of a business, an armed guard enters, signs for the money, and returns to the truck with the valuables in hand. Carrying money between the truck and the business can be extremely hazardous for guards. Because of this risk, armored car guards usually wear bullet-proof vests while providing security services.


Specific job responsibilities also vary with the size, type, and location of the employer. In department stores, guards protect people, records, merchandise, money, and equipment. They often work with undercover store detectives to prevent theft by customers or store employees and help in the apprehension of shoplifting suspects prior to arrival of police. Some shopping centers and theaters have officers mounted on horses or bicycles who patrol their parking lots to deter car theft and robberies.

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Trusted Security Agency

Security companies supply guards that have already been trained, passed a background check, and are paid as an employee of the Service. These types of security guards are more expensive than in-house security, but they will be worth it if you do not want the liability and additional responsibility of a direct hire. It is much easier to dismiss a guard supplied by a security agency than it is to fire an employee.


Our security company pays all wages and benefits and we bill you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Our company requires the first weeks payment in advance to ensure our security guards are being paid properly. In some states, you can be held liable if the security guard company fails to pay the employee.


In many cases, security guards are off-duty or retired police officer. On the surface, a trained police officer might seem ideal for the job, and in some cases they are. However, police training often includes such topics as constitutional rights, criminal law, traffic law, drug law, use of force, the penal code, arrest, search and seizure, family violence, patrol procedures, and criminal investigation. Although some of this training would be valuable for security officers as well, the majority of police training is superfluous. Security officers receive training in security-specific issues; risk management, physical security planning, CCTV operation, labor relations, shoplifting deterrence, crisis intervention, and customer service.


Remember, if the security services company is under-cutting the competition, they are likely under-paying the guard. Paying the guard as well as possible is important if you want them to take your business seriously. A single negative incident could cost a lot more than what is being saved by under-paying the people in charge of protecting your business.

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Remember, if the security services company is under-cutting the competition, they are likely under-paying the guard. Paying the guard as well as possible is important if you want them to take your business seriously. A single negative incident could cost a lot more than what is being saved by under-paying the people in charge of protecting your business. 

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