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Buyers Guide: Security Guard Companies

Posted by Amy Hite on Nov 7, 2016

Security guard companies are a popular security service for commercial properties like shopping centers, malls, car dealerships, office buildings, gated residential communities and apartments, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, self storage, marijuana dispensaries and farms, drugstores, and other businesses with outdoor and high value assets.

Security guard services include security patrols and armed and unarmed guards. Armed guards are trained in the use of firearms and licensed to carry a weapon. Armed guards are typically not used in public retail areas as unarmed guards are generally a sufficient crime deterrent.

Guards from security guard companies can watch security cameras. If they’re on patrol duty they can drive or walk through properties. Security guards have been known to patrol on golf carts, bicycles, and even horses.

Security guard services are a traditional security service solution. But they have significant limitations. Security guard companies are notoriously expensive. A guard can only watch one part of your property at a time. Guards can lead to liability issues. Security guards have been known to sleep on the job, steal from their employers, and get shot and injured during actual crimes. They do not have the same training and can’t make arrests like police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

In many cases a technology-based security guard solution is superior. Live video surveillance can be both more effective and lower cost than traditional security guards. Outsourced real-time video monitoring can supplement or even replace security guard companies.

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Stealth Monitoring is a security industry leader in live video surveillance with over 15,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Stealth proactive video monitoring can detect and deter crime cities in the U.S. and Canada while reducing expenses from security guard companies. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity in real-time, activate a speaker warning to deter the thieves and criminals, and call the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your commercial proprety. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at commercial properties, as well as other businesses.