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Why You Need to Hire a Private Security Company

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There are five main reasons to hire a professional security service rather than relying on casual bouncers:

  • Certification 
  • The Latest Training
  • Bespoke Security For Any Situation
  • Specialized Services
  • Budget Appropriate Security

Let’s get into it.

 

Certification

Private security companies must follow private security rules and regulations as mandated by state and federal law. Security professionals are authorized to act on your behalf to protect your business.
Ranger Guard partners with the state Department of Public Safety to ensure all officers meet state and federal licensing and certification requirements. Armed security guards require extensive additional training and certification in firearms use before getting certified.
These certifications are essential to protect you from legal problems in an emergency involving your security, especially if armed guards are involved. 

 

The Latest Training

Ranger Guard screens applicants using enhanced background checks, multi-tier drug tests, and security related aptitude tests before beginning training. We also recruit officers with police or military backgrounds since they have vital security skills and experience we want our staff to possess.

Once passing our rigorous screening process and we have verified their certification status, Ranger Guard officers get additional training.

Our guards are trained in:

  • Anti-Terrorism Tactics 
  • Surveillance
  • Patrolling 
  • Defensive Tactics, 
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Law
  • Emergency Coordination
  • Customer service and communication

Where appropriate, Ranger Guard gives guards extra training according to the assignment. For example, K-9 officers, loss prevention agents and private investigators, receive more specialized assignment specific training.
Adequate training reduces mistakes. Since you will be placing your safety in the hands of the guards assigned to your site, always find out what training your security company gives guards prior to signing on the dotted line.

 

Bespoke Security For Any Situation 

To coordinate a large concert or sporting event, you need event security guards skilled in crowd control, access management, and search procedures. Apartment complex managers need foot patrols and mobile patrols, as well as guards skilled at verbal de-escalation techniques in volatile situations. 

Infrastructure is often key. Surveillance and deterrence requires setting up a network of cameras, alarms and the staff support infrastructure to monitor them. Office management can mean printing access cards, compiling databases of tiered clearance levels and setting up locking mechanisms.

Different situations require unique training and experience. A good professional security agency will offer armed or unarmed guards, foot and vehicle patrols, video surveillance capabilities, first aid, crowd control and many more specific services depending on your circumstances.

 

Specialized Services 

Ordinary guards and equipment may simply not be enough. K-9 agents are excellent options for patrolling an apartment complex, industrial facility, office complex, or for superior crowd control at special events. Transporting valuables between locations requires armed guards and appropriate protected vehicles. Loss prevention services help retailers suffering from theft. Undercover officers and appropriate surveillance can be used separately or together.
Specialized services means officers need different skills. Ranger Guard often hires former SWAT team members or Special Operations soldiers for personal private protection assignments for celebrities or businessmen. 

Private security investigators require a different license, and can reveal if a spouse is having an extramarital affair, discover which employees are stealing merchandise, or track down who revealed company secrets to a competitor. These investigators are licensed by the state of Texas, possess permits to carry a firearm, and are able to use the latest audio and video surveillance technology to solve complex cases. 

Sit down with your agency to assess your security needs and come up with an appointment plan to suit you. A high quality firm such as Ranger Guard will begin with a security consultation to map out a specific unique security plan tailored to your needs. 

 

Budget Appropriate Security

If you have hesitated hiring private security because of budget, think again. Ranger Guard is always willing to meet clients where they are financially.
You can get a personalized private security plan with the guards you need at any price point whether you have $1,000 or $10,000 to spend monthly on security.
More expensive security doesn’t necessarily mean better protection. A quality agency such as Ranger Guard will understand that and plan accordingly.

 

How Private Security Can Help You

Senseless acts of violence across America in recent years have made people much more aware of security risks. Whether you are a business owner, apartment complex operator or bar manager, having highly trained professionals on hand brings peace of mind.

Security can increase physical safety, decrease legal liability risks, and smooth the running of an event. Well trained and courteous security guards can also improve your brand by making your customers and guests feel safe and welcomed in your space.

 

Why Onsite Security Guards?

No matter how effective cameras, access gates, and other technological forms of security may be, there is no substitute for security officers on the ground at the scene.

A guard being onsite at the right time can mean the difference between life and death.
Situations that require onsite guards include:

  • Deterring crime
  • 24/7 personal security for VIPs
  • Escorting troublemakers from businesses
  • Preventing an active robbery
  • Emergencies requiring medical support or emergency service coordination
  • Valuable targets such as banks, museums or schools

An onsite officer can assess those in the crowd who could present a threat, or quickly spot dangerous situations and act appropriately to calm things before they turn serious. A professional security guard can control access from a venue entrance, properly search everyone entering the building, and verify their identities. If violence occurs, professional onsite guards have the training and experience to neutralize the threat quickly.
Sometimes the expectation of an onsite officer is enough to scare off thieves. Thieves know a property is protected by Ranger private security guard patrols, but do not know where they are at any given time. This element of surprise makes criminals less likely to steal from or vandalize a property.

Often the simple presence of a highly visible unarmed security officer can keep everyone safe through deterrence.

Why Choose Ranger Guard?

Whatever services you require, make sure the private security company puts customer service first.
Ranger Guard takes pride in guards who show up on time well-prepared for their assignment agency-issued clean and pressed police-style uniforms with polished black shoes and neat haircuts.
Supervisors are not only available to answer any questions a client may have 24/7, but also make regular spot checks at assignments. In doing so, they can verify officers are performing their duties efficiently and effectively. Supervisors also ensure proper records are kept and made available to the client through our real time tracking app. These reports have proven critical to many clients in disputes, or to share with the police in the event of a crime.Ask your security company to provide references from happy clients. Ranger Guard will be happy to provide them. Check with your local Better Business Bureau, as well as with the state Attorney General’s office, to make sure there are no pending legal actions against the agency you select.

Ranger Guard will provide you with a comprehensive list of services and their costs upfront.

 

Book Your Free Consultation Now

Whatever your security needs, make sure you are protected by an experienced private security company that puts your needs first. Our agents are available to discuss your specific situation and what an appropriate security strategy looks like for your budget and goals. Contact Ranger Guard today for a free security assessment and consultation to figure out the best plan for you.

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