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Tips for Hiring Quality Security Guards and Officers

The media can usually taint the public perception of security guards, particularly with the movie that will just never go away, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In this article we delve into another issue brought upon by social stigmas: the recruitment of security professionals. And it’s not just the dumb and lazy stigmas that affect this[…]

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Tips and Tricks to Cost-Effectively Brand Your Security Business

As a security business owner, or as a manager of security guards, you understand the importance of training your employees to easily identify suspicious situations. You teach your guards attention for detail, and you expect them to be alert at all times on duty. If your guard doesn’t identify when something seems amiss, he fails his duties.[…]

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Effective Employee Incentives for Security Guards

If you are a security business owner and you have issues with your guards slacking off or falling asleep on the job, don’t go for the obvious employee incentives. Turnover rates in your industry are already incredibly high. Unfortunately, popular culture is not kind to the security officer. Depictions of guards falling asleep on the job,[…]

Should I Buy a Security Franchise #2 :: What Am I Prepared to Give?

This is the continuation of the Security Franchise Series. Please jump to the first post through the link below or continue on… What do I really want? What am I prepared to give? What am I really getting? coming soon Will I have real ownership? coming soon Do we share a common vision? coming soon How[…]

Should I Buy a Security Franchise #1 :: What Do I Really Want?

So you’re considering buying a contract security franchise? Great! Why? What’s the promise that’s attracting you? What does that greener side look like? Is it freedom? Autonomy? The sense that you’re working for yourself and can “be your own boss?” Or how about the brand, system, and industry clout? Advertising? Rapid growth? Proven model? Less[…]

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Interview with Lyconic Co-Founder, Shea Degan

Shea talks about some of the challenges he faced as a young and growing security company, and how he used software to overcome and succeed. Shea sold his business, Signal 88 Security, in 2013 in what he says has been a huge success for him and his family. He’s since gone on to establish his tactical training[…]

Transform Your Security Company #3 :: Target Higher Margin Services

This is the continuation of the Transform Your Security Company series. Please jump to the first or second post through the links below or continue on… Increase accountability & efficiency Reduce overhead & liability Target higher margin services Target Higher Margin Services Have you considered and weighed which security services you offer that could bring your business greater stability[…]

Transform Your Security Company #2 :: Reduce Overhead & Liability

This is the continuation of the Transform Your Security Company series. Please jump to the first one through the links below or continue on… Increase accountability & efficiency Reduce overhead & liability Target higher margin services Many of the systems discussed in the first installment that bring greater efficiency and accountability have the corollary benefit of reducing your overheads and[…]

Transform Your Security Company #1 :: Accountability & Efficiency

Peter Drucker famously said: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Going a step further, one might say that if something isn’t measured, it may as well not exist. That isn’t to subscribe to the quantitative fallacy, so much as to put yourself in the shoes of your customers. Security businesses live and die[…]