Welcome to our new Frequently Asked Questions section.
As we receive common questions about Idaho, the security business,
or the services we offer we will be
posting them and their answers here.
Please feel free to send us any questions you might have!
Private security guards, also known as security officers, have
become increasingly important in our society, and the security
industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. Security
guards protect their employer's investment, enforce rules and laws
on the property, and deter criminal activity or other problems.
Do I really need security services?
This is a really good question, and we think the most important one. Especially since
most agencies, businesses, and private parties do not evaluate their security
needs until it is too late. North Idaho is a beautiful and generally safe
place to live and vacation. However, like all places, crime does still
occur. Often times there are no warning signs or patterns for losses caused
by criminal intent. Often times many find that prevention could have been
easier and cheaper than the insurance claims and/or damages and losses
caused by a violation of person or property.
It is important to always evaluate your security needs on an ongoing basis.
We offer many affordable
that are flexible to suite a wide range
of needs. We can assist in the evaluation and decisions you make
regarding security. From alarm systems with monitoring to full time guard, patrol and
loss prevention observation, we have it all. So please don't wait. Nothing
can erase the pain and frustration caused by a violation.
Your free security consultation is just a
call or message away.
What are the considerations when requesting security services?
The first step is to determine what needs to be protected. Then you can
evaluate what level of protection is desired. We have so many services we
offer it would be too much to duplicate here. However, we offer a free
consultation to go over these considerations and find out what is affordable
and best for your circumstances.
How do I know if my security solution is working for me?
Often times security deters undesired activity altogether. Why bother with
secured persons or property when shady deeds are easier elsewhere. That is
the beauty of it. Prevention is often much more effective than catching people
in the act. However, we do offer logging and/or reporting services with
some of our packages so you can see that your solution is working for you.
What are the advantages of using a security service?
Many larger entities are often tempted to bring their security services in
house believing that is the most simplistic and affordable way to handle
their specific needs. However, a security service handles security needs
with the utmost of efficiency, allowing us to keep costs down. Just some
of the many advantages of using a service are: interviewing and evaluations
for new personnel are difficult, but essential in order to find the right
person for any given position, and we are experts at finding good honest
people keyed to a clients needs; background checks and other considerations
have already been taken care of; a certain amount of training has already
been completed; and personnel can be reassigned or terminated easily since
they work for us. Protection, satisfaction and efficiency are always
What are the typically duties of a security officer?
Although all security guards have many of the same responsibilities, they
can vary depending on our client's needs. In addition to intrinsic duties
like: becoming closely acquainted with the property they are protecting
and the people associated with it; demonstrating good judgment and common
sense; follow directions, directives, policies and guidelines to achieve the
goal of safety and protection for people and property, they can also:
interact with the public; take charge and direct others in emergencies or
other dangerous incidents; and even detain people for the purpose of assisting
the police in enforcing law. The options for duties and responsibilities are
almost endless. This is why we ensure each of our employees are trained
to know what to do no matter what the situation.
What does the terms armed, non-lethal, or unarmed mean?
Armed guards are specially trained in the use of firearms and licensed to
carry firearms during their shift. They must be of an even temperament and
have a good understanding of the conditions surrounding the property they
are protecting. Armed guards are typically only be used in situations
requiring the protection of money, jewelry, art works, firearms, or other
objects which might attract armed robbers.
Non-lethal guards are trained in the use of non-lethal weapons that are
designed to incapacitate a person without causing permanent harm.
These can include but are not limited to: tasers or stun guns, rubber or
bean bag bullet firearms, mace or pepper spray.
Unarmed simply means that the security personnel do not carry complex offensive
weapons of any kind. While this can be viewed as undesirable, unarmed officers are
typically the most common, non-threatening and effective form of security personnel available.
What specifically do the terms uniformed or plain-clothed mean?
The decision to have a uniformed guard or a plain clothes guard should simply be
based on whether it is more important for you to deter people or to catch them
in the act. Keeping people honest is often cheaper and much less time
consuming than catching them in an act of dishonesty. In commercial situations
uniformed guard can be very effective in deterring customers and employees
in gross acts of dishonesty. Plain clothes guards, on the other hand,
are essential for stopping shoplifters because they blend in and are discreet.
What if my question was regarding a topic not covered here?
No problem at all. Please just give us a call or drop us a message from our
and we can assist you further. Thank you for your time!