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Private security programs are not created equal, and not every solution is right for every problem. Determining the level of security needed for your unique situation is key to your peace of mind. In today’s blog, we’ll explore some of the different options for a security guard who can keep everyone in your organization safe.

Armed or Unarmed Security Guards

One question to consider when selecting a security guard is whether they should be armed or unarmed. That is to say: does your situation require your security guards to carry a gun or a non-deadly weapon such as a baton, taser, or pepper spray? In certain low-risk situations, just having the presence of a security guard can deter potential issues. Be mindful that unarmed guards are more likely to detain intruders and partner with law enforcement to address issues quietly.

Uniformed or Plainclothes Security Guards

Another question to ponder when selecting a type of security solution is how visible you’d like the security guard to be. As we’ve already established, uniformed officers add a clear sign of safety to a situation. On the other hand, in some situations it’s more appropriate to have hidden security guards. Plainclothes security officers are more likely to catch lower-stakes crimes in progress because they blend in with the rest of the crowd at your location. No matter how they are dressed, these professionals are on the job to keep your organization safe. 

Personal or Patrol Guards

One final question to think about when selecting a type of security guard solution is whether you would be better served with personal security guards or patrol guards. Personal security is sometimes referred to as executive protection or bodyguards. These types of security guards are assigned to take care of high-value individuals and groups. Your protection is their sole responsibility. On the other hand, patrol guards are better suited for situations where property is being protected. This includes protecting a home or business and observing for disturbances.

Finding the Right Security Guards

No matter what type of security guard you choose, it’s essential to consider the reputation of the guard company and the years of experience provided by their guards. Think about selecting your private security guards from All Private Investigations LLC. Our team of private security guards and private investigators have several decades of law enforcement, investigation, and private security experience. Your peace of mind is our top priority.

When you’re ready to find the right private security solution for your organization, contact us online or give us a call at 631-759-1414.