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Sterling Protective Services is celebrating our 27th Anniversary the whole month of June because 27 years ago on June 1, 1989 we began serving Texas with top quality security and service. We are proud to continue providing our exceptional level of service today! Over the last 27 years, Sterling Protective has grown organically by remaining focused on the needs of our clients. As a privately owned Texas company, our priority, 100% of the time, is to serve our clients with dependable, reliable and honest on-site security. We offer unparalleled service with consistent high-quality management. Help us celebrate our 27th anniversary by calling us for a free quote for your on-site security!
First Annual Citizens Development Center Fundraiser at Topgolf
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Topgolf Dallas
Sterling Protective is a proud supporter of Citizens Development Center, a non-profit, providing job training, job placement and work center programs for men and women with disabilities including Veterans. Citizens Development Center’s mission is to empower these men and women to reach their highest level of independence and employment. Sterling is excited to be a sponsor of the first annual fundraiser at Topgolf for this non-profit, in addition to the 5K race the company participates in each Fall. Sterling hopes to bring about awareness and added support for this amazing group of people.
Pot of Gold Luncheon
Friday, April 15, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Omni Hotel Dallas
555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202
The keynote speaker will be Leigh Anne Tuohy, an inspirational woman dedicated to encouraging hope and genuine acts of kindness. She is best known for her and her family’s adoption of a young homeless teen, Michael Oher, who has gone on to become an NFL football player.
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Sterling Protective Services is grateful to our employees and clients for the wonderful 2015 year! As a team we have encouraged/increased safety and security, aided in deterring crime, and continued to make our clients first priority. Sterling is accessible 24/7 thanks to our on-call team which reassures peace of mind for our clients. As we look to 2016, our goals remain to increase safety and security throughout Dallas, Houston and Austin by serving our clients with the greatest amount of dedication. Our clients will be our #1 priority in 2016 just as they are in 2015.
In addition to serving our clients in 2015, we also served our communities by supporting local non-profits. Sterling Protective is a proud supporter of Rainbow Days, a Dallas based organization that provides free resources for at-risk children, and Citizens Development Center, an organization which provides work training and career placement for individuals with intellectual, mental and/or physical disabilities. We are happy to be a part of our Texas community and are excited to support these two great non-profits in 2016.
We look forward to the new year ahead of us! We wish you all a safe and happy New Year!!
Sterling Protective is gearing up for the annual Dash for Dignity 5K run taking place on September 19th in Las Colinas. This will be Sterling’s 4th consecutive year to participate in the Dash for Dignity. The Westway Ford Dash for Dignity is a 5K run or 1 mile fun run/walk and family fair benefiting the Citizens Development Center, an incredible organization empowering adults with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and employment. Sterling Protective is a proud supporter of the Citizens Development Center and would love for you to join in on our support! At the bottom of this page click the link to donate/register to help us meet our $1,000 goal to give to the CDC!
We’d love for you to donate or even sign-up to participate in the run! Please take a look at the event details below, and click on the link at the bottom to contribute or register:
Dash for Dignity
The Westway Ford Dash for Dignity is a 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk and family fair in Irving-Las Colinas. The Dash for Dignity is in support of the Citizens Development Center (CDC).
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Urban Towers: 222 Las Colinas Blvd. East, Irving, TX 75039
6:45am: On-site Registration and Activities Open
7:45am: 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Roll Start
8:15am: 5K Race Start
9:00am: Awards Presentation and Car Raffle Drawing
Click Here to Register/Donate towards our goal Now!
To learn more about CDC click the following link:
San Antonio – Sterling Protective Services’ president, Tim Dyson, attended the ASIS International Security Force Management seminar June 10 and 11th. The seminar provided information and discussion on a number of important issues affecting the security profession in 2015.
Seminar topics covered a variety of current issues including risk management, technology’s impact on security functions and security officer training. Mr. Dyson and Sterling Protective are committed to the security education and training for all its security officers. Sterling Protective stays current in security best practices, which in turn translates to safer and more secure facilities for their clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.
Mr. Dyson is a Quarter Century Club Member with ASIS International, which is the leading organization for security professionals in the world.
Sterling is a member of Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas (ASSIST) and their mission statement is the following:
ASSIST is committed to the enhancement of security services for Texas citizens. We are dedicated to promoting and safeguarding high-standards of services in the security industry through quality training programs for security officers, championing of appropriate legislative and continuous improvement initiatives, and promoting and sustaining constructive dialogue among security professionals in Texas.
On April 7, 2015 Sterling Protective Services, Inc. visited the Texas State Capitol for 2015 Legislative Walk the Halls Day, along with other members of ASSIST. Sterling met with State Representatives to discuss bills that are going to affect the security industry. It was a fun and productive day!
On Feb 19, 2015 Rainbow Days held the Promise Awards at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. It is a fun filled meaningful event recognizing individuals, corporations and foundations who have gone above and beyond over the past year to further the mission of Rainbow Days.
Sterling Protective Services’ Melissa Dyson received the award for the Auxiliary.
Melissa feels honored to have received the award. Rainbow Days is a wonderful organization that helps children in the Dallas area give them hope and a promising future. Melissa feels privileged to be part of Rainbow Days and make a positive influence on so many children’s lives.
This was a great event and Melissa was very appreciative of the recognition.
For more info on Sterling’s recent and upcoming community events, visit our Community Involvement page.
More than ever, Americans are aware of the need to protect their businesses. There is a huge responsibility to protect the occupants and assets inside of your building from all kinds of aggressors including criminals, disgruntled employees, vandals and other miscreants. There are many ways to improve the safety of your building. Creating and implementing a building security checklist is an excellent idea. Below are some great ideas on improving your building’s security.
Limit Entrance Points
One easy and proven way to improve the security of your building is by limiting the amount of entrances there are. Having a central entrance to come in and leave through is a deterrent for many trespassers because it means that it could be easier to get caught. If more than one entrance is necessary, a great feature to have are automatic locks installed on the doors that lock automatically when someone leaves.
Regular Gate/Door Maintenance
In some instances, keeping your building secure could be as easy as keeping it maintained. Be sure to continually check the entrance doors for any damage or faulty hardware. Pay special attention to the locks, latches and hinges. Installing face plates on you doors can also help prevent them from being jimmied open. Inspect all exterior lighting and replace as needed. Well-lit areas are a great deterrent to trespassers.
Implement Visitor Logs
Having each visitor log in is another way to enhance your building security. Security logs can either be done through paper log books or through newer technology. Many businesses today are implementing digital systems for guests to check in with. A digital visitor log system provides an accurate, and easier to access, audit trail of all visitors. When businesses use paper for logging visitors, it is easier for information to be illegible and even falsified. There are many benefits of having an electronic visitor management system. Some benefits include added security, accuracy of visitor information and ease of reporting in case of evacuations and police involvement.
Visibility of Expensive Items
Having expensive items and equipment visible from the outside of the building is never a good idea. It can be very tempting to criminals. Keeping expensive items in areas where they cannot be seen through windows will keep your building more secure from potential break-ins.
Consider Gated Parking
Limiting access to the parking area and building is another way to improve building security. Not only do they reduce unauthorized entry of vehicles, they also limit foot traffic as well. For many businesses, reducing traffic is a big step in securing the premises and deterring criminal activity.
Hire Security Guards
One of the best options a business can do to ensure their building is secure is through hiring security guards. There are many benefits to hiring security officers for your business and the following are some of those benefits:
Sense of Security– Having a security guard can offer peace of mind and a sense of security to the owner of the business, its employees and customers.
Prevention– A security guard is proven to be a great crime deterrent. Thieves will think twice before targeting a business that has a guard.
Customer Service– Security officers are also great as customer service agents. They can keep control of a central area and work with customers and clients as well as maintain the security of the area.
Handling of Crime– Security officers are highly trained to observe and report any type of criminal activity. They can be in charge of making sure the police are contacted immediately and are experts at taking down details of any incidents that occur.
Monitoring– Not all guards spend their days patrolling the property of the business. Some are able to monitor video surveillance cameras, check for contraband, restrict areas when needed and also check credentials.
When it comes to the security of your building, it is best not to leave it up to chance. Take away as many of the variables as possible through following the tips outlined above. Make certain that you have made every effort to keep your property, employees, and visitors protected. Finally, you should consider having your security measures evaluated by a reputable company. At Sterling Protective Services, we offer a free security consultation for businesses. We will take the time to meet with you to discuss your security needs.
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The new year is a time when many companies assess their procedures for efficiency, productivity and profitability. It’s a natural time, both personally and professionally to institute new habits or practices that will help you or your business improve. We’d like to encourage you to take stock of your business security in the new year and consider ways to strengthen it. Some things to keep in mind as you do this security review would be the following:
Secure Any Unmonitored Entrances
For efficiency, and in case of fire or other emergencies, it’s helpful (and required by law) to have multiple entrances and exits to any building, especially large ones. While an asset in an emergency situation, these entrance points can become a security liability, especially if you have to rely on your staff to lock up after themselves each time. A simple way around this is to ensure that all but the main entrance doors are self-closing and only open from within. This ensures you have multiple functional and accessible exits, and one main entrance that can be more easily monitored. (more…)