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Assessing Your Security Needs

Aug 23, 13 • NewsNo Comments
Does your company need an onsite security guard?

Does your company need an onsite security guard?Issues with your onsite security that may need to be addressed, could be leaving your work site, business or other property at far greater risk than you might suspect. Working with a security company that can provide you with the resources needed to keep your property safe and secure can allow you to reduce a number of safety risks and security concerns. The services that can only be provided by a trained and licensed security officer can provide many benefits as well as the highest level of protection available for your place of business. (more…)

Does my company need a security guard?

Aug 14, 13 • News2 Comments
Determining whether or not your company should invest in security services.

Determining whether or not your company should invest in security services.Safeguarding your place of business and making sure it is maintained as a safe and secure environment should never be taken lightly. Onsite security professionals that have been trained to provide a uniformed presence can be a great asset when it comes to deterring criminal activity. Having a security officer onsite can also help with any situations or circumstances that might give you cause for concern and will be noted and detailed in written reports, a valuable asset should there be further issues or problems. Working with an onsite security company, such as Sterling Protective Services, Inc. will ensure you are provided with superior resources and can do much to improve your level of safety. (more…)

Armed or Commissioned Security Guards

Aug 8, 13 • NewsNo Comments
Armed Security Officers from Sterling Protective Services.

Armed Security Officers from Sterling Protective Services.What it Takes to be Licensed, and Why it’s Important.

Armed security guards help to keep business and industrial areas safe. They are also called “commissioned” security officers or guards because they are commissioned by the State of Texas to carry a weapon in the course of their duties. An armed security force helps to give people peace of mind. Texas has strict licensing requirements for all security officers and specifically commissioned officers. Guards can improve safety and security in their operating areas. Some people may be confused about what these guards actually do. They are not law enforcement officers, and they serve a completely different purpose within the community, by securing private property. (more…)

Can Security Officers Prevent Workplace Violence?

Jul 18, 13 • NewsNo Comments

Prevent workplace violence with security guards.Workplace violence is a common problem that can occur anywhere.  About 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence each year, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website.  Certain types of workers are more susceptible to workplace violence such as workers who exchange money, workers who work alone or in small groups, working late night or early morning hours and those located in high-crime areas.  Retail employees and Health Care employees are at increased risk. So what can be done to prevent it? (more…)

Special Recognition

Jun 20, 13 • News3 Comments

Special Recognition

Officer Demetrius James is recognized for a Job Well Done! While executing his regular security duties, he was suddenly approached by a tenant, who was unable to breathe. He quickly took action and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her. A piece of apple was stuck in her throat and by his actions she was able to release the apple. He then called 911. The paramedics arrived and said Security Officer James had saved the woman’s life. The tenant was extremely grateful for Officer James’ responsiveness and ability to save her life.

All of us at Sterling Protective give honor to Officer Demetrius James!

Special Recognition to Officer Demetrius James, a fine security guard Sterling Protective Services is proud to employ

5 Attributes of a Great Security Officer

Jun 5, 13 • News2 Comments
Great security guards and officers from Sterling Protective Services

Great security guards and officers from Sterling Protective ServicesWhether he works at a mall or office building, a security guard has a very important job to do. He has the responsibility of being vigilant and protecting his clientele. All Security companies have to exercise caution, and hire people who are mature and trustworthy, and Sterling Protective Services goes above and beyond in this matter. We believe it is extremely important for a security firm to hire and properly train the right person for the job. Here are five attributes of a great security guard.

1. Alertness

A good security guard is always alert and aware of his surroundings. It is necessary to constantly stay focused and avoid distractions as much as possible, or risk missing something that could prove important. An unobservant officer might easily overlook something that could put lives in jeopardy, or miss out on witnessing a criminal or thief in action. This testimonial highlights an instance when our officers demonstrated alertness to ensure the security of those we protect. (more…)

Welcome to our new website!

Apr 22, 13 • NewsNo Comments

We are always working to give our customers the best in every way we can. To that goal we have updated our website.  Please take a moment to look around at some of the great ways we are working to serve your security needs.