Updates from AEGIS

Small Security Firms vs. Large Security Companies. Who Wins?

Today is Small Business Saturday and therefore, worthy of a SPECIAL EDITION ARTICLE! When someone mentions security company, security firm, loss prevention team, etc… What do you think of? Securitas, Andrews International, Allied Barton, US Security Associates, Universal Protection? There are several large companies out there that keep their billable rates low, maintain basic security […]
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Black Friday & Holiday Security

With Black Friday and the holiday season coming around the corner, retailers are gearing up for a busy shopping season. Regardless of whether shopping at a high end retail boutique in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive or at the Walmart near USC, customers will be encountering a similar environment. Retailers will be offering fabulous door […]
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Recruiting Quality Personnel is a Challenge

There comes a time when every company must put out advertisements in order to recruit quality personnel for an expanding operation. In today’s job market, with a current unemployment rate of 9.1%, one would think hundreds of people would be jumping at the opportunity to be a security officer, bodyguard, investigator, or security consultant. And […]
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Security: Awake or Alert?

A high end jewelry store in Beverly Hills, California hires an armed security guard to deter robberies and thefts, protect the employees, and safeguard the merchandise. The guard’s job is to be visible and ever present, alert and attentive. He operates under the assumption that each passing person is a potential clients who must be […]
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We’ve Been Busy @ AEGIS

The month of June has been very for AEGIS Private Security. Over the last 30 days, we have stayed true to our mission to identify, meet, and exceed our clients’ security, investigation, training, and policy expectations in Los Angeles. Here are just a few accomplishments from the month: -Completed SB 1626 compliant school security training, […]
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Good Security or Great Security

A man walks in to a night club in Los Angeles, Hollywood, or Vegas. He is dressed for the occasion wearing his nicest shoes, a brand new pair of jeans, and his favorite button down stripe shirt. He circles the club, acclimating and adapting to the vibrant atmosphere. He has no intention of inciting any […]
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Managing Expectations

Security companies in large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego are so concerned about acquiring new contacts they often lose sight of the mission. Whether its protecting jewelry, property, buildings, or people, the ultimate goal of contracted security services is safety and security. Clients expect what the account manager, operations manager, […]
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Pros and Cons of Contracting Security?

Many companies maintain an in-house security staff for one reason or another. But is that really the most effective and economical to ensure the security and safety needs are met? Contracting for guards may be less expensive when you take into account salaries, benefits, taxes, insurance, overtime, holidays, uniforming costs, and the costs of preparing […]
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Big Problems, Smart Bouncers, Big Reward

Restaurants, bars, venues, night clubs – they all have a couple things in common. Alcohol, lots of people and noise. Many concepts go into having a useful and proactive security plan: minimum staffing ratios, solid company policy, quality training, and effective guards. Unfortunately, most companies don’t have good quality control. They provide people to fulfill […]
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