Category: Articles

Tools Matter: Focus on what’s important

Posted by admin - April 3, 2022 - Articles, Security Issues ISG Patrol truck

What do you want from your security patrol company? Do you want flash and glitz? High T attitude? Bean counters more focused on every penny than your needs? No. You want a no-nonsense, practical team, focused on your property and getting the job done. Well, you can tell a lot about who you’re hiring by […]

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That 3AM Phone Call

Posted by admin - October 4, 2017 - Articles, Security Issues

There’s a lot going on all the time. Some of it is critical, and some can wait to be addressed. Security companies at commercial properties in Dallas have a range interaction with the clients. Maintenance issues, curiosities, break-ins and property damage are just the tip of the iceberg. Knowing the difference between what to call […]

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Are you spending a lot on security?

Posted by admin - October 3, 2017 - Articles, Save Money

Is this what you’re spending $6000 a month for? We have folders and folders full of photos and videos of guards sleeping on posts that we visit, or drive by. We call it the Wall of Shame. It’s probably not very funny to them, it’s certainly not funny to the people that pay them, and […]

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Security Companies helping manage your Contractors

Posted by admin - May 21, 2017 - Articles, Save Money

These scenes are all small vignettes that no one would generally notice, but they are all problems alerting thieves to weaknesses, and providing opportunities that do not need to be provided. Obviously property managers don’t generally hire a security company or security patrol service to help them manage their property. They hire us to help […]

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Call your security company, right now.

Posted by admin - April 28, 2017 - Articles

Does your security company know anything about your property? Do they have any idea of what’s going on at your property? You can find out. It’s very simple. Call them. Call them and ask them a question about something that has recently changed at your property. The construction, or renovation, the missing fence, the moved […]

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Sales Philosophies

Posted by admin - April 28, 2017 - Articles

Virtually all of the guard companies in Dallas hire from the same pool of applicants. And they train, manage, and supervise them from the same books, materials, and paradigms. And to be honest most of them have the same philosophy about their guards, and about you. “High turnover is just a given, and you have […]

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Oh Good Grief!

Posted by admin - November 1, 2015 - Articles, Security Issues

You really have no idea what happens on your commercial property when you’re not there, and often you wouldn’t believe it. Our clients and their tenants work every day on their properties, and their days generally go normally and without incident. Most areas are peaceful and uneventful, at least during the day. But patrol officers […]

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Posted by admin - October 22, 2015 - Articles, Security Issues

Two of these cars are harmless, and the other two are a problem. Would you know the difference? Would your Patrol Company know? The two cars on the left are both a problem, the two on the right are innocent. Dallas commercial properties are active 24 hours a day, sometimes that’s good, and at times […]

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Pick the Perp: #2

Posted by admin - October 17, 2015 - Articles, Security Issues

Things are not always as they appear. Sometimes the most suspicious activities aren’t the ones you’d first think. The Perpetrator here is a long-time professional thief with a criminal record a mile long and who is actively working his next hit while the others are just drunk, or dumpster diving. Answer: The Perp in this […]

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Pick the Perp: #1

Posted by admin - October 3, 2015 - Articles, Security Issues

Things are not always as they appear.  One of these four individuals is not a harmless person sleeping in a car.  Can you tell the difference? The Perpetrator is a lookout, keeping watch while their conspirators attempt to steal HVAC equipment off a nearby rooftop.  But the others are relatively harmless (if not entirely wholesome) […]

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