Business Travel Safety Tips for at Home and Abroad

Many people tend to think about their own personal safety less often when traveling on business rather than for pleasure. The truth is that you can still become a victim, regardless of your reason for traveling. Here are some business travel safety tips you can use to ensure your journey is a safe one, whether… Read More »

Does your business have an Active Shooter Plan?

Atlanta, Georgia – As a part of emergency preparedness, more and more companies are recognizing the need for an active shooter plan. Active shooter threats can happen anywhere and at any time, which is why you and your employees should be adequately prepared. Create a Notification System The ability of everyone inside your business to… Read More »

Should I Include a 24 Hour Security Guard As Part Of My Company Team?

Atlanta, Georgia – Are you concerned about incidents happening at your business after hours? Have you already had to deal with break-ins or vandalism that happened after your team went home for the night? Then you should consider adding a 24 hour security guard to your team. Keep Your Business Safe Even When Your Not… Read More »

Is Your Guard Sleeping on the Job?

You put a lot of trust in your security guard, especially if they are protecting your business after hours. Unfortunately, most security companies don’t provide you with any way of knowing where their guard is when you are not around. This can leave your business in a vulnerable position if the guard is sleeping on… Read More »

What Benefits Can a Security Officer Provide My Business?

The unfortunate reality is, in some Atlanta neighborhoods theft and other crimes are a major concern for business owners. Are you pondering the idea of hiring a security officer, but you are not sure the benefits will outweigh the costs? Consider these benefits that hiring a security officer can bring to your Atlanta business: Get Your… Read More »

Why You Should Outsource Your Security Guard Position

You have come to the inevitable conclusion that you need a security guard for your business, but you don’t really know the first thing about hiring security employees. Don’t feel bad, most business owners are not versed on how to hire or train security guards, and that is why it is almost always a better idea… Read More »

Vigilance Fatique Diminishes Security Guards Effectiveness

Atlanta, GA – Security guards have always had a concern for long term vigilance fatigue while dealing with the potential for serious threats over time. The vigilance fatigue occurs from a constantly heightened sense of threat while performing security duties. Humans are not designed to work at night and yet there are many jobs, including… Read More »

Kudos to our Eustis TRADOC Team

Lt. General David Halverson recently recognized the BOS Security team at Ft. Eustis for their hard work, professionalism and commitment to the Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and Senior Leadership  of the US Army TRADOC Command.  Site Manager Hodnett was singled out for special recognition of her leadership of the entire guard force. A Job Well Done!… Read More »

Atlanta Security Guard Company Represented at International Meeting

The annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police ( IACP) was held in Philadelphia this year with over 750 exhibitors and 17,000 attendees from all over the world.  Atlanta based BOS Security President Nathan Carmack attended and participated in educational sessions for administrators. The Newtown school shooting was covered in a confidential… Read More »

Crime Prevention for Churches

Atlanta Churches are more at risk than ever. Houses of Worship are a perfect target for criminals as they are full of unsuspecting and unarmed worshipers who welcome everyone without question. They are often dressed in their best clothes with their best jewelry and furs. Worshipers also often drive their best vehicles filled with electronics… Read More »

10 Steps to Better Preparedness for Atlanta Businesses

While we don’t face devastating hurricanes like some areas of the country, Atlanta still faces its share of hazards that can impact business operations.  With thanks to the American Red Cross, here are ten steps you can take to mitigate hazards and reduce the damage to your business caused by severe weather. Be Active in… Read More »

Access/Egress Control (Part 4): Lock and Key Control

  Atlanta, GA – The Security Department is normally responsibility for control of locks, keys and access cards.  As such, this is an important duty of the security guard and there should be an effective program for the control and accountability of these items, such as: • A cabinet/container to hold all keys, or access… Read More »

Controlling Access/Egress (Part 3): Vehicle Control

  Atlanta, GA – Controlling traffic in and around your facility may be of importance. If so, there are usually two priorities – prevent traffic congestion and deter criminal activity in parking areas. This involves directing traffic into authorized parking areas and/or locating and reporting illegally parked vehicles. You may be required to wear and… Read More »

Controlling Access/Egress (Part 2): Property Control

Atlanta, GA – Just as personnel are required to meet security requirements for access/egress of a client facility, the same applies to property being brought in or taken out. An effective property control program will prevent theft, sabotage, and other possible criminal activity. All facilities should have signage posted at entrances making personnel aware that… Read More »

Security Guard Duties – Controlling Access and Egress (Part 1)

Security Guard Duties - Controlling Access and Egress (Part 1)

Atlanta, GA – This is the first of a four-part series on Physical Security Measures for Atlanta companies. Week 1 – Why Control Access & Egress and Personnel Control Week 2 – Property Control Week 3 – Vehicle Control Week 4 – Lock & Key Control A key duty of a security guard is to… Read More »

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