The Return of Physical Security Officers

The Return of Physical Security Officers

Over the past year and a half, businesses had to find a way to cope with the challenges presented by COVID-19. In some cases, that meant shifting to remote guarding to reduce the number of people in the building and improve social distancing. In others, security services were often guarding empty or nearly empty buildings… Read More »

BOS Security Insights: Body-Worn Camera Policy

BOS Security Insights: Body-Worn Camera Policy

With body cameras becoming more commonplace in security applications, BOS Security has established a body camera policy to guide our security officers and to bring peace of mind to our clients. We noted a client demand for guidelines as well as a civic duty to ensure standards are met and exceeded.   Why Body Cameras… Read More »

Can Your Tax Refund Help Pay For Security Services?

Can Your Tax Refund Help Pay For Security Services?

While most businesses try not to overpay estimated taxes throughout the year, they sometimes end up entitled to a refund and they are certainly not letting it go to waste. If you received such a windfall or have other discretionary funds, putting them toward boasting security is a smart way to use them. BOS Security… Read More »

Security Technology to Keep Your Eye On

Security Technology to Keep Your Eye On

Technology has advanced quickly in the security sector in recent years, enabling security professionals to effectively perform their jobs. While technology can never replace the human factor, it does augment the abilities of in-person guards. Video analytics software can aid in facial recognition; drones provide a birds-eye overview, impossible to achieve for on-site security officers.… Read More »

What is Enterprise Information Security?

What is Enterprise Information Security?

In a nutshell, enterprise information security is the process used to keep people, data, and technology safe, scaled up to the enterprise level. It requires a comprehensive top-down approach to create a cohesive whole from the disparate aspects of the organization. For example, some of your technology may be aging and in need of updating.… Read More »

What I Do Matters: Andrew Morgan

  Andrew Morgan is a bit of an “old soul”. At just 22 years old he has the convictions and maturity of someone much older. That’s why, as a security officer for BOS, Andrew has been so very successful keeping order at the University of Georgia chapter of a national sorority. Officer Morgan has been… Read More »

7 Qualities That Make for the Best Security Guard Company

Qualities That Make for the Best Security Guard Company

If you have researched security guard companies lately, you might be overwhelmed by options. There are any number of agencies to choose from, but the quality can vary widely. If you need to add to security for your commercial, corporate or government organization, how can you be sure you chose the best security company rather… Read More »

Evaluating the Perceived Perception of Security Officers

What’s your first impression when you think of security officers? The stereotypical “night watchmen” who sleep on the job? The “mall cop” who likes to throw his weight around? The big muscle-bound dude who’s scary to be around?    Time to update your perception!  Today’s security officers are present to make the public feel safer, not to scare you. Knowing that a trained, experienced security professional… Read More »

How Security Companies Complement the Efforts of Local Law Enforcement 

You may wonder where the responsibility of private security ends and law enforcement response takes over. In an ideal situation, it is a symbiotic relationship – one where each agency is able to share information and cooperate without stepping on each other’s toes. After all, security companies and local law enforcement’s ultimate shared goal is keeping the community… Read More »

Does My Business’s Insurance Cover Burglaries?

Does My Business’s Insurance Cover Burglaries?

One of the most critical aspects of securing your business is understanding exactly what your insurance will cover. While the events covered can vary widely depending on your needs and the breadth of the specific policy, there are a few areas that are typically covered. Perform due diligence and read your policy carefully to be… Read More »

Will Security Technology be a Key Player to Help Reopen the Economy?

Security Technology

As much as we would all like to get back to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, full recovery is likely to be slow. There will be a lot of trial and error involved in getting the economy back on track while keeping people safe and healthy. Security technology will have an important role to play.… Read More »

BOMA 2020: The Show Must Go On!

It’s disappointing that the annual BOMA Georgia Trade Show had to be canceled because of the danger of COVID-19. The show was scheduled for May 6th, and we were all looking forward to attending, but it’s essential to keep people safe and healthy, and it’s far from the only conference or event that needed to… Read More »

Is Remote Guarding the Only Security Option During a Pandemic Like COVID-19?

It’s not! During this time – both physical and remote guarding are in demand. The ideal security solution will combine onsite guards with remote monitoring. Depending on your level of security need, you may be able to get by with a minimal number of guards. This will allow security personnel and any employees working onsite… Read More »

Securing Our Churches: How Much is too Much Security?

Places of worship are expected to be sanctuaries. They provide somewhere to relax, let your guard down and be a part of something bigger than yourself. But they can also be vulnerable targets for just that reason. Worshippers are often lost in prayer or conversation with fellow congregants. Frequently they are facing the officiant, making… Read More »

Are Low-Cost Security Guards an Asset or a Liability?

When you hire security, it can be tempting to cut corners if it will cut costs. After all, isn’t the mere presence of a uniformed security card enough to deter wrongdoers? Maybe — if you’re looking to keep preteens from swiping candy from a convenience store. But that’s not the reality for most of today’s… Read More »

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