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10 Affordable Online Security Degree Programs

The following schools have been rated on the basis that they have not only been certified by the Central Security Service, but also holds certification with the National Center For Academic Excellence, by the National Security Agency. They meet challenging security criteria in all of the following security degree programs. We hope you find this […more]

6 things about Business a Security Manager Needs to Know

1. The importance of supporting the business strategy. 2. Managing is as important as leading. 3. Decision making is a process. 4. Competitive forces that affect companies. 5. Key financial measures. 6. Balancing risk is a business reality (terrorism is only one of many risks). There they are; half-dozen things that all managers need to […more]

Security Guards as human behavior experts

Generally, security officers are the first people that visitors or employees come in contact with at an organization. They serve to protect the organization and help those who are in need of assistance. Since the security officers are often the first contacts, they also serve to provide the first impressions of their security department and […more]

Effective Communication Skills: nonverbal

Another aspect of effective communication is a basic understanding of body language. Studies have shown that more than 50 percent of a spoken message’s meaning can be determined by nonverbal gestures. It is claimed that only 15 percent of what is said is verbal and at least 85 percent of interpersonal communications are nonverbal. For […more]

Security Guards as Customer Service Professionals

The basic role of a security guard is to help protect. However, most security guard jobs entail a lot more than just looking into space to make sure everyone stays safe. In many ways a security guard job and customer service go hand in hand. Taking a closer look at customer service will help you […more]

Qualities a Security Officer Should Possess

A security officer is responsible for protecting you, your property and your clients from danger and loss. When looking to hire a security officer to work for their company, employers have a list of the qualities they seek. In most states, security officers must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school […more]

Skills Employers seek in Security Guards

Security guards play a very important role in any company that employs them. They make sure that people, places, and things are safe. If there is an incident, they are there to relay the details to responding officers and without those details, it would be much more difficult for police officers to do their job. […more]

Personnel and Property Search Procedures

At most high security facilities, some form of personnel and property search procedures are in place. Increasingly, people are also checked before being admitted into, or allowed to exit from, a facility. There are many ways to perform these tasks. Sometimes it is simply a Security Officer; watching for unusual activity. There may be property […more]

Tips to be a Professional Security Guard

Security guards have had to fight against the stereotypes that have been presented in movies.  In the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Kevin James plays a security guard that really wanted to be a police officer and his awkward ways did nothing to change the stereotypes.   So, what can a professional security guard do to […more]

Security Report Writing Tips

  A security guard often must write a report to document an incident, or simply as a daily log. It is important to write clear a security report, so here are some tips for security guards to follow when writing their reports. USE NORMAL LANGUAGE Some people think they should use fancy jargon in security […more]