Is It Better to Hire a Security Officer or a Security Guard?

Security Guards vs Security Officers

Should you hire a security guard or a security officer? What’s the difference? Undoubtedly, the most notable distinction between a security officer and a security guard is officers tend to have more high level experience. If you select a security officer for your needs, it typically means you’re hiring someone who is either an active… Read more »

Make Preventing Workers’ Compensation Fraud a Priority

Workers Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation fraud is something employers work hard to avoid because it ends up costing them a pretty penny… yet plenty of employees commit this criminal offense each year.  There’s claim-related fraud, where an employee falsely claims a work-related injury or illness (or exaggerates an existing injury/illness) in order to gain a workers’ comp insurance… Read more »

Why You Should Have a Security Officer Take Temperature Readings At Your Business

Security Officer Taking Temperature

As we stand here in the midst of a pandemic, businesses across Chicago and the state of Illinois are trying to find ways to keep operations rolling while working to mitigate the risk of the virus entering and spreading in their buildings. Of course, that is easier said than done, and companies in all industries… Read more »

The Importance of Having Trustworthy Security Professionals During the Pandemic

Security Officers During the Pandemic

Few things have adversely affected the world more than the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the nightmare it’s caused for families who have lost loved ones or those who have gotten sick from the virus, it’s also forced businesses in all industries to pivot to continue operations during pandemic and acquiesce to the ever changing… Read more »

Things to Look for When Hiring a Private Investigation Agency

Private Investigation Agency

If you haven’t hired a private investigation agency to work on your behalf, what are some things to look for when deciding whether or not to hire a particular agency or investigator?  There are licensed private investigators and there are those who don’t have a license… you should choose licensed ones. State licensing agencies can… Read more »

What Are the Differences Between Security Officers and Security Guards?

Security Guards vs Security Officers

While the general public probably thinks the terms “security officer” and “security guard” are interchangeable, the reality is that they’re quite different.  In general, guards have a lower rank than officers. It’s most likely that an officer oversees a guard or set of guards, giving orders and ensuring that overall operations are accomplished. Security guards… Read more »

Armed Security Guards Are Becoming Increasingly Popular

Armed Security Guards

While many security guards walk around unarmed, in today’s increasingly violent world it makes sense to hire armed guards who carry weapons on them and know how to use them if needed. As much as people hope for the best, in today’s harsh times we need to prepare for the worst. Even though it would… Read more »

Why Special Events Are Often a Security Risk

Security for Outdoor Events

Why are special events a security risk? Typically, special events involve individuals who may be famous or controversial. Take, for instance, political rallies where there are polarizing persons running for office… some people might love them and others might dislike them. A controversial person with “detractors” can attract those who purposely want to cause trouble… Read more »