Find Answers to Many of Our Frequently Asked Questions
My Business is safe. Why Do I need Security?
Security is a lot like insurance, you might not feel like you need while things are good but when an emergency strikes you’ll be happy you have it. Security helps to prevent crime and other nefarious activities from happening in the first place.
How Does Security Help My Business?
Security is an important and often overlooked part of running a business. You can never be sure when your business will be targeted or when a disgruntled individual will threaten you or your employees. Security will be there for you and help prevent these incidents from ever happening in the first place.
Should I Have Armed Or Unarmed Guards?
It all depends on a few factors. The first is the risk that your business or property is under. If you’re at a higher risk it would be best if you had an armed guard. the second thing to consider is your budget. Unarmed guards are less expensive. The last thing to consider is the impact either type of guard might have on the customers and employees. Often it’s a positive change. Our security experts can talk to you and help you decide which option is best for you and your business or property.
Do You Offer Spanish Speaking Guards?
We understand that with the large concentration of Spanish speaking people in Los Angeles you might require a bilingual security guard. We do our best to hire Bilingual security guards but we can’t always guarantee a bilingual guard will be assigned to you. We do everything we can to service your security needs.
How Can I Know How Much and What Type Of Guards I Need?
Security is a complicated business with more intricacies than people realize. That’s why we have security experts who can help guide you through the decision-making process when deciding how many and what types of security guards are the best value for your business. Give us a call and speak to one of our security experts today.
Are the guards assigned to me based in Orange County?
We do our best to make sure that the guards assigned to you are based in the city where you operate. This is for the convenience of everyone but it’s not always possible. Sometimes our guards will be from another city.
Why do I need security if I've never had an issue?
Security is about prevention. If you’ve never had an issue before then that’s great but it doesn’t mean that there won’t come a time when you need security and don’t have it. Security is going to help stop these emergencies before they become emergencies.
What Kind of Licensing do guards need in Orange County?
All of the guards at Armstrong Guard are fully licensed to operate in Orange County and the State of California. The most important thing is that they have their guard card, a license showing that they’ve passed the required training and background checks to be a security guard.
What type of training do guards receive?
That depends on the type of guard you’re hiring as some guards require additional training. The baseline for all of our guards is 40 hours of classroom-style training and testing as set by the state of California. Armed guards and other personnel will receive additional training on top of the 40 hours.
Why should we outsource our security and not have our own security division?
Security is not an easy field and the needs of a security division are often quite different than the needs of the rest of the business. Hiring a security guard from a security guard company alleviates the overhead cost that having a security team would otherwise bring.
Are Background checks performed on all of your guards?
Absolutely! Background checks are just one of the many ways that Armstrong Guard ensures that we’re hiring the best of the best. We always want to staff you with the best guards we can find and part of our selection process involves rigorous background checks.
Is Security Necessary?
In San Bernardino security is essential for the success of your business. It’s one of the most violent cities in the United States. Protect your business will be essential, especially if you’re in a less than safe part of town.
Will armed security make customers or guests feel uncomfortable?
There’s always the possibility that guests or customers respond poorly to seeing an armed guard. The mood and customer experience you’re trying to cultivate is part of what we consider when we recommend a type of guard to our clients and we can talk with you about what works best for you and your business.
Are Unarmed Guards Enough?
It depends on the type of business you have, the risk your business is under, and your location. These are all factors we consider when making recommendations to our clients about their security needs. Often unarmed guards are enough but sometimes that’s just not the case. An unarmed guard is better than no guard.