Code 4 Private Security, our range of comprehensive armed guard services are guaranteed to give you the protection and security you need. With expertise and experience in an array of industries, each qualified and skilled armed security officer in our dedicated team, is fully trained to handle all your security requirements, no matter how big or small.
So, if you’re in California and looking for high class, professional armed security services, we’ve got exactly what you need.
Read on to know more about our armed security guard services and exactly what benefits you can gain from hiring one of our highly skilled guards:
What does an armed security guard do?
While the basic functions of an armed guard will remain constant whatever organization they are working for, there will be some variations according to the specific role they have been assigned to. For example, should you hire an armed security guard to help protect visitors, patients and staff in a hospital, their duties will undoubtedly differ from those of a private investigator.
However, you can rely on our armed security services to be consistent in their professional approach to the role they’ve been assigned, and the following responsibilities and obligations will be replicated no matter what industry or role they are working in:
To protect property and persons at all times, as instructed
Prevent criminal acts such as burglary, vandalism, violence and physical attacks from being carried out, to name but a few
To identify and diffuse situations that are potentially criminal or which involve violence, or the threat of violence
Should a situation warrant the use of force – lethal or otherwise - they will quickly assess the situation and take appropriate action
It’s important to understand and be aware of the fact that while an armed security officer has the legal right to draw and discharge the weapon they have been permitted to carry and use, this is only ever carried out if all other options have been explored, and deemed not viable. It will be the last course of action, and is one that is taken very seriously.
What skills does an armed guard possess?
With any service such as a private armed guard, the position calls for a high degree of professionalism coupled with a number of personal skills, and at Code 4 Private Security, we are proud that every armed guard we employ, possesses the following skills (along with many others):
- Being aware of each situation and its capacity to evolve and/or escalate
- The ability to identify and classify body language and behaviors that could potentially warrant further action, or at the very least, increased observation
- Every armed guard has effective communication skills, and can adapt their tone or use of language according to certain circumstances or individuals
- Confidentiality is taken extremely seriously, and no armed security officer would ever breach the level of trust imparted to them
Is every armed security guard licensed?
Yes, absolutely! If you’re engaging in any of our armed security services, you’re well within your rights to request the relevant paperwork to prove that our guards are licensed, and these will be provided for you without question. While it’s true that the licensing requirements vary from state to state, a private armed guard hired from our service, will only be granted a registration card when their specific, state-required qualifications and courses have been completed.
While the law demands that all armed security services employees update their skills and qualifications yearly, we also provide regular refresher courses for every armed guard, to make sure that their role is being fulfilled to a high enough standard, and that we can give our clients the best service, at all times.
Should you have any concerns about the validity of registration of any of the security professionals employed within our armed security services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we will allay all your concerns and address any questions you may have.
What about private armed guard insurance?
Vital for anyone working within armed security services, specialized liability insurance should be of the very highest level, as carrying weapons (whether lethal or otherwise) significantly increases the risk of injury and accidents. Such insurance should cover medical expenses, general liability insurance and that which is specific to the carrying of arms, and should also cover any associated costs, such as those that might occur from making a false arrest or being accused of slander, for example.
At Code 4 Private Security, we ensure that every armed security officer within our employ is carrying the right level of specialized insurance, and as our client, you are welcome to request the documentation to prove this, at any time.
How does the armed security services process work?
Once we receive an email or phone call requesting our private armed guard service, we will reach out to you by whichever manner is most convenient (you can advise us of this when you make initial contact with our team), and arrange to visit the site in question to perform a comprehensive and detailed security assessment.
No two organizations are the same, and at Code 4 Private Security, nobody understands this better than us. We know that your armed guard needs will be specific to your company, and as such, we never make any assumptions about the level and amount of security you might require. Only once we have met with you and discussed your needs in detail will we make any recommendations for our armed security services, and only when you are satisfied with all elements of the contract that we’ll go on to prepare for you, will we ask you to sign it.
So, if you’re looking for the highest and most professional level of armed guard protection for yourself or your organization, talk to our knowledgeable team today, and get the security you both deserve, and need.