Comprehensive, Professional Private Security Services in Santa Monica, California
American Shield is Santa Monica's best source for effective and affordable private security services. Our services include stationary guard patrol, mobile patrol, fire watch, lock up and alarm, parking enforcement, event security, and alarm response, which can be provided as a standalone service or combined for a customized security solution. Our services have been designed by security experts with nearly two decades of experience and a commitment to staying up to date on the latest and best practices in the industry, from guard selection to training to management. Their efforts have earned American Shield the special distinction of being one of the few private security companies in the state that is fully compliant with the requirements of the Department of Consumer Affairs Skills Training Courses For Security Guards.
American Shield Private Security, Inc. is a licensed, bonded, and insured private patrol operator with more than 15 years of experience. We serve a large following of clients throughout Santa Monica that represent a diverse cross-section of industries, including but not limited to corporate offices, retail stores, medical facilities, homeowner associations/gated communities, shopping centers, financial institutions, and private venues. We're active members of ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals, and the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP).
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Santa Monica Standing Security Guards -- Lobby Security and Concierge, Gate Guards, Store/Retail Security, Event Management, Site Surveillance, etc.
At American Shield, we bring almost 20 years of experience and expertise into our standing security guard services. Santa Monica clients can expect our standing guards to use the industry's best methods to effectively protect, secure, and safeguard private properties as well as its inhabitants and any high-value belongings. Standing guards can be either armed or unarmed, but are all trained to carefully watch for and respond to a wide variety of circumstances, such as theft, trespassing, violence, vandalism, and other unwanted activities. They can be hired for a limited or ongoing assignment and work anytime of day or night. Call today to learn more. No matter what type of property you have in Santa Monica, its unique vulnerabilities, and your specific preferences, we can create a customized standing guard security plan to meet your needs and budget.
Fire Watch Services, Santa Monica -- Allow You to Comply with California's Fire Code When Your Sprinklers or Fire Alarm Systems Are Malfunctioning
At American Shield Private Security, our highly trained security officers can be hired to provide reliable and cost-effective fire watch services on a one-time or ongoing basis. Fire watch services are a smart investment for Santa Monica companies that need to keep their business open while their fire alarm and/or sprinkler system is under repair, but can't spare the personnel to dedicate to fire watch duties (as required by the California Fire Code). By hiring our fire watch services, you'll have a BSIS-licensed guard patrol your affected areas and keep careful watch for any signs of fire or other hazardous conditions. They will maintain a fire log book for your records and notify you and/or the fire department of any dangerous conditions. They also have the ability to use fire extinguishers and can assist in evacuation procedures. Call today to learn more. Our fire watch services for Santa Monica businesses are economically priced and fully compliant with California's Fire Code.
Improve the Safety and Security of Your Santa Monica Business with Professional Lock Up & Alarm Services
Having American Shield's private security guards perform your lock up and alarm procedures at closing instead of your staff will ensure that proper protocols are followed, your staff are protected, and your building and belongings are properly secured. Our professional lock up and alarm services are not only affordable, but highly cost effective as they reduce your risk of theft, vandalism, trespassing, and break-in. In addition to performing your normal lock up procedures, our licensed guards are also qualified to check all entry points, ensure all personnel have left for the day, set your alarm, lock all windows and doors, watch for and investigate unusual circumstances or suspicious persons, as well as respond to and document incidents and emergencies. Plus, our guards have received training in powers to arrest, PR, communication, WMD and terrorism, observation and documentation, liability/legal aspects, and a wide variety of other subjects related to private security. Call today for a free consultation and quote on Santa Monica lock up and alarm services.
Mobile Patrols in Santa Monica on Foot or By Bike
American Shield's foot and bike patrols are a great alternative to security vehicle patrols if you have a property in the Santa Monica area that isn't large enough to justify patrols by car, yet requires more surveillance than a standing guard can provide. Like vehicle patrols, our foot and bike patrol service still provides a strong visible deterrent to would-be criminals as well as unruly behavior. However, patrols performed on foot or by bike allow for greater mobility along walking paths, small pathways and alleyways, and variable terrain. They also make our guards more accessible, which helps to integrate them into your community--an aspect that is very important to our Santa Monica clients who manage gated neighborhoods, college campuses, and business parks. If you are interested in foot or bike patrols for your Santa Monica site, call us today for a free security consultation.
Mobile Patrols in Santa Monica Using Marked Security Vehicles
One of American Shield Private Security's most frequently requested private security services among its Santa Monica clients is the mobile vehicle patrol service. This service consists of armed or unarmed security officers who use our marked patrol vehicles to perform cost-effective surveillance on large properties, such as gated neighborhoods, parking lots, construction sites, business parks, college campuses, medical facilities, and large entertainment venues. Our private security officers are all BSIS licensed, which means that they are fully trained in powers to arrest, PR, observation and documentation, communication, legal aspects and liability, WMD and terrorism, and a variety of other security subjects. Additionally, they are all highly experienced in how to deter, investigate, and respond to unwanted behavior using the industry's best practices for vehicle patrol. Call today for a free quote. Because mobile patrol services can be used to protect and secure large areas in a short amount of time, this service is considered one of the best values we offer.
Armed & Unarmed Guards for Event Security, Santa Monica
With over 15 years of incident-free experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the security industry's best practices, American Shield is able to provide high-quality security services for special events throughout Santa Monica. Our event security services are ideal for a wide range of events, including but not limited to concerts, festivals, parades, VIP parties, sporting events, high-profile weddings, fairs, carnivals, fundraisers, corporate events, private dinners, and conventions. We'll help you develop a professional security plan that is customized to your Santa Monica event and supply you with a team of armed or unarmed, BSIS-licensed security guards to implement it. Call us today for a free security consultation and event security quote.
Santa Monica Parking Facility Security
American Shield Private Security is able to provide Santa Monica parking lots, garages, and structures with comprehensive, custom security services that improve safety, public relations, and the public's perception of your business, while reducing the opportunities for vandalism, theft, trespassing, and other unwanted activities. Our parking lot security services are carried out by our highly qualified security guards who have been certified by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and passed our rigorous background checks, drug tests, and screenings. They can be trusted to administer their assigned post duties in your guard shack or while patrolling your Santa Monica parking lot (either on foot, by bike, or by patrol car--depending upon the size and layout of your parking facility). While on duty, our guards can enforce your parking rules, control visitor access, issue parking passes, provide customer assistance (such as answering questions, giving directions, arranging for guard escorts, helping to locate vehicles, etc.), and communicate with local law authorities in the event of an emergency. Call today to arrange for temporary or permanent parking lot security services for your Santa Monica business.
Santa Monica Alarm Response by Armed or Unarmed Security Officers
American Shield is able to provide Santa Monica residential and commercial clients with around-the-clock alarm monitoring and response services at a surprisingly affordable price. Investing in this service means that you have a dedicated and fully licensed private security company ready to respond to any alarm that goes off on your property. With this service, a uniformed security guard will be immediately dispatched to the location where the alarm was triggered and perform a thorough investigation of the circumstances. If they verify that trespassing, a break-in, vandalism, robbery, or other unauthorized activities took place, they will immediately notify you, preserve the scene, document the circumstances, and contact local law enforcement. If it is a false alarm, they will ensure that your premises are secure and reset the alarm. Call today for dependable, 24/7 alarm monitoring and response services in Santa Monica.
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