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Professional & Affordable Private Security Guard Services in California

American Shield Private Security, Inc. is California's best choice for cost-competitive, professional security services. Our commercial, residential, and industrial guard services include mobile patrolling (by foot, bicycle, golf cart, and patrol car), standing guard, fire watch, concierge/front desk security, lock up and alarm, 24/7 alarm response, event security, and private parking enforcement. These services effectively reduce our California client's losses, risk, liabilities, and vulnerabilities. Our personnel consists of security industry experts who know how to create highly effective security plans that are tailored to the needs of each client, their site, and what they want protected.

With American Shield, you can always count on our exceptional guard services, personalized customer service, and affordable rates. We'll start by customizing a security plan with detailed post orders to meet your particular needs and then have one of our reliable and professional guards implement them. Our security guards have all been carefully screened and have passed extensive background checks and drug testing. They have all completed their training in mandatory private security subjects, such as powers to arrest, public relations, observation and documentation, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, communication, and liability/legal aspects as well as receive ongoing training to refresh and expand their knowledge. Many of our guards have also completed a number of additional courses, such as CPR/first aid; firearms training; post orders and assignments; employer policies/orientation; evacuation procedures; access control; officer safety; laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances; trespass; workplace violence; handling difficult people; and arrests, search, and seizure. With their extensive knowledge and first-hand experience, our BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Services) certified private security officers are prepared to secure and protect any California property and its inhabitants.

Contact us today for a free security consultation in California. American Shield is a licensed private patrol operator and one of the few private security companies in California that is in full compliance with Consumer Affairs' Skills Training Course for Security Guards (the institution that sets the standard for all BSIS security guard training in the state of California). We're active members of IACSP (International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals) and ASWI (Advancing Security Worldwide International), and carry $3,000,000 in general liability and $1,000,000 in worker's compensation.

American Shield Private Security, Inc.'s Guard Services

At American Shield Private Security, Inc., we provide corporate offices, retail stores, shopping malls, medical facilities, construction sites, industrial facilities, parking lots, schools, university, religious institutions, non-profits, warehouses, gated neighborhoods, banks, motels/hotels, and a wide variety of other property types in California and beyond with comprehensive security services.

Call (800) 296-2777 today for:

  • Armed security guard services in California
  • Unarmed security guard services in California
  • Mobile patrol services in California
  • Standing guard services in California
  • Event security in California
  • Private parking security and enforcement in California
  • Lock up and alarm services in California
  • Alarm response in California
  • Fire watch services in California

These services are available 24 hours a day for one-time, short-term, and long-term security needs. For temporary or permanent security assignments, we feature month-to-month contracts and very competitive rates. Security consultations are always free and confidential, and can be provided at a location of your choice anywhere in California.

Mobile Patrol Services in California

American Shield's mobile patrol services make it possible for one or a few security guards to easily, effectively, and cost-efficiently patrol a wide variety of properties in California. To establish an effective patrol route, someone from our management team will design a customized security plan that will provide you with the most surveillance coverage and protection without going over your budget. This generally involves determining your most vulnerable areas, establishing patrol route(s) for our security guards, designating specific checkpoints, and selecting a method of transportation (on foot, by bicycle, by golf cart, or in a vehicle). California patrol services are available 24 hours a day for temporary and permanent needs. Call today for a free quote.

Standing Guard Services in California

One of the most popular security services amongst our California clients is our standing guard services. Standing guard services are provided by armed or unarmed guards who have received their license from California's BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Services) and cleared our exhaustive screening measures, which include drug testings, background checks, reference checks, and more. These uniformed guards will provide a professional appearance to your retail store, lobby, guard booth, event, or other space. They'll also enforce your rules and policies, suppress criminal activity, prevent unwanted behavior and criminal activities, and assist in a variety of security-related and concierge-type tasks, such as issuing visitor badges, checking bags, monitoring surveillance videos, and providing general customer service. Call American Shield Private Security, Inc. today for a free security consultation and quote on our standing guard services in California.

Private Parking Security and Enforcement in California

Our private parking lot security and enforcement services are among the best in California. Our guards are particularly skilled and highly experienced in patrolling, monitoring, and securing both open parking lots, multi-floor parking garages, and underground parking lot structures. Our guards can also be trusted to enforce parking lot rules, administer parking permits and tickets, and provide customer service. Depending upon your security needs and preference, we can post our uniformed security guards at a designated booth or have them patrol your private parking lot on foot, by bike, or by vehicle (ideal mode of transportation is generally determined by your parking lot's size and its degree of accessibility). Call American Shield Private Security, Inc (PPO #14607) today for unbeatable private parking security and enforcement services at cost-competitive rates in California.

Event Security in California

Reliable security is a must for any large or private event that you plan to hold in California. At American Shield, we are proud to provide professional event security services that will protect your belongings, secure your precises, and keep your attendees safe. We're trained to provide security services for weddings, concerts, outdoor festivals, private dinners and parties, sporting events, and community events. These services are available on short notice, affordably priced, and are always provided by BSIS-licensed security guards. Call today to schedule professional event security services in California.

Fire Watch Services in California

American Shield's fire watch services for California sites are provided by highly trained, fully certified security guards at very competitive prices. As part of our fire watch services, your assigned guard (or guards) will arrive at your location on time, in uniform, and fully briefed on your fire safety and security needs. Throughout the contracted time, our guards will carefully circumnavigate your vulnerable areas, watch for any signs of fire or other hazardous conditions, record the times they made their rounds in designated logbooks, and stay prepared to contact the fire department in the event that a fire or other dangerous situation is detected. By having our guards provide fire watch services for your California location while your sprinkler and/or fire alarm systems are not working or are under maintenance, you'll ensure that your building and its occupants remain safe.

Lock Up and Alarm Services in California

Professional lock up and alarm services are highly effective in ensuring your California site and valuables remain secure after hours. This service involves having an American Shield licensed security officer visit your California location at a predetermined time, inspect your premises, ensure that your building is fully vacated, secure all entry points, lock up your building, and set your alarm. We offer this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for clients throughout Southern California at very affordable rates on both short-term and long-term bases. Call us today for a free estimate and consultation.

Alarm Response in California

If you have an alarm system that you actively use to monitor your residential, industrial, or commercial property in California, it is your responsibility to ensure that false alarms do not become a burden to local law enforcement. Having an intermediary such as American Shield, a local private patrol company that provide expert alarm monitoring and response services in California, can ensure that any triggered alarms will be promptly and thoroughly investigated. If our highly experienced guards determine it to be a false alarm, we will ensure your property is properly secured before resetting your alarm. If an alarm is verified and connected to a break in, trespassing, or other criminal activity, our officers will immediately contact the authorities on your behalf. Our team can also be relied upon to investigate fire alarms and other alarm systems.

Call American Shield today if you are interested in our California alarm response services. We frequently work with low- to mid-budget operations and can develop a security solution to meet your needs at a very economical prices without sacrificing the quality or effectiveness of our services.

American Shield Private Security California (CA)

Our company received the most courteous and trustworthy security Guard services from American Shield Private Security, Inc. for our 27th Annual Orange County Heart Walk this last September 16, 2007. I was pleased that American Shield Private Security was so prompt and available to help us at such late notice...

Amy Markan
Business Development Director


At the outset I would like to thank American Shield for all of its prompt attention and help regarding the live guard patrol provided to McKinley Freeway Center . . .

Property Manager
The Dana Group

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