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American Shield Private Security, Inc., Serving Costa Mesa, California

Your Source for Highly Trained, Fully Licensed Armed & Unarmed Security Guards

As Southern California's premier full-service private security company, American Shield offers industrial, commercial, and residential clients throughout the Costa Mesa area exceptionally trained, highly professional security guard services at some of the best rates in Southern California. Our security services include standing guards, mobile patrols, alarm response, fire watch, lock up and alarm, and private parking enforcement, all performed by well-qualified armed or unarmed guards.

American Shield's security officers all carry official guard cards issued by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, which means that they have met the 40 hours of required training, passed a security exam administered by a licensed private patrol operator, and passed a criminal history background check through the FBI and California DOJ. In addition to meeting California's licensing requirements, our management team expects all guards to receive continued security training, pass drug tests and credit history checks, provide personal and professional references, and display a commitment to our code of ethics through initial interviews and ongoing performance reviews.

If you are looking for a cost-efficient and effective way to improve security at your Costa Mesa property, call American Shield today. We'll perform a comprehensive security evaluation for free and develop a custom security plan to meet your needs and fit your budget.

Our Industry-Specific Security Services

Hotel/Motel Security, Costa Mesa, CA

Call American Shield for Costa Mesa's best value in hotel and motel security services. Our hospitality-focused security balances guest safety with customer service, and generally involves assigning one of our licensed guards to stand watch in your lobby or to perform regular patrols around your property. Additionally, our hotel and motel guards take responsibility for responding to guest complaints, unruly behavior, unauthorized access or use of facilities, party security, and triggered alarms. Talk to our security experts today to have a security plan designed specifically for your Costa Mesa hotel or motel.

Retail/Shopping Mall Security, Costa Mesa, CA

Because retail stores and shopping malls have such large inventories of valuables as well as a constant crowd of distracted shoppers who usually carry cash and credit cards, it is critical that you have an effective security plan in place to reduce pickpocketing, shoplifting, and other crimes. At American Shield, we provide high-quality guard services to Costa Mesa retailers to make their stores and shopping centers less attractive to criminals. These services include mobile patrols, surveillance, alarm monitoring and response, loss prevention, concierge, crowd control, lock up and alarm at closing, and more.

Parking Lot Security, Costa Mesa, CA

Investing in parking lot security for your Costa Mesa property is much more important than most would assume. Not only does parking lot security ensure that you keep spaces reserved for your employees and patrons, but it also addresses the fact that most criminal activity that takes place at businesses and shopping centers happens in their parking lots. American Shield's affordable armed and unarmed guard services makes it easy for any Costa Mesa business to have high-quality, effective parking lot security. Call today for a free on-site security assessment.

Gated Neighborhood Security, Costa Mesa, CA

For gated neighborhoods in the Costa Mesa area, American Shield can supply professional gate guards who can be depended upon to serve a wide variety of security functions that are important to your community. Gate guards are often responsible for greeting residents, announcing guests, arranging for delivery access, addressing resident concerns about suspicious persons or activities, responding to alarms, enforcing parking rules, and providing general assistance and customer service. Gate guards can be hired for short-term or long-term assignments at very affordable rates.

Apartments and Condominium Security, Costa Mesa, CA

American Shield makes it convenient and affordable to hire a dependable, well-qualified, and professional security officer to guard your Costa Mesa apartment complex or condominium building. Our guards will not only improve security, but also cultivate a sense of community. Apartment and condominium security guards can be given a wide variety of post orders, including but not limited to guest and visitor access, alarm response, shared facility lock up, parking enforcement, and community rules enforcement. Call us today to tell us how we can meet your security needs in Costa Mesa.

Community Event and Festival Security, Costa Mesa, CA

Whether you are planning a fundraiser, community event, festival, concert, or sporting event, American Shield is prepared to coordinate all of your event security needs. With more than 20 years of incident-free experience, we excel at creating event security plans that take into account access control, loss prevention, crowd control, emergency situations, evacuation routes, crime prevention, fire watch needs, attendee screening, and more. Our licensed guards can be instructed to stand guard in one location, several locations, or perform regular patrols around your site. They can also be assigned to watch your site overnight during event set-up or breakdown. Contact us for a free quote for all of your event security needs in Costa Mesa today.

School/College Security, Costa Mesa, CA

American Shield Private Security is an excellent choice for providing security services for Costa Mesa area schools and colleges. That's because our guards are extensively screened, thoroughly trained, and hand picked for their service-oriented mentality. They can be trusted to enforce your school's rules and regulations; patrol your campus by foot, bike, or patrol car; and assist your students, teachers, staff, and visitors as needed. Call today for a free estimate. We are proud to give special discounted rates to schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Costa Mesa.

Front Reception & Lobby Area Security, Costa Mesa, CA

At American Shield, we have designed our reception and lobby area security to serve a number of purposes: It gives your Costa Mesa business a professional and positive first impression. It immediately discourages criminal activity and unwanted behaviors. And, it makes it easier to provide your employees and visitors with a higher level of customer service. Call us today for a free consultation and quote.

Construction Site Security, Costa Mesa, CA

American Shield's armed and unarmed guard services are highly effective at discouraging would-be criminals from targeting the Costa Mesa construction sites we protect. By employing a variety of construction site security best practices, such as strategic lighting, unpredictable patrol routes, consistent lockup and alarm setting routines, motion detector installation, and highly visible security guards, our Costa Mesa clients have noticed a significant decline in theft, trespassing, and vandalism. Contact us today to learn more.

To learn more about American Shield's private security services, click on one of the links below:

  • Standing Guard Services in Costa Mesa
  • Lock Up & Alarm Services in Costa Mesa
  • Alarm Response Services in Costa Mesa
  • Private Parking Enforcement Services in Costa Mesa
  • Fire Watch Services in Costa Mesa
  • Event Security Services in Costa Mesa
  • Mobile Vehicle Patrol in Costa Mesa
  • Mobile Foot/Bike Patrol in Costa Mesa

Each of these services are performed by licensed security officers who have received extensive training in:

  • Powers to Arrest
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness
  • Liability & Legal Aspects
  • Communication & Its Significance
  • Observation & Documentation
  • Public Relations
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Parking & Traffic Control
  • Crowd Control
  • Fire Safety
  • Driver Safety
  • Preserving the Incident Scene
  • Handling Difficult People
  • Trespass
  • Arrests, Search & Seizure
  • Access Control
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Post Orders & Assignments

Call us today for your free security consultation. We have the capacity to design customized security plans and dispatch highly qualified security officers anywhere in Costa Mesa on short notice for both short-term and long-term assignments. Rates are very competitive and services can always be adjusted to fit a limited budget without compromising the quality of our service.

American Shield Private Security Costa Mesa - 92626, 92627, California (CA)
Area code (714, 949)

Just wanted to commend you guys for your diligent work last night. There was a fire in our building and apparently your guard called 911. Thank God no one was hurt and there was relatively minor damage considering the circumstances.

Have a great Holiday weekend.

Ryan Chase
S & A Properties


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, when we greatly needed their services. I appreciated their help, and will certainly use their services in the years to come.

Amy Markan
Business Development Director

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