American Shield Private Security
Professional Private Security Company Serving Southern California, California
American Shield Private Security is Southern California's best source for standing guard, mobile patrol, lock and alarm, alarm response, event security, fire watch, and private parking enforcement services. We're a licensed private security company that has provided the Southern California community with exceptional armed and unarmed guard services for over 15 years. Our services are all fully customizable to the needs of our clients and always competitively priced. In fact, we specialize in working with small- to medium-sized operations where budgets are often a primary concern, so we have designed security systems that work with limited budgets without compromising the quality or level of service we provide.
Call us today for a free security consultation or ask about any of our services listed below. Our rates are highly competitive and we can work with a wide range of budgets. Additionally, special discounts are available to education and religious institutions in the Southern California area.
Our Menu of Services
Southern California Standing Security Guards: Trained to Provide Lobby Security, Site Surveillance, Loss Prevention, Concierge Services, Gate Guard Responsibilities & More.
At American Shield, we bring almost 20 years of experience and expertise into our standing security guard services. Southern California 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 variety of circumstances, such as theft, trespassing, violence, vandalism, and other unwanted behavior. 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 Southern California and its unique vulnerabilities, we can create a customized standing guard security plan to meet your needs and budget.
Southern California Fire Watch Services -- Affordable, Available 24/7, & Compliant w/ CA Fire Code Requirements
American Shield is ready to dispatch fire watch officers at a moment's notice to businesses in the Southern California area. Our fire watch services are affordably priced, highly reliable, and completely compliant with California's Fire Code. They are ideal for new construction, large-scale events, or any property that needs to stay operational while its fire alarm and/or sprinkler system is under repair or in need of routine maintenance. As part of our fire watch service, we provide a BSIS-licensed security guard who is dedicated to patrolling your vulnerable areas and keeping watch for any signs of fire or hazardous conditions. If they notice a fire or other dangerous circumstance, they will be prepared to use a fire extinguisher, contact the local fire department, notify your management team, and start evacuation procedures. Call today to schedule one-time or ongoing fire watch services for your Southern California property. Fire watch services are available 24 hours a day.
Improve the Safety and Security of Your Southern California Business's Closing Procedures with 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 also 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. 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 to ensure you receive exceptional private security. Call today for a free consultation and quote on lock up and alarm services in Southern California.
Southern California Mobile Patrols -- On Foot or By Bike
If you have a moderately sized property in Southern California that needs to be monitored and protected but isn't accessible to patrol cars, consider American Shield's foot and bike mobile patrols. Like vehicle patrols, foot and bike patrols are highly cost-efficient, but also very effective at deterring crime. Alternatively, Southern California clients will choose foot and bike patrols over vehicle patrols when they want a more approachable security presence. No matter which type of security presence you wish to establish, our mobile patrols are always performed by BSIS-licensed, highly trained security guards. Call today to learn more.
Southern California Mobile Patrols -- Armed or Unarmed Officers in Marked Patrol Cars
For Southern California clients with large properties in need of reliable and versatile private security, American Shield recommends its high-quality mobile vehicle patrols. Mobile patrols can be used to effectively protect and secure business parks, schools, college campuses, industrial facilities, construction sites, gated communities, medical/research facilities, and large event venues. That's because our marked patrol cars and uniformed security guards are a powerful visual deterrent. As part of this service, patrols are conducted with regular frequency along an agreed upon route (with a certain degree of unpredictability so that patrol don't become predictable and less effective in catching would-be criminals) and guards are expected to watch for, report, and respond to any suspicious activity. To verify that patrols are being properly performed, our management team conducts on-site visits and requires all guards to use Detex Guard Monitoring Systems. Southern California clients will find that our guards are fully accessible throughout their shift and that detailed logs are always readily available. Mobile patrols are available at highly competitive rates on a short-term or long-term basis anywhere in Southern California. (If you prefer on-call patrol visits, then consider our 24-hour alarm monitoring and response services.)
Around-the-Clock Alarm Monitoring & Response Services, Southern California, CA
American Shield is able to provide Southern California residential, commercial, and industrial clients with 24/7 alarm monitoring and response services at a surprisingly economical 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 it is a false alarm, they will ensure that your premises are secure and reset the alarm. If they verify that a robbery, trespassing, or other unauthorized activity took place, they will immediately notify you, preserve the scene, document the circumstances, and contact local law enforcement. Call today for dependable alarm monitoring and response services in Southern California.
Event Security Services, Southern California, CA
American Shield Private Security has over 15 years of experience working with Southern California-area event planners, managers, and producers, and understands the potential risks and liabilities inherent in organizing an event. It is our job to help these clients anticipate all possible problems and develop comprehensive safety and security plans to address their concerns, while staying within their budget constraints. As part of our event security services, we provide a team of private security guards who will be fully briefed on your event, its security requirements, and all post duties. Our guards all have active Guard Cards issued from the BSIS and are trained in public relations, communication, evacuation procedures, conflict management, crowd control, parking lot enforcement, access control, bag checks, ID verification, and other relevant security topics. Contact us today to obtain a free consultation and quote on our Southern California event security services.
Guards for Private Parking Lot Enforcement & Security in Southern California, CA
American Shield Private Security is able to provide Southern California 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 behaviors. 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 Southern California 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 Southern California business.
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.
American Shield Private Security. dependable and reliable service-providing protection for our families and children of tomorrow