Do you have what it takes to be a Security Guard for EPG?

What does it take to be a great EPG security guard?

Are you looking for a new job or a new career?

Why not start with Eagle Protective Group? We offer job training and commensurate skilled employees with a great salary!  To learn more about finding out if you’re a great match for EPG, learn below about what we look for in a candidate!

When EPG interviews individuals as potential representatives of our company, these characteristics are important to us:

Eagle Protective Group is Hiring the Best!

  • Trustworthy
  • A “Sixth Sense”
  • Disposition
  • Common Sense
  • Healthy – Physically Fit

Trustworthy:

Our clients demand superior interaction with security personnel from our Dallas and New York City offices. Security personnel are required to be trustworthy as they provide security patrolling services for a wide variety of individuals and companies in the Dallas area. A person with integrity and honesty is invaluable to Eagle Protective Group.

A “Sixth Sense”:

Have you ever heard that little voice inside you warn you that something isn’t quite right? Have you always been able to read people’s behavior or face expressions accurately? Being alert is key to a successful career as a security guard in our Dallas or New York City offices. It can also be a learned skill but if you’ve always been able to read people, and highly active perception for your surroundings, this is a prized attribute to being a Dallas security guard for Eagle Protective Group.

Disposition – Personality:

Do you find yourself calm when the situation would expect a normal person to act out in anger? Eagle Protective Group prides itself on employees that can handle an array of situations to protect property and life. If you are quick to anger, being a security guard is probably not the best career choice to make. It takes an even keeled person to work out arguments, or diffuse potentially dangerous situations.

Common Sense:

An EPG security guard uses logic and reason to make decisions on the fly. Our security guards can’t rush to judgment when making important job related decisions. Your disposition goes hand in hand with common sense.

Healthy – Physically Fit

Many people think a security guard must be physically fit to break up an altercation or chase down a suspect, but guess what, it’s also about being fit to stand or sit still for hours on end when on patrol.

Your core, when fit, helps stabilize your back and central body when performing what is probably the hardest part of many jobs, not just security patrols. Standing and sitting for long periods of time is hard on the back (and body), and if you are out of shape, your body is going to pay for that with lasting pain or possible injury.
Being quick to action and remaining still for hours on end requires a physically fit individual.

Do you think you have all of these qualities?

Then Eagle Protective Group wants to hire you!

Your security guard career with us could include:

  • Patrolling schools, churches, and businesses to protect client investments.
  • Being an armed security guard
  • Being an unarmed security guard
  • Personal detail security guards for schools, events, churches, and executive or VIP personnel.
  • Private investigation services.
  • We offer our clients so much more, including our exemplary employees…that could be you!

Find a great career in security with Eagle Protective GroupApply today to start your career in security with Eagle Protective Group. Fill our application and one of our staff will contact you for an interview!


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5 Reasons to hire a Dallas Security Guard from Eagle Protective Group

You may think that having an armed or unarmed security guard on your business’ premise is an unneeded expense. Certain types of businesses in the Dallas area can benefit from hiring a security guard from Eagle Protective Group and here are 5 reasons why:

Feeling Safe

Placing a security guard at your company relieves various concerns across the board. You and your employees can go about their business feeling safer so you can focus on what’s important: Your Business. Customers also, through you, understand that you care about them and their safety. This is especially true in retail or with businesses that have very expensive inventory.

Warnings

Thieves reconsider stealing or breaking into your property when an Eagle Protective Group security guard is present. Not only is having one a deterrent, out security guards are trained to visually predict or track suspicious behavior. In combination with cameras, a security guard, is the perfect combination for many businesses.

Helping Customers

When you have an Eagle Protective Group security guard present, they’re available to provide directions around your store or escort them to the parking lot if they feel unsafe doing so. This improves customer relations over all.

Stop Crime

Our security guards, both unarmed and armed are trained extensively in firearm safety, CPR, combat, and criminal behavior. They have the ability to stop a crime in progress and if they are outmatched, they have the authority and understanding to contact authorities to handle the matter. Eagle Protective Group security guards are well trained with excellent reputations, they follow all protocols set forth by us and by you.

Loyalty

Eagle Protective Group loves their customers, and we take great care in understanding our customer’s private security patrol needs. Whether you need us for a short event, or long term for your church or school, EPG can cater our services to fit your exact profile.

We also offer Private Security Services such as:

  • Gated Community Security (Guards)
  • Security Guard Services for Businesses, schools, and churches.
  • Private Body Guards
  • Concierge Services
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Executive Protection Agents
  • Private Investigative Services
  • VIP Luxury Living Protection
  • VIP Transportation and more!

Contact us to find out how we can protect you or your business.

 

7 Signs You Might Need a Security Guard For Your Business

Maybe you need a security guard service if …

 

7 Signs You Might Need a Security Guard For Your Business1. You’re having issues with security control systems. – Security control systems are costly to keep in top condition. Without maintenance, these types of systems can become a useless access point and unable to protect your business. Security guards, unlike unmanned electronic security control systems, can protect entrances.

2. You’re nervous about criminal behavior in your parking lots – Parking lots without security are hotbeds for thievery and defacement of property. Having a security guard on staff will keep your business, your property, and your customers/employees safe as they enter and exit your parking lot.

3. You’re worried about employee theft – Employee theft is a big problem for some businesses. A security guard posted on the premises will discourage from taking inventory.

4. The neighborhood your business services, is experiencing a rise in violence or thefts. If crime is on the rise in your area, you may need to hire a security guard temporarily or permanently to combat the negative changes. A security guard from Eagle Protective Group can help diminish the risk of theft, destruction of property, burglaries and more.

5. There’s a delay in police response in your area – Due to budget cuts or ill-fitted numbers of police officers assigned to your area, a request in times of an emergency may not result in help in a timely fashion. Our security guards are trained in multiple first aid techniques as well as physical training to overcome and subdue criminals at the time the crime is committed. Why wait for help when you need help now!

6. Worried about Liability issues from theft or robberies – Having an armed security guard on staff to prevent and stop a robbery can reduce future liability claims from customers and employees involved in an emergency situation. Statistically speaking, an armed security guard provides a visual deterrent to most criminals.

7. Worried about your employees leaving late at night. – Eagle Protective Group security guards provide protection for your employees that must work late night shifts. Our security guards will escort your employees to their vehicles so they may leave safely.
If you think you’ve come across some of these issues with your business, you need to consult with us and we’ll find the right security method to protect you, your property, your employees and your business. Contact us now for a free consultation.

Expectations of a security guard that works for EPG

Have you ever wondered how security guards are chosen to work at Eagle Protective Group?

 

We have many requirements to insure we have hired only the best qualified people to secure your business or residence.

Here’s just a small list of things we do to make sure you get the best person for the right job.

Before we can even think about allowing a security guard provide security guard services to your Dallas Metroplex business, we require our guards to be licensed.

This means that as a requirement of the state of Texas, our guards must be trained to accomplish specific tasks.  Every security guard is licensed for a period of 2 years and must renew their license based on acquiring and maintaining their skill set level as required by the state.

 

Other requirements:

Every licensed guard must:

  • have a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • be at least 18 years of age.
  • submit to a background check.
  • submit fingerprints to the state.
  • have no felony convictions or certain other misdemeanor offenses.
  • provide a social security number.
  • provide location and name of the training facility they used.

What does the training entail?

 

  • Instruction and implementation of  legal and ethical issues.
  • How to use limited force to obtain safe restriction of a person
  • How to create and write proper security reports for daily and event related tasks.
  • First aid training and CPR
  • Handling fire related emergencies
  • How to deal with crowd control
  • How to detain suspects

As you can see, before their application even reaches our desk, all applicants must have had proper training followed by state licensing before they are activated for security purposes on your property. We continue to train them with specific additional skills which are proprietary to insure they are at the top of their game. We also customize their training based on your specific requirements.

At Eagle Protective Group, we also offer training above and beyond these requirements especially if the guard you will be using needs to be armed.  Firearms training is crucial to safe implementation of security protocols on your property. These types of security guards require state mandated firearms licensing as well to be able to function as a security guard for Eagle Protective Group.

A lot of training goes into making a qualified good employee. If we haven’t covered something you’d like to know more about regarding how we train our guards, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Security Guard Services for Apartment Complexes

At Eagle Protective Group, one of our primary services is offering security guard services to apartment complexes and gated neighborhoods in the Dallas Metroplex area.

By having security guards posted at your complex whether as access sentinels or for patrolling at required intervals, you can create an atmosphere of trust between tenants and management.

Tenants want to feel safe where they live, and many neighborhoods have issues with property theft, break ins, and car theft.

Posting security guards at an entrance prevents unwanted guests perusing the property without permission. Patrolling the property will make tenants feel safer in their homes as well as catching would be thieves in progress.

At Eagle Protective Group, our apartment or property security guard services can include:

Guard stations
Grounds patrolling
24-hour monitoring/Scheduled monitoring
Entrance authorization
Access control
Parking Enforcement
Emergency and delivery access
Facility monitoring

We can also offer hidden security as well, offering employees to monitor via closed circuit security camera if patrolling needs or gate sentinels are not possible with your property.

In order to facilitate finding out what your needs are, please call us and we’ll discuss with you how our security staff can bring peace of mind to management and tenants under your control.


Eagle Protective Group loves their customers, and we take great care in understanding our customer’s private security patrol needs. Whether you need us for a short event, or long term for your church or school, EPG can cater our services to fit your exact profile.

We also offer Private Security Services such as:

  • Gated Community Security (Guards)
  • Security Guard Services for Businesses, schools, and churches.
  • Private Body Guards
  • Concierge Services
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Executive Protection Agents
  • Private Investigative Services
  • VIP Luxury Living Protection
  • VIP Transportation and more!

Contact us to find out how we can protect you or your business.

Internet Security Tips: The Blackmail Scam

Eagle Protective Group offers more than security guard services in Dallas, we go out of our way to educate and inform the public on various security related situations that can affect you at home and away.

This week we’re talking about protecting your children (both young and adult children) from various scams aimed solely at them.

Children these days are brought up in a totally immersive atmosphere of social media, online gaming, and communication.  As parents, it’s crucial to discuss all the dangers that lurk in all of these avenues, but one that may overlooked is an embarrassing topic.

It’s very important that you as a parent, sit your child down and discuss the nature of Blackmail Scams perpetrated through communication software such as Facebook video, Skype, and any other software that allows mutual video camera connections. Talking with them now, will save them from scams like this well into adulthood.

Teenagers especially, spend an inordinate amount of time online talking with friends and strangers about anything and everything. When it comes to hormones which are raging during this period of life, it’s easy to control the conversation by inventing a close love relationship between two individuals that don’t even know each other in the real world. Males especially, with the expectation of “show me yours and I’ll show you mine” fall prey to strangers on the internet making demands of them to show themselves in compromising positions.

While most black mail scams target males, females are equally at risk.

The stranger on the other end of the connection will ask your child to take photos without their clothes on or even worse, perform sex acts upon themselves in full view of the camera.  The stranger will then show the video back to your child on youtube or other video sharing site and demand a ransom or else the video will be published on Facebook or other social media in front of parents, friends, and fellow employees.

While people who commit these blackmail crimes do not all have the power to spread this video around the internet in a way that will tear your child’s social life apart (and yours), many do, so it’s important, VERY IMPORTANT to explain to your children that nothing good ever came from dropping their pants on camera for a stranger online.

Most of the requests for nudity on the internet are part of these black mail scams and your children (young and adult) need to know this. Never be afraid to sit down with them and explain that the people they meet online may not even be “real”, just scammers with fake photos to lure them into doing sexual acts on camera so they can be blackmailed later.

For more information fighting and avoiding these blackmail scams, please visit the following links:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37735369

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/italian-seductresses-blackmail-men-skype-sex-scam,news-18464.html

 


Eagle Protective Group loves their customers, and we take great care in understanding our customer’s private security patrol needs. Whether you need us for a short event, or long term for your church or school, EPG can cater our services to fit your exact profile.

We also offer Private Security Services such as:

  • Gated Community Security (Guards)
  • Security Guard Services for Businesses, schools, and churches.
  • Private Body Guards
  • Concierge Services
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Executive Protection Agents
  • Private Investigative Services
  • VIP Luxury Living Protection
  • VIP Transportation and more!

Contact us to find out how we can protect you or your business.

High Tech and Unsafe. Toys and Gear You Should be Aware of this Season

Holiday season is upon us, and many of you are thinking about purchasing high tech toys and gadgets that create fun for kids and some may be High Tech and Unsafe.

Today we’ll go over a few items that may be on your shopping list and how they can be hacked or used without your knowledge if you don’t use them correctly.

Baby Monitors

High tech and Unsafe : Baby MonitorsGreat for keeping an eye on the tiniest of your family, baby monitors have provided security and peace of mind for parents all over the world. But did you know that some baby monitors which are wireless, when turned on have a default setting that leaves them open to viewing from anywhere in the world? Read all pertinent security information in the manual to secure the video feed with a password and if the device comes with a permanent password that cannot be changed, do not purchase this device as the information is published elsewhere and creeps can still view the monitor even with a password.

More information on research done on various models: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/baby-monitors-connect-internet-vulnerable-hackers-cybersecurity/

Wi-Fi enabled Toys

High tech and Unsafe: WiFi enabled Barbie DollMattel’s Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for listening into conversations without your knowledge. The doll connects to the internet via Wi-Fi, has a microphone to record children, and sends that information off to third-parties for processing before responding to your child’s question with programmed responses.

According to a coalition of consumer-interest organizations, the makers of two “smart” kids toys — the My Friend Cayla doll and the i-Que Intelligent Robot — are allegedly violating laws in the U.S. and overseas by collecting this sort of voice data without obtaining consent.

More information on this doll: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/26/hackers-can-hijack-wi-fi-hello-barbie-to-spy-on-your-children

Other toys: https://consumerist.com/2016/12/06/these-toys-dont-just-listen-to-your-kid-they-send-what-they-hear-to-a-defense-contractor/

 

 

Tablets, iPads

High tech and Unsafe: tablets, ipadsMany parents give away tablets as gifts (iPads, Android) as a way to introduce their young children to teach them the basics of computing. It’s very important to download security applications so that as a parent you can control which websites and games your child can play as well as turn off important additions to game applications that allow purchasing.

More information on parental control applications for your child’s devices: http://mamabearapp.com/parental-control-apps-android/

Handy timers to reduce time spent on these devices (so you don’t have to be the bad guy): http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-parental-control-apps,review-2258.html

Unsecured W-Fi Hotspots

Perhaps you’re taking a break at the mall while shopping, or just enjoying a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop. When you log into an unsecured free wifi connection this is what people can see on your device: webpages you’ve visited and passwords you’ve entered. That’s not exactly something you’d want to share, so it’s very important to never use free wifi for banking or accessing other personal information accounts. Don’t gamble your identity and stay connected to your phones 3G or 4G connection for safer browsing.

More information on unsecured wi-fi hotspots: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2043095/heres-what-an-eavesdropper-sees-when-you-use-an-unsecured-wi-fi-hotspot.html


 

Eagle Protective Group loves their customers, and we take great care in understanding our customer’s private security patrol needs. Whether you need us for a short event, or long term for your church or school, EPG can cater our services to fit your exact profile.

We also offer Private Security Services such as:

  • Gated Community Security (Guards)
  • Security Guard Services for Businesses, schools, and churches.
  • Private Body Guards
  • Concierge Services
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Executive Protection Agents
  • Private Investigative Services
  • VIP Luxury Living Protection
  • VIP Transportation and more!

Contact us to find out how we can protect you or your business.

Safety and Protection- The Two Main Motives of Security Patrol Services in Dallas

security companies in austinThe services provided by various security guard companies are expected to bring foolproof results for the clients. Safety and protection are the two most discussed factors in the world which requires massive attention. The rise of theft, robbery and various unwanted activities has increased the role of security guard agencies. In this regard, it is necessary to avail the services of a security guard which can be a source of satisfaction for you and your family. There are efficient security patrol services in Dallas which may be an answer to your security needs.

What Are Patrolling Services?

Patrolling services department is the most efficient and reliable department of any security guard company. The main function of patrolling guards is to monitor their designated areas after certain intervals of time and to identify any sort of activity that may harm the people. Most of the times, these patrolling officers are in civil dress that performs undercover operations through their expertise but on some instances, these patrolling guards are provided by uniforms and they tend to maintain the peace and stability in the region.

Uses of Patrolling Services

The services of a patrolling officer is a must have for key institutions of a region. Through these professional patrolling officers, there is a continuous surveillance in your area and there are lesser chances of danger for the individuals residing in their particular area. Following are the areas which are under continuous surveillance of a patrolling guard

  • Key Offices:

The performance of any company depends upon the completion of documentations and data records. If the records and secret information is unsafe from the hands of a criminal, there is a definite chance that the performance graph of that company will take a downfall direction. There are key offices in every institution which demands constant check and surveillance through a patrolling guard. A patrolling officer keeps the designated under continuous observation and there are less chances for the documents present inside your key offices to be exposed.

  • Hospitals

A hospital requires a perfect security measure with foolproof arrangements. There are various medicines present in a hospital which are to be kept in the secret areas. Apart from the medicines, the presence of numerous patients and individuals hold great importance as the safety of these individuals is the responsibility of a hospital. In this regard, hospitals hire the services of a patrolling guard who efficiently fulfills his responsibility without any damage. The whole hospital is kept under continuous monitoring which ensures safety of the individuals.

  • Residential Buildings

If there are no patrolling guards in a residential area, there is a great chance that the area is under continuous threat from the terrorists and criminals. A patrolling officer is required to exhibit his professional skills when employed in a residential area. Every day we see numerous incidents of theft and murders which alter the course of safety and peace in the region. It is the responsibility of security guard companies to deploy their most skilled officers in the residential areas as the percentage of incidents in these areas is on a rise. A patrolling officer is responsible for the safety of an entire residential area and he has to carve out a unique strategy which enables him to anticipate any challenge that comes his way.

  • Schools And Universities

Educational institutions are the areas with maximum population. It is very important for the university authorities to hire a set of competent patrolling officers for the premises. The responsibility of these patrolling officers is to identify any threat that may affect the process of learning in these institutions. In addition to threats, these patrolling officers ensure the discipline of these institutions with strict security policy. In this way, not only the outsiders are bound to limit their movements in these areas, but the individuals present inside these institutions are required to exhibit a professional behavior.

If you are hiring the services of security patrol services in Dallas, you are choosing the best security guards from the best company.

Halloween Safety Tips!

Safety during HalloweenHalloween is around the corner, and Halloween Safety is important!  Eagle Protective Group wants you and your family to make sure this holiday is a safe one.  What could be more fun than trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, or costume parties?

Here are a few security safety tips when enjoying this spooky fun evening!

  • Snacking: Children shouldn’t snack on treats from their goody bags while they’re out trick-or-treating. Give them a light meal or snack before they head out – don’t send them out on an empty stomach. Urge them to wait until they get home and let you inspect their loot before they eat any of it.
  • Safe treats: Tell children not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially wrapped. Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
  • Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn’t present. Do not allow the child to eat any home-baked goods he or she may have received.
  • Choking hazards: If you have very young children, be sure to remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys.

Bobbing for apples is an all-time favorite Halloween game. Here are a couple of ways to say “boo” to bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.

  • Reduce the number of bacteria that might be present on apples and other raw fruits and vegetables by thoroughly rinsing them under cool running water. As an added precaution, use a produce brush to remove surface dirt.
  • Try this new spin on apple bobbing from FightBAC.org: Cut out lots of apples from red construction paper. On each apple, write activities for kids, such as “do 5 jumping jacks.” Place a paper clip on each apple and put them in a large basket. Tie a magnet to a string. Let the children take turns “bobbing” with their magnet and doing the activity written on their apple. Give children a fresh apple for participating.

If your idea of Halloween fun is a party at home, don’t forget these tips:

  • Beware of spooky cider! Unpasteurized juice or cider can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella. To stay safe, always serve pasteurized products at your parties.
  • No matter how tempting, don’t taste raw cookie dough or cake batter that contain uncooked eggs.
  • “Scare” bacteria away by keeping all perishable foods chilled until serving time. These include finger sandwiches, cheese platters, fruit or tossed salads, cold pasta dishes with meat, poultry, or seafood, and cream pies or cakes with whipped-cream and cream-cheese frostings.
  • Bacteria will creep up on you if you let foods sit out too long. Don’t leave perishable goodies out of the fridge for more than two hours (1 hour in temperatures above 90°F).

Eagle Protective Group loves their customers, and we take great care in understanding our customer’s private security patrol needs. Whether you need us for a short event, or long term for your church or school, EPG can cater our services to fit your exact profile.

We also offer Private Security Services such as:

  • Gated Community Security (Guards)
  • Security Guard Services for Businesses, schools, and churches.
  • Private Body Guards
  • Concierge Services
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Executive Protection Agents
  • Private Investigative Services
  • VIP Luxury Living Protection
  • VIP Transportation and more!

Contact us to find out how we can protect you or your business.