Hurricane Safety and Security Services After the Storm

Eagle Protective Group has heard the call, and we’re available for security services in Houston.

Many people in Houston and along the South Eastern edge of the state have suffered this year under the wrathful arms of Harvey.

The danger never really goes away after the storm has left. There’s always damage to homes and buildings that must be repaired, down powerlines must be fixed to allow safe travels around town and then there’s the inevitable flooding during and after the storm

We’ve gathered a few resources to help you avoid some pitfalls as an owner dealing with home after a natural disaster. This applies to tornado and hail damage anywhere in Texas, but we’re addressing the residents who have been affected by Harvey.

Damaged homes can lead to looting.

looting houston harvey securityIf your neighborhood has sustained substantial damage, address your security concerns with your insurance agency or pool your resources with surrounding neighbors to hire a security guard to watch your street while you are at work or away getting supplies to repair your home.

If none are available, call us, or a nearby city because we are ready and on standby to send our staff wherever they are needed.

You’ve already lost so much, don’t let thieves take what’s left and potentially steal something sentimental or valuable from your home.

Insurance or Contractor Scams

Unscrupulous people come out of the woodwork during natural disasters.

Potential scams that have been reported and to stay aware of:

  • Robocalls or Emails pretending to be insurance agents, informing you that your flood insurance premiums are overdue.
  • Door to door ‘Repair’ people, ready to fix your damage without any information about their licensing or history. Do your due diligence and find out exactly who you are dealing with!
  • High fee scam-like sounding loans with exorbitant interest rates. This will capsize you and your credit if you cannot pay back these loans. Apply for federal assistance first, before relying on a company to help you rebuild.

Other helpful links:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/08/hurricane-harvey-scams-callers-lie-about-flood-insurance
http://time.com/money/4918469/harvey-charity-scams/
http://abc13.com/robocall-insurance-scam-targets-harvey-victims/2371498/

Rumor Control

During and after a natural disaster like a hurricane,  rumors develop and this can endanger you and your family if you make the wrong decision based on false information. FEMA has a great page addressing these rumors and puts them to rest with correct information.

At Eagle Protective Group, we want all Texans to be safe, during good times and bad. If you think you may need help with security and finding a company near you in Houston is not possible, we’re only a call and a few hours away. We’re here to help.

Call us now at 888-85-Eagle or contact us so we can discuss how we can help you, your family or your business back on its feet!!!!

 

Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Eagle Protective Group has reached out to companies across Houston, helping where we can from Dallas.

hurricane harveyYou too can help those affected by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey by donating your time or money to helping Houston rebuild long after the storm is gone: They’re in it for the long haul, and we should be also. Texas needs to pull together to help our our sister cities.

NPR has a great list of safe ways to donate (avoiding scammers and fake charities), as well as ways to donate your time:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546745827/looking-to-help-those-affected-by-harvey-here-s-a-list

If you want to have a faster effect, donate locally to a charity operated by and for those in Houston:

https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/8/29/donate-to-these-local-houston-charities

We think the food bank is ultra critical because while people are scrimping together money to fix their homes, their food budgets may take a hit.

Here are some Texas based charities that are pulling out all the stops for those in Houston too:

https://www.romper.com/p/8-local-texas-organizations-you-can-donate-to-after-hurricane-harvey-79486

If we work together, we can get Houston back on its feet.

We’re standing by, ready to help.

Eagle Protective Group
Contact Us if you need help.

Security for your Event

Today’s topic is about Event Security Guards in Dallas, Texas.

As event and convention season gets busier for your business in Dallas, consider using Eagle Protective Group to protect and guard your event.

In recent news, with the deaths in Manchester due to terrorism, and situations here at home in the USA, event security is now more than ever so very important to protecting your staff and guests.

securityjacketEvents need focused professional security guards to maintain order around the perimeter of your event and inside with guests. This is especially true for concerts, and other large open air venues.

Guests also rely on security to show them the way to various areas of your event, like restrooms, information desks, or medical tents.

Did you know that Eagle Protective Group also handles conventions, and smaller private events as well? Large or small, no event is too much for our professional security guard team to handle.

Our security guards have specific training to handle events with large crowds and will protect you, your business and your guests during unexpected situations. And according to your preference they can be unarmed security or armed security.

Every Eagle Protective Group security guard is a professional, carefully screened fully licensed, bonded and insured.

If you are a planning an event, and you need help deciding how many guards or teams you need to keep your guests safe, call us and we’ll provide a free consultation.

Our professional event security services include:

  • Conventions
  • Art and sidewalk events
  • Concerts (Inside and outside)
  • Employee or student enrollment events
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • And more

So why leave your event open to disruption and troublemakers eager to change the tone or fun of your event?  Call us now for a consultation.

  • Contact Us
  • Toll Free : 888-85-Eagle
  • Phone : 972-241-3881

 

Night Patrolling Offered by Security Patrol Services in Dallas

Dallas Security Patrol Services. 

Today’s security officer is expected to be more than just a watch guard sitting and monitoring traffic entering and exiting a building. They are expected to be proactive and have the capability to predict and mitigate security threats before they materialize. They need to have skills that allow them to provide a comprehensive set of varied security services. Eagle Protective Group hires highly skilled individuals to perform these roles for your company or neighborhood.

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Security Patrol Services Offered by a Security Officer in Dallas

With the enhancement in job responsibilities of security officers, you will find that more and more security officers are expected to perform  security patrol services for their clients in Dallas.

Some companies in Dallas require the security officer they hire to perform security patrol services round the clock whereas others require hourly or scheduled rounds.

 

How Security Patrol Services Help in Provision of Security to your Dallas Property

The method of ensuring safety through patrol that the security officers of a security services provider in Dallas offers has a number of benefits for the users of such services, including:

  • Preventing and discouraging crime from occurring
  • Improving the level of security and compliance with the security protocols laid down in the company’s policy
  • Increasing the safety aspect of a set-up for customers, business partners and employees
  • Taking timely action in case of a security threat

 

Security Patrol Services in Dallas – Types of Patrolling

Eagle Protective Group Security officers can perform a variety of patrolling types including:

  • Foot Patrol – where the security officer follows a predetermined route to monitor a predefined area by patrolling on foot. The route can be altered and it is highly important for the patrolling officer to pay attention to the surroundings of the under their patrolling. Foot patrolling is probably one of the most common kinds of security patrol services offered to and demanded by many Dallas clients.
  • Vehicle & Bike Patrol – if the area that requires patrolling is large then the security officer may need to do the patrolling using a car or a bike. It is highly essential for security officer’s vehicle, whether it is a car or a bike, to be in a top-notch condition so they may be able to respond or mitigate security threats productively.
  • Night Patrol –the movement of the security officer for patrolling during nighttime. This is a highly important type of patrolling which requires special skills because perpetrators like to hide under the cover of darkness to make their move.

 

Execution of Night Patrol by Security Officers of a Dallas Security Services Providing Company

The idea to deploy security personnel to monitor the security conditions, create, and maintain a security parameter around the protected property and prevent intruders to enter hidden in the darkness is a practice that goes back decades.

Where night watchmen were hired for the job, today more and more security patrol services in Dallas prepare their security officers to perform night patrol for the clients they are assigned.

Where darkness is a patrol officer’s worst enemy, if utilized intelligently, the same darkness can prove to be their best friend! This is because security officers on night patrolling duty can themselves hide under the cover of darkness to safely observe and report any potential threats to security.

A night patrol officer of a security services providing firm in Dallas needs to carry out their duties with utmost care. Before they begin their patrolling, they need to make sure they are carrying the necessary and authorized weapons so they can protect themselves while handling security situations.

An officer on night patrol duty needs to have special knowledge about carrying and using a flashlight in an effective manner. The flashlight needs to be used strategically – in a way that it becomes a benefit for the security officer by providing them the visual help they need to identify any security lapses. But the flashlight should not become a tool that warns the intruders about the security officer’s presence and whereabouts, otherwise they may use it to their advantage, rendering a security officer’s duties useless.

 

How Night Patrol Officers should Deal with Security Situations

Chances are that the security officer is the only one present to deter the crime about to happen. If a security officer comes across any situation which demands attention, they are trained in techniques that can help minimize chances of the threat materializing.

The security officer is trained to request for back-up before approaching a situation which may turn into a security threat. Once they are sure of being covered, they can take the chance of entering the situation with a goal to try and mitigate the threat.

While approaching a suspicious person, the security officer will take special care about their communication skills. They will talk to the suspect in a highly polite and courteous manner so that the suspect does not react aggressively.

A night patrol security officer also knows that it is best to maintain good distance while approaching someone who appears suspicious. This provides them the room to make a move in case something unexpected happens.

A night patrol officer hired from a security services company in Dallas can effectively provide protection services to companies, neighborhoods, residential properties, retail set-ups, etc. They help in preventing crimes, including those that happen under influence of drugs or drinks. The officers can guide pedestrians, tourists and kids who had stayed out till late and help them in reaching their homes safely.

Night patrolling helps in making communities a safer place to live in. They improve security levels within the area the service is implemented and provide physical, social and mental protection to the people of the area.

If you are looking for a security services provider in Dallas to provide patrol services then Eagle Protective Group is a reputable and reliable security services provider who can provide you highly trained and professional security officers who can provide top-notch security services to you.

Make sure you have covered up your weak areas and have taken all possible measures for keeping yourself, your property and others safe from potential security breaches and threats!

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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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.

Finding the right security company.

security guard serviceYour business is important to you and your customers, even more in this century than in any other time period. Finding a security guard company to shield your company can be difficult if you don’t know how to search for one.

Choosing the wrong company or individual to guard your business could be dangerous. In order to boost the protection of your property and employees, ask the following questions before hiring a security guard company.

What kind of turn over rate does this security company experience?

High turnover could be for various reasons. If a security guard company is not hiring properly skilled guards or there is a management issue that causes well trained guards to see employment elsewhere, there’s a major problem. At Eagle Protective Group, our security guards go through a multi step background check, must pass various certifications and properly matched personalities to the job at hand.

How old is the security guard company you’re researching?

Established companies offer knowledge about the neighborhoods in which they work, and stability of presence. Eagle Protective Group has been in the Dallas Metroplex for over 20 years.

What kind of customers does this security guard company have?

Don’t be afraid to ask about current clients. If a company is not suited to protect your type of business, it may be a hint that you should look elsewhere. If their client base matches yours, you’re on the right track.

It’s important to contact current clients too and ask questions of the business owner to get a sense of satisfaction with the services they use from the security guard service. Ask about reliability of the guards, flexibility of the company to send new ones if necessary, and are their employees consistent with arrival and departure times.

Asking questions is your first line of defense when doing anything important for your company. No question is the wrong one and at Eagle Protective Group, we’re here to answer. The security of your business is our top priority.

Ask away!

Tips when hiring a security guard service.

Hiring a security guard service for your business is a big commitment both in investment and personnel, and the making the decision to go with a security company in Dallas shouldn’t be made in haste.

If you are thinking about what type of security guard service in Dallas is right for your business, here are some tips to help you finalize that decision.

 

Can my business afford to hire a security guard company?

For companies that keep inexpensive inventory (like a convenience store, fuel stop, or restaurant) investing in a good security system and insurance policy is on most days, enough security for your company.

However, for businesses that store large amounts of cash at any given time, or keep valuable inventory on site, using a security guard or security company like Eagle Protective Group would be advantageous.

Measure your loss verses your potential gain to make this determination.

 

Questions about hiring a security guard service in Dallas?

Do Security Guards interfere with daily business?

In some cases, a security guard CAN interfere with customers from a psychological point of view. They may feel uncomfortable being around them. For instance, a parent at business aimed at children may find a security guard who is armed out of place and unsual. This can cause mistrust between the customer and the business owner.

However, in some cases, where inventory is valuable or your business operates during unsual hours in difficult neighborhoods, a security guard will put customers at ease. They’ll be able to shop without looking over their back at every turn.

Ask yourself: Will my customers mind seeing a security guard in place?

 

Do Security Guards interfere with employees?

While security guards operate under your policies, it is possible to confuse employees when security matters arise.

It is crucial for you as the business owner to lay down rules and regulations with both your employees and your security staff to keep management hierarchy in place during emergencies.

You want employees referencing your policies.

 

Should I hire short or long term security guards?

Some businesses require 24/7 monitoring, but your business may only need coverage during certain hours of the day.

Eagle Protective Group is flexible, able to create a schedule that meets your needs rather than pushing full-time or part-time security on your business.

If you need to deposit cash at night and need assistance, we’re there for you. If you need 100% appearances of security for your company, we there for you too.


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
  • Security Guard Services for Schools
  • Security Guard Services for Churches
  • Security Guard Services for Temples
  • Private Body Guards
  • Concierge Services
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Executive Protection Agents
  • Private Investigative Services
  • VIP Luxury Living Protection
  • VIP Transportation and more!
  • Dallas Unarmed Security Guards
  • Dallas Armed Security Guards
  • Apartment Security

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

Eagle Protective Group – Devoted To Making the World a Safer Place

With over 20 years of experience in the private security industry, Eagle Protective Group has been serving a range of clients with a variety of needs effortlessly.

The system we have designed to hire employees after careful screening and background checks and the level of training provided to individuals to tackle challenges is hands-down, the best system any security provider could possibly have in place. In a bid to stay on top of the technological advancements, we have ongoing sessions to educate our security personnel on latest gadgets for communication and comprehensive security systems that will improve the level of services we offer.

Eagle Protective Group security services include the following:

  • Security Patrols

If you want your streets to be safer, then Eagle Protective Group security  include security patrols to make the streets safer for your kids to play or keep illegal activities and committers off the streets.

  • Security Guards

Commercial places like office parks, restaurants, banks and other small businesses need a form of security to prevent any unforeseen event. We have a trained force of armed and unarmed security guards to meet our client needs. Our security guards are physically fit, active individuals that are prepared to face any situation, and it mostly does not reach to the point where weapons will be required. The mere presence of a security guard should act as a deterrent to crime, which Eagle Protective Group security specializes in.

  • Personal Bodyguards

Bodyguards are an add-on feature of security guards. Personal bodyguards will protect your life from any harm that comes your way. He / she will be your closest confidant, a person you can trust with your life.

  • Private Investigation Services

Several times, a situation turns complex and confusing and you might require private investigation services. Eagle Protective Group security is capable of offering surveillance, individual and location information from all over United States. Additionally, we also provide GPS vehicle tracking, undercover investigations, litigation support, automobile insurance fraud, witness locator services etc.

  • Executive Protection Services

When it comes to VIP protection, Eagle Protective Group has a wide variety of clients who will applaud our services. Our activities, when providing executive protection to our clients, include active protection for the residence and offices or hotel suites, highly guarded escorts, risk assessments, fleet of security vehicles etc.

  • Transportation Services

Terrorists have resorted to criminal activities during travel therefore; Eagle Protective Group has introduced transportation services. We offer security to our high-profile clients during their travel, ensuring their safety until they reach their destination. Our security personnel assume their responsibilities as soon as you reach your destination to give you the complete Eagle security experience.

Eagle Protective Group hires individuals that are either, former members of the law enforcement agencies or a part of the U.S. military. Our rigorous training procedures and timely responses to emergency security calls have been appreciated by our clients. Go through some of our client testimonials on our website to get an idea of our credibility.

Eagle Protective Group security services are provided by the Eagle Protective Group, a reputed Dallas, Texas security firm. We believe in securing every street on a daily basis to make the world a safer place for everyone. For more information on Eagle Protective Group security, visit www.eagleprotectivegroup.com/services or call us on our toll free number, 888 85 Eagle. You can also contact us via email through contactus@eagleprotectivegroup.com.