It looks like 2013 is going to be a good year for security guard companies. With the recent announcement from the NRA, stating that armed security guards should be at schools, to the numerous reports of companies and organizations hiring more security guards, this year is looking like a good year for the security industry. Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A. vice president said “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”. While peoples’ opinions may vary about having armed guards in our schools, one thing is clear, schools should be a place of safety not endless violence. The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary is a true tragedy. Would an armed guard at the school stopped this from happening? Possibly. What are your thoughts on the matter (comments open below)?
I have seen a couple articles and news posts stating that schools are choosing to have guards. I don’t know exactly how many schools we have across the nation, or how many will actually choose to have armed guards, but I do know that if even a small fraction of schools decide to have guards on their campuses this will prove to be a big year for security companies. I hope 2013 creates a bunch of new jobs and provides substantial growth for the industry! Let’s wait and see.
Security Company Insurance
With the rise of security guard positions also comes new security companies being started. Protecting your company and your employees with the right insurance policy is crucial to your companies’ longevity. Every security company needs a general liability policy to protect their companies assets. Remember though, not all insurance is created equal. Some insurance companies offer policies and swear that you are protected when in fact your not. I say that from first-hand experience. We have seen many clients show us their existing insurance policy that would normally be an acceptable policy for a company, but not a security company. Security guards require specialized insurance from a company that understands their unique set of needs and coverage.