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Armed Security Guard Services: Peace of Mind in Times of Trouble

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In many ways, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Uncertainty and chaos often seem to be the only constants, as social upheaval, rioting, and looting have added to lingering anxieties caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, business owners and other citizens have growing concerns about rising threats to their property and safety. And with police officers across the nation facing growing resistance and hostility, many of those citizens wonder how they can protect themselves from those threats. Fortunately, armed security guard services can continue to provide the peace of mind we all need in times of trouble.

New Threats and Proven Solutions

For months, entrepreneurs and other property owners have struggled to adapt to new security challenges, including a dramatic increase in break-ins and burglaries. As protests and riots have erupted in places like New York, those lockdown-related security concerns have been exacerbated by very real worries about looting, vandalism, and even arson. And with law enforcement burdened by the need to contain the violence, many business owners have looked to private armed security guard services to help them protect their interests.

In recent weeks, many of New York City’s most well-known locations have adopted security measures that would have once been unthinkable. According to reports, Saks Fifth Avenue increased its security with private guards, new fencing, razor wire, and guard dogs. Other major retailers and many smaller businesses have taken similar steps to guard against the breakdown in social order, to provide the higher level of security they need in such troubled times.

The Benefits of Armed Security Guard Services

When societal norms break down, chaos and uncertainty pose an unacceptable risk for business owners and others in places like New York City. Vandals, rioters, and looters can quickly destroy any entrepreneur’s property, devastating a lifetime of effort and investment and leaving carnage and crushed dreams in their wake. Fortunately, armed security guard services can:

  • Provide a consistent, visible deterrence to would-be criminal elements
  • Respond to threats much faster than traditional law enforcement
  • Assist with access concerns and de-escalate many situations before they become problematic
  • Protect both lives and property from known and unexpected threats
  • Record and/or document incidents to provide evidence of criminal activity for potential civil or criminal actions

Your Assets Are Worth Protecting

While some have argued that widespread property destruction is something that private individuals just have to accept, nothing could be further from the truth. Business owners who rely on their stores for their livelihoods deserve to have their assets protected. The good news is that private security services can provide that protection and help to ensure that your investment and livelihood is not destroyed by vandals, looters, or rioters.

At International Security Services, we proved both unarmed and armed security guard services who are committed to protecting both lives and property. If you are a business owner or property manager in need of increased security to counter these new and dangerous risks, contact us today.


George Kozhar

George Kozhar

George Kozhar is a respected security professional, licensed private investigator, and founder of International Security Services (ISS) - New York City’s dedicated security experts since 1999. Mr. Kozhar and his team provide a full array of private and business investigative services in the U.S. and overseas, VIP executive protection, armed and unarmed security guard services and training, and Fire and Life Safety Director training through the company’s Fire Science Institute.

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