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1st Quarter 2014 

 
National Security Alliance Welcomes New Members

The National Security Alliance is pleased to announce our newest member company.  During the annual owners meeting last month GMI, San Diego, CA was accepted into the Alliance and is represented by President/COO, Ben Cordova.  GMI will represent the Alliance in the southern California marketplace.   To learn more about GMI visit their website at www.gmiweb.com. As per the membership criteria GMI was fully vetted and approved by the membership committee and accepted with unanimous approval by the owner members.  GMI was represented at last month’s meeting and they are ready to hit the ground running. Pictured are Thomas Shulte and Ben Cordova of GMI.

In other news, Brad Duffy, VP & General Manager of Physical Security for Per Mar Security Services (photo right) was elected to the NSA Executive Committee.  Congratulations to Brad who is an excellent addition to the EC which consists of Tim Mazzie, RSIG Security, Chair, and members Kim Matich, Anderson Security Agency, Kim King, King Security, and Vic Evans, Advantage Security.

Universal Protection Service – UPS, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest security service providers in the U.S., acquired Hannon Security Services. While we are sad to see Hannon Security Services leave the NSA we wish all the best on their new venture.

In other NSA business the group received a very dynamic and informative presentation on the Affordable Care Act by Mr. Brad Johnson, Benefit Plan Consultant for the Bettendorf, IA based company, Benefit Staff. Recommended last year by NSA member Michael Duffyfrom Per Mar Security, Brad offered an updated overview that was clear, concise and highly informative, giving all in the room a clearer perspective on the looming ACA changes and what options security companies in particular will have to consider have moving forward.  

Mr. Paul Hughes, COO of Guardian 8 also provided the group an overview of the latest concept in enhanced non-lethal weapons that security officers can carry as a substitute for guns, stun guns and baton’s.  To learn more about the product that Guardian 9 developed visit www.guardian8.com

Glen Cohen, Vice President of Paperlessproposal.com presented on the newest concept of developing and tracking paperless proposals.  This state-of-the-art proposal option could revolutionize the proposal process in the security industry.  Learn more about Paperlessproposal.com.

Brad Duffy also made a presentation on behalf of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) regarding the benefits of aligning NSA with NCISS in the future to fortify the strength in numbers of the contract security industry as it relates to our impact on Capitol Hill in fighting unjust legislation that we are being bombarded with on a routine basis.  Brad invited all NSA members to join NCISS in their “Hit The Hill” campaign in Washington DC in early April and to also consider a joint meeting of the groups at some future point.  All of the speakers were highly informative creating a lot of dialogue and questions from the NSA members participating in the meetings. Pictured are the NSA members hard at work!

The next meeting of the NSA will be in Atlanta, Ga in late September of 2014 in conjunction with the ASIS Annual Seminar & Exhibits.  To learn more about the NSA visit their website at http://www.nationalsecurityalliance.net.

GMI to Begin Testing Pro-Visions's BodyCam

GMI Guard Management is excited to begin testing the use of Pro-Vision Video Systems’ latest invention, BodyCam, in the Southern California market. Geared specifically toward law enforcement agencies, BodyCam does exactly as its name describes: it’s a small camera that clips onto the guard’s uniform and with the touch of a button, can record up to 18 hours of activity. In addition, these high definition recordings can be viewed on the device’s built-in LCD screen, or downloaded and viewed on any computer or TV/viewing monitor. With a date and time stamp, microphone, night vision, and weather-proof capabilities, these cameras have the ability to capture high-quality video images and sound of interactions with the public at any given time, thus protecting both the guard and the people he/she serves with hard evidence. BodyCam provides the ability to verify or refute claims of excessive force or misconduct, thus giving a sense of security to all parties involved.

Pro-Vision has said that they are experiencing a huge demand for BodyCam, and in just 4 months have outfitted more than 100 police departments with the device, and are currently servicing areas all over the globe. Guard Management consistently strives to be the most technically proficient in our field, and we are proud to be utilizing this new technology to better serve the needs of our guards and clientele.

Though feedback has been primarily positive, it is not unusual for concerns to arise in matters of new and innovative technology. When asked about concerns regarding infringements on privacy because of these high tech devices, Pro-Vision Video Systems CEO, Steve Peacock, responds, “They’re not spying. When you step into a hospital, you’re on camera. When you step into a 7-Eleven, you’re on camera. In this litigious society, it’s a necessary evil.”

RSIG Security Awarded New Contracts

RSIG Security was recently awarded the security contract for the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. This location plays a key role in many major events in the Boston market. One of which is the Boston Marathon. The hotel hosts the elite runners for the marathon as well as media and productions services. Several meetings have taken place regarding this year’s preparations for the marathon. RSIG Security has been involved with several of these meetings as well as other community meetings regarding this year’s event. With our Director of Security in place the entire security team will be responsible for the overall protection of all guests staying at this location. We will also be providing security services for several other hotels and hospitals in the immediate area as an increased security presence will be in place along the entire marathon route.

RSIG Security has also been awarded the security contract for New England Studios in Devens MA. This brand new facility recently opened its doors to movie studios looking to film their productions in the New England market. The Studio is comprised of four large sound stages as well as production offices and supporting facilities. This is the first studio of its kind in Massachusetts in which movie productions can utilize state of the art facilities as their base of operations. We are all looking forward to a very busy spring and summer season for the film industry here in Massachusetts.

RSIG Security’s Concierge Division has recently been awarded several contracts at some of Boston’s most prestigious properties. The primary function of our concierges is to provide exceptional client services along with access control throughout the properties. Our concierge department assists owners with various tasks like making restaurant reservations, arranging for spa services, recommending night life hot spots, booking transportation (limousines, airplanes, boats, etc.), procurement of tickets to special events and assisting with various travel arrangements and tours of local attractions. With our upscale establishments, our concierge is often expected to "achieve the impossible", dealing with any request a owner may have, no matter how strange. We rely on an extensive list of contacts with local merchants and service providers to fulfill all owners requests.

RSIG Security has also added two new charitable organizations to the company. The Boston Food Bank located in Boston services the immediate area for those in need of the basic food and nutritional requirements. We have organized and sponsored several volunteer days in which our staff along with clients have provided services in sorting and distributing food and needed supplies to those less fortunate. We also participated in this last year’s holiday toy drive for Toys for Tots. Our company employees donated numerous toys and games for those less fortunate. The drive which was held at one of our client’s sites collected hundreds of toys that went to deserving children this last holiday season. We at RSIG Security look forward to continuing our support and involvement with these two new charitable organizations.

Sunstates Security Enjoying Growth in 2014

Sunstates Security enjoyed the best year in its 15 year history with many ground breaking achievements during 2013. These included our 1,000th employee and expanding our service footprint to include providing security services in 14 states.

As we move into 2014, we have some exciting new projects on the horizon. Our largest contract ever began February in Delaware. We have launched a new employee handbook which includes several enhanced benefits for our employees including a 401k savings plan, education assistance, increased vacation for 5 and 10 year veterans and an improved family bereavement leave benefit. Look out for the new handbook within your site SOPM or in your eHub portal.

A special thanks goes out to every Sunstates team member who have positively contributed to the success enjoyed in 2013. All of Sunstates Security’s senior management team is aware that without the contributions of our associates our success would not be possible.

Promotions:

Chris Couch Promoted to Director, National Accounts - January 2014 Chris Couch was promoted to Director, National Accounts to accommodate a national beverage manufacturer/distributor’s growth. An additional site was added in Tennessee and Sunstates looks forward to the addition of more sites in Tennessee and Kentucky in 2014.

Rob Boyd Promoted to Charlotte, N.C. Branch Manager - January 2014 Rob was promoted to Branch Manager where he is responsible for administration and day to day functions of the busy full-service Charlotte branch office. Additionally, he will actively be involved in all aspects of the operations, budgets, new business development, and customer service and personnel management for the areas supported by the Charlotte, N.C. branch office.

Community Involvement:

Raleigh, N.C. - Sunstates Security’s Branch Manager Ryan Moran chaired the ASIS Chapter 119 Annual Law Enforcement Banquet held on December 17, 2013 at the PNC Arena. Raleigh Branch Manager, Ryan Moran is serving his second year as Chairman in 2014.

Durham, N.C. - Sunstates Security participated in The Great American Tobacco Duck Race as a fund raiser for the Museum of Life and Science with nearly 1,000 others. Sunstates’ duck proudly took first place.

Raleigh, N.C. - Sunstates Security is a 2014 corporate sponsor and participated in the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (NCACLEA) Winter Conference held in January at Wake Technical Community College.

 
 
Member Companies

Advantage Security, Inc.
13693 East Iliff Avenue, Suite 200
Aurora, CO 80014-1367
(303) 755-4407
www.advantagesecurityinc.com

American Security Programs
22900 Shaw Road
Dulles, VA 20166
(703) 834-8900
www.securityprograms.com

Anderson Security Agency, LTD
2555 W. Morningside Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 331-7000
www.andersonsecurity.com

ASAP Secured, Inc.
8160 Parkhill Drive
Milton, ON, L9T 5V7
(905) 875-3764
www.asapsecured.com

Executive Security Systems
1100 N. Bowser
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 480-0101
www.essitexas.com

Gateway Security Service, Inc.
5 Nepperhan Ave., Suite 200
Elmsford, NY 10523
(212) 222-2056
www.nycgss.com

GMI Guard Management
8001 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111
866.803.4464
www.gmiweb.com

Guardian Guard Services
18000 W. Eight Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48075
(248) 233-1430
www.guardianguards.com

King Security
1458 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 556-5464
www.kingsecurity.net

Per Mar Security Services
1910 E Kimberly Road
Davenport, Iowa 52807
(800) 473-7627
www.permarsecurity.com

Puget Sound Security
13417 NE 20th St., Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 454-5011
www.pugetsoundsecurity.com

RSIG Security - MA
1290 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 881-3023
www.rsiginc.com

Sunstates Security, LLC
801 Corporate Center Drive,
Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 398-6445
www.sunstatessecurity.com

Vinson Guard Service
955 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
(800) 228-3801
www.vinsonguard.com

Announcements

Guardian Guard Services, Inc. continues to increase security guard service hours at VASCOR sites throughout Michigan adding nearly 1500 hours per week at existing and new locations.

With support and approval of ownership Guardian Guard Services, Inc. has contracted with a creative marketing company top redesign our electronic and printed marketing materials. We established our theme as “The Best Guard Services in the Business.”


After a year of background work Jeff Kirby of Puget Sound Security has been appointed to the King County Bar Association's, Judicial Screening Committee. This committee meets regularly to rate the qualifications of candidate judges for Superior Court.