A Cost Effective Approach to Apartment and Condominium Security

 

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As a community manager you probably receive countless phone calls regarding Security, Parking and Maintenance level issues, right? Tired of hearing those complaints without a resolution?  What if we could eliminate all those calls and channel them all though our 24/7 dispatch center? With our protocols you can empower your residents to take action by dispatching our patrol vehicles via our dispatch center or live via the internet for vehicles currently in your area. All of this can be reviewed and monitored in real-time with VSS-Trax real-time reporting technology.

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Inspecting and locking up pools, leasing offices, fitness room & conference centers is all included in our patrols. Lights out in the community? We can setup our technology to submit all maintenance level issues directly to your engineers or maintenance staff directly to their email and yours.

Our security patrols with unlimited service calls will cost a fraction of the price you are currently paying for an ineffective standing officer in your community. Ever wonder where the officer is during their shift? Our officers will report the building numbers, unit and location with pictures, data and GPS tractable all at your fingertips. Reports unreadable? No problem, all of our reports are spell checked and digitally submitted.

To learn more about the in depth and cost effective approach VSS Security can offer your community, please call our Toll Free number at 877-748-7776 or visit our YouTube channel:

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Community Real-Time Reporting:

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Physical Security for Financial Institutions

With modern-day technology, physical security needs sometimes come in second to technology-based options like security cameras and panic alarms.  However, inside financial institutions including banks, credit unions, check cashing locations and alternative lending locations, physical security must be a top priority.

FBIAccording to the latest FBI stats available; (in 2011) financial institutions had more than 5,000 robberies. During those robberies, over $38,000,000.00 was stolen and over 100 people were injured or killed.  Although cameras, panic alarms, die packs, GPS locators and other technological advances are great tools, physical security officers already on the scene can make a significant impact in decreasing dangerous situations.

 

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Providing world-class security protection

VSS Security Services specializes in using off duty police officers to secure financial institutions. VSS recruits police officers from state and local police departments to work off duty at higher risk locations. Our officers are the first employees to arrive at the building in the morning and the last to leave at night. When officers arrive in the morning they check the area to ensure there is no suspicious activity, including thief’s waiting to ambush employees as they arrive to work and enter the building.  At the end of the day, VSS officers personally escort the employees to their vehicles to eliminate any potentially dangerous situations.

At VSS Security Services, we ensure that the officers we recruit to perform security at financial institutions have three specific qualities; physical presence, customer service and public relations.

When you walk into a financial institution that is protected by VSS Security Services, the first thing you will see is a police officer in uniform. We encourage our officers – your off duty officer –  to open the door for your clients and greet them as they enter. This approach quickly calms any fears of the clients while maintaining the physical presence and visual deterrence for the bad guys. Officers will then say goodbye to the client as they leave the financial institution. We also offer escorts to vehicles for any clients who may be carrying large sums of money or who would just like walked out to their vehicle. Our officers are often pleased with getting to know community members, who often tell them about community safety issues and concerns.

 

VSS Security Services customizes all security plans and procedures to fit your goals and needs. While we prefer to use off  duty police, we can also use non-police, uniformed security officers.

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FBI Stats (FBI.gov)

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Number, Race, and Sex of Perpetrators

The number of persons known to be involved in the 5,086 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies was 6,088. The following table shows a breakdown of the 6,088 persons who have been identified by race and sex. In a small number of cases, the use of full disguise makes determination of race and sex impossible.

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Unknown Race/Sex: 86

Investigation to date has resulted in the identification of 3,263 (54 percent) of the 6,088 persons known to be involved. Of these 3,263 identified persons, 1,229 (37 percent) were determined to be users of narcotics and 583 (18 percent) were found to have been previously convicted in either federal or state court for bank robbery, bank burglary, or bank larceny.

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Please contact us today for a complimentary security assessment from one of our security professionals.

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Industrial Security

VSS Security Services patrol division has been protecting industrial environments since 1988. It’s an unfortunate fact that the manufacturing industry has sustained losses valued in billions of dollars every year to theft, both from employees and at the hands of external criminals. VSS Security Services security officers have experience addressing these security threats to reduce theft and losses to your company and to sustain your profitability in a wide variety of manufacturing and industrial environments.

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We know that every site is not the same. We understand your business, analyze your security needs and demands, and customize a security service plan to ensure your property is being protected properly. VSS Security Services offers armed security guards, unarmed security guards, patrol services, off duty police protection, uniformed officers, and alarm response to adapt to your industrial security-service needs. VSS Security Services has built reputable long-term relationships with its clients and continues to be a leader in protecting professional manufacturing and industrial environments. Don’t leave your security-service needs in the hands of inexperienced guards that don’t know what hazards and threats to look out for. VSS Security Services security officers are experienced and skilled in protecting your industrial environment from theft, vandalism, personal attacks and disaster- management challenges due to medical, fire or hazardous material.

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WHY VSS SECURITY SERVICES?

WHY VSS SECURITY SERVICES?

It’s no secret that the widespread consolidation of the security industry has affected the quality and delivery of security services. VSS operates under a completely different model than other companies. We’re not focused on cutting programs or services, nor stifled by corporate bureaucracy. Our sole mission is to provide our clients with the best possible security solutions, personalized service and unmatched value. Unlike our competitors, we’ve grown the old fashioned way—through client retention, referral and superior service through the 25 years being in business.

VSS Security Services is one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S. and is recognized as the premier service provider in every market that we serve. We also offer our clients a 24 hour dispatch center; ensuring customers receive service at the highest level.

VSS Security Services offers an expansive range of security solutions for properties of every type including:

• Corporate Campuses
• Distribution/Manufacturing Facilities
• Educational Facilities
• Healthcare Facilities
• Office Buildings
• Petrochemical Facilities
• Residential Communities
• Retail Centers

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THE VSS SECURITY SERVICES DIFFERENCE


As the industry leading service providers, we take extreme satisfaction in knowing our customers view us as an invaluable resource for their businesses. We continue to maintain our supreme customer service standards by keeping up constant communications with our clients and providing them with a steady flow of relevant information. At VSS Security Services, our formula is quite simple: unconditional integrity, precise organizational skills and a talented management team deploying the appropriate resources to our customers. Our formula enables us to live up to our commitments to our clients, each other and the community.

With its corporate headquarters in Phoenix, VSS Security Services is one of the largest security guard companies in Arizona. VSS Security Services was established in 1988 and has grown to become a major security force. Providing world-class security protection in any type of environment is our mission and our corporation has the experience, resources and commitment to do exactly that for our customers.

 

Property Managers & Security

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Property Managers & Security

Property managers, building security goals, tenant security needs, balancing technology and people, avoiding surprises, security costs and ROI

 

Defining Building Security
Security is a mindset that “encompasses security technology, security people, tenants, and geography.”

Different locations require multiple strategies, “For instance, in a downtown Phoenix office building, I expect to see cameras, a guard desk, or both. If I don’t, I’ll have questions about security. Then again, you might see less security in buildings located in surrounding cities and northern Arizona.”

Balancing Security
Security needs balance; different clients expect different kinds of security. “One client may want you to manage visitors carefully to guard against theft or workplace violence, while other cautions against a system so strict that tenants and employees feel uncomfortable. You have to balance these desires.

“You also have to balance security people and security technology. While we all rely on technology, it is important to have enough security people to make judgments about and to act on the data produced by VSS-Trax our real-time reporting technology.”

Avoiding Surprises
Security surprises can be maddening! There are many difficulties of integrating base building security & technology.

“Everyone says open buildings makes the integration of access control impossible. But even open systems sometimes don’t share enough key data points to allow effective integration.”  “When you’re buying technology, you must ask very specific questions about integration.”

A security officer’s knowledge level about technology can surprise a property manager as well. “When we first began integrating VSS-Trax, half of our officers didn’t know how to use the software.” “We incorporated specific training to make sure that all officers were trained before we installed new equipment.”

The Cost of Security
Property managers agree that buildings must execute a security strategy adequate to the task of mitigating a building’s security risks.

Depending upon the prevailing market rents for particular classes of buildings in certain locations, a property manager may or may not be able to recover security costs through rents.

The consequence is that you must have an appropriate level of security for the type of building, location, and client or you will not be able to lease the building. If you can’t cover the cost in the rent, you have to pay for it!

 

Return on Investment
The cost of security and the difficulties connected to recovering security costs in rents has led property managers to seek ways of creating a security ROI.

“In the long run, security is part of a building’s amenities.” “It increases the marketability of the property. New technology and top-notch guards give me a competitive advantage. That’s how I look at ROI.”

Technically, though, ROI means investing and earning a profit or return. For instance, today’s access control technology can integrate with environmental controls so that a building system can turn on heat or air conditioning in an office when someone cards in after hours or on weekends. The ROI comes from savings on utility bills.

“Security can sometimes offer opportunities to produce an ROI”. “But you have to be careful to take advantage of those opportunities without compromising security. Security has to come first, and sometimes a necessary security execution won’t produce ROI simply because it can’t.”

Shopping Center Security Best Practices Five Critical Considerations

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Shopping Center Security Best Practices Five Critical Considerations

Engaging the right security partner is critical for ensuring the safety and security of visitors in the shopping center or mall as well as the tenants occupying the stores. The following best practice considerations will help you select the most suitable security services provider for your needs.

 

1. Ability to Respond

Consider if the company has the manpower and knowledge to handle emergencies. There continues to be a rise in critical incidents at shopping centers both across the United States and internationally. Do they have additional resources that can be quickly deployed? Will you have access to a state-of-the-art dispatch center? Can you reach their dispatch center or senior leadership 24/7?

2. Reporting Procedures

What process is in place for communication? Can you receive real-time reporting and GPS tracking, or are there other types of technology available to you to stay on top of risk management issues? Also, be sure to review the vendor’s incident reporting procedures.

3. Industry-Specific Training

Providing security for a retail center is different than handling the security for other types of environments. Do they have shopping center-specific training and does it include topics such as:

• Disaster Response

• Fire Safety Officer (FSO)

• Terrorism Awareness

• Management of Aggressive Behavior (Verbal Judo)

• CPR, AED and First Aid

• CCTV and Command Center Operations

• Workplace Violence Prevention and Response

• Organized Retail Crime (ORC)

• Awareness/Prevention

4. A program that adds Value

Consider all of the ways a security partner can enhance your security program from a long-term perspective. Determining the value you will receive from a security partner requires an assessment of how their strategy will reduce risk, limit liability and lower the cost of the entire retail center’s operations – not just the hourly bill rate. While it may be tempting to have an initial-price perspective, a better way to value a spending decision is to look with an eye towards how the provider can help you achieve all of your goals.

5. A Customizable and Proactive Partnership

Before mapping out your security solution, the provider should become knowledgeable about your property, your neighborhood, typical shopping traffic and a host of other important areas so that they can make appropriate recommendations. Their plan should incorporate staffing levels, indoor and outdoor patrols, access points, security procedures, technology integration and other pertinent areas of concern specific to your property.

#1 Security Company in Arizona

 HOT OFF THE PRESS! Our Clients have spoken, VSS Security Services has been named #1 Security company in Arizona once again this year. We would personally like to thank all of our clients for making this happen, we are truly humbled and honored to receive it. Our dedication to excellent service will always be paramount.

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