Hiring an armed security guard in the Houston area is a not an easy decision. At Twin City Security in Houston (TCS-Houston), we help business owners and property managers make sound security decisions. Armed security guards are a necessary measure when there is a realistic potential for violence. We use several indicators to determine the threat level, including:
- Location of the event or facility
- Type of industry
- Emotional stability of people in the situation
- Presence of drugs and alcohol
- History of violence in previous events
- High value assets
Understanding Your Threat Level
Location: Burglary and robberies can happen anywhere, but they happen much more frequently in certain Houston neighborhoods. Contact us to learn more about the crime and violence in the location for your facility or event.
Type of Industry: Some industries have higher risk factors than others based on their hours, merchandise and clientele. Some high-risk industries include:
We have experience providing armed security guards for high-risk industries.
Emotional Instability: When people lose control of their emotions they often provoke people around them with physical and verbal taunts. This leads to fights and occasionally riots. This happens at events like political rallies and sports games. This can also happen in a workplace during a termination or layoffs.
TCS-Houston armed security officers deter fighting and provocation. If violence does erupt our guards know how to break it up and help keep the violence away from innocent bystanders.
Benefit of TCS-Houston Armed Security Guards
At TCS-Houston our armed security guards have gone through a thorough background check and an intensive training program. They are licensed, bonded and insured in Texas for carrying a handgun and using force to detain criminals and threatening individuals. Armed security officers receive training to use force so that innocent bystanders remain safe from violence, like a burglary or a fight.
Having an TCS-Houston Armed Security Guard Means Peace of Mind
At TCS-Houston we understand the emotional and financial toll of being the victim of violence or crime. We don’t want anyone to experience that. Our armed security officers have the proper training to recognize, evaluate and respond to threatening situations.
They use tactics from our proprietary public relations training system to diffuse potentially violent situations. The mere presence of an armed security guard deters risks of theft and vandalism. Instead, deterred perpetrators target locations without an armed security officer.
However, some criminals and highly agitated people are not thinking rationally. Our expertly trained officers never use weapons unless necessary. Sadly, an armed response is sometimes the only effective response.
If you decide your facility or event needs armed security officers, make sure they are wearing the TCS-Houston badge. Anything less is too risky.