Entries by GSI

How Property Managers Can Effectively Assess Security Risks

Building security. What’s enough, and how much is too much? Those are important questions to answer because security is a serious concern for many and it is important to effectively assess security risks. The safety of residents, tenants and visitors is a top priority for many building managers and owners. Recent headlines of crazed gunman […]

The Importance Of Gratitude

This time of year, many people are thinking about all the things they are thankful for. That’s great because being thankful and appreciative promotes a positive attitude. There are volumes of books that show the direct correlation between a positive attitude and a person’s success and overall happiness. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll […]

What Can Property Managers Do To Prevent Terrorism?

After 9/11, all of America became significantly more vigilant overnight. Border and airport security increased, and we saw law enforcement get a lot more power in the name of preventing terrorism. The unexpected consequence of this is the decentralization of terror cells and the possibility of more “lone wolves”. These solo operators are more random […]

How to Exceed Customer Expectations

At GSI our goal is to exceed expectations. There’s a lot of work that goes into doing that, and it starts with hiring the right people. This is especially important for property managers to understand because when anyone enters an access controlled building or community, the security officer / concierge is usually the first person […]

Guard-Systems Inc. Offers Free Security Site Assessments in Response to Increasing Terrorist Activity

Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2016 – In wake of the alleged plot to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, Guard-Systems Inc. (GSI) is offering free security site assessments for high-rise buildings and gated communities. This is in response to escalating threats from international and “home-grown” terrorism. Terrorist understand that buildings play […]

15 Steps to Help You Stay Safe in a Crazy World

Vigilance is defined as “the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.” Today, owners of commercial and residential properties must prepare for a wide range of threats and emergencies. These include damage from severe weather and natural disasters, as well as attacks from terrorists, cybercriminals, disgruntled employees, active shooters, vandals […]

How To Get Truly Custom Security Solutions – Friday Funnies

While most security companies will quickly point out that Security guards are often the first person seen, many fail to provide options to their clients. In our experience we have seen that a “one size fits all” approach to Security is a huge mistake, especially when it comes to gated communities and high-rise buildings. Property owners […]

How To Make A Security Program Fit Your Brand

Have you ever thought of a security company as a brand ambassador for a building or gated community? Most people don’t. However, this can be a huge mistake. Here’s why. First Impressions Count When anyone enters an access controlled building or community, the security officer is usually the first person they see and interact with. […]