Albuquerque, NM (PressExposure) December 15, 2009 -- An Albuquerque Security Guard can be an asset to your project or ruin your day and expose you and your property to unnecessary liability. If you make a bad choice, it could cost you more than just a few thousands. If you need dependable security for a permanent contract or a temporary event, make sure you hire a dependable company to provide those services.
In 2009, many Albuquerque clients were sued in court due to the negligence of security guards, the guards lack of training and sometimes lack of common sense. "This is a disturbing trend in the Albuquerque industry as many clients are taking the low bid for security services and not checking a prospective company's references, licensing, insurance and guard training," says Robb Hamic, President of Summit Security & Investigation http://www.callsummit.com. "There are many companies operating right now without licensing, background checks for their guards or even in violation of State restraining orders preventing the company from providing security in New Mexico, believe it or not" he says.
Robb Hamic http://www.robbhamic.com is an industry professional with ten years experience in the security/ investigation industry. Prior to starting a security/ investigation firm he was a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy and Detective. His wife was also a Deputy and started they the security business so that they could send more time together and make a good living for their family. Summit now employees over sixty full-time employees (sometimes up to 100) and has a professional and reliable supervisory staff who have all been with the company for three or more years. "I am really proud of my staff and they are the backbone of my business. I find that my management staff interacts with my clients in the same manner that I do- and that says a lot," says Robb Hamic. Expect the best and you won't be disappointed with Summit.
Robb Hamic publishes the New Mexico Security Blog, http://www.newmexicosecurityblog.com which has become an industry watchdog for illegal and unlicensed activity in the Albuquerque area. Many of the companies that Mr. Hamic has reported have been exposed to legal enforcement procedures, arrest of the company owners or managers and the Blog has done a good job of informing the public of this illicit behavior. "It still surprises me that there are so many illegal companies with felons working in security who advertise on the Internet or Yellowpages but that is why the New Mexico Security Blog keeps watch over the industry," says Hamic.
Security consumers should look for a proven record of the security company providing services to similar clients and to the scale of the project being bid upon. Clients should be conscious that the person selling the account will not be the same person providing the services. Check on the standards of the person who actually provides the services at your location and make sure there is a good fit with your customer service. All guards must be state licensed prior to working as a guard, have state licensed training, pass a FBI background check and should also look presentable. If the guard carries any weapons or handcuffs, she must first also receive a state license to carry those items including a gun. Summit Security operates a full service law enforcement training facility in-house and trains all of its own guards. It also provides training for several other professional security companies in the Metro area. "The best advice I can offer to security consumers is to do your research, check references and trust your instincts. Don't save a few hundred dollars only to expose yourself to many thousands of dollars in liability for sub-standard service,' says Robb Hamic.
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