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A First Response Security Value: Dignity & Respect

One of our core Values here at First Response Security is Dignity & Respect, and we define it as “Treating everyone the way we would want to be treated.”  Jeff Walden, our Operations Manager, gives these thoughts on Dignity and Respect, and why this is an important aspect of our work. Dignity & Respect in […]

Our response to COVID-19

Like many other businesses, we’ve all had to adapt to the current COVID-19 situation. Our newly-implemented policies are not just for the health and safety of employees, but also for the protection of our valued clients during this pandemic. Our leadership team thoroughly discussed and researched guidelines from the CDC and the State of Oregon. […]

6 Tips to Help Avoid Door Knocking Scams

‘Tis the season for door-to-door sales, and with it, door knocking scams. Over the last couple of years, we’ve started to see more reports about security company door knocking scams. These scams occur when a representative shows up at your door claiming to be from your security company and says they need to upgrade your […]

Spring Clean Your Security

Ah, spring. The blossoms are blooming, the allergies are hitting, and the sun is making a (more frequent) guest appearance in our lives again. And if it hasn’t already, the urge to furiously clean and declutter everything might have already hit you. While Marie Kondo-ing your home is great and all, when was the last […]

3 Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Business

On March 1st, 1989, First Response opened its doors for the very first time, with a mission of providing a higher standard of security services and a professional atmosphere for both clients and employees. Now, as we celebrate our 30 anniversary, First Response founder and CEO, Dave Foglio, reflects on 3 of the biggest lessons […]

5 Simple Tips for a Safe Winter

You know the security basics — having a security system, posting your security signs and stickers, keeping your property clean and landscaped and having good lighting. But with the colder, rainier weather comes a whole new set of winter safety tips and security measures to consider. We’ve gathered a list of some easy items to check […]

Common Portland-Area Scams and How to Avoid Them

Lately, it might seem like they’re everywhere — phone scams. Email scams. Door-to-door sales scams. This feeling isn’t wrong. Reports of scams to the Federal Trade Commission have increased from 906,129 total reports in 2006 to more than 2.7 million in 2017, with a reported $905 million lost just last year. And the Portland area isn’t […]

Choosing the Right On-Site or Patrol Provider

Choosing the right security provider when it comes to on-site officers or patrol services can be an incredibly important decision for your business, impacting not only the overall image of your property but also the peace of mind for your patrons and employees. But that doesn’t mean the decision comes easy. For the second part […]