The FRS Blog

Security, news, and life safety tips from your friends at First Response Security.

What is a UL Listed Monitoring Center?

If our Officers and alarm systems are the heart of First Response Security, then iWatch, our in-house UL listed central  monitoring station, is the brain. Our highly trained operators are constantly in contact with our professionals in the field, monitoring alarms and surveillance, dispatching officers, keeping accounts updated and answering a truly impressive amount of […]

On-Site Officer

How On-Site Security Can Benefit Your Business

It’s no secret that business owners are constantly pulled in a hundred different directions. So it’s no wonder that thoughts about the business’s physical building might fall to the wayside — until a customer mentions finding the office door unlocked one morning before normal hours, or an employee says that they can’t ever seem find parking […]

On-Site Officer

Behind the Scenes with an On-Site Officer

Despite the bumbling, donut-feasting, highly inept security guard that the media often portrays, the real-life On-Site Officer is anything but. From the second they clock to the moment they leave for the day, it is an On-Site Officer’s job to cover a variety of duties as chosen by the owner or property manager. But it […]

Office Fire Safety

3 Tips for Increased Office Fire Safety

Whether it’s on your mind because of a certain episode of This Is Us or you’ve seen the security spring cleaning tips floating around online, there’s never a bad time to brush up on office fire safety information. We’ve gathered a few tips to help prevent and prepare for fires in the office. 1. Have […]

A Q&A with First Response Founder, Dave Foglio

Born and raised in Portland, Dave Foglio has long been dedicated to providing superior customer care within the service industry. After running a successful janitorial business, Dave and his wife Charlene decided to start First Response Security in 1989, recognizing a need for professional security solutions in the Portland metropolitan area. Now, more than 29 […]

Celebrating 29 Years of Security Services!

Today is our birthday! Setting the cake and balloons aside, we want to take a moment to thank our most loyal community for working with us for the past 29 wonderful years — that’s you! Since it formed in 1989 sporting a single patrol car and a penchant for going above and beyond service standards, First Response […]

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