The FRS Blog

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

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 […]

How to Stay Secure in 6 Easy Steps

We’ve all experienced it — you see the Nextdoor post about break ins around your neighborhood, or the broken glass outside the business down the street from yours. There is some suspicious activity going on around you, and while this can be a scary thought, there are some simple things you can do to help prevent […]

All Patrol Services Are Not Created Equally. Here’s Why.

As a security provider, we have put more thought, effort, and resources into developing the best patrol service in the industry. Since 1989, First Response™ has been the premier service provider throughout the Portland Metropolitan area. We have done this, and continue to do so through the following:

How To Reduce False Alarms

Keeping false alarm incidents low is high on our priority list in our Central Monitoring Station. As a result, we are implementing many false alarm reduction initiatives.

Giving Back and Giving Hope

There are opportunities each day to help someone who needs it. Dave Foglio, the founder and President of First Response Security knows this well. Asking around and expressing interest in this type of outreach, Dave was soon informed about Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Your Business Needs a Plan: Responding to Active Shooting Incidents

According to the FBI website, there were over 160 active shooter incidents between the years 2000 and 2013, underscoring the need for every business to have a plan to prevent an manage an active shooter incident.