Portland Security Guards: Can A Security Guard Benefit Your Business?

It’s no secret that Portland 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 in your private parking lot. But is hiring a Portland Security Guard to patrol the premises worth the cost?

If you’re a business owner in Portland on the fence about hiring an On-Site Security Guard to secure your building, but are put off by the price or the idea of the lazy security guard media so often portrays, we’ve gathered a few handy benefits of on-site security.

Security Guard = Visual Deterrence + Peace of Mind

Similar to how the sight of a professionally monitored security system in a house is statistically likely to deter a burglar, knowing a Portland property is guarded by a trained Security Guard can provide welcome peace of mind not just to you as the business owner, but to your patrons and employees. Whether the property is in a high crime area, or simply a bustling building with heavy foot traffic, the mere sight of a professional Security Guard is a deterrent against suspicious activity.

A Security Guard Can Act As Customer Service 

Do you need someone to greet guests as they enter the building, check ID badges, give directions or walk your employees to their cars at night to make sure they get there safely? On-site Security Guards are trained in caring for your customers and helping when needed.

Security Guard = Expertise + Responsibility

When assigned to a post, On-site Security Guards quickly become experts not only on their surroundings, but on the comings and goings of the people who frequent it. That means they notice when a stranger passes through with an oddly filled backpack, or when a car doesn’t seem like it’s in the correct spot. Not only that, but they learn the quirks of your building — like the partially hidden side door your employees may forget to lock before they leave for the day or the tree that blows in front of you backdoor surveillance camera. They have it covered.


Whether they are monitoring your company’s surveillance system or performing a foot patrol around the building, On-site Security Guard are trained — ours are certified by the State of Oregon private security regulatory body as industry professionals — to recognize red flags, prevent potential crimes, and help ensure the correct action is followed in stressful situations. Making sure your property is safe and secure is their job. Contact us here to learn more.

Not All Patrol Services in Portland 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 Portland. Since 1989, First Response™ has been the premier patrol provider throughout the Portland Metropolitan area. We have done this, and continue to do so through the following:

    • From our reputation and history we attract the best security professionals
    • Through our Higher Standards Hiring we hire the right security professionals
    • Throughout our proprietary Officer Training Program we develop the best Security Officers
    • With our vehicles we provide the greatest visual deterrent
    • By our proprietary computerized program we provide Officer generated, computerized reports e-mailed to you the following day (7-days per week)
    • With a 24/7 Communications Center we provide one (1) number to call 24/7 with a live voice on the other end with communications to all of our Security professionals
    • By our technology systems and through our processes, polices and supervision, we ensure the right Officers are providing the best service for our clients.
    • Through our highly qualified and experienced Management Team we have the best in the business managing your security services so you don’t have to.

Our highly trained officers will provide the patrols you require for your Portland property. We will provide the highly effective visual deterrent of motor patrols or check doors while on location to ensure the exterior is secure.

A Portland Patrol Service Is Only As Good As The Officer

As the Officer on your location is a representative of your management staff, it is crucial that Officer maintains and understands your company’s mindset and approach to security. First Response™ does this through maintaining the same level of standards throughout our own management staff and training. By doing this, each of our Officers understands what the client has come to expect from us. Through this, we become an extension of the Management Company/Owner, and create a seamless transition from your staff to our Officers. Our standards include:

    • Through our Higher Standards Hiring process we have implement a multi-tiered recruiting program conforming to universal standards outlined by the American Management Association for critical-position personnel.
    • All Officers are placed into a custom First Response™ Officer Training Program.
    • Each Officer is then assigned to a specific district where they become very familiar with the accounts assigned to that area.
    • Supervision of these Officers is performed by a On-Duty Supervisor as well as our GPS tracking in each of our vehicles.

As we know we are only as good as our officer, we spend hours each week analyzing candidates, new hires and our current officers to ensure the right placement of each individual. We know that with the right Officers with the right training, we will exceed all of your

Trust is the only thing that matters when it comes to a Patrol Service in Portland

We will earn your trust through each and every service we provide to your location(s). We at First Response™ will do what we say, when we say it will happen. Our foundation is built around strong ethics of good business and we know we reap what we so. This may explain how we have won the Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies 6 times. We will be the strong consistent service for you when you need us, as well as when you may not.

About First Response

Headquartered in Beaverton, First Response Inc. is the largest privately owned security company in Oregon. Our commitment to “A Higher Standard” enables us to deliver the client service we believe you deserve.