Business security needs rise with fall

Summer is over, and fall is around the corner. The new season is a new start for students, social groups and others, but shorter days also mean significant hazards for businesses. Whether they’re in Vancouver, where the days become cloudier and wetter, or Calgary and Edmonton, where colder weather heralds the approaching winter, property owners […]

Special events require special measures

The scenes of massive demonstrations on the streets of Hong Kong this summer have been stunning. But in recent weeks, some of the protests have taken a violent turn. Others have caused disruption to travellers and normal business activities. Civil disobedience on a similar scale is rare in Canada. The closest we’ve come in recent […]

Secure properties protect workers

The recent assault of a Victoria hotel worker underscores the need for security plans that protect both property and people. This concept isn’t new to Imperial Security. With more than 25 years’ experience in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Imperial Security works with clients to protect the health, safety and security of both people and property. […]

Keeping on top of security means keeping ahead of change

When it comes to property security, change takes many forms. There is the daily change in traffic – the kinds of people, vehicles and goods coming to a property. There are also the changes that come in how people access your property, for both legitimate and illegitimate reasons. Being able to recognize and respond to […]

Secure properties can help reduce insurance costs

Change is constant, and with change comes an element of risk. Knowing how to manage risk reduces the potential for negative impact on your business. It can also help reduce the cost of insurance coverage, which is linked to the risks people, properties and businesses face.   The insurance environment Many people are seeing insurance […]

Property security risks bloom in spring

Spring officially begins on March 20, and while it might not look like it in Calgary and Edmonton, it’s very likely to be a different story in Vancouver. The new season brings fresh security concerns. While winter brings ice that makes properties dangerous to occupants and cold temperatures that attract people seeking night-time shelter to […]

Good records mean secure properties

Imperial Security knows the importance accurate, detailed incident reports make. This is why it equips all of its security guards a mobile device with an app for filing reports in the course of each shift. The apps provide independent verification of the date, time and location of the guard at the time the report is […]

Security guards are people, not just professionals

Private security guard companies aren’t just in the business of protecting property. They’re also in the people business, because good interpersonal skills are essential to defusing many common security concerns. A good security guard makes the people being protected feel comfortable, while the troublemakers feel out of place.   A common tip in businesses that […]

Property security begins with knowing your risks

All properties have weak spots. Any structure with a door can be entered, but not everyone who can enter the door should. And even if they’re allowed to enter, there may be times when access is limited.   The risks to properties multiply as additional doors are added, not to mention windows. Surround the property […]

Security requirements deserve regular review

Proper security is critical to maintaining a safe environment for your business. The health and safety of staff and visitors, and the integrity of your operations depends on it. Security is much more than hiring qualified private security guard companies to do the job. It requires knowing the specific needs of the property, and having […]