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. […]

Controlling Access Controls Property Risks

Property owners should take note of the recent decision of Crown prosecutors in Ontario to drop charges against an animal rights activist who videotaped herself inside a local hog barn. Despite the video, the prosecution claimed that there wasn’t a reasonable chance of conviction, drawing fire from farm groups who said the decision allowed trespassers […]

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 […]

Holiday time requires extra vigilance against property crime

The holidays, they say, are the most wonderful time of the year. But when it comes to property crime, there’s a heightened risk that things could go very wrong. Weather, partying and grinches who see opportunities to infringe on other people’s peace could all be to blame. However, having a private security guard company on […]