We Love Our Clients, so We Hire the Best!

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Weinstein Security is growing. For the right people, we have phenomenal Sonoma and Napa County job opportunities in the security industry – both full- and part-time.

With the largest security guard fleet in the area, it would be easy to sit back and take it easy, but we still have room to grow. We credit our current level of success to our commitment to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients, and to providing great-paying security jobs for our people – and we need more of those amazing people!

Our Commitment To Our Clients

We know that they are critical to our success, so we provide a level of service that goes beyond what most would expect.

As an example, we make ourselves available to them any time, day or night. That doesn’t mean we have an answering service outside of business hours. This is a family-owned business, and the owners Dan P. and Maureen Weinstein answer the phone personally after hours.

If you are the type of person who understands and appreciates our level of commitment to our clients, we have security jobs available, and you just might be a great fit.

Our Commitment To Our Team

We believe we are the best private security company around, and we didn’t get here on our own. We did it by surrounding ourselves with the best people. We appreciate our employees more than words can express, but we try our best to show it.

Here are a few of the ways we let our team know that we care:

  • Medical benefits for full-time employees
  • Matching IRA for full-time employees
  • Vacation pay for all employees
  • Overtime pay for holidays worked

As a family-owned company, our people are not just cogs in a large corporate machine. They are a part of the Weinstein Security family. We believe that this is the reason we still have people working with us who’ve been here from the start, back in 2002.

All Positions Available

We have both full- and part-time positions available, and we’re looking for security officers and security route drivers. If you act quickly, we’re offering a hiring bonus for route drivers, but it won’t be available forever. So if you’re over 18 with a current California Guard Card license and California driver’s license, like working outdoors, and are customer-focused, you just might be the right person for our team.

Be sure to check out our employment page for more information and to complete an application – we just might be welcoming you to the family soon!

6 Tips to Get the Most Benefit From Your Security Company

Security Guard JobYou’ve hired a great security company for your business. So there’s nothing more you need to do, right?

Not so fast… If you want your security service to provide the most benefit to your business, whether it’s Weinstein Security or a company local to you, there are a few tips you should follow to ensure that they are able to give you the best results possible in keeping your business, yourself, and your employees safe.

So, here are six easy-to-follow tips to set yourself and your contracted security guard company up for success.

  1. Give them a map of your building – It’s important for your security guards to know the layout of the building. They need to know where all the exits are and which parts of the building may be most vulnerable. A security guard’s eyes can’t be everywhere at once, so knowing where they should direct the most attention will make them much more efficient at their jobs.
  2. Maintain your outdoor lights – Thieves and other potential intruders don’t like light. They want to stay where they are least likely to be seen. Making sure your lighting is always working makes breaking in less appealing if they can’t easily hide from your security team.
  3. Check your cellular reception – This is particularly important when you’re looking for a new location. You don’t want your guards or your employees to be without service in an emergency, so verify that you can get a good connection all around the building. If you can, test with a few different providers as well.
  4. Don’t create obstacles – You will want to ensure that security cars can move freely and safely around the property being guarded.
  5. Communicate – Let the security guards know if you have particular areas that you’re especially concerned about protecting. More importantly, let them know about anything suspicious you may have seen that they should be on the alert for.
  6. Stay in touch – As well as communicating with the security guards, you should also meet with your security company on occasion. This doesn’t need to be in person; a phone call works just as well. The key is to give feedback, whether positive or negative. If you have small concerns, let them know before they become large ones. Weinstein Security, and any good security company, will want to correct those problems and will be glad you let them know early.

Hiring a security service is a great start to keeping your business safe. Once that’s done, following these 6 suggestions will give you the confidence that your security team can do the best job possible.

The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Business Building

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Security is something that all business owners need to think about whether you run an office, small store, or shop. But there’s no need to let it daunt you. Or worse, put it off until something goes wrong. Let us help you determine the best security measures for your business.

The two most common and effective ways to secure your building are technology and personnel. Technology includes alarm systems along with interior and exterior cameras. A security official either remains on-site or stops by throughout the day and/or night to watch your property. You should consider one of these strategies or a combination of both. Here are a few questions to help you plan a safer space for your business and employees.

Assess your security situation and needs:

  1. Do you have any employees leaving work after dark?
  2. Is the parking lot a long walk from the building or in a poorly lit area?
  3. Do you hold cash on premise?
  4. Are there multiple points of entry to your shop?
  5. Is it important to see a video of your office interior and exterior in real time on your computer or mobile phone?
  6. Is your business ever closed without employees on site for long periods of time? Weekends, holidays, etc.?
  7. Have you had security issues in the past?

Determine what security resources you need:

If you answered yes to questions 1-3 then a security guard is a good choice for your business. If you answered yes to questions 4 and 5 then technology should be a part of your plan. If you answered yes to a combination of these questions then your best bet is to establish both methods in a complimentary way.

  • Personnel Benefits: A security guard is the best crime deterrent. You receive direct on-site customer service. A guard gives your employees a sense of security. Trained guards handle on-site crime quickly and can respond to security system alarms. They are familiar with your property layout and better understand how to approach the situation.
  • Technology Benefits: Video keeps a visual record of the intruder or issue. An alarm could scare off an intruder and will alert authorities. Footage can be monitored from home. Some systems include fire and carbon monoxide detectors. The presence of a security system could deter intruders from attempting to break-in.

Still not sure the best security set up for your business? Here’s who can help:

  • Security Guard Company – We’re here to help! We’ll fully assess your office’s needs and give you an estimate. Email us at info@weinsteinsecurity.com
  • Alarm security company – A representative can help you understand your building’s most venerable spots.
  • Insurance company – Your insurance company will help you understand your liability, deductibles, and coverage if a break-in happens. Prevention is often cheaper than dealing with a security breach.

The 8 Best Burglar Deterrents Ever

There are many high-tech security options out there, but don’t underestimate these tried and true methods. Here are our top 8 ways to ward off unwanted late night visitors to your business building.

  1. Use motion Lights. Motion sensing lights flood a small area with bright light when movement is detected. The abrupt change in lighting calls attention to the area and startles a burglar.
  2. Parking lots should have good lighting. Keep parking lots and the surrounding areas well lit to make it hard for trespassers to hide or sleep.
  3. Keep garbage cans and dumpsters locked. Eliminate dumpster access to anyone not affiliated with your business. Locking up the trash keeps scavengers searching for food or other discarded items away from your property.
  4. Keep your property free of debris. A maintained property sends the signal that it is well cared for and most likely supervised. Intruders prefer neglected spaces where they won’t be bothered or removed from the property.
  5. Trim bushes as a deterrent for people trying to hide or sleep. Transient individuals look for areas hidden from view and that provide shelter. By keeping the bushes trimmed you’ll remove these secluded areas.
  6. Janitors need to keep doors locked while cleaning the offices. Late night cleaning crews make themselves and your building an easy target if doors are left unlocked while they work. Intruders can easily sneak into the building unnoticed through the front door.
  7. Install security cameras. No one wants to be filmed while committing a crime. Security cameras around your property add an extra risk factor for burglars. A camera is also useful for identifying a criminal if a crime is committed.
  8. Hire a security officer. This is the most effective burglar deterrent available. The presence of a security officer signals to intruders that they are entering a highly monitored area, making your business less approachable. Security officers will also escort trespassers off the property when necessary.

It’s always smarter to be proactive than reactive when it comes to the security of your property and the safety of your employees.