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Tips for Choosing the Right Private Security | Michael Barbieri PhD

Unsure of how to choose the right security for your business? Check out these tips for picking the best one.

By Michael Barbieri, PhDPublished about a year ago Updated 5 months ago 3 min read

Engaging a security firm is considered the best choice for commercial establishments and property managers. This service can help protect their employees and properties from various threats. You have to consider the various options that are available to you when it comes to choosing a security guard.

You might be overwhelmed by the number of security guard companies you can choose from. Although there are many options, the quality of service can vary widely. If you are planning on hiring a security company for your organization, how can you be sure that it will provide the best possible service? Here are tips for choosing the right private security

Investigate Licences and Certifications

Most security firms are authorized and licensed by the state. Before hiring a company, ensure it has the necessary licenses and accreditations. Also, make sure that the guards you hire have the proper insurance coverage.

Background Checks

You can’t afford to hire a security guard who is not thoroughly vetted. Before you start the interview process, ask the security company to provide you with a list of questions that will help you evaluate their capabilities. Besides asking about their experience and background, you should also be asking them about their references and psychological assessments.

Training Regimen

Before hiring a security guard, ensure they have the necessary training. This will allow them to perform their duties efficiently and effectively. Aside from regular training, they should also be taught about security procedures such as evacuations and terrorism response.

Customer Oriented

One of the most essential qualities a security guard should have is the ability to promote confidence. Aside from protecting their clients, they should also be able to keep themselves alert and focused on their duties.

Proven Track Record

Before hiring a security guard, ensure you have the necessary references and research online to find out about their reputation. You can also check for testimonials and reviews to see how they are regarded in the community.


A good security company can adapt to your needs by offering various services. For instance, if you need a guard with a certain temperament or a high level of discretion, a specialized agency might be able to provide this service. Some companies also offer remote guarding solutions that usually partner with on-site guards.

About Michael Barbieri PhD

Alongside a skilled and fulfilling professional career, Dr. Michael Barbieri has cultivated a rich personal life where he’s been able to enjoy hobbies and interests he’s accrued throughout his life. A phenomenally successful international businessman, Michael has distinguished himself in every industry he’s chosen to touch.

Perhaps most notably, Dr. Michael Barbieri was the youngest flight instructor and instrument and multi-engine instructor in St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked for a while as a Professional Commercial Pilot for several corporations.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Barbieri is a Professional Bodybuilder and the owner of Body Builders Inc., where he operated ten of the largest independently owned bodybuilding facilities in the Midwest. A groundbreaking figure, Michael was also the first one to introduce a co-ed workout facility in 1978, where men and women could work out together. Dr. Barbieri also served as a judge for the National and International PCN and IFBB Professional Bodybuilding Judge. Dr. Barbieri has also served as the owner of BBC Finance and the Federal Collection Agency. He is also an accomplished musician and has had multiple articles written on his success in myriad areas.

All of Dr. Michael Barbieri’s hard work and success have earned his induction into the Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2021 for his accomplishments throughout his lifetime in multiple industries. Through his work in law enforcement, Dr. Michael Barbieri has worked to successfully solve six Cold Case Murders, two of which happened in foreign countries. He is also trained on kidnappings – both domestic and foreign – and has worked with numerous governmental agencies around the world.

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Michael Barbieri, PhD

Michael Barbieri, PhD is an experienced private investigator who has led a significant number of successful missions, resulting in solving cold case murders, kidnappings, domestic investigations, and more.

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