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Blood Drive: BAIG Security x Onyx Cleaning Solutions

BAIG Security is partnering with Onyx Custom Cleaning Solutions and the Canadian Blood foundation in the month of December for a blood drive.

Onyx Custom Cleaning Solutions has events running through the entire month of December called December Day of Giving.

We will be hosting our blood drive on December 10 and December 12 in Burlington and Hamilton.

Make a difference this holiday season, donate blood and save lives.

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why is it important to Donate Blood?

When you donate blood, it is used for patients in need of blood for surgery, blood transfusions, and cancer.

β€œDonating blood saves lives.”

Dr. Robert DeSimone, director of transfusion medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Benefits of Donating Blood

  • You receive a Free Health Screening. Like a mini-physical checkup.
  • You will find out if you have Healthy Heart and Vascular System. This lowers the risk of heart attacks.
  • A Happier, Longer Life
  • One blood donation can save up to three live.
  • You feel good. Knowing you have helped someone links to having positive health outcomes.

Blood Donation Tips

Here are some tips recommended by a doctor if you plan to give blood:

  • Drink plenty of water. This is to keep you hydrated and prevent you from feeling light-headed after.
  • Eat well before you donate. This is to ensure after donating you feel like yourself.
  • Exercise before donating blood, not afterward. This is to prevent you from feeling dizzy.
  • Take iron tablets. This is to boost production of iron and prevent from iron deficiency after donation.

Practicing Security for the Holiday Season

At BAIG Security, safety is our #1 priority. We will provide you with some strategic safety procedures you can implement for the safety of you and your business this holiday season.

No matter the type of business you conduct, these tips will be effective in offering security.

PROTECTINg your people/staff

One of the most important assets to your business is your staff. Everyone deserves and should work in a safe working environment under safe working conditions. To protect your staff, some strategies to put into place are:

  • Conduct a special hiring for the holiday season to have security guard(s).
  • Employees that have high risk roles and positions retrain them on best safety practices that meet the standards of the company.
  • Conduct staff training on security protocols and how best to de-escalate any potential threats they may encounter.
  • If the company chooses to go without a security guard, assign specific staff/supervisors/managers for crowd control and monitor occupancy numbers inside business. Conduct exercises to practice.
  • Implement strategic audits that focuses on internal controls.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of emergency protocols and where to go if there are any impeding threats to the business.
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Protecting assets

  • All assets are accounted for on a product list. 
  • Ensure all high value assets have security equipment attached and secured.
  • Communicate with security company about holiday predictions and expectations.
  • Install physical barriers for crowd control and monitor traffic flow.
  • Schedule and assign specific staff to have access to security systems and conduct Open and Close procedures for the business.
  • Hire security guard services for high-risk departments or site locations. 
  • Test all security systems and equipment before the holiday rush.
  • Establish and constant revision of protocols for high value items.
  • Give assigned security codes for management level staff for moving high value items.
  • Review safety plans and ensure there is an Incident Response Team available for all shifts.
  • Ensure there is a process for disposing of garbage and securing exterior bins.
  • For Closing procedures ensure security lights are left on and merchandise is removed from windows.
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cOMMUNICATION

  • Conduct safety talks prior to each shift before and during the holiday season rush.
  • Have designated areas where staff can go to check for daily message.
  • Create code words staff can use to seek security support.
  • Ensure the contact list for managers are UpToDate and readily available.
  • Have your local police department phone number in an accessible area and ask them for any plans specific to your business that can be implemented.
  • Review the security plans made by Mall management or property owner and share your security plan with them.

Having security is vital to operating your business during the holidays. Always be prepared, know your business protocols and train all staff to be vigilant, alert and how to de-escalate any potential threats to safety and security.

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For all questions, concerns or to request a quote, click the link below or visit our contact page.

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5 Myths About Security Guards

Security Guards have several myths that have been associated with the profession over the years. It is important that we debunk the myths, so there is a better understanding of the important roles’ security guards play in our lives.

Here are 5 common myths about security guards:

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# 1: They must have a big physique and macho

Stereotypically, people associate security guards with a burly physique and a larger built body. However, security guards do not have a set image as there are security guards with many different physical characteristics that make them just as good to do their job well. In fact, the best types of security guards need to be quick with their thinking and their instincts, proactive and able to de-escalate all situations when needed.

Some businesses prefer a specific type of security guard, such as night clubs that fits the typical stereotype. Other businesses such as a corporate setting or those that offer residential services, may not want a security guard that fit the burly stereotype. The business owner may want a different built security guard because of the image they are trying to achieve. In all cases security guards have to be physically fit, able to use their judgment, be alert and vigilant, and provide the highest level of professionalism required to do the job. 

# 2: They do nothing or they don’t really do much

In movies and television shows many people associate the image of security guards as lazy and lethargic. Assuming security guards only sit in a booth all day watching TV and reading magazines in an uneventful and dull work environment. However, this is so far from the truth, security guards are the first line of defense before police arrive at a scene and they must investigate by taking notes and recording any incidences that happened. Security guards are the first people that the public go for directions or ask for assistance; they have to attain a high level of professionalism by providing customer service and doing so would require being knowledgeable and vigilant on the job.

# 3: No formal training needed

Security guards have to be trained with how to react in case of any emergency situation and hold to secure different types of events or site location. training involves making sure our security guards are always alert, knowledgeable and responsive to all types of situations. At Baig Security, our security guards have to go through a standard training before joining their workforce to ensure that our clients receive the best experience possible and they can focus on their other business operations.

At Baig Security, we offer a range of security courses to get your properly trained for any security job!

Click the link to find out more. Security Guard Training – Baig Security 

# 4: Security service is too expensive 

Every company needs to have well defined security solutions. The misconception is that only larger businesses have the means to hirer security services to protect them. At Baig Security, we offer competitive prices to fit every size business and satisfy the needs of your business. Whether your budget is small or large, every company benefits from security guard services at their site locations or business events.

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# 5: Security guards are meant to be intimidating

Security guards are hired to regulate different business operations to create and maintain a peaceful working environment. They ensure the safety of the employees, the business and its valuable assets.

However, they are not hired to intimidate or instill fear in any person. A security guard is there to deter any unwanted persons or suspicious activities that may pose a threat to your business. They are trained to apply their skills to solve any security problems that could potentially Occur. Security guards are put into place to provide a sense of security and safety. They should offer a level of comfort to the public to trust that the security guard is doing their job and going above and beyond to safeguard them at work.

At Baig Security, we believe in going above and beyond to promote safety. Learn more about how we are redefining security in 2022. Click the link for more information https://baigsecurity.com/2022/10/03/redefining-security-at-baig-security/

Security guards play a big role in society and their work should be respected and acknowledged.

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Muhammad Baig: President at Baig Security

Baig Security was founded by Muhammad Baig in 2020. As a Sheridan alum, Muhammad developed a passion for promoting safety and security. His academic background in Human Resource and Business Marketing led to him starting Baig Security, ensuring all his clients and employees have the best work experience and a safe work environment.

Safety is the #1 priority at Baig Security. Because safety is so important to us, we want to provide the best solutions to ensure just that for all of our clients. We have two offices in Burlington and Hamilton but we service all of Ontario.

Baig Security’s vision is to become the best security company in Canada.

An interview with Baig Security President: Muhammad Baig

Baig Security is committed to going above and beyond to provide the highest quality in security services in Ontario. Offering a range of services from commercial and residential services to monitoring port and dock to insurance and private investigation services. We provide customized solutions no matter the size of your business and to meet your needs.

At Baig, we pride ourselves with providing highly trained professional security guards who are always ready to safeguard your business, people and assets. Each client gets top notch customer service.

Since he started Baig Security, Muhammad Baig has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Under 40 Security Industry Professionals by SP&T News! The growth of Baig Security could not have been possible without the strong and dedicated teamwork of our employees and the leadership of Muhammad Baig.

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Baig Security president, Muhammad Baig

Looking to learn more about our services, what we do or have questions you need clarified? You can contact us by email at [email protected] or request a quote on our website at www.baigsecurity.com 

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October 28: Security Networking Event

Join us on October 28, 2022 at 4pm on Instagram Live for our Security Networking Event.

Security Networking with THIS IS SECURITY and Striker Tactical Systems.
We will be discussing topics on the security industry and innovations.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Join us to learn more about what we are doing as industry experts and more about each company.

THIS IS SECURITY is network and system of strong individuals and companies in the security and investigations industry. They aide recruiting staff, turnover solutions, and providing a safe working environment for immigrants and international students in the security field.

https://www.instagram.com/security.networking101/

Striker Tactical Systems is offers security development courses, safeguard exercise and self defence fitness programs for individuals in the security field.

https://www.instagram.com/strikertacticalsystems/

You don’t want to miss this one. Come ready to get your questions and concerns clarified.

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Quiz

Redefining Security at BAIG Security

Traditionally, when people hear of the term security, they think security guards, finances and personal safety.

At Baig Secured Security we know that with the ever-changing environment of the world, it is important to be aware of the way in which the world is changing and adjust to meet the needs of our clients to ensure optimal safety of their property, their people and their business.

Using our industry expertise, we aim to provide exceptional security guard services to ensure that you are protected against threats. We ensure that you feel safe, so your mind is at ease while running your business, having your event or working at your site location.

Three ways Baig Security is going above and beyond to secure you and yours:

  • Proactive rather than Reactive

At Baig Security, we plan and prepare for all types of situations that could potentially arise at your event or site location. We ensure our staff is trained and are able to identify and ready to prevent any potential situational problems. We do not delay in our actions because we care about safeguarding your business and its people.

  • First responders/key holders at your place of residence or business

We ensure our security guards are accessible and easy to be recognized. They are well prepared to answer or clarify any questions wherever they are stationed.

  • Always being alert

We provide you with exceptional security services needed to protect you from vandalism, break-ins, arson, and trespassing. To ensure optimal security, we have our eyes and ears peeled for all situations and ready to take action when needed.

As industry experts, we work with innovative technology solutions to report real time information for our clients. Clients are able to use Live GPS Tracking to see the security guard on duty and how we protect our clients property. Safety and security is our top priority.

We provide professionally trained uniformed Security Guards, Mobile Patrol, Private investigators, and Loss Prevention Services. We offer services in Construction sites/Monitor Division, Port/Dock, Insurance Services Division, Commercial security, Home security, Manufacturing, Concierge Services and Retail.

Let us help you secure your business, people and assets.

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