When someone has an interaction with a security guard, it’s important that they both know who’s in charge. People seeking help are relieved to give up the power to the person in the security uniform, while others are trying to challenge the authority. Give a guard the right uniform and the balance of power become obvious.
But not everyone is providing security for the same purpose, and uniforms have to be tailored to meet these needs. For example:
For the building – If you own a building and are looking for security uniforms for just a couple of guards, you might not think that they need much in the way of uniforms. But the more official your guards look, the more secure your clients / residents will feel. Much in the way that a doorman is meant to look a certain way, security should be identifiable immediately so that the right people are comforted while the wrong people are intimidated. A well-designed uniform has to do both, and that’s what we’ve been doing for NYC for more than 115 years. It’s amazing what just a couple pieces of well-tailored cloth can do!
For the fleet – If you own a security company that travels around in vehicles checking on buildings and responding to alarms, the people who interact with them won’t recognize them as security unless they are properly outfitted. So when one of your guards is confronted about why he or she is at a specific location, it should be obvious what their job is and why they’re there. The uniform helps them come in and take immediate control of a situation, letting everyone know who’s in charge (unless the police arrive, of course!)
For the money – Some security uniforms are just meant to say “do not disturb.” Here we’re thinking specifically about security uniforms for armored car security. These security uniforms are not designed to be friendly at all. But they do need to be as comfortable and flexible as police uniforms because they’re working with large bags and having to bend over while constantly be aware.
We’ve been a uniform store in Manhattan for more than a century and learned long ago what different security uniforms have to say different things. Come to us and we’ll get you the perfect uniforms for your guards.