Armed Security Guard

Factors To Consider When Hiring A Security Detail To Protect Your Organization

Security Guard Protection: Armed versus Unarmed

Some community members question whether having an armed guard makes the public more safe or increases the chances of just the opposite happening?


Frank Costa, President Nexgen Security Guard Protection

Public Opinion Shapes How Safe We Think We Are


When business make a decision on wither an armed or unarmed security detail should be put in place, a few things should be considered.


  • Develop a threat assessment,
  • Evaluate the threat against the need to have an armed guard vs unarmed,
  • And what public perception of using an armed guard vs unarmed security guard.



Source: Armed security at Casey’s in Iowa City’s south side raises concerns, The Gazette, May 7, 2021, J. Steppe,



About NEXGEN Protection Services
NEXGEN Protection offers a wide range of security solutions to mitigate the high-risk threats unique to your business.

Frank Costa is NEXGEN’s Chief Protection Officer. Frank brings over 20 years from the world of risk management, security protection and investigations experience to protect your business’s bottom line. Costa is also on staff as senior security and counter-terrorism supervisor for a large transportation network. He provides critical security expertise to protect the public.

Every day the NEXGEN Security Team is on the front line, utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor, research and provide security protection to offset threats to your organization and employees.

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