March 10, 2023 – Blake Vaughan started working with Protos almost six years ago in May 2017 while he was finishing college at Virginia Tech. Over the past six years, Blake has enjoyed working with a fast-growing company and the amazing teams that have helped him grow to his current position as Vice President of Commercial Finance.
Welcome to Protos Security’s Blog
How can you balance evolving security needs and budget pressures? Which technology solutions are worthwhile? Why is customer service an essential component of your security program? What are the best ways for your security program to do more, even with less team members?
The Protos blog offers answers to commonly asked security questions and the challenges today’s security professionals are facing.
Browse our latest blog posts:Our Blog
February 3, 2023 – Protos is a leading provider of the latest cloud video surveillance technology and remote video guarding services in the country. By and large, our remote video surveillance experience is within the multifamily housing industry.
January 16, 2023 – In this month’s edition of our employee growth story series, we are featuring Josh Wilson, our Creative Director, who is celebrating his ten-year anniversary with Protos this month! He originally began working part-time as a freelancer for Protos in January 2013 and was officially hired full-time in 2016.
December 7, 2022 – Kris Vece has worked within Protos companies since 2004, starting as a Client Relations Manager with over twelve years of experience in the security industry. She has earned three internal promotions since then and currently oversees client relations through the lens of Vice President of Strategic Account Management.
November 16, 2022 – What role do our solution provider partners play when choosing and implementing new products and innovations? More importantly, what role should they play? What questions are the most important for loss prevention leaders to ask?
November 11, 2022 – Adam Sammons has experienced tremendous growth throughout his career with Protos. He joined the company in 2013 shortly after graduating from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Commerce.
October 11, 2022 – Amanda Jenkins started her career with Protos as a Dispatcher in 2016. From working as a Dispatcher to Client Account Manager to currently a Labs Test Lead, it has been quite the journey for Amanda!
July 27, 2022 – Anyone in the banking industry knows just how essential security services are. With such large sums of money being handled daily, banks and other financial institutions are highly susceptible to crimes such as robbery and vandalism.
June 27, 2022 – Outstanding customer service and attention to detail are top priorities at Protos. We prove this by our “service first” mindset. Our managed service provider (MSP) model stands out from the competition because we are able to focus on a client’s unique wants and needs, along with other factors (ie. location, size) to create a custom security solution by presenting multiple security vendors with back up options.
August 19, 2021 – Managing contract security services for your locations isn’t always easy, especially if the provider’s service doesn’t meet your standards. When the wrong provider is chosen, there comes a point where a lack of safety and professionalism within your security team negatively impacts both your operations and employees. Here are a few tips to avoid some common mistakes when the time comes to transition to a new security provider.
August 2, 2021 – How does Protos stack up against the competition? We have disrupted the security industry with a unique approach to security through a managed service provider model and our proprietary technology developed by our in-house software team.
July 20, 2021 – As the world continues to modernize, industry experts predict that the future of security includes more interconnectivity between systems. Data integrations for security are expected to become less of a value-added benefit and more of a must-have. Protos continues to lead the security guarding industry by actively researching and building modernization options into our software and growing possible integration points for our clients as just one way we can further enhance the industry.
July 1, 2021 – For Protos Security, International Security Officers Day, recognized on July 24 each year, is one of the most important days of the year. It’s a chance to recognize the security officers who are working on the front lines, keeping us safe every single day.
June 4, 2021 – Protos Security reshaped the security industry with a unique approach of matching the best vendors for our clients’ needs through our managed service model. To ensure our network of vendors are held accountable and providing consistent, excellent guarding service, our cloud-based software tool unifies service levels by accurately monitoring performance in real-time and ensuring our clients are billed for actual hours worked.
April 13, 2021 – The physical security industry is composed of some of the most essential and enduring services, especially as it pertains to security officers. The security industry has survived numerous disruptions, making it particularly interesting to consider from a technology perspective.
April 8, 2021 – At Protos, delivering the best possible service is central to everything we do. “Service first” is not a tagline, product offering or vaguely articulated goal. It is a true culture, ingrained into all aspects of our organization from operations and client relations to software development.
March 11, 2021 – It’s been over a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Almost overnight, everything was suddenly about navigating “unprecedented ” or “challenging” times. Many organizations have since closed and re-opened their locations.
February 2, 2021 – Whether your focus is to reduce shrink, control access or ensure adherence to life safety protocols, utilizing reliable security measures in conjunction with well-trained security personnel will increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. Multidimensional risk mitigation can be simplified down to the “3 Ds” – Deter, Detect and Delay.
December 15, 2020 – The holiday season can be incredibly busy, but it’s important to prioritize safety, especially in this unusual year. Beyond the traditional holiday stress, tensions are higher this season with concerning headlines about COVID-19 cases rising and another recent spike in unemployment.
December 9, 2020 – It’s no secret that this is an unusual time and that many functions within retail – Loss Prevention especially – will be different. We face a volatile holiday season as increasingly cautious consumers and retailers both worry about illness, civil unrest, unemployment rates, the broader economy and more.
August 21, 2020 – A good security program reduces business loss and promotes a safer environment. While many companies recognize that taking basic security measures is a necessity, they may not think about security measures that go beyond the basics – those that identify and proactively mitigate business risk and drive more efficient business performance.
November 17, 2020 – The Protos team has plenty to celebrate today with four exceptional founders. Two pairs of friends started two competing businesses that joined forces in 2019. Their combined knowledge – and cumulative 85 years of security experience – has led Protos to become a security industry leader with a network of 4,000+ security vendors.