CONTRACT SECURITY SERVICES
Quick Reaction Teams For Enterprise Deployment
DISTRIBUTED SECURITY, INC. provides quick reaction teams to safeguard enterprise personnel, facilities, critical infrastructure, and other valuable assets during periods of crisis. Our contract security services deliver highly-trained, ex-military/agency, armed security contractors for short term deployment.
DSI enterprise clients are guaranteed on-site deployment of a Quick Reaction Team within 24 hours* of request. Our armed security teams work in tandem with your existing security management or can assume responsibility for all of your security operations.
Nobody deploys better-trained operators than DSI. We keep our team count low, our standards high, and we deeply vet all applicants for experience, judgement, and temperament. We are neither a body shop nor do we offer uniformed guard services.
Contract security services are retainer-based with mobilization fees paid as utilized. All clients must be on retainer and must have completed our preliminary on-site assessment prior to deploying a team. Typically a relationship will move through three phases:
- Stabilization. Secure life and property and ensure continuity of operations. This is accomplished with a tailored team rapidly deployed to your location to secure your facility and stabilize the immediate area.
- Training. Willing and capable employees are integrated into security, consistent with maintaining operations. This is a longer-term solution, designed to leave the enterprise a proprietary stand-alone security program that is independent of outside providers.
- Sustainment. This may follow a short duration contract, or be run concurrently with a longer term relationship. It consists of provisioning and outfitting the enterprise with long term supplies, training, and facilities to continue operations and protect families as well as employees.
NOTE: MARCH 19, 2020: We currently have a limited number of teams available for deployment to the upper Midwest. Please call Les Leslie 605.929.9760 directly for more information.
Contract Services is part of our Enterprise Offering package.
In the event of a violent threat, how do you defend your enterprise? How do you create a defended enterprise?
DSI is at the forefront of creating solutions and packages for enterprises anxious to move from defenseless to defended. Whether you're a Brooklyn bodega, a Detroit manufacturer, a Chicago professional services firm or a suburban mixed-use development we have the resources you need to become the defended enterprise.
- ENTERPRISE MEMBERSHIPS. For small enterprises and organizations that want to take the first steps towards developing their own security team.
- INDIVIDUAL DEFENDERS: For any size organization, this option trains employees to safely and effectively carry concealed weapons on site.
- INDIVIDUAL OPERATORS. For any size enterprise that wants to train a small cadre of employees to defend against a violent attack.
- TEAM OPERATORS. For medium to large enterprises that want competent teams capable of a coordinated response to violent threats.
- OPERATOR - COMMANDER. For larger enterprises that want to train both commanders and SWAT competent teams capable of a coordinated response to enterprise and community threat.
- DISTRIBUTED SECURITY BASE. For larger enterprises that want to develop and operate their own private security force including infrastructure, training, provisioning, and outsourcing.
When violence starts whether, from a lone shooter, an angry mob, organized terrorists, local gangs, anti-capitalist employees or pro-union organizers, the ability to immediately mount a lethal defense is imperative. Enterprises worldwide are waking up to the high cost of security theater. A cost paid in lives lost, property destroyed, and enterprise assets looted.
Most enterprises will not do what is necessary to mount a credible defense against lethal threats. Instead, they are engaging in a form of “security theater” first described by Bruce Schneier, the computer security specialist as “security measures that make people feel more secure without doing anything”. The best example of security theater within enterprises is the notion that posting “Gun Free Zone” signs will deter gun violence.
A comprehensive security strategy is necessary for enterprises that includes both passive and active measures. Passive measures are widely acknowledged and seldom controversial. They focus primarily upon deterrence and detection of potential threats. However, without active measures, passive measures are simple security theater.
Active measures are the last line of defense, and collectively form the capability to protect innocent lives in the critical response gap before law enforcement is able to arrive and intervene. A key element of active measures is the presence of trained, armed employees on-site to protect innocent lives.
The simple reality is that attackers bent on using violence hold the trump card when it comes to thwarting passive security measures. They have a free pass into the “security theater”. When violence starts the ability to immediately mount a lethal defense is imperative. Passive security measures do not provide that.
Security guards, technology, and infrastructure are all passive measures focused on deterrence and detection. However, the critical skill required to actually defend against a threat is missing. Unarmed security guards will call the police when faced with a threat. Security cams will tell you where the threat is happening, and hardened infrastructure will only slow down a determined attack.
The security industry is approximately a $100 billion industry today. This number includes in-house and outsourced security guards, security technology and infrastructure, and does not include cyber-security efforts. The uncomfortable truth is that most of this $100 billion is wasted on passive security measures.
Most enterprises could significantly reduce their security costs by adopting a defended enterprise mindset. Click to review our complete enterprise offering packages.