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At our Elite Guardsmen, we blend affordability with reliability. We take pride in providing cost-effective security solutions without compromising quality. With us, you can enjoy peace of mind without breaking the bank. 

In Texas, the cost of hiring a security guard can vary based on several factors, including the guard's type (armed or unarmed), location, prior security issues, hours of operation, and service longevity. On average, clients can expect to pay between $25 to $85 per hour for security guard services in Texas. Typically, unarmed guards are more economical than armed guards due to the additional certifications and permits required for armed services. The specific rate for hiring a security guard will depend on the unique needs and circumstances of each client.

Contact us now to discover more about our competitive rates and how we can effectively safeguard your premises.

Yes, we are fully licensed and insured as a security company in Texas. Our licensure ensures that we meet all the legal requirements set forth by the state to operate as a security service provider. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) mandates that all licensed businesses maintain valid proof of insurance at all times. The Private Security Program (PSP) accepts the Certificate of Liability Insurance form PSP-05 as proof of insurance, which must have a minimum limit of $100,000 per occurrence for bodily injury.

Our insurance coverage provides added protection for our clients and their assets. In the event of any unforeseen incidents or liabilities, our insurance policy safeguards both parties involved, offering financial security and peace of mind.

Rest assured, our commitment to being licensed and insured underscores our dedication to professionalism, accountability, and ensuring the highest level of service for our clients.

To work for Elite Guardsmen, there are several steps you can take:

  1. Meet the Basic Requirements: Elite Guardsmen typically requires applicants to be at least 18 years old for unarmed and 21 for armed positions, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check and drug screening. Some positions require additional certifications or licenses. For example, to work security in Texas, you will need a security guard license. 
  2. Apply Online: Go to the Elite Guardsmen website ( and fill out an application form. Be sure to include all relevant experience and qualifications.
  3. Interview: If your application is accepted, you will be invited for an interview. This may be in person or over the phone. Prepare by researching the company and practicing common interview questions.
  4. Training: If you are offered a job, you will need to complete training before starting work. This may include mental wellness training, weapons training, and customer service training.
  5. Background Check and Drug Screening: Before starting work, you will need to pass a background check and drug screening. These are required by law for security positions in many jurisdictions.
  6. Uniform and Equipment: Elite Guardsmen provides uniforms and equipment for its guards, but you may need to purchase certain items such as boots or belts that meet specific requirements.
  7. Continuing Education: Elite Guardsmen encourages its guards to continue their education and training throughout their careers. This may include attending seminars or workshops, earning certifications, or taking online courses.

Applicants can easily access our careers page to fill out the Google Form provided, or they can reach out to us via phone or email for information on recent job openings.

The duties of our security guards typically include:

  1. Observation and Reporting: Security guards are responsible for monitoring and documenting any suspicious activities, conducting regular patrols, scrutinizing surveillance equipment, and providing detailed accounts of incidents to assist first responders
  2. Visibility: A visible security presence helps deter criminal behavior and maintain a sense of safety among employees and visitors. Strategic positioning in high-traffic areas is crucial for this purpose.
  3. Order Maintenance: Security guards enforce company policies, monitor access points, manage surveillance systems, and respond to emergencies with calmness, effective communication, and leadership until law enforcement arrives.
  4. Guest Assistance: Security guards assist guests by offering information, directions, and support while also remaining vigilant for any suspicious activities that may compromise safety.
  5. Property Protection: Guards use surveillance equipment to monitor for criminal activity, identify potential hazards, and ensure the safety of the premises through continuous observation.
  6. Enforcing Safety Measures: In emergencies, security personnel implement safety protocols to protect individuals on the property, guide them to safety, provide first aid if necessary, and collaborate with emergency responders as part of a team effort.

These duties collectively contribute to maintaining a safe environment for all individuals within the protected premises.

At Elite Guardsmen, we follow a rigorous hiring process to ensure that we select the most qualified individuals to serve as guards. Our hiring process typically involves several steps to thoroughly assess each candidate’s qualifications and suitability for the role.

Firstly, we advertise the job opening through various channels to attract a diverse pool of applicants. We may use online job boards, social media platforms, and local newspapers to reach potential candidates.

Secondly, we review all received applications and resumes to identify candidates who meet our minimum requirements for the position. This initial screening helps us narrow down the applicant pool and focus on those who possess the necessary qualifications.

Thirdly, selected candidates are invited for an initial interview where we discuss their background, experience, and motivation for applying for the guard position. During this interview, we also assess their communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and their understanding of security protocols.

Fourthly, successful candidates from the initial interview stage may be required to undergo further assessments such as background checks, drug screenings, and physical fitness tests. These additional evaluations help us ensure that our guards meet our organization’s standards for integrity, reliability, and physical fitness.

Finally, after completing all stages of the hiring process, we select the most suitable candidates to join our team as guards. We provide them with comprehensive training on security procedures, emergency response protocols, and customer service skills to prepare them for their roles.

Overall, our hiring process is designed to identify individuals who not only have the necessary qualifications but also demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and excellence in providing security services.

Contract Terms for Hiring Elite Guardsmen:

  1. Duration of Service: The contract terms for hiring Elite Guardsmen can vary in duration, ranging from 3 months to as long as needed by the client. The flexibility in contract length allows for customization based on the specific security needs and requirements of the client.
  2. Termination Clause: In the event that the services of the Elite Guardsmen are no longer required, the contract can be terminated with a 30-day notice to end service. This ensures that the client is not held hostage to a long-term agreement if their security needs change.
  3. Renewal Options: Clients have the option to renew the contract with the Elite Guardsmen at the end of the agreed-upon term. This provides continuity in security services and allows for ongoing protection without interruptions.
  4. Service Level Agreement: The contract outlines the specific services that will be provided by the Elite Guardsmen, including but not limited to surveillance, access control, threat assessment, and emergency response protocols. This ensures clarity and transparency in terms of what is expected from both parties.
  5. Confidentiality Agreement: Elite Guardsmen are bound by strict confidentiality agreements to protect sensitive information about their clients and ensure utmost discretion in their operations. This confidentiality clause is a critical component of the contract terms to maintain trust and security.

By adhering to these contract terms, clients can secure the services of Elite Guardsmen with confidence, knowing that their security needs will be met effectively and professionally.

Yes, we are available 24/7 to provide comprehensive security solutions tailored to your needs. Whether you require round-the-clock monitoring, emergency response, or ongoing support, our team is ready to ensure the safety and protection of your property at any hour. You can count on us to be there whenever you need us, day or night.

For our clients, you can call our dispatch at 713-291-3666 anytime. Crime don't sleep, neither do WE. 

You should choose us because we offer a unique blend of affordability, reliability, and professionalism that distinguishes us in the security industry. Our competitive rates make quality security accessible to businesses of all sizes. Additionally, our guards are not only licensed and insured, meeting the stringent requirements of the Texas Department of Public Safety, but they also undergo rigorous training to ensure they're equipped to handle any situation that may arise.

We understand the importance of convenience, which is why our hiring process is streamlined and hassle-free. Whether you need security for a short-term event or a long-term contract, we offer flexible terms to suit your needs.

Furthermore, our commitment to your security is unwavering. With our 24/7 availability, you can rest assured knowing that your property is protected around the clock. Our team is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of excellence, ensuring that your peace of mind is our top priority.

In short, when you choose us, you're choosing affordability, reliability, and professionalism, all backed by our unwavering commitment to keeping your property safe and secure.

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