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Security You Can Trust

 

About Us

Great Lakes Security, founded by law enforcement and military professionals, provides a variety of protective services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year within South East Michigan.

Randomized Vehicle Patrols

Dedicated Guard Services

Pool Lockup and Monitoring

Lighting Assessments

Alarm Response

Camera Monitoring

Guard House Security

Parking Enforcement

Asset Protection

Executive Security

Security Consulting

Event Security

Why Great Lakes Security?

Somewhere between having a live dispatcher answer whenever you call, to receiving an incident report with photos/video in your email inbox the morning after, you will notice "Security You Can Trust" in operation.  99% of our clients have been serviced under month-to-month contracts. Most of our business comes from word of mouth or repeat clientele.

 

Our focus is in establishing long-term relationships with our clients and providing quality professional services and not just selling a price like traditional security companies.  We staff a 24 hour operations and dispatch center to expedite response to emergency calls, coordinate field operations, and process daily reports.

We employ a unique database technology that is exclusively built for Great Lakes Security, for reporting and documenting information on events and incidents, trespass warnings, parking violations and crime related intelligence.  It comes standard to provide next day automatic reports delivery to clients through email.

Our radio and data communications equipment are state-of-the-art.  Technology and equipment are integrated for field operations with in-car laptop computers and special patrol equipment.

We strive to only employ professionals that want to grow in the security field with our company or use the experience they gain as a stepping stone for law enforcement.  Training programs strategically exercised during initial hiring and on-going employment of employees contribute a major role in our organizational procedures.

We have the unique capabilities of establishing crime prevention efforts and aiding clients in developing long-term security strategies in diverse areas stretching from upscale residential communities to low income housing projects, and everything in between.

We are confident with the combination of our professional capabilities and our knowledge and experience in the private patrol industry Great Lakes Security will yield the best possible service relationship with you and your organization.

 

OUR SERVICES

Video Surveillance

Great Lakes Security offers Remote Camera Monitoring Service via the internet – a proactive approach to owning a camera system. Most people install cameras but never utilize them to their full potential. We know and understand that most businesses and communities don't have the resources or funds to continually monitor their cameras in-house and the cameras are often only used to retrieve a recording after a crime or violation is committed.

How does it work?

As a cost-effective alternative to having a stationary person monitor your cameras on-site, our central station maintains the capability to monitor cameras located anywhere in the world. This service is facilitated via the Internet from your cameras to our central station through a static ip address.

Licensed security personnel perform periodic inspections of your location. When suspicious or criminal activity is observed, our monitoring personnel can initiate a pre-determined response to either contact you, local law enforcement or if you are subscribed to our Patrol Service, a patrol unit is dispatched immediately to your location to investigate.

Don't have a camera system in place?

We can assist you with having one installed. Our company works with dozens of camera installers and we would be happy to assist you in finding the right provider. Please call for more details.

I have a camera system but I'm not sure if they can be viewed remotely?

If you already have a camera system installed and are not sure if your system is capable of being monitored remotely through the internet, the quickest way of knowing is, if you can view the cameras from an off-site computer through the internet then so can we, it's that easy.

 

Uniformed Services

Security services are not the same for everyone; therefore, here at Great Lakes, we do not offer a generic, pre-packaged service.  We design our security programs while working closely with our clients to develop the best, most cost-effective program that most fits their needs.  Our Standard Operating Procedures are developed and implemented so our security staff understands the security needs of each individual client.

 

Courteous and professional presence comes standard with our officers, they will screen visitors while greatly reducing criminal and suspicious activities on your property.  Our Security Officer Services can be implemented for nearly any type of property and can be utilized to enforce general laws, your property rules and regulations and for response to disturbance and duress calls.

Patrol Service:

Patrol services are available 24 hours a day, 365 Days a year.

Residential Communities

Home Owner Associations

Business

Escort Services

Process Serving

Vacation Checks

Campus Patrol

Alarm Response:

Get the peace of mind you deserve with Great Lakes Security Armed Alarm Response Service for your home or business.

Remote Camera Monitoring:

Great Lakes Security offers Remote Camera Monitoring via the internet – a proactive approach to owning a camera system.

Security Officers:

Security Officers can be provided to be stationary at a guard house or front desk, and/or to patrol your location on foot or a mobile device.

Dedicated Patrol:

Our Dedicated Patrol offers the same level of service as our regular Patrol Service, except a patrol vehicle is assigned exclusively to your property.

What Can We Do For You?

 

Some of the many features our Security Officer Services has to offer are listed here. We know and understand that the level of protection is diverse from business to business, home to home. From initiating a one time Special Event, to a 24-Hour Armed or Unarmed detail we can provide a customized quote with a menu of options that meets exclusively to your needs. Get a Quote today!

Disturbances:

Nuisances such as loud music, noise, loitering, drinking in public will be suppressed and reported to you in detail.

Trespass:

Officers will enforce trespass laws by warning and advising trespassers and escorting them off your property. Proper documentation of the person's identification and digital photos will be registered through our database. In case the person returns to your property, they will be subject to arrest.

 

Parking:

If you have parking concerns with unauthorized vehicles using your parking spaces and or blocking access to your property, we may cite and tow away unauthorized vehicles from your property at the vehicle owner's expense. Officers will sign for tow authorizations and provide detailed violation reports with digital photos.

 

Great Lakes Security has also developed a Vehicle Tracking system proven to work against guest parking violators.

Rules and Hours Enforcement:

Property rules and regulations can be attached to our records database and viewed and enforced by our patrol units in the field. Hours pertaining to curfew for minors, visitors, designated areas such as a pool, recreational facility, fitness room, etc. will be observed and enforced by officers.

Maintenance and Security:

Observed maintenance problems and security issues such as vandalism, graffiti, malfunctioning lights, inoperable doors, gates, locks, water leaks etc. are reported with digital photos.

Reports:

Daily reports of all incidents come standard with our Online Reporting Database service.  We employ a unique database technology for reporting and documenting information on events and incidents, trespass warnings, parking violations and crime related intelligence. It comes standard to provide next day automatic reports delivery to clients through email as a PDF file with our database reporting option.

Process Serving:

Notices to residents or tenants such as 3 day pay or quit, or warnings can be served by our officers anytime by scheduling or called in to our office.

Community Involvement:

Officers are available to attend community meetings and neighborhood watch meetings to answer questions about our service and security and in support to establish a good rapport with residents and the local police department. In some cases, we may also attend resident hearings or annual homeowner meetings to deter a hostile environment from arising as some residents may become heated during these sessions.

On-Site Security Officer to Patrol Service conversion:

In some cases, clients will find that having an on-site service is excessive and costly and often will relate to utilizing our efficient and cost-effective Patrol Services for their security needs. To find out if your property may benefit more from our Patrol Service rather than an on-site service, please contact us today for a free evaluation.

Vacation Watch / Special Service:

Going on vacation, we can deploy a special service just for your home. Your vacant home can be visited by our patrol officers and physically inspected on foot each day. Officers may even remove any mail/paper pile-ups left outside to a secured area. Get up to 7 days a year of Free Vacation Watch when you sign up.

Escorts:

Scheduled escorts with an Armed officer in a marked vehicle are available at your home or business.

Commodities at No Charge

 

Patrol Vehicle:

Patrol vehicles are included at No Charge for Patrol Service plans. Our fleet of vehicles are highly marked with blue, grey and white decals displaying a large "SECURITY" on each side of the vehicle.

 

Our vehicles are designed in a way to display an image of authority. When people see our vehicles in traffic, they slow down or put on their seat belt. The same element is applied to properties we patrol. When people see us, they are aware that a figure of authority is in their presence. Special patrol equipment, such as a functional light bar, spotlights, PA system, on board computer, vehicle jump boxes and first-aid kit's come standard for our entire fleet.

Unique Database Reporting:

Our database technology built and designed for Great Lakes Security is envied by other security companies. Hand-written carbon copy reports are a thing of the past. We are proud to say that we can provide any and all of our reports to you through email. Receive clear, computerized reports with photos on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Computerized Resident and Vehicle Registry Database:

A Resident and or Vehicle registry are helpful tools in identifying people, resident vehicles and or assigned parking permits on your property.  If you have a registry available for your property, we can scan the registry and have it available in our database as an attachment.  

 

Should you have a registry in an excel file format, we can convert the excel file to our software program and make it available for searching data directly through our database.

Introductory Letter:

Residential and business communities can benefit using our standard intro letter to notify residents/occupants of our services and start date.

Phone Stickers and Magnets:

We can provide you phone stickers and refrigerator magnets to conveniently have our information in need of assistance.

Gate and Lawn Signs:

Our security signs come standard in aluminum 10in. x 10in. size and display Protected by Great Lakes Security Patrol with our toll free number. Up to 3 signs are included at No Charge. Customized signs are also available for residential communities, please call for details.

Technology

 

Unique Database Reporting:

Our database technology built and designed for Great Lakes Security is envied by other security companies.

Hand-written carbon copy reports are a thing of the past. We are proud to say that we can provide any and all of our reports to you through email. Receive clear, computerized reports with photos on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

The purpose our database serves is for quick and accurate access of data company-wide and rapid delivery of reports to our clients.  Patrol units access our database directly from lap top computers located in each patrol vehicle. This enables patrol officers to generate their daily reports on the computer, communicate with our central station and other patrol units, and to instantly monitor and access data such as:

◦ Client Records and Instructions
◦ Current Updates and Bulletins
◦ Service Calls
◦ Area Maps and Navigation
◦ Location Rules and Regulations
◦ Resident Registries
◦ Vehicle Registries
◦ Database of Suspects (with digital photos)
◦ Database of Vehicle Citations and Impounds (with digital photos)
◦ Database of Previous and Current Incidents and Events

Our database technology is today's flagship in the security industry and comes standard with all of our Patrol and Response Services.

Global Positioning System (GPS):

Each patrol vehicle is equipped with GPS monitored through our central station displaying in real-time where each vehicle is and what speed limit the vehicles are traveling. This facilitates rapid response time providing the ability for our dispatchers to physically see which patrol units are nearest to your location. All vehicle movements are recorded and provide an accurate record of patrol vehicle activity for auditing purposes.

Digital Radio Communication:

Every patrol officer is equipped with a digital radio system monitored through our central station. All radio traffic is recorded providing an accurate record of Patrol unit activity for auditing or post-incident investigation purposes.

Vehicle Fleet:

Our fleet of vehicles are highly marked with blue, grey and white decals displaying a large "SECURITY" on each side of the vehicle.

 

Our vehicles are designed to display an image of authority. When people see our vehicles in traffic, they slow down or put on their seat belt. The same element is applied to properties we patrol. When people see us, they are aware that a figure of authority is in their presence. Special patrol equipment, such as a functional light bar, spotlights, PA system, on board computer, vehicle jump boxes and first-aid kit's come standard for our entire fleet.

Central Station

It is through our desire and nature to be responsive to our clients. Our central station, located in the heart of Washtenaw County provides communications, dispatch, and information support.  

 

Our dispatchers and supervisory personnel assist patrol units in the field by monitoring unit locations, dispatching emergency assistance, checking prior incidents related to vehicle and suspect information and assisting with logistical activities. The enhanced communications and information support provided by the central station improves response to service calls, increases officer safety, and ensures that officers are capable of making informed decisions when interacting with unfamiliar individuals in the field.

 

Our central station is the hub of Great Lakes Security that controls all company operations including, officers scheduling and deployment, daily briefings and roll call providing our officers instruction with specific client needs and updates.

To effectively support the activities of our operations staff, our central station is equipped with state-of-the-art communications and information systems. All patrol vehicles, for example, are tracked in real-time by a Global Positioning System (GPS) that displays the location of each patrol unit on-screen at our central station. By simply looking at the computer screen, dispatchers can identify and dispatch the closest patrol unit to any client location

 

Contact us today for more details about the services we offer.

 

Jonathan Adelson

"Two thumbs up. If you’re in need of an honest, professional, and reliable Security Guard Service, then look no further than Great Lakes Security. I’ve relied on the service providers from Great Lakes Security on numerous occasions, and have yet to be disappointed.”

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

When you're in need of a dependable Security Provider, don’t hesitate. Contact Great Lakes Security today and one of our highly trained security consultants will get back to you within 24 hours. We look forward to working with you.

Package Plan Discounts

We offer multiple property discounts for residential communities and businesses, up to 20 % off, please contact us for more details.