Licensed Security Services Provider State License #B07692

austin branch (512) 326-9411

dallas & ft. worth (972) 918-9411

san antonio branch (210) 979-6400

Armed or Unarmed Security Officers

We all want to be as safe as possible, and for a variety of reasons, that may require you to bring in security officers. This is where your decision to be more secure begins, however, not ends. If you want to hire extra security for your company or home, you will be faced with a very serious decision. Do you want your security to be armed with guns or do you want an unarmed security officer? In fact, this is one of the most important decisions that you will face.

A balance must be struck between providing a safe environment, while also making sure that you and everyone around you feels more secure instead of less so. Will your customers feel safer when they see a gun? Or will people see an armed guard and think your business is a dangerous place to be? If you are considering a guard for your home or neighborhood, does this really require a firearm? You may say yes, and that could be true. Or, you may stop and think that no- it really doesn’t.


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You may want to consider armed security if:

  1. The industry you are in demands one.
  2. Your area of town is more prone to crime.
  3. You’ve been targeted before.
  4. There’s no chance a child could get ahold of the gun.

An armed intruder attempting to kidnap a wealthy person in order to hold them ransom will only be stopped by a security guard with a gun. On the other hand, no one wants to eat an expensive dinner at a fancy restaurant and see someone walking around with a gun. Chances are good that your specific situations falls somewhere in between these two extremes. Reach out to Statewide Patrol and discuss your security needs with us, and we’ll work out together whether you need your security guard to be armed or unarmed. We can be reached the following ways:

Austin, TX Office (512) 326-9411
San Antonio, TX Office (210) 979-6400


We use the electronic Deggy® Guard Tour System. This allows our officers to easily report events and record our inspections' exact date, time, and location. This system further proves that the services were performed, allowing us to deliver a higher quality service.