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So far Venetta Coley has created 39 blog entries.

Next-Gen Security Protects Utility Companies From Threats

For much of the latter 20th century, security technology didn’t extend far beyond closed-circuit cameras and held-held radios. Over time, innovative security solutions for utility companies began to include ultrasonic detectors, infrared sensors, video recording, and automated zoom lenses. Fast forward to 2020 and private security companies can do so much more through digital technology—though [...]

AGB’s Mission: Becoming A True Community Partner

Pursuing a company mission to provide expert security services, AGB engages the community–hiring locally, practicing diversity and inclusion, and providing career development opportunities. Why did I and my husband John name our security services company AGB? It stands for Always Giving Back, the company's mission to eliminate economic inequities by delivering training and smart [...]

Making security superior: For AGB, it’s all about people

AGB’s security services back up retailers with highly trained professionals who excel in the human touch When retail stores approach AGB to enlist our security services, we always enter with the goal of forming a long-term relationship. Some of the best advice we can give is this: Physical security needs to be part of every [...]

2021-03-30T22:10:53-05:00Retail Security|

Civil Unrest Shows Value of AGB’s Advanced Security Guard Training

Civil unrest is not something all private security companies are trained to handle. From a historical perspective, the events after George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, may have been predictable. Protesting against an unjust social system or act is not a new phenomenon. From the Boston Tea Party to the Stockyards Riots in Chicago [...]

2021-05-31T14:24:56-05:00Retail Security|

Season 3 of The Secure Podcast is Here!

The Secure PodCast's Season 3 is here! In Season 3, Married-Preneurs and Founders of AGB Innovative Security Solutions, Dr. Denitra & John Griffin Jr. are providing key tips on starting and sustaining a business. The Secure Podcast is an extension of the Always Giving Back Foundation's Family First Program. The Foundation's mission is to disrupt [...]

AGB Appears on the Inc. 5000 List for the 3rd Year!

AGB Innovative Security Solutions is honored to announce that Inc. magazine revealed today that we are No. 2238 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the 3rd year in a row that AGB has made the coveted list. The list represents a unique look [...]

2020-10-16T16:32:34-05:00Press Releases|

Community Focused Security: Training Guardians, Not Enforcers

When private security establishes a presence in a Chicago area community—especially with utility companies, whose engineers are always at work on neighborhood infrastructure—a security company always has two choices: to either come in as an outside force that provides protection or initiate security guard services with the overall community in mind. At least that’s how [...]

AGB Community Pride, Customer Service Meets Retail Security Challenge

Private security companies had to be on guard when the coronavirus struck. COVID-19 brought day-to-day changes in pandemic safety requirements and new demands to address the risk of burglary, theft, or vandalism. What’s more, in an unprecedented situation retail stores needed good advice from their security services companies about not only physical security but also [...]

2020-12-11T09:19:51-06:00Retail Security|

A Message from our CEO

I am saddened by the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The inequalities that our country faces are tangible and we acknowledge the visible pain throughout our nation. AGB is here to help restore our communities and partner to strengthen individuals and organizations that have been gravely affected. Growing up in the Englewood neighborhood [...]

Security MBE Dedicated to Community Transformation

AGB's workforce development initiatives involve creating jobs and strategically spending dollars with MBE small businesses. AGB spent over $1.5M with MBE's in 2019, while our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve. Our women in leadership roles exceed industry norms by 50%.  When you partner with AGB, you are giving back to your local [...]

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