U.S. Security Associates protects the infrastructure that brings electricity into our homes and workplaces, helping keep the nation’s energy delivery system secure, resilient, and reliable.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) provides security services at sites ranging from electrical power generation plants and energy management control facilities to LNG suppliers, refineries, gas separation plants, and beyond. We develop and execute physical security programs in compliance with OSHA, Hazmat, C-TPAT, and other applicable regulations, requirements, and standards, based on expert understanding of the hazards and risks inherent in energy operations. From writing the post orders for regulated and non-regulated sites to coordinating safety and security efforts with local, state and federal authorities, we have the know-how and resources to provide complete turnkey management solutions.
In staffing sensitive sites in this specialty market, we target candidates with military and law enforcement backgrounds who meet stringent criteria — including appearance and demeanor, and the ability to pass comprehensive background checks, successfully complete rigorous, ongoing training and testing, and operate sophisticated electronic surveillance systems. Beyond our award-winning USA Security Academy training on security fundamentals, safety program, and site specifics, we coordinate with local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Homeland Security to deliver terrorism training, bomb detection training, and other training as dictated by site risks and requirements.
Our officers control access, maintaining critical headcounts and performing security checks and inspections of people and vehicles, using under-vehicle monitoring systems to check for improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They staff posts, patrol routes, respond to alarms, and monitor closed circuit intelligent video surveillance systems. They are subject to random drills — ranging from suspicious mail deliveries to fake IEDs on the underside of tanker trucks and ladders left against security fence perimeters. Our officers make an excellent impression on government officials, regulators, and other visitors, demonstrating complete preparedness and professionalism.
We understand that baseline hours rarely represent the full picture in this industry, where increased threat levels and other factors routinely create surge requirements. We have the resources and flexibility to accommodate these demands. We have run more than double our baseline coverage for months — even years — at client sites with construction operations underway.
IT-driven quality controls govern the quality of our mission critical processes, including background screening, training, supervision, turnover, and responsiveness. The effect is a very tight system that has led to international quality certifications and global recognition for training and world class customer service. Beyond physical site security, we also have in-house expertise through our Consulting, Investigations & International division to respond to the full range of our energy and infrastructure clients’ security needs, domestically and around the globe:
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is one of North America's largest security companies, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations to customers in a range of industries. Recognized for world class customer service, leading-edge technology, and an enterprise approach to risk management, USA offers optimized security solutions to meet specific customer needs. USA is committed to building quality security and risk management programs that are Safe. Secure. Friendly.®. USA’s investment in a culture of excellence is reflected not only by BEST Awards from the American Society for Training & Development, consistent ranking on the Training magazine Top 125, and technology-driven quality management system, but also by the award-winning customer service delivered by the company’s leadership team and security officers on a daily basis.