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Armed Guard Services

When choosing an armed guard company to protect your business, you want to ensure you are hiring the best. After all, you’re trusting them with the safety of your employees, customers, and most valuable assets. 

Pikes Peak Security does not take that trust lightly. We are fully licensed and insured. Plus, our armed guards come from military, law enforcement, and security backgrounds, so you can be confident in their ability to respond calmly to any emergency.

Does Your Business Need Armed Security?

Whether unarmed or armed, professional security services are essential for your business’s success. From protecting employees to inspiring confidence in your customers, security officers are an investment in your peace of mind. 

Armed guard services are vital for businesses dealing with sensitive information or high-value merchandise and are trained to react quickly in an emergency. Here are a few benefits of hiring an armed guard:

Improved Safety for Customers and Employees

If your business is located in an area with high crime, armed guards are crucial for the safety of your business. Pikes Peak Security’s highly trained officers can immediately respond to unsafe situations.

Quick Response Time

No matter how quickly law enforcement arrives on the scene, there’s a good chance that the threat of theft or violence has already passed. Armed security guards can ensure the suspect is detained and everyone is safe until law enforcement arrives.

Keep Your Assets Secure

Certain industries, such as banks and construction sites, have valuable assets on-site at all times, from expensive equipment to sensitive financial records. Armed guards can prevent costly slip-ups that hurt clients’ trust in your business.

Deter Theft and Other Crime

Armed guards provide a more intimidating presence than their unarmed counterparts and also complete highly specialized training. Armed guards are at the top of their field and will provide the best protection for your business.

Why Pikes Peak Security?

Pikes Peak Security is a veteran-owned small business based in Colorado Springs but also serving Denver and the surrounding areas. Adrian Smith, the owner of Pikes Peak Security, spent ten years in the U.S. army before returning to serve his community with high-quality security services. 

All of Pikes Peak Security’s guards come from a military, law enforcement, or security background, so you can be confident that you’re getting the very best. These experienced guards also complete over 100 hours of yearly training to stay at the top of their field.

Armed Security Guard Requirements

To be an armed security guard in Colorado, you have to meet the following minimum requirements.

At Pikes Peak Security, we don’t believe that meeting the minimum requirements is enough, which is why we seek out experienced guards and put them through advanced firearms and security skills training


Industries We Serve

Here are a few of the industries that can benefit from Pikes Peak Security’s armed guard services:



financial institutions

schools and colleges


bars and restaurants


Armed Vs. Unarmed Security Guards

Not every business needs an armed security presence. An unarmed guard may be enough to deter crime and provide emergency support for low-risk situations. For example, a retail store in a safe part of town that doesn’t carry high-value merchandise would probably not need an armed guard. 

A jewelry store, however, would probably want to invest in the higher level of security provided by an armed presence. Businesses that are open late in high-crime areas, such as a bar or restaurant off of Colfax, may also want to consider armed guards as a safety measure for their employees.


Improve Your On-Site Security in 3 Easy Steps

As part of our commitment to serving our community, we want to make the process of hiring a security guard hassle-free. Here’s how to get started:

1. request a quote

Fill out the form below, and a Pikes Peak Security staff member will reach out to learn more about your security needs and to review pricing.

2. Get a Custom Security Plan

When we arrive at your business, our trained security professionals will perform a thorough security audit and work with you on an updated security plan.

3. Feel Confident that Your Business is Protected

When you work with an armed guard from Pikes Peak Security, you know you’re in the best possible hands, so relax and enjoy the benefits of knowing your business is safe and secure.

Armed Guard FAQs

According to Colorado law, an armed guard is someone who carries a firearm and can use physical force to protect a person or property. Armed guards are allowed to carry a lethal weapon, whereas unarmed guards can use pepper spray, batons, or tasers, but even these may require additional licensing.

The cost of armed security can vary widely depending on the guards’ experience and training. Other factors include the size of the venue or business, how many guards are needed, and the risk level for our staff. Experienced armed guards usually cost $50-$100 per hour. For an accurate estimate, please request a quote.

Our guards all have extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, the military, or security, but we also provide over 100 hours of yearly training. We cover topics from first aid and customer service to advanced firearm training.

If you are worried about the safety of your business or frequently deal with valuable merchandise and/or sensitive information, armed security is the best choice. 

If you simply want a security presence to prevent inventory shrinkage and to support your staff, however, an unarmed guard should be sufficient. We are happy to discuss your situation and provide recommendations.

We serve Colorado Springs, Denver, and the surrounding areas, including:

  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Castle Rock
  • Monument

No, we provide event and one-off security services as well as long-term contracts.

Get in Touch Today

Are you ready to hire an armed guard for your next business or event? Contact us today to get started. We’ll discuss your security needs and provide an accurate quote so you know what to expect. Don’t take chances with the safety of your business. Choose the best southern Colorado security company.