Kids take a life-changing bike ride at Guardian

Friday, January 19 was a very special day for six-year old Liam Connelly and five-year old Liam Trefelner of Pennsylvania.  It was the day they took their first ride on their very own adaptive bikes, custom-built for kids with disabilities. It is part of a Guardian Cares “Power of Purple” initiative by the employees of Guardian Protection Services, Warrendale, Pa., in conjunction with Variety, the … Continue reading Kids take a life-changing bike ride at Guardian

Challenge: Do a Random Act of Kindness For Your Neighbor

With Valentine’s Day, you’re probably planning to do something nice for your family or significant other in February. There’s another holiday in February called International Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Day. What are RAOKs? It’s just what it sounds like: an unprompted nice act, often done anonymously. Do you ever do RAOK for your neighbors? Focusing some kind acts toward the people who live around … Continue reading Challenge: Do a Random Act of Kindness For Your Neighbor

Guardian Gives Back During the Holidays

Guardian is dedicated to giving back all year long, but it becomes a particular focus around the holiday season. November and December are filled with many opportunities for employees to contribute to charitable causes. Many individual departments and branches hold their own charitable giving events, but the corporate office traditionally focuses on three giving opportunities during the holidays. Jeans For Beans– Employees can wear jeans … Continue reading Guardian Gives Back During the Holidays

Help Prevent Crime with Guardian

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, it’s National Crime Prevention Month and so we wanted to discuss the impact home security systems can have on your local community’s rate of crime. If you’re trying to make your home less burglar-friendly, it may have some effects on the whole community. The first thing you should take into consideration when doing your best to prevent crime … Continue reading Help Prevent Crime with Guardian

National Night Out Events Bring Communities Together

Every year on August 1, National Night Out events are held all over the country. The events are hosted to offer a positive space for law enforcement and the community to build relationships and encourage safety.  Neighborhoods host many kinds of community building events. Former Vice President Joe Biden described National Night Out as “… a chance to bring neighborhoods together with the men and … Continue reading National Night Out Events Bring Communities Together

Guardian Gives Back: 9/11 Memorial Chapel Donation

The memorial chapel in the Mahoning County 9/11 Memorial Park in Austintown, Ohio has been considered a sacred place since it was built by volunteers in 2006. Visitors can sit in quiet meditation or prayer. Couples can be married there. But vandals have had a different view and over the last decade, have ripped the chapel door from its hinges four times, used drug paraphernalia … Continue reading Guardian Gives Back: 9/11 Memorial Chapel Donation

How to Find Local Crime Stats

If you’re considering moving to a new place or just want to assess the safety of your neighborhood, local crime stats can be helpful for your decision making. How do you find accurate stats for where you live? It doesn’t hurt to call your local police department to inquire about local crime, but you can also start with some internet resources. Here are some of … Continue reading How to Find Local Crime Stats

Won’t you Be My Neighbor Day

Do you remember the children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood? His theme song featured the phrase “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and he taught children about being good neighbors. On Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, his legacy of kindness is honored by children and adults alike. Fred Rogers is quoted as saying “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be … Continue reading Won’t you Be My Neighbor Day

The Block Party Is The Most Important Event Of The Year

Is your local community having a block party this summer? If not, you might want to consider suggesting one! You might think it seems like a bother to get so many different people gathered together for a silly party, but actually, a summer block party can help boost the security of your whole community. That’s one important get-together. Why is it important to get to … Continue reading The Block Party Is The Most Important Event Of The Year

National Night Out Events 2016

Have you heard about National Night Out? Whether you realize it or not, your neighborhood is your first line of defense when it comes to your home’s security. National Night Out is an annual event aims to build communities in neighborhoods to promote safety and understanding. In many cases these events are hosted by police departments and are a great resource for your community. Building … Continue reading National Night Out Events 2016