Building Security Services, one of the top security companies in NYC, is one of the most respected private security services throughout New York and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Based on over 40 years of experience, we’re a security company that’s known for our fast response, reliability, and trained staff that can accommodate security guards or systems in almost any industry.

We have a proven track record and are the go to provider to provide security guard services for the following:

  • Residential & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Event or crowd control
  • Hotel
  • Warehouse
  • Retail
  • & more

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Serving The New York City Area

At BSS, Joseph Ferdinando and family lead a team of dedicated officers and security guards. They ensure each officer delivers top-tier service, upholding our status as a premier security service provider in NYC.

Reliable protection services from a private security service can be hard to find.

Security guard companies are a dime a dozen, but when disaster strikes, you want a security company that can address your security needs while providing excellent training, having exceptional 24/7 customer service, and a top-notch experience for your business requirements.

Your qualification requirements are our primary concern, and our NY guards are sure to impress.

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Having almost 40 years of hands-on security experience, we have the technology and highly trained personnel to handle any of your business’s security needs. A lot of time and care goes into our hiring process to give you the best protection services and guards for your place of business.

As a standard business practice, we perform background checks and drug testing on all our guards to ensure that they are of high integrity and honesty.

Our company has strict policies and procedures for handling incidents and emergencies, and we ensure that our clients are well-informed and involved in the reporting and escalation process.

We can provide a fast and reliable armed security or unarmed security service in the following neighborhoods:

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While every business is different, we can provide New York business owners security guard solutions or consultations to address any theft or safety concerns at their facility.

We can provide suit and tie guards that will look professional and are within budget, whether it’s for New York event security or any other client.

Our experienced, highly-skilled, respectful, and well-instructed staff of managers and security guards will be able to accommodate your day-to-day security needs with competency, alertness, and attention to detail through their training.

We take pride in our highly-trained staff who have a vast amount of experience and expertise in the industry. We provide continuous training and development to our guards to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest developments and qualified to address any threats in the area.

We make sure that our guards go through a rigorous hiring process to ensure that only the best are hired to provide protection to our clients.

We’ll deal with any issues that arise and contact the appropriate parties if an event were to occur on the job.

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We can also provide your New York company with:

Fire Life Safety Directors

Our certified Fire Life Safety Directors are trained to oversee the safety of your building, ensuring compliance with NYC’s fire safety regulations. They play a pivotal role in emergency preparedness, fire drills, and evacuation procedures.

Fire Prevention Services & Fire Watch

Prevent potential fire hazards with our proactive fire prevention services. In addition, our Fire Watch Security personnel are trained to monitor an area that might be at risk, ensuring the safety of occupants and assets.

Doorman Services & Concierge

Enhance the security and hospitality of your establishment with our professional doorman and concierge services. They not only provide a welcoming presence but also ensure controlled access to your premises.

Unarmed Security

Our highly trained unarmed security officers are skilled in surveillance, access control, and conflict resolution. They provide a reassuring presence, deterring potential threats while ensuring the safety of your establishment.

Security Systems

Equip your business with state-of-the-art security systems. From CCTV surveillance to advanced alarm systems, we offer a range of solutions tailored to you.

Special Events

Ensure the safety of your guests and smooth operation of your events with our specialized services. From crowd control to VIP protection, we’ve got your events covered.

And More

Our solutions are diverse and adaptable. Whether you need patrol services, risk assessment, or consultations, we’re here to cater to your unique requirements.

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Our Reputation

Our reputation in the industry speaks for itself. We have received numerous accolades, amazing client reviews, and industry awards that have established us as a reputable and authoritative security company in New York.

Our clients can attest that we will go above what’s expected of us in every situation to ensure that your company, event, or facility is protected.

Just ask us for references about our services! We will be glad to provide them to you because we have glowing reviews.

We’re one of the highest reviewed in the industry, and our guard services are the among the best.

Contact us today to discuss  how we can help solve your concerns. We’ll get you a 24/7 security guard at your place of business. We can guarantee that.

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Not only should you receive the highest quality security guard services , but it should also be in your budget as well.

We’re happy to serve and accommodate our NY clients no matter the budget. If they’re looking for a temporary or longer-term security guard services with the most competitive rates in New York City, we have your office or property covered and will keep it secure.

BSS can provide you with proper consultations as well to address any concerns you may have before hiring a security guard service.

Whether it’s protection for an event or day/overnight corporate security coverage, we will accommodate your property and staff with an exceptional quality of guard service.

We’re able to serve our clients 24/7 and give a dedicated around-the-clock service with armed or unarmed guards. You can rest assured that if you need us, we’ll be there.


Here’s what a few people had to say about BSS of New York:

  1. “BSS is wonderful. A team more like family been with them for years they are reliable all guards are professional and respectful. I recommend them to anyone. I’m happy to be apart of this team and family BSS.” – Source
  2. “I have heard and known about BSS for years and I just have to say they are OUTSTANDING. They are professional, the hours accommodate any appointments you may have before, after, or on your days off. But that is of course depending I guess. Either way BSS is the go to security company. I’m happy to have become apart of the bss family.BSS has given me the opportunity to continue on the journey I have been on, and I’m happy to have been given this opportunity to further enhance my career.” – Source
  3. “BSS is professional, reliable and gets the job done! Building Security services has exceed my expectations. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to secure their business.” – Source


Below are the certifications we have ourselves as well as what we make sure our staff has to support you.

  1. New York State Security Guard License: This is a mandatory license for all security guards in New York State. It ensures that the guard has undergone the required 8-hour pre-assignment training course at an approved security guard training school.
  2. Fire Safety Director (FSD) Certification: In many buildings, especially high-rises, having a certified Fire Safety Director is mandatory. They are trained to take charge during fire emergencies and oversee the building’s fire safety.
  3. Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (ASMEP) Certification: This is an advanced certification for Fire Safety Directors, ensuring they are trained to handle active shooter and medical emergency situations.
  4. Electronic Security Systems Technician License: This is for security professionals who install, maintain, or service electronic security systems.

Rest assured that we at BSS have the proper certifications to keep you and your building safe.

Contact Our Team At BSS

The safety and security of your New York City building is our utmost priority, always. We are fully insured and also licensed by The New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services.

If you’re in need of a New York City security guard company with true expertise for your specific business, give our team a call today or put your email address and information on the contact us page here any time 24/7.

Also, if you’re someone looking to apply as a security guard, you’ll find more information on how to get your New York State guard license here. NYC security guard training is mandatory for every account whether it’s an armed or unarmed position.

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See why BSS is known for our reliability and results. Please note, we do not provide businesses with bodyguards or bodyguard services. We also do not offer home services to individuals.

Our Manhattan office New York, NY

Building Security Services of New York
231 West 29th Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Sales: (800) 762-0029
Operations: (212) 687-1711


Q: What services does BSS offer in the New York City area?
A: We offer a range of services including guard services, fire life safety director services, fire prevention and fire watch patrols, doorman and concierge services, unarmed personnel, systems integration, corporate offices, and more.

Q: Is BSS a reputable company in the security industry?
A: Yes, with years of experience, BSS has established itself as a leading authority in the industry and is recognized as one of the top security guard companies.

Q: What makes BSS’s fire life safety directors significant?
A: Security Corp’s Fire Life Safety Directors are pivotal in ensuring the safety and protection of facilities. They offer comprehensive services tailored to meet strict standards and are dedicated to the protection of life and property.

Q: How are BSS’s guards trained and certified?
A: BSS’s guards undergo rigorous training and receive their licenses, with certifications from specialized training programs recognized by industry-leading institutions, ensuring a high level of expertise and professionalism.

Q: Who is Joseph Ferdinando, and what is his role at BSS?
A: Joseph Ferdinando is a key figure at BSS who leads a team of dedicated officers and security guards, ensuring each officer delivers top-tier service, upholding the company’s status as a premier service provider.

Joseph Ferdinando is the founder of Building Security Services, a company that provides security solutions to businesses and organizations. He has more than 40 years of experience in the security industry, and he is a recognized expert in the field. Joseph is also a member of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), where he's held position of Director on the Board of Directors in both the New York and new Jersey chapters.