About Aegis Protective Services
Aegis Protective Services is a complete security solutions provider headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. We provide a wide array of services including Security Guard Services, Patrol Services, as well as installation and maintenance of all types of Electronic Security Systems. Aegis was founded in 1993 and is still family owned today. We have grown steadily over the past twenty plus years as a direct result of our reputation as a competent, honest, and knowledgeable security partner.
Our unique offering of security personnel and electronic security solutions is unparalleled in the industry. We simplify and streamline the security operations for our customers by providing them a single source for all of their security needs. We remain committed to the core values and dedication to customer service that has been our foundation since our inception since 1993.
Our four core values:
Diligence: We provide well-trained personnel and are committed to the continuing education of staff, including regular meetings and quality-control examinations.
Integrity: We have open disclosure to clients regarding all security situations and honest communication regarding our operations.
Continuity: We are an owner-operated enterprise that is flexible in responding to client’s needs and has constancy in relationship with the client.
Expertise: We will be a strategic partner in attaining security objectives and provide peace of mind to clients on any security concerns.
As with so much of Greek (and later, Roman) mythology, the origin, description and ownership of the ‘Aegis” is shrouded in mystery. The word comes from the Greek word meaning goatskin, and indeed was a goatskin Athene (or Athena) wore around her shoulders as armor. However, in the Aeneid, the aegis was described by Virgil as a snakeskin which “Athene wears in her angry moods—a fearsome thing with a surface of gold like scaly snake-skin.”
While often associated with Athena it was also often portrayed as the shield of Zeus. It’s believed the transition into shield came through folk-etymology, from people familiar with draping an animal skin over the left arm as a shield.
Whatever the origins, in modern terminology the word aegis has become synonymous with “protection”. According to Wikipedia, “The modern concept of doing something “under someone’s aegis” means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable, or benevolent source.”
The United States Navy has adopted the name for its super-sophisticated fleet defense system. Aegis class Cruisers and Destroyers are equipped with the latest Radar and Sonar systems to detect threats in the air, on the surface of the ocean, and under the ocean. In addition, their weapons systems are deadly to threats or attacks from any source.
And so, it seemed fitting that we adopt the name to describe our company and the services we provide.