Vista Security Group is a New York State Department of State licensed Private Investigation Agency, headquartered in Amherst, New York, and licensed to operate throughout New York State. VSG was founded on July 1st, 2021 with a merger of two of the areas long time, elite security companies, Buffalo Protection & Investigation, founded 2002, and Amherst Security Professionals, founded 2007. VSG provides high-quality, reliable, and both mission and cost-effective security services to clients throughout the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Every Security Guard or security service we provide is custom-tailored to fit within our client's security plan.


  • The VSG team possesses decades of in-depth and diverse security management experience both as security services providers and as managers of security organizations within large, multi-national corporations, and has held senior law enforcement positions at the local and Federal levels, including the Amherst Police Department, Buffalo Police, the United States Secret Service, and Department of Homeland Security. We are current and former members of several security trade organizations, including the International Security Manager’s Association (ISMA), ASIS, and Infraguard, and possess security-related academic degrees, and have held security-industry qualifying designations, including the CPP, PSP, PCI and CFE. This experience uniquely qualifies VSG to provide your organization not only with best-in-class security services with an eye on outstanding service and responsiveness, but also security planning expertise to most efficiently mitigate internal and external security risk.


    We believe that in order to provide a truly superior service we must get to know our clients and tailor our service to their specific needs. We accomplish this by sitting down with a perspective client and completing a comprehensive security assessment. We take into account your immediate concerns and we create a security solution that meet not only your expectations but also address issues they may not have been aware of. This is an essential component to thoroughly addressing all of your security needs.

    By working with our clients on their individual security needs we avoid the standard "cookie cutter" approach other, larger agencies take towards providing security services because our goal is to put you in control of your security, we are merely here to support you in your journey towards a more safe and secure environment.


    As a service industry company our people make us who we are. We strive not only to provide the best qualified Security Officers, but also the best fit for your specific needs. Each guard we hire goes through an extensive screening and hiring process which adheres to The New York State Security Guard Act protocols (fingerprint background check, 8 hour pre-assignment training and 16 hour on the job training course). Vista Security Group goes above and beyond these state requirements and conduct our own independent background screening along with a fifty (50) state sex offender registry check, a two-step interview process, drug testing (NYS DOT screening for nine substances) and a name to social security number match check.

    In addition to the state mandated training our Security Officers are offered many other courses, specific to the job they will be working. Some of these training courses include, but not limited to: De-Escalation Tactics for Security Officers (Vista Security Group development program taught by NYS certified MS Licensed Mental Health Counselors), CPR/AED Training and Report Writing Skills. One of the biggest complaints we hear about other agencies fail to maintain consistency in guards. We spend the time to carefully place the right person for the right job and train them appropriately and thus eliminating the "revolving door effect".