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Upcoming Classes:


Armed & Unarmed Security Guard Training:

*May 16th & 18th



Handgun Carry Class:

*April 13th

*May 4th

*June 15th


Welcome To Solid Ground Security

Voted Maryville & Blount County's Best Security Company


Is Your Business Secure?

Solid Ground Security Specialties is a multifaceted security firm located in Maryville. SGSS is dedicated to having the industry's top instructors and employees and was established in 2012 by the owner, Jason Barham, who has over 20 years of law enforcement and security experience. SGSS was built on three unwavering core values: Integrity, Dependability, and Sound Judgment.


Whether you are a business or individual, safety and security should be the number one priority and responsibility. SGSS was formed to help individuals, businesses, and places of worship take a proactive approach as opposed to a reactive one to crime prevention.


SGSS is fortunate to have instructors as well as an advisory board with a combined total of well over 100 years of law enforcement and security experience. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge with industry standards and technology to provide our clients with the highest level of security services by protecting what they value most.




    • Security Guard Services

    • Security Guard Certification Training/ Recertification

    • Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Course

    • Church Security Training

    • Custom Home Defense & Emergency Response Plans



Our Mission

Integrity - Adhering to moral and ethical principles at all times.

Professionalism - Taking pride in our actions, duties, training, and appearance.

Commitment - Striving for excellence, accountability and effectiveness in our performance.

Did you know...

  • In 2017, there were an estimated 7.7 million property crime offenses in the nation which resulted in losses estimated at $15.3 billion.
  • An estimated 1.25 million violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2017. Aggravated assaults accounted for 65%, Robbery offenses 25.6%; Rape 8.0%; and Murder 1.4%.