If you don’t already have a security guard presence at your place of business, and can relate to any of the following six indicators, then it might be time to have a conversation with a professional security firm to arrange for a guard(s) to be stationed at your premises:
- Your place of business frequently experiences safety issues
Safety issues come in many shapes and sizes, but ultimately, they are anything that can threaten the safety of employees, customers or the building itself, and if you’ve spotted them happening regularly, it could mean that your business is vulnerable and needs to be better protected.
Maybe you’ve recently had a spate of in-store theft, a fight has broken out on the premises or the building has been vandalized in some way. Whatever the issue, a security guard presence could put an end to it and prevent it from happening again in the future.
- Your business has a lot of foot traffic
A lot of foot traffic may indicate that your business or other such facility is doing well, but it can also present a huge security risk if not closely monitored. A security guard stationed at the entrance can check IDs of everyone coming in, make notes of names and contact numbers and restrict entry where appropriate.
- Record keeping isn’t at its best
If anyone should be involved in an accident or other such incident on your business premises, having a detailed record of day-to-day functioning can help you avoid potential liability issues, or even prevent a crime. Often, the task of maintaining such records – which can include information about suspicious employee behavior, a broken lock or damaged equipment – falls to security guards, and by having at least one in place every day, you can make sure they’re kept as up-to-date as possible.
- Employees are working late
It’s a simple fact that a good deal of crime occurs after the hours of darkness, and if you frequently run night shifts or have employees who work overtime past their regular hours, then you should be helping to protect them by hiring a security guard. Giving them peace of mind, they’ll be able to safely leave the premises at the end of their shift, and criminals will be deterred from targeting your business due to an apparent lack of security presence.
- You’ve needed an emergency response on more than one occasion
Not all emergency situations require a response from the police, but if you don’t have a security guard to help manage smaller emergencies, you’ll likely have to call the police, and while this can be helpful, it can also be incredibly disruptive. Not only that, but the police aren’t always able to make it to you quickly, and as a result, a criminal may flee the scene or more harm may come to an individual (or individuals) involved. Hire a security guard, and have someone on site, all day every day, to deal swiftly and appropriately with any emergency.
More often than not, security guards prove their worth pretty quickly, and investing in hiring at least one for your business, is going to give you a great return on your money, in more ways than one.
Give your customers, employees and anyone else involved in your business the peace of mind they deserve, by hiring fully trained and experienced security guards to watch over them and keep them safe while on the premises.