Do Your Business Premises Require Security Guards?

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There are a number of benefits to having security guards on your premises. This article will touch on just a few of the many benefits. If you're seriously considering hiring security personnel for your business, then you ensure you do your due diligence so that you can find the right team for your security requirements. Anyway, let's take a look at some reasons why it might be a good idea to have security guards on your premises:-

They deter criminal activity
This is perhaps the primary reason to hire security guards. Their very presence is a deterrent for the criminal-minded who are scouring industrial estates looking for any kind of weakness in security. Security guards - coupled with CCTV - are a steel wall in front of your business premises.

They can record any unusual activity
If there are people loitering around the industrial estate, security guards are your "boots on the ground" to report such activity. They are there looking for anything unusual - maybe a circling around the estate several times a day, a van parked across from your business, that kind of thing. And here's the real advantage: criminals know this. They know that it's very hard to make themselves anonymous when people are already on the lookout for unusual activity - so they're reluctant to go near businesses with security guards.

They provide customer service
Being a security guard is not just about being predisposed to suspicion. Guards are there to welcome workers, customers and other visitors. Warm and friendly security guards provide an excellent first impression to everyone entering your premises.

They keep out loiterers
Securing your premises isn't just about protecting your wares from being stolen, but about keeping out loiterers. For example, your car park might look like nothing special to you...but to other people, it's a mini skate park. The last thing you need is to find broken beer bottles cigarette butts strewn over your car park, and even graffiti tags all over your walls. Security guards will prevent this kind of loitering from happening in the first place.

They are there to deal with any physical aggression
Fights are rare, but they can happen in the workplace. Your security team are already there to help deal with such incidences, even if the police are called out. Their proximity can ensure a small problems stays small rather than escalating.

These are just some reasons as to why hiring security guards for your business premises can be a good move. However, where should you start looking for such a service? Here are some things to look for in a company offering security services:-
  • they must be dedicated to security services (i.e. professionals)
  • they must have good interpersonal skills, so they can give a good impression when greeting your workers and visitors
  • they should be experienced, and have testimonials from previous customers you can peruse
  • ideally, they should be local. They have a good feeling for the local threats to businesses.

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