Why Your Property Might Need Security Guards
If you run or help manage a business, you might often stop to think: “do I really need a security guard service?”
After all, you might not have experienced any recent security issues, which is no doubt a blessing. So, what reason do you have to hire a security company for your business?
Your business is fine. Right? … Right?
While it may seem like an unnecessary expense at first, the truth is that hiring security guards for your business is one of the best investments you can make.
Whether you are a property manager, president of an association, business owner, or an event’s coordinator, you’ll come to find that security done right can give you returns on your investments that you may not have considered before.
Here are 5 of the top (and even surprising) reasons why you might want to seriously consider hiring security guard services for your residential property, commercial property, or for your future corporate events.
This article is brought to you by Denson Protective Services, Corp.
#5. Criminals know you are vulnerable
Contrary to popular belief, criminals do not always commit crimes in the spur of the moment—and burglars and violent perpetrators are no exception.
They wait. They watch. They gather information and plan. And then they strike.
One of the key things criminals look for when determining their next “hit” is whether or not there are any security systems in place.
Do you have security cameras? Do they know if anyone is actively monitoring these security cameras? Do you have security officers? How easy would it be for them to get in and get out after stealing what they want from you?
Not having security guards patrolling your property makes you an easy target. Because whenever given a choice between a business that doesn’t have security and a business that does, which of the two do you think the criminal will choose?
What will you do if (or when) that happens?
#4. Better Customer Service
With a friendly security officer that takes customer’s experience—and the protection—of your business seriously, you can quickly gain a valuable asset you didn’t know you needed.
Customers, clients, event attendees, shareholders, other patrons, and even employees will remember a good guard. This is because security officers make walking into the building a pleasure, but also gives them a sense that they’re in the right place for the business they’ve come to conduct.
A friendly and secure business is a professional business.
And no one wants to walk onto a property they feel is unwelcoming or unsafe. This is especially true when there’s a competitor in the area that offers them the warm ambiance and protection they’re looking for in a business that’s actively protected by security guards.
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#3. Increased Safety for Everyone
You, your staff, and your customers will always be in a more vulnerable position than a location that does have security.
Crafty criminals will always take the easy way out whenever it is possible. And by not having a security guard service you are making yourself an easy target for those who wish to do you, your staff, your customers, or your property harm.
Having a security guard service deters crime which increases safety for you and everyone around you. Additionally, hiring security officers ensures that you have a trained professional available to control concerns quickly while you await police response.
This brings us to our next point…
#2. Reduced Response Times
Quick question: when is the best time to stop a crime?
- After it’s already been committed, and the suspect has run away? Or,
- While it’s in progress, and you still have a chance?
Without question, most savvy business owners would respond that answer is B—and here at Denson Protective Services, we’d say those business owners are right.
In a situation like this, by the time you called the police the crime would have already happened, and the suspect could be well on their way to making a successful escape.
Also, there’s no telling how quickly they’d even be able to get to your emergency. It could be five minutes, it could be thirty, and it could be three hours. Either way, a security officer who is present at the time the crime is happening would be able to respond a lot faster than police officers. This is primarily because officers need time to respond to other calls before driving to your location.
Having a security guard in place not only deters crime from happening in the first place, but it also helps to thwart a crime while it is still in progress.
#1. You Never Know
If you have been fortunate enough to have not experienced a security incident recently, you should consider yourself lucky. However, luck is never guaranteed, and lack of preparedness is a recipe for a disaster for all the reasons listed above (and more).
Reading this article is a great starting point to avoiding these mistakes and becoming one of these victimized businesses.
If you’re ready to protect yourself and your company from that kind of future, contact Denson Protective Services, Corp. now to see what we can do to help protect you and your company!
Phone: (305) 651-1727
Author: Jessica Gervais for Denson Protective Services, Corp.