After our company headquarters was robbed for the fifth time, I decided we needed to do a little better at bolstering security. Instead of relying on a few measly cameras and a security guard that was distracted most of the time, we installed a state-of-the-art security system and focused on eliminating inherent security threats. It took a lot of work, but after a few weeks we could tell that our efforts were really helping. We were able to thwart a potential robbery, which made me feel better about the investment. Check out this blog for more ideas on improving your business security.
Even unarmed security guards will customarily carry one or two pairs of handcuffs so that they can detain suspects if necessary. A suspect detained with handcuffs will be easier for you to control as you wait for the police to arrive. As a security guard, you should always be thinking about additional means that you can use to subdue suspects, and carrying a few zip ties is a good idea. Keeping some zip ties on your security belt while you're on patrol gives you a different tool for detaining those who may be combative or attempting to flee. Here are some benefits of carrying zip ties.
They're Ideal For Larger Suspects
There are plenty of people whose wrists are simply too big for conventional handcuffs, or whose size makes it difficult to place their hands together behind their back to be cuffed. Should you encounter such an individual on one of your security patrols, you may be unable to cuff him or her — and you never want to have an uncuffed suspect standing around, especially if he or she has shown signs of being combative. Zip ties are larger, and you can easily string a couple together if you really need to, allowing you to control a bigger suspect quickly and easily.
Many security officers love the idea of adding more tools to their person before a shift, but you have to do so moderately. Should you carry too much, you'll lose the speed and dexterity that security guards frequently need when chasing suspects or perhaps even physically struggling with them. A big advantage of zip ties is that they weigh very little. You can loop several of them to your belt without feeling weighed down in the slightest way. Because you can carry several of them due to their lightweight nature, it's also handy if you need to detain more suspects than you have handcuffs for.
They Can Be Disposable
You don't want to worry about preserving zip ties when you work in security. Because you typically cut them off a suspect at the end of an investigation, many security professionals refer to zip ties as "disposable handcuffs." Security-grade handcuffs can be expensive, and if you're wrestling with a suspect or you trip and fall while chasing someone, you may lose your cuffs without realizing it. Should you lose even a couple zip ties, you won't worry about the expense.
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9 April 2018