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.
When a company hires a security guard or service, they know that they will receive a visible security presence that will help deter crime and conflict. But what else do you get when you have a security officer on your site? Here are a few less obvious, but similarly important, ways a security guard serves the company.
1. Managing Different Emergencies
Security staff are trained to assist or even take charge in a variety of emergency situations. This may include an accident on your property, a health emergency (customers or employees), and even a natural disaster. Because they have experience and training in responding calmly and decisively, security guards are helpful to both management and employees in an emergency situation.
2. Overseeing Security Features
Your company likely has a variety of other security measures in place. A live security guard will help manage these to ensure they work correctly and you get the information needed to make decisions. They check locks, alarms, fences, and access control systems while on patrol. They may monitor cameras and record data. And they can monitor computerized security to report any problems.
3. Greeting the Public
Many companies have security personnel at entrance and exit points, where they serve as gatekeepers and even receptionists. Security personnel at the front gate or desk are friendly, helpful, and professional. But they also provide a serious and safe presence — matched by a security-based mindset doing duties — that can't be matched by many receptionists.
4. Crowd Control
Does your business occasionally have a need for traffic direction or crowd control? It could be your annual holiday sale, a big recruiting drive, or even company-wide meetings. Whatever brings a large number of people to the store, office, or parking lot at once, security staff can ensure there are few problems. They're trained in directing both foot and car traffic as well as preventing crowds from overwhelming the business or becoming agitated.
5. Administrative Assistance
A security professional on your team helps the company improve its future plans. They may point out potential security issues in upcoming plans, such as expansions or big sales, or stay abreast of changes in the security industry that can help the employer. They can perform background checks and improve internal procedures for security or safety. They may also advise safety committees, renovation teams, or even holiday party planning committees.
Could your company use assistance in any of these areas? If so, start by learning more about what a security guard can offer you. Make an appointment today to tour your business with a security professional.Share
19 March 2021