Businesses understand that theft and other crimes can occur at any time, construction sites, banks and dispensaries are even larger targets than your average business for criminals. Uniformed security officers can be used to deter crime and maintain security while lending a helping hand to customers and keep the employees feeling safe and secure in their workplace.
Sense of Security
The presence of a security officer can provide peace of mind and a sense of security to employees and customers. A security presence also lets customers know that you are concerned about their safety and willing to take the necessary steps to ensure it.
A strategically placed security officer can have a substantial amount of interaction with clients. Whether the officer is posted at a reception area or a main entrance, he/she may be the first interaction a client or colleague may have with a member of your staff. Hiring professional and personable officers, trained to make eye contact and greet people warmly, communicates that your business is safe and customer-oriented. It also sends a message to would-be criminals that you have someone on site that is vigilant and responsive.
Simply having a security officer on-site is a great deterrent to crime. Criminals will think twice about targeting a business that has uniformed protection. Professional guards are trained to make eye contact, look for and report suspicious activity, and document their observations. A quality security officer will assess a situation, react to security breaches, and notify management or law enforcement as necessary.
There are several determining factors for deciding whether to maintain an armed or unarmed security presence. The type of business operations, the crime rate in the area, and other factors will help you to make the final decision. Armed security officers tend to make higher salaries and are likely to select the security industry as a career. In order to obtain a firearms permit, applicants must have advanced training and personally invest in the proper safety equipment. Armed security officers tend to present a greater deterrent to criminals, who more often than not seek out easy or ‘soft’ targets when sizing up their victims.
Security guards offer a wide variety of benefits for a business. Crime prevention and having your customers and employees feel safe is only the tip of the iceberg. Find out what security can do for your business by visiting our website www.core-ops.com.