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Advantages of Hiring a Security Guard

Updated: Jan 2

Public places, airports, factories, large get-togethers and small businesses all benefit from security services. There is a lot of security technology out there to help ward off unwanted behavior but the oldest security solutions remain the most beneficial. That is a professional, knowledgeable, experienced and uniformed security force. They are responsive and immediately available to help in concerning situations.


As a small business owner, even well-practiced, it is hard to guarantee that one can prevent thief while engaging in everyday duties to run a business. Hiring a security guard, that is already trained to observe suspicious body language can go a long way to relieving stress and anxiety some small business owners face when dealing with high levels of shrink, theft or vandalism.


Security guards are often trained in first aid and if at client request can be required to be trained for first aid or emergency response preparedness. Security guards hired from the right companies can come prepared for situations that many business owners never anticipate occurring. Take, for example, the wide array of medical emergencies that may occur while security guards are not always prepared for all life saving medical treatments. Security guards can ensure that you and customers feel safe while on your property and that is very important for good service. This can also be provided after hours as well to make sure the building is secure from outside threats.


There are many reasons to motivate you to hire a uniformed security guard for your business or making sure you and your community feel safe and secure, let’s explain other reasons why we should look into hiring today!



Visible Deterrence


Police authority cannot always arrive at a reasonable time as they respond and prioritize emergencies. But that time, say for a small business owner, or any store owner, the crime you are calling on might have already been seen and gone, and all you have left is missing inventory, fear and a report to fill out in hopes you have reliable security footage and photo memory. With a uniformed security force, goals will be to prevent those scenarios from happening in the first place. Just the sign of an authority member, may not always be 100 percent effective to eliminate all incidents, but it can go a long way to prevent compulsive culprits.


The majority of thieves or shoplifters will stray from those actions if they believe that there is a trained guard that will impede their actions. The guards are trained to make sure they are visible around both interior and exterior and will be seen as customers walk onto the promises. This will prevent the temptation of the culprits which is essential to deterring a threat to the business. This will also give you confidence that your hard work, employees, customers, and property are protected.



Crowd Control


Whatever the reason, tourist location, great sales, Black Friday there may be a big need for crowd control. As you prepare the store for events, you won’t have to worry about containing the community as they flood into your store. Uniformed security is able to aid in containing a large population to keep things calm and enforce proper guidelines.


Uniformed security is able to help a large number of customers by directing them properly to key access points, preventing them from restricted or harmful areas or restricting traffic when the need calls for it.


With their authoritative stature, they are able to help form a large population into controlled chaos as you stay busy running the business side of things. One less thing to worry about as the long lines form and the people flood into your business or venue.



Customer Service


One important feature of uniform security services is how they handle situations. As big as preventing theft and assisting customers with questions. With their uniform, they stand out and look like an employee and could be frequently approached with questions. The right security guards should not only be trained in emergency response and security measures but customer service as well. Informed with the current status and layout of your facility.


Security personnel needs and should be ready to answer questions in a respected manner or be ready to point your customers in the right direction.


Uniform security guards generally receive training in first aid, CPR, and defibrillator use to ensure your customers can remain confident that they can be cared for in case of a medical emergency. This provides a huge relief for everyone in the environment.


Umbrella is a necessary service to more than just small businesses. We hire and train experienced guards to serve your community, property, and businesses. Relying on our proficiency can provide you with comfort and a strong feeling that you will never question hiring a uniformed staff member again.


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