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5 Advantages of Hiring a Security Guard to Protect Your Business

advantages to hiring a security guard for business

Hiring a professional security guard is one of the most important safety and security measures you can take to protect your business.

For your business to run as smoothly as possible, your employees and customers need to feel safe, and you need to feel that the business at large is safe from internal and external threats. A well-trained security guard can not only protect your business from threats but also improve your business operations, among other benefits. 

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Security Guard?

1. Deter Criminals from Your Business

Having a security guard in your business can deter criminals from attacking your premises, just like having cameras around. People with malicious intent may think twice about robbing a business that has cameras or an armed guard in uniform, knowing they can easily be identified and caught.

In addition, criminals often check the premises they intend to attack for security loopholes they can use. Security guards are trained to identify suspicious behavior, and they can identify potential criminals who are casing your business premises.

2.  Quick Response to Any Threats Posed to Your Business

Security guards undergo different levels of training in crime response. In the event of an attack on your business, your security guard is in a position to execute a prompt response to the attack and apprehend the criminals and file an incident report.

During an attack, police response may take several minutes before they arrive on the scene. Yet sometimes all it takes is a split second to save a life. Having a trained security guard in your business eliminates the wait time for police response, as your security guard can mitigate the situation before help arrives.

3. Create a Sense of Safety for Employees and Customers

Lucrative businesses are a significant target for criminals. This creates a sense of unease among employees and customers who deal with the business. A good example, in this case, is a bank ATM lobby. Criminals may target people walking into ATM lobbies, knowing they're carrying cash. This is why ATM lobbies have security guards, helping people feel more at ease walking in and out.

Similarly, having a security guard protecting your business premises will help your employees and customers feel safe from external attackers. The presence of a security guard subconsciously communicates a sense of safety within the premises, knowing any potential issues can be spotted and neutralized.

4. Conduct Surveillance Within and Around the Business

Business property can be subject to theft and pilferage from external actors and employees. Statistics show that 30% of business failure is caused by employee theft.

Having trained security guards in your business can help ensure that no one from within the premises leaves with business property, and help prevent unauthorized access to the business premises.

5. Enhance Customer Experience and Improve Service Delivery

Professional security guards are trained in communication and customer service because they are a safe contact point for customers who come to your business. Some of your customers are bound to engage with your security guard at some point. Having a trained security guard interact with customers in a professional and friendly manner can improve customer experience and boost service delivery in your business.

The security of your business and everyone in it is crucial to the success of your business. Hiring trained security guards from a reputable company will help you achieve just that.

The Nascence Group provides support and security services to help businesses run their operations and grow. Our security guards are professionally trained to provide your business with maximum security, so you can spend more time running your business and less worrying about safety. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started.

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