If you are a business owner with assets that need to be protected, you may have decided to hire a security guard. There are two ways to go about this. One, you hire one yourself and put them on your payroll as an employee. Two, you hire a private security company like Special Services Tactical to handle the job.
There are pros and cons to both, but the main difference is in the experience and know-how of the person hiring your actual security guard.
If you hire a security guard yourself, you’ll need to run a background check, get references, and put your trust in the person you are hiring. If you don’t have time or resources to do this well, and carefully, then you might end up with an unreliable person handling the protection of your business.
Here are some reasons to hire a security guard:
1. Preventing criminal activity
Security agents serve as a visual deterrent to criminal activity. Even one officer present will significantly cut crime rates and lessen the likelihood of an offender inflicting injury. When security officers discover someone causing disturbance on your property, they can swiftly intercept and stop the offender.
2. Incorporate a sense of increased awareness
At all times, security guards provide an extra set of eyes and ears. Their presence is deliberate and clear in that it allows them to take immediate action in a variety of situations, ranging from de-escalating a crisis to repelling violence. Situational awareness and balance are fostered by security.
Individuals get complacent in the absence of security and miss strange conduct by civilians, employees, and others. Security guides a positive and proactive culture since awareness is a continual effort and people want to do the right thing.
3. Enhance the consumer experience
A security officer’s duty and customer service go hand in hand in many ways. It’s always about the customer when it comes to defending property or a person. It is their responsibility to keep consumers safe, and you will frequently find yourself conversing with clients to inquire about their well-being and how you can assist them. The more attentive you are to your consumers, the better you will be at servicing others around you. As a result, security frequently creates a rapport with clients, greeting them and giving them their first impression of the company.
While security officers’ primary responsibility and service is to protect, they frequently serve as a point of contact for customers. A customer may require assistance with a locked door or to be walked to their car late at night. A consumer may be irritated and talk hastily when reporting an occurrence under difficult conditions. Security is responsible for deciphering what is being communicated and providing support so that people feel safe and secure.
At Special Services Tactical, we take particular care in keeping your business safe by hiring only the most qualified, most trustworthy people to secure your business assets.
Contact us today for a quote on our private security services.