Know when and where to increase security

The world is becoming a dangerous place. In a single day, there are multiple crimes committed across cities in South Africa. These crimes can range from theft to vandalism to murder. Whether you are a local retail store, warehouse or commercial building, all business must take the security of their location seriously. Many business owners see the positive impact security guards have on their business and opt to hire private security companies like ours to provide ongoing security guard services. In other cases, security is added off and on based on fluctuating need. Business owners frequently have difficulty determining when they should add extra security.

WHEN IT IS IMPORTANT TO INCREASE SECURITY

The need for added security isn’t always obvious.  Sometimes a business may think their current security is fine only to discover too late that they needed more. So when should you consider beefing up your security team?

DURING HIGH PROFILE EVENTS

Any high profile event opens you up to numerous security concerns. From something as simple as crowd control to something as serious as preventing a terrorist attack, the more people at an event, the higher risk for something to go wrong.  Including event security guards in addition to your event staff is a good way to keep the situation under control and ensure that everyone involved remains safe.

AT LARGE PARTIES AND EVENTS

You don’t have to be at an event of 50,000 to be unsafe.  Problems can arise at any party or private event.  Even a larger sized wedding can end in chaos if the right security measures are not followed.  Whenever you are planning a large party or event for either business or your family, considering hiring a trusted security team to keep guests under control so everyone can have fun without fear of an unexpected issue.

WHEN TROUBLE IS EXPECTED

There are times when you only know that trouble is brewing.  Maybe you have a construction site, and you have heard about other locations nearby that have been vandalized.  You could be managing a commercial building that has noticed increased panhandling outside your building.  These are all good times to consider increasing security. There are several things the can be done to protect a construction site.   Contracting with a security firm offeringconstruction security guards is one of them.  In the case of a commercial building, contracting with a private security firm providing building security guards is the best option.

DURING UNUSUAL SECURITY CIRCUMSTANCES

Unusual circumstances can mean a lot of things: maybe your business is expecting a costly delivery; your warehouse contains a special delivery of inventory that is more expensive than your typical stock; you expect an influx of customers during a big sale; etc.  Any circumstance that increases your risk of theft or attack should alert you to the need for added protection.  In cases involving valuable inventory you may want to consider armed security service.

WHEN LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY ARE INVOLVED

It’s Black Friday, and you suddenly have an influx of cash in your sales drawers or the person in charge of taking deposits is leaving the premises; these are all reasons to hire an extra security guard to oversee the process.

THE BENEFITS OF INCREASING SECURITY

Increasing your security detail can offer a lot of advantages to both you and your business. Here are a few to consider:

•    A security detail provides you and your customers a sense of safety and security

•    Security guards prevent crime

•    Hiring a security company can protect you from lawsuits.

•    Professional security guards are trained to notice signs of criminal activity that many business owners may ignore.

Not sure if you need to increase guard services?  To figure out how much security you need, contact your local private security service company.  Many security companies will assist you with determining when you will need security and how much presence is require.

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