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The Benefits of Using a Security Guard at Your Business
If you run a small business and you have customers visiting regularly, or you have a site that is fairly large and that has a lot of equipment on it, then you may want to have a security guard take care of your business. The security guard will keep an eye on things when you are not around, and will make sure that members of the public behave themselves.
There are several benefits to having a security guard. Firstly, they could actually help to reduce your insurance premiums, because they will be there to take care of the business, and will act as a deterrent against theft or vandalism.
If you run a shop, then they will stop theft of stock. If you run a bar, nightclub or other facility that has people coming to spend their leisure time, then having a security guard will help to ensure that you don’t have to worry about patrons causing trouble. Your customers will feel safer, and the environment will be better. The presence of security guards can be particularly helpful for women, older men, and others who may feel unsafe late at night.
Security guards help to make your business look safer and more established. Perception is everything in the world of business, and simply by taking some steps to bring someone in to take care of your property you will create the impression that you care about your customers (and you do, don’t you?) and that you care about your business and have the resources to employ extra staff.
Security guards are not just people in a uniform that know how to fight. Professional security guards have a lot of experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation. They are good at observing things and they are good at keeping track of what is going on. They can act as a witness if a crime is committed, and they offer peace of mind to you as a business owner.
If you do not have a security guard on a large site, then there is the risk that you could end up with your property becoming a place for youths to hang out at night. People may squat, use drugs, or vandalise the site. If anyone gets hurt while trespassing there may be circumstances under which you are liable. Having a security guard to chase people away reduces your liability.
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