7 Reasons to Hire a Security Guard for Your Business
Hiring an armed security guard from a private security company is one of the best things you can do for your business. We’ll show you why it’s a good idea.
You don’t need an armed security guard. Nothing bad ever happens at your company. It’s a quiet place with happy employees.
Sandy Hook Elementary School was the same way. Right before an armed assailant killed 20 innocent children.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where tragedy can strike anywhere at any time. A well trained, qualified, and experienced security guard from a reputable company will not just keep your company safe, they will also deter against other forms of criminal mischief, both internal and external.
Keep reading for 7 reasons you should hire a security guard from a private firm.
1. Reduction in Liability
If you hire and train your own security team, your business is liable for what they do. This is not a good thing for your business or organization. Giving someone a badge and a gun is a very big deal. You want to make sure that any actions they take will not come back to affect your business or organization.
If you outsource to a private firm, your security guard will be covered by their insurance, not yours. At the end of the day, the company you outsourced to is directly responsible for their employees.
Quick fact – most security companies don’t provide armed services because they don’t/can’t/won’t pay for an experienced and well trained professional that can be trusted with the power it brings. By keeping their cost of personnel down, they in turn can provide lower bids – resulting in a lesser level of service to their clients and partners. Many of the remaining companies that do provide armed services generally underpay the personnel, resulting in underqualified armed guards who lack the training and experience to do their job effectively; which can result in deadly consequences.
2. Save Money
How does spending money transfer into saving money? In this case, we’re talking about training your own security force.
The training can cost you tens of thousands of dollars per person and can take nearly a year, not to mention the cost of employing and insuring your own security team. Then there are raises, promotions, HR concerns, and benefits you need to worry about.
A private security company will provide you with a security guard or team who has had the training, a background check, interviews, past experience, and many other accolades, none of which is on your dime. Speaking of savings, here’s another Quick Fact – all services provided by TSE are generally 100% tax deductible. Additionally; most insurers offer significant discounts for security services enacted at business and other organizations.
3. Increased Flexibility
There will never be scheduling or HR issues. If there is ever a problem or you want to increase or decrease your security personnel, all you need to do is send an email or make a phone call.
If an employee is ill or injured on the job, the company will have a replacement security guard at your business to replace them. You may not even notice.
The right firm for your business will be able to handle all of your needs seamlessly so you don’t have to worry about having enough, too much, or anything else like excessive force or harassment.
4. Increased Customer Service
Have you ever entered a building or seen on a movie where the first person you come into contact with is a security guard? They’re polite, professional, authoritative, and they have excellent customer service skills.
Safety and security as well as customer service is the key increased employee retention and productivity, happy customers and clients, as well as repeat business.
A security guard can assist clients in directing them where to go and escort employees to their vehicle after work, and much more
5. Peace of Mind
As an entrepreneur, business owner, executive, stake holder, etc, the last thing you want to worry about is security. You want to focus on growth and creating the best products and services possible. You want to make your employees and clients happy so that you can retain both. The peace of mind you’ll receive knowing that both your workers and clients are safe while on your property knows no end.
Hiring a recent graduate off the street and paying them $14 an hour may seem like an inexpensive and good idea, but what will they do in the event of an actual crime?
How will they react?
Having a professional team who knows what to do and when is one of the best reasons to outsource your security needs.
What good is having a small army of security cameras if there is no security guard to watch them? Many law enforcement and security professionals are extensively trained to look for signs of criminal activity or how to react preemptively to red flags and stop crime before it happens.
If you want security footage, you should find someone to monitor your business so you use it properly.
However, a professionally trained guard can do so much more than watch security footage.
They can watch and monitor any kind of employee registrations like checking name badges. They can also patrol your grounds as well as open and close your building.
If you need them to do so, they will be the first ones in and the last ones out. Every day. Without fail.
Not all crimes are committed by outside sources. A security team can also monitor your employees to see if there is anything fishy going on.
In the event there has been some form of internal issue, we provide investigative services, assisting you in finding out what happened and who the culprit is.
This is the perfect solution in some cases. Perhaps you lost some sensitive materials. Or you don’t want the local police involved because investors could find out. Or maybe you’re just worried about the public shame you could face. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Our services are confidential and discreet.
7. Our Badge is a Deterrent
Criminals are criminals for a reason. They go after easy targets for quick and easy score; and by their very nature, they don’t follow laws.
One thing that makes any heist riskier and harder is a well trained and experienced professional with a badge and a gun. These are symbols of authority. In a criminal’s mind, they’ll immediately think of prison and the potential consequences of their actions.
Having a security force with obvious as well as hidden cameras will deter most criminals and catch the others with relative ease.
Hiring a Private Security Guard – The Takeaway
Why wait for the worst case scenario to happen? Don’t sell your business short. You deserve the best security in the business. You need a company who has your back and is willing to be flexible and work hard to work well for you. Look no further than Tri State Enforcement for all of your security needs. We provide as much security as you need for as long as you need it. We’re experts who handle not just security, but prevention and investigative services; with offices in several cities throughout Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and other locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Contact us today to find out what we can offer you and your company.