Security Guards should be regarded as pivotal members of staff as they offer a very important services that in essence separates serious shoppers and time wasters and thieves.
We have all grown accustomed to CCTV cameras watching over our every move that provides company with detailed footage of how employees and customers are behaving, which is ideal to monitor the latest layouts of stores and to monitor suspicious activity. Not only does CCTV coverage offer a company extra safety for employees and added protection for your stock, but also benefits your insurances. With that being said however, there is always a need for eyes on the ground monitoring the behaviour of suspicious customers.
It is all very well me saying that you need security guard services as it is you, the retail store manager that needs to address a few questions; Firstly. “Do you need to contract security guard services?” and “what would be the benefit of the added security?”. The defining question will be after the initial need is “what is the return on investment?”. All of the questions can be justifiably answered by a manned guarding company who will have facts and figures for particular industries.Alternatively, if you have a hunch that security services would help that companies development, then a security consultant can be brought in and in the space of a few hours, he or she can access a companies security requirements.
It is a given that depending on the sector you’re in, the security requirements may vary. For example, if your factory consists of expensive goods or even dangerous chemicals such as gas canisters then it could be a target for theft or arsine respectively. By having an immediate presence on site, this risk will be non-existent.
Smaller outlets will not of course require manned guarding as it would not be cost effective and would not necessarily be required as the risk would be relatively low. Stores or outlets would be rated and ranked for relative low risk, those with medium-to-high risk would require a more extensive security solution, to aid their business and the insurance policy.
Retail, construction and the transport industry would benefit from having a manned guarding service as they all have a high a high risk due to the potential losses if crime was to be committed.
Unitl any investment is made, it may be worth introducing a security based philosophy to the current staff. With heightened sense of responsibility, an employee should take it upon themselves to interact with dodgy acting customers.