Not every business starts out by thinking that they will have a need for security guard services. However, it is common for business owners to reach certain points in their operation when it becomes clear that extra security and surveillance are needed to aptly protect the property. If you have yet to hire extra security to watch over your business property, it is wise to get familiar with the signs that it is time to make a change. Here is a look at some of the signs that you should consider bringing in third-party assistance to keep your business secure.
There have been a high number of incidents in the area.
Even though your business specifically has not been targeted, there have been a lot of incidents in the area with surrounding businesses or residences. For example, maybe there have been a string of vehicle break-ins in the neighboring business's parking lot or maybe there have been a few personal attacks of robbery reported in surrounding parking lots. If you know that incidents related to crime have gone up in the area where your business is located, it is definitely a good sign that it is time to consider security guard services that can help.
Something has changed about your business that makes it more attractive to thieves.
It is not uncommon for certain changes about a business to garner more attention from people who may have illicit activity in mind. For example, if you have just started stocking inventory of a high-end product that is prone to theft, this one change could very well make you more vulnerable to theft because more people will be looking to get valuable items. It can be difficult to recoginze a business change that can bring unwanted attention from criminals, but consulting with a security service can help you understand if there are heightened risks due to a change the business has just undergone.
Employees have complained that they do not feel safe on the premises.
Perhaps you have been receiving reports that employees have been followed across the parking lot. Maybe an employee has reported suspicious persons hanging around the building. The employees who are on the ground floor of your operation on a daily basis may actually recognize threats before you ever do. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to any reports you receive and consider making some changes that could deter further issues.
When I started making moves to create a safer home, I wasn't sure what I was up against. I knew that my home wasn't entirely safe because of some threats we had had to the area. I started thinking about what the biggest threats were to our home, considering everything from the type of burglaries that typically occured in our areas to the kinds of threats our home was most vulnerable to, and it became apparent to me that I needed to do a little more digging. I realized that I needed to talk to local law enforcement, so that's what I did. They gave me great tips for how to prevent accidents, and I've included that advice on this security blog.