Security Guards Are Not Just for Celebrities

Security Guards Are Not Just for Celebrities

Need Security? 3 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Security Company For Your Business

by Deann Collins

You've invested a lot of time and money into your business, so you want to make sure it's well-protected. One way to do that is by hiring a private security company to secure your location. Private security guards can protect your business by being a constant presence on your property. Criminals are less likely to target your business if they know you have professional security guards on the premises. When choosing a security company, you'll want to ask the right questions. These questions will ensure that you receive the best protection for your business. Here are three questions you'll want to ask.

What Level of Service Will They Provide?

When it comes to securing your property, there are two different types of services a security company will provide. Those services are to either observe and report, or to actively engage in the incident. If the security guards are going to observe and report, that means that they will observe and incident and then provide a report after the fact. If they're going to actively engage in the incident, the security guards are going to actively work to stop an event from happening on your premises. It will be up to you to decide whether you want active attempts to stop the event, or if you merely want a detailed report of the incident.

Do They Have the Proper Training?

If you've decided that you want the security guards to actively engage, you'll need to make sure that they have the proper training. This should include training on all equipment that they will be using while on duty – including batons, Tasers or pepper spray. If you'll be employing armed guards, you'll also need to ensure that they have the appropriate firearms permits for weapons carry. Failure to ensure proper training could leave you liable to incidences that occur on your property involving security.

What Other Security Options Would They Recommend?

In addition to hiring security guards for your premises, there may be other ways to secure your business assets. Ask your security company for any suggestions or recommendations that they might have that would help secure your business. For maximum protection, ask the security company to do a walk-through inspection of your worksite to identify any potential security risks.

If you own a business, you want to make sure that your investment is well-protected. That's where a security company comes in. Security guards will ensure that your business--including your equipment, employees and customers--are protected. Contact security companies in your area to learn more.


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Security Guards Are Not Just for Celebrities

I had always thought that security guards were only needed by the rich and famous. I never expected to have to hire one for my family until our home was broken into one night. Immediately after the break-in, my children were terrified to go to sleep at night. We found a good security system that couldn't be installed until a few days later. After two sleepless nights, I decided to look into hiring a security guard to stay awake at our home for one night, so I could finally get some rest. I couldn't believe how affordable it was to have a guard at my home for a few hours during the night, and we all got great sleep knowing were safe. I hope I help others who have suffered from home break-ins. A security guard can help you feel secure when waiting for your security system to be installed.