If you thought security guards were just for celebrities and VIP’s then you might want to think again. Whether you’re planning a large event or have your own business, then you too need a security guard to look after you, the people around you, and your property. In these troubled times, investing money in event security will give you peace of mind and you can’t really put a price on that. Alternatively hiring security services for your business will in the long run save you money lost in shoplifting and burglaries. There are other benefits to be had too, so let’s dive right in and take a look.
Multi tasked security
Today’s security guards are often trained in concierge too, which means you can rely on them to not only meet and greet visitors, accept packages, and direct people to where they need to go, but they also act as a pair of eyes that are actively seeking out signs of suspicious activity. Knowing you have security in place also allows you to get on with what you do best and that’s running your business.
Theft takes a nose dive
The mere presence of a uniformed guard is often enough to deter potential thieves and trouble makers and send them to somewhere where the pickings are easier. Both your staff and customers will feel safer knowing that security is in place, and it’s reassuring for them to know that you care abut them.
Aided by security cameras, a trained security guard can stop trouble almost before it starts and is able to take any witness statements and collect evidence in the event that a crime has been committed.
Benefits of event security
One of the main benefits of using security guards for your event is that it lends a stabilising presence. They’re handy people to have around when a neighbourhood gathering turns ugly, and if you’re hosting a concert they can manage the front door. Security guards are a necessity for large events and are part of an agreement if alcohol is being served. You can also request that security guards dress in plain clothes if you don’t want them to be drawn to the attention of your guests. They can blend in seamlessly and no-one need notice they are there.
Monitor the guest list
It’s not uncommon for gatecrashers to turn up uninvited to a party and rather than deal with this yourself, a security guard can check names off on a list and politely ask anyone not on the list to leave. At bigger events, crowds can easily get out of control and be hard to handle, but thankfully a trained security guard will know just how to diffuse a situation, spot signs of suspicious activity, and act on his instincts when required. Guards can keep the peace, check for weapons and alcohol, deter theft and crime, put pay to rowdy behaviour, and most importantly, keep your guests safe.
A security guard can give you peace of mind and ensure that all you have to do is enjoy yourself whether it be at a wedding, charity function, concert, corporate event, party, or day to day living. Call MA Security Guards on 03 9339 3500 for professional modern security services throughout Australia.