You might think that as a small business you don’t have the funds to employ the services of a security guard and when cash flow is tight this is understandable. That said, small businesses are some of the most popular targets for criminals because of their lack of protection. While a larger company might be able to financially swallow such a loss, you have to ask yourself could you?
With this in mind, lets take a look at 4 of the main benefits of hiring the services of a security guard.
A security guard is a great deterrent
Most petty burglars are opportunistic in nature and tend to strike when they sense that the moment is right. This generally means when a window or door has been left open, a door has been left ajar and/or there is no security presence. Conversely, if a criminal witnesses a security presence, then there’s a strong chance that they’ll move on to the next available premises with easy pickings. Obviously for more organised crime, or someone intent on pilfering from you, then the presence of a security guard isn’t likely to act as a deterrent, but in nine cases out of ten, that’s exactly what it does.
All round peace-of mind
As a business owner, knowing that there’s someone watching over your premises when you’re not there is only going to give you peace-of-mind. It also tells your staff that you take their security seriously so once inside the premises, it’s good to know that your employees feel that they, their belongings, and their vehicles will be safe.
Trained professionals on premises
Just imagine if you do happen to have an incident such as a fire or a bomb threat at your premises, would you know exactly what to do? It’s all too easy to get caught up in the situation and forget important factors. After all, it’s probably not something you’re trained to carry out. A professional security guard on the other hand, is well trained in such situations. As a result, they’re more likely to keep calm, do the right thing, and ultimately facilitate a speedy response from the emergency services.
Improved customer service
We’re not suggesting that your customer service is in any way bad but because you’re a small business you might not have to resources or the manpower to have someone on reception all day everyday to meet and greet customers and clients. A security guard trained in concierge can do just this. As you might expect concierge/security guards are heavily trained in all aspects of customer service as well as up to date security matters. This means that when you hire a specialist you get two employees for the price of one. What’s more your customer service goes up a notch. It really is a win/win situation.
If you’d like to find out how you can improve your security as a small business, so that you can focus more on running the business side of things, then contact MA Services Group. We offer tailor-made security solutions to suit your business and your budget. Contact us today on 03 9994 4107 and have a chat with us.