It’s a sad fact of life that the risk of your business being affected by crime at some stage is not getting any less. But how can you protect your staff, company assets and ultimately your bottom line?
On hand to protect your premises, property and staff, a static security guard can patrol your site, as well as undertake other tasks such as reception duties and gate control. Manned guarding is an essential service for security-conscious firms.
What is manned guarding?
Manned guarding can refer to either static or mobile guards. Whereas a static guard is permanently on site, a mobile guard will perform patrols on your premises at random or regular intervals, depending on your needs.
Both static and mobile guarding have the same aims:
- To guard premises against unauthorised access or damage
- To guard property against destruction, damage and theft
- To protect individuals against assault or injury caused by the unlawful conduct of others
Who would benefit from a manned guarding service?
Most businesses with physical premises would benefit from a manned guarding service.
However, this facility would be particularly beneficial to:
- Building/construction sites
- Factories, warehouses or other large sites
- Premises that have previously been targets of crime – including break-ins, arson, and other acts of vandalism
- Unoccupied buildings
- Shopping centres
What are the benefits to my business?
Security guards provide a proven, effective visual deterrent to would-be criminals. While CCTV, security doors and other security measures can be successful in reducing crime, a fully uniformed physical presence could deter a thief or vandal where a camera may not.
Trained and experienced, a security guard can quickly identify potential threats, efficiently respond to emergency events such as fire or flood, and protect your people and assets.
As well as performing regular patrols, a security guard can also provide:
- Reception duties
- Gate control
- Alarm system monitoring
- Bag searches
- First Aid
- Liaison with emergency services in the event of an incident
What to consider when choosing a security service provider?
Check for a company that has the appropriate accreditations, especially those that are members of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) or the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). All security guards must be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), so check this is also the case.
It may also be worth considering a local security company to perform your guarding duties. Not only will they have a more in-depth knowledge of your local area; but they’ll also be able to promptly send support in the event of an incident.
Abbey Security are manned guarding specialists in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
At Abbey Security, all our officers are handpicked, highly skilled and committed to protecting your business. As well as guarding your premises, our officers can also provide gate control, CCTV monitoring, out-of-hours telephone answering, locking and un-locking of premises as well as the all-important risk assessment.
To find out how we can help keep your business secure, call Abbey Security Services on 01284 768832, or fill in our contact form.
Posted on May 15, 2017