Why you should have armed guards in your business

In an era of increasing crime, insecurity and the risk of strike action, it’s important to make sure you take measures to protect your people, premises, products and profits. While CCTV and tech-heavy security solutions are great, the presence of guards, whether armed or unarmed, play an important role. A recent article by BusinessTech found […]

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In an era of increasing crime, insecurity and the risk of strike action, it’s important to make sure you take measures to protect your people, premises, products and profits. While CCTV and tech-heavy security solutions are great, the presence of guards, whether armed or unarmed, play an important role.

A recent article by BusinessTech found that crimes in the retail environment have increased by 22,4% since 2020. And with unemployment increasing, this could rise even further. However, to help secure your premises, the Servest team have three reasons why you should include armed guards in your security solutions.

1. Thorough training

Servest’s armed guards are placed through rigorous training courses before they are deployed with a firearm. This ensures they are perfectly capable of handling firearms, and know exactly when and how to use them without impacting the safety of the public.

2. Quick response

Company policies on how to deal with incidents are sufficient, but with well-trained armed guards, they can respond to incidents swiftly, preventing the incident from escalating. The Servest Specialised Services armed guards are also trained to mitigate the risk and criminal intent until the SAPS and Armed Response teams arrive, which gives your people peace of mind in the case of any potential incidents.

3. Prevent risk

The presence of armed guards reduces the possibility of crimes taking place, as criminals are likely to think twice due to a well-trained armed guard being visible. Armed guards are also trained to be extremely vigilant and can spot criminal intent before they reach their intended target.

By pairing an effective surveillance solution with armed guards, you can focus on growing your business, and let the Servest Security team handle the rest.

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