Businesses in all sectors have to deal with the reality that the loss of assets, shrinkage and the threat to property and people can affect any organisation at any time. Which is why preventative, dynamic security solutions is a priority.
These solutions can be used to prevent crime, create effective security programmes and better equip and educate customers and their employees. Here is how:
It’s all about a lasting sense of security.
The presence of effective manned guarding at a business can provide peace of mind and a sense of security to the business owner, employees and customers. Employees that work in high-risk areas are more productive and easier to retain when they don’t have to worry about personal safety. It also lets customers know that you are concerned about their safety and willing to take steps to ensure it.
Simply having a manned guarding presence is a step to deterring crime. Criminals will think twice about targeting a business that has uniformed protection. Professional guards are trained to look for suspicious activity. They are able to assess a situation and react swiftly to potential threats or security breaches. A guard is a strong visual deterrent and supported by the use of camera surveillance and other real time devices and equipment, sends a message to potential criminals that you are serious about protecting your assets, people, property, and company image.
Not all security guards spend their time on active patrol of a business property. A security professional may be deployed to remotely monitor video surveillance, verify credentials, check for contraband or restrict access to an area. These highly trained Controllers have a specific viewing matrix to follow. Whether they are viewing your premises or production/processes line, doing routine virtual patrols, responding to an event triggered incident or remotely opening and closing a business premises for the day. The concept of off-site monitoring is a cost efficient and effective way to reduce the number of guards deployed and ensures that a good balance of manpower and technical systems are part of the organisation’s security plan. This is all under pinned by effective process and procedures.
A robust and flexible risk management approach is vital when implementing a crime prevention strategy. All organisations can benefit from a deep dive, dynamic risk assessment which takes on a holistic and concentric layered approach by looking at your organisation’s risks and threats from the outside and moving in. Appropriate solutions can be implemented thereafter based on the different levels of probability and consequences determined.
Creating a secure environment that affords peace of mind to employees, clients and other stakeholders is essential for any business. Which is why preventative, dynamic security solutions should be a top priority, ensuring sustainability and longevity for your business.