Security is of paramount importance to businesses of all sizes, from the local corner shop to the international franchise. However, many business owners are reluctant to spend money on services that may not appear to be necessary – until they are faced with a theft or equivalent security breach.
The services of an experienced, reliable corporate security company offer a number of benefits to business owners and their staff. These benefits include, but are not limited to:
Peace of mind
Whether in the form of an alarm response service or random patrols, a security presence gives business owners, their employees and their customers the peace of mind that things will be dealt with quickly and effectively in the event of a problem – whether it comes in the form of internal theft, fraud or burglary.
Saving you money
A security breach can be very costly, either through theft or the damage to a business’s reputation. The theft of equipment or intellectual property can cost thousands of pounds, but customers are also less likely to give business to companies that have a history of security issues. By paying for a reliable security service, business owners can reduce the possibility of losing money in the long-run.
Prevention of crime before it happens
A strong security presence can be a deterrent for both external and internal theft. Many business owners would like to think that they could trust their employees to be honest, but unfortunately the privileged position given to most members of staff can mean that they pose an increased security threat. Random patrols by uniformed security guards act as a deterrent to members of staff and opportunist thieves, minimising the chance of attempted theft or any other security breach.
A fast response, around the clock
It can be time-consuming and inconvenient for members of staff to respond to alarms at a business premises, especially if they live further afield. Further problems arise if they are unwell, away on holiday or simply trying to get a good night’s sleep. On the other hand, a corporate security company will offer businesses a reliable, 24-hour alarm response service all year round – giving them the peace of mind that any genuine threats or false alarms will be dealt with in a timely fashion.
Expertise and experience
When members of staff respond to alarms or investigate potential security threats, they are potentially putting themselves at risk. What’s more, their lack of training usually means that they may not be able to deal with dangerous situations like an attempted burglary. On the other hand, corporate security companies usually have decades of combined experience in dealing with a wide range of threats and issues – providing a reliable service without endangering members of staff or other keyholders.