Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Under: Guest Security Articles
Security is a serious thing if you are running a business. If breaches take place then you could be in serious trouble and also out of pocket. Some options of security you might have are video surveillance or burglar alarms but these might not be effective enough. These can detect the problem but have no power to solve it. There will be a delay from the point where you see the security breach to the point where there is someone acting upon it. You could lose thousands of pounds worth of equipment or cash in this time. If you are looking for a solution to this then look no further than manned guarding.
By using manned guarding you are able to guarantee that there will be a person on site all the time. If there is a problem they will deal with the problem. They can also be useful if there are only certain people you want entering your building. With these manned guards there is no delay. Your assets will have that extra layer of protection around them that nothing but a living, thinking being can provide.
Video surveillance will only get you so far. Despite being able to see all over your premises you will not be able to do anything should an intruder break in. Surveillance cameras are more typically used for evidence once the crime has been committed. This can be time consuming and costly. Also, there is no guarantee that you will receive what was taken from you just from a video. Criminals are becoming more intelligent and are continuing to come up with ways to foil the surveillance camera system.
The only purpose burglar alarms serve is notifying someone that there is a crime taking place. The only way that it will catch criminals is if they don't leave the vicinity straight away. Even if you use a silent alarm, the clever robbers will be able to pick up police frequencies and be warned when they are on their way. Which means they will have time for a getaway as well as taking all their loot.
Manned guarding is one of the best ways to avoid either of these two methods failing and your business being in an unfavourable position. It may be more costly but you can think of it as more of an investment. A big guard will be much more intimidating than an electronic device and will be more likely to deter potential thieves. Determine how you want to protect your business and do it well!