While the image of the police as crime fighters is very common, the truth is that most of the time the police show up after a crime has been committed. It doesn’t matter how fast their response time is either; the cops can’t come until they’re notified that they’re needed. That’s why so many businesses hire an independent security guard company; they’re on hand when you need them.
A Deterrent Presence
Just having a police car parked on the side of the highway will make people obey the speed limit within sight of the vehicle. Having on-site security officers is like that. If customers see there is security on site, and they know those officers are watching, then they feel safer than they otherwise might. The opposite is true for those who are thinking about committing a crime on your premises; the presence of security officers means there will be witnesses and additional challenges. This discourages problems, and it helps maintain order.
When Events Do Happen
If the presence of security officers isn’t enough to deter unwanted events from happening, then those officers will be on-scene to help right away. Police may be able to respond in as little as two minutes (though such times are a rarity), but with a private security guard company your help is already on scene. Whether it’s getting involved to stop an altercation, or pulling aside someone who’s been caught stealing or making threats security officers can often handle issues quickly and efficiently. Many times they’re even able to keep the peace without involving the police at all, which is a victory for everyone concerned.
Find The Solution That’s Right For You
There are so many options when it comes to private security that the choices can seem a bit overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to consult experts in the field who can evaluate your business and your security risks, and then provide solutions for the problems you face. To speak with our experts simply contact us today!