Providing security for your business shouldn’t be a sporadic thing, such as just boosting security during the holidays for retail businesses.
Reliable security has long-term positive effects. While some businesses may see more security as too expensive, the ROI is well worth it as you notice numerous benefits.
It’s not just about security. It’s about the future of your employees, customers and business. Providing reliable security helps secure your business’s future.
Less Stress For Everyone
One of the lesser noticed things that happen when you have reliable security is reduced stress levels. If employees are terrified to walk to their cars in a darkened lot at the end of the day, it’s going to affect productivity. You may even notice high turnover rates because people don’t feel safe.
When everyone feels safer, they feel less stressed. While this won’t take away day to day work stress, it does help with overall security.
Noticeably Fewer Incidents
This is probably the main reason you want more reliable security – fewer security incidents. This may mean fewer break-ins, decreased vandalism or less internal theft. Whatever this may mean for your business, reliable security continues to help reduce incidents both immediately and over time.
Even businesses in bad areas notice fewer incidents when employing security guards and security cameras. This helps create a better area that makes people feel safer working and shopping there.
Of course, with fewer incidents, you have fewer insurance deductibles to pay and less shrink to deal with.
Improved Employee Morale
A positive benefit of reliable security is improved employee morale. It might not seem like better security could affect morale, but it shows your employees you care.
While they’d all love to have raises, investing in their well-being proves you value them. This makes them more likely to stay loyal and work harder. Plus, without worrying about their own safety, they have less stress which helps them to be more productive.
It’s not always easy to dedicate funds to reliable security, especially 24/7 security. However, that investment pays for itself in the form of increased profits.
Let’s go back to employee morale, for instance. Happier employees are more productive, which means higher profits for your business. Plus, happier employees tend to lay out less because they actually enjoy their jobs. Just imagine how much you could increase profits with happier, more productive staff?
Of course, this isn’t the only way profits increase. Customers might not feel safe if there isn’t a noticeable security presence. State that you’re using live 24/7 video monitoring and add in a security guard and customers feel safer, leading to customers coming back.
Yet another benefit is less theft, which means you can maintain more competitive pricing. This leads to more customers choosing you over the competition.
Better Control Over Your Facilities
Every business owner wishes they could magically control the security and safety of their business. Maybe you want to restrict who comes and goes or ensure employees aren’t walking out with the entire office.
Reliable security helps give you better control over your facilities. Key cards help restrict access and show you which employees enter and when. Security guards validate who comes and goes. They also keep visitors from entering restricted areas.
Don’t want people laundering in your parking lot after hours? You have control over that too with security guards and/or remote monitoring. Even when you’re not on the premises, reliable security gives you control over security.
Plus, with the right company, you have full access to see if security guards are doing their jobs. With remote tracking, you see whether they’re patrolling or not and can request updates as needed.
Contact BOS Security
Interested in creating a safer environment for your business with reliable security? Contact us today at 404-793-6965 to learn more about our security services.
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