Security & Beyond: Hiring Security Guards in 2021
by Arina Smith Business Security Systems 28 January 2021
If you own a business then you can help keep your properties safe by hiring a reputable and trustworthy security guard company. Their security personnel will help prevent vandalism and/or theft from occurring while you and your employees are away from the premises.
The risk of theft and vandalism have increased due to the pandemic, as many businesses have been forced to close due to mandatory lockdowns. However, a security guard who is highly trained and professional will help keep your business safe.
Most security companies also provide 24/7 surveillance in order to provide around-the-clock monitoring.
Many local police forces and other essential services have been stretched to the limit due to the pandemic. Hiring security guards will help protect your most valuable assets so that you can resume operations without issue once lockdowns have been eliminated.
Here, we will discuss why it is important to hire security guards in 2021 in order to protect your business.
The Need for Professional Security Guards
Professional security guard companies will properly train their employees and ensure that they are fully licensed when they are dispatched. Security guards are highly trained professionals who are well-equipped.
They will be able to handle almost any problem that they face while on-duty and are also provided with state of the art tools in order to perform their duties as intended.
Professional security guards will quickly identify and rectify any water or fire mishaps and will prevent thieves from breaking into your property. They will also prevent vandals and arsonists from damaging your most valuable assets, and can also lock and unlock doors if needed.
Their very presence will also deter would-be criminals from creating mischief, so there are many benefits to hiring a professional security guard team to surveil and protect your business.
Tips for Hiring a Security Guard Company in 2021
The security guard company should have a proven track record of success. They must also be insured for peace of mind. The uniforms that they issue to their guards should also be detailed and professional.
The industry or field that you work in may also require specialized security services. Speak to company reps in order to directly address your discerning needs. If they are not specialized in providing security for your specific field then you should look elsewhere.
It is also important to conduct background checks on all of their guards. They should also be able to accommodate each and every one of your security needs without compromise. Third-party sources should be used in order to determine the quality of their services.
The Better Business Bureau serves as a reliable and unbiased third-party if you need some honest feedback on a specific security company.
Also, while being insured, licensed, and experienced are must-haves, the company must also have employees that are superb communicators; especially during these tumultuous times.
Guards must be able to deescalate a situation in a quick and calm manner. Some guards may not be armed, and using force should be a last resort. You will want to hire guards that are highly trained in mediation tactics as well as hand-to-hand combat and ballistics
How the Need for Security Guards Increased During COVID-19
Recent reports have shown that the need for security guards has increased significantly due to the pandemic. Security guards have been trained to maintain pandemic protocols during these precarious times.
They will also maintain the security measures that have been mandated by local governments in order to keep their citizens safe.
For instance, security guards may be able to provide first aid services to hospitals. They can also help with social distancing and crowd control in order to reduce the risk of violence, chaos, and/or viral transmission.
In the end, the goal of a security guard is to ensure a safe and proper lockdown. They will guard healthcare personnel and make the appropriate workplace arrangements. They will also use their years of experience to help improve public safety during the pandemic.
The Future of Security (2021 and Beyond)
The security guard industry has evolved due to the newfound needs and obstacles that have developed due to the pandemic.
The incorporation of leading-edge technologies has allowed security guards to enhance the security services that they provide for their clients and the general public.
The combination of highly trained and dedicated security personnel and state of the art security technologies will increase the demand for security companies going forward.
In the future, you can expect the incorporation of smart technology to become the gold standard. App integration, real-time reporting, and GPS tracking will help usher in a new wave of security services that will enhance the already stalwart services that security personnel provide.