Is Unarmed Security the Right Choice for Your Business or Property?

Side view of a sheriff's deputy's black patent leather duty belt with holsters and clipsAre you considering unarmed security for your business or property? There could be some real reasons why you should. At the same time, there are real reasons why you shouldn’t, as well.

Unarmed security really means you are equipping your security officer with non-lethal force. The decision to do that, or not to do that, needs to be considered carefully. An unarmed security guard on your premises means you have introduced that serious threat to your business, your employees and your visitors.

Often the presence of a uniformed security guard is deterrent enough. That visual impact of a guard on duty persuades some who are thinking about robbing or attacking to move on.

For businesses or properties in bad areas, though, an unarmed guard might not be sufficient. They can only do so much and can be over powered when out-sized or out-numbered. If this happens, the business, the employees and possibly its customers could all be at risk.

In these situations, a bigger unarmed security guard team may be the right solution. A guard with a weapon represents an amplified deterrent. Knowing that a bigger security force is now a real possibility, most wrongdoers will decide not to act. When a trained, professional guard team is more present, it means your business and property are better protected.

There are as many drawbacks to bigger unarmed guard teams. In many instances, a hostile situation will not escalate simply because the security officer could have greater backup more quickly than a sparse security team. There is also the high probability that once that once the security guard call for backup, the hostile situation de-escalates quickly.

Bigger unarmed security teams are generally more expensive, for obvious reasons. You won’t just be paying more for the added security level, you’ll be providing a much safer environment, as well. Before deciding, examine your situation carefully to make sure bigger security patrol team is the right solution for your business or property.

Consider your location and what’s happening there. If there have been frequent attacks, you may need a bigger security presence. You should also ask what the businesses around you are doing. If they have all hired more security guards, you should consider doing so, as well. You don’t want to be an easier target by being the only business on the block without it.

Also, check with your employees. How would they feel about a bigger security guard presence on the premises? Would they feel more secure, or would it make them uneasy?

It’s also a good idea to consult with your attorney and insurance agent. See what your options are, and ask if your insurance gives you a better rate for being better protected.

To find out more about a bigger unarmed guard presence, call American Security Force. We are a leading supplier of unarmed security in Southern California. Our unarmed guards are highly trained in all aspects of security and safety. They have to be. The City of Los Angeles has mandated such training for all security guards. We’re proud to say that all of our security patrol guards have successfully completed thorough security training.

Call us today at 877-722-8585 and see how we can develop an individualized security plan that fits your needs and protects your business or property.

Sources:

http://bizsecurity.about.com/od/staffingandsecurity/a/armedguard.htm

https://americansecurityforce.com/armed-security-guards.html