Security: Reactive or Proactive?

 

 

 

We frequently hear from business owners when they react to an unfortunate security incident. Those businesses who may never have had a security issue may underestimate the importance of having a security plan in place. Unfortunately, many business owners don't feel the need for a security plan until they have been affected by a negative incident.

We believe at BC Security & Safety Services of British Columbia that being proactive by having a comprehensive security plan, business owners can be aware of the areas in which they need increased security and better understand the safety and security needs of their business.

Why Might I need a security plan? Nothing has happened…yet

While temporary security guards make sense for special events or limited-time engagements, or even to deter another incident; many businesses would be better served by contracting with long-term guard services. 

Busy shopping complexes, sports and music venues and even construction sites may have hundreds or thousands of people entering and exiting each day.

A professional security guard team can help you manage traffic to ensure that people are entering and exiting in an orderly fashion. They can keep visitors out of restricted areas and ensure that only authorized visitors are on the property. Our guards undergo extensive training where they are well equipped to recognize suspicious activity or notice anomalies before a crime or trespassing occurs.

Businesses located in remote or areas with little street traffic can be the target of vandalism, theft, or unwanted trespassing. Knowing the area and potential increased crime in your community can help you and your security team gain a better understanding of the potential types of security threats that could affect your business. Commercial buildings and construction sites find that consistent security guard teams on site provide them with peace of mind and cost savings in the long run. 

How can I protect my employees?

Employee safety is paramount for all business owners and operators. Depending on the nature of your business, you may have employees on the property 24 hours a day. Some employees may be leaving late at night or arriving very early in the morning. These times of day are when your business and your employees are at their most vulnerable. Our guards can provide an extra set of eyes and a level of comfort for your employees.

The benefit of a long-term security relationship

It is important to work with guards who understand the ins and outs of protecting your business. The longer a security team works with you, the more they will understand your business and become familiar with day-to-day operations and be able to recognize anyone who may not be authorized to be on the site.  Security companies need time to develop this understanding and utilize their skills, experience, and training to become proactive and effective, providing you with top notch protection. Employees and customers will recognize your guards. They will become a trusted face when they arrive to your business.

Crime Prevention and Deterrence

We understand that every business is different and the needs of each vary. Our team of qualified, experienced security consultants can determine if your business is a target, examine your business’ vulnerabilities, explore your community, and understand your needs based on an extensive evaluation.

A consistent guard presence whether stationary guards, video monitoring or frequent mobile patrols can act as a deterrent because your business is protected 24/7.

If you are unsure whether short term or long-term security are the best option for you, contact our experienced security consultants today. We will work with you to better understand your needs and provide you with a security program that will let you sleep at night knowing your business is safe and protected.

 

Victoria Lapping Turner Group of Companies

 

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