3 Businesses That Must Have Security Guard Protection

It doesn't matter what kind of business you run or the size of your operation. Very few businesses in this day and age can escape crime and other security threats. Some businesses are notorious for requiring security guard protection, while others think that kind of service doesn't apply to them. 

At Off Duty Officers, we work with businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small mom-and-pop shops, to help them develop robust security plans that meet their needs. We know that crime does not only target big businesses with lots of money in the bank. Businesses of all sizes are at risk and must take preventative measures to protect their customers, employees and assets.

If you own or operate any of the following businesses, you must consider your unique security threats and develop plans to address them.

Commercial and Residential Parking Lots

Parking lots may seem innocuous enough. After all, you park your car, do your business and return to your vehicle to go about your day. However, this is not always the case because parking lots are frequent sites of crime. 

A large percentage of property crimes occur in parking lots, garages and structures. Property theft occurs in parking areas quite often. Violence against other people can happen inside dark and isolated parking lots or garages. Plus, bad actors may choose these sites to do business, such as deal drugs or other illicit behavior.

Very often, parking lots are unmanned and are dimly lit in the evening hours. Customers and employees who must walk alone to their cars are at a higher risk of theft or violence. Inoperable security cameras can do little to protect people in these kinds of environments.

Professional security guards can be vital components of your overall customer service plan when it comes to maintaining safe and protected parking lots. Guards can monitor entry points and perform live patrols to identify suspicious behavior. They can respond quickly to a report of a crime and liaise with law enforcement to ensure that the perpetrators are caught. 

Guards also play an integral role in customer service for businesses. Guards can escort employees and customers to their vehicles after hours or whenever they feel unsafe for any reason.

Cannabis Industry Businesses

When you think of cannabis, your first thought may be of a stereotypical pothead. But the industry has completely changed, and is one of the most lucrative industries in many parts of our country. Businesses that have grown out of the cannabis industry bring in tremendous sums of money and attract some of our best and brightest scientists, researchers and business professionals.

Cannabis businesses are at high risk of being targets for crime due to the quantity of cash that is on site, as well as the valuable product and equipment they maintain. Owners and operators of any cannabis-related business must have security professionals on site at all times, including after hours.

Event Facilities

While this may not be news to you, large event centers and convention facilities face very unique security challenges. These venues can host a wide range of events, from sports and music to business conventions, trade shows and everything in between. With such a wide variety of event offerings, these venues must have highly skilled and professional security guards on hand to help them address all potential security threats that may come their way.

Large event facilities are filled to the brim with people during events. Large crowds can result in a number of security threats including violent altercations, theft and even terrorism. Unruly guests who have had too much to drink could ruin the experience of others and put the safety of others at risk. Guests may even attempt to access unauthorized areas that could put your event and your business at risk of liability.

Professional security guards from a reputable company can make all the difference when it comes to offering a safe experience for your attendees. The mere sight of a uniformed security guard can bring your attendees peace of mind and make those who are considering perpetrating a crime think twice.

Any business that handles cash, valuable merchandise or has customers and employees coming in and out regularly, could benefit from professional security guard services. No matter the type of industry or size of your business, you owe it to yourself to protect what you've worked hard to build. 

At Off Duty Officers, we have over 25 years of experience and valuable expertise that we bring to each and every one of our clients. Contact our security specialists today to learn more about our security guard solutions.

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