As a business owner, it’s important to not only keep your possessions, properties or assets safe and secure but to make the most of your money, too. When you make a large financial commitment or investment, you need to make sure that you get your money’s worth!
This doesn’t just relate to general consumer goods, high-value items or properties; it should also apply to any ongoing service that you regularly use – including security guards. Sure, you understand that they deter crime, helping to keep you safe at all times, but there are a few more reasons that a security guard can help you or your business.
Here are a few ways that employing a security guard might be able to benefit your business, or how they may even be able to save you money.
Running any business can be a strenuous task; you need to make sure that the right permissions are granted, and that only approved staff can access specific areas. This is true for every sector: you wouldn’t expect a customer to access your stock room!
Even unfinished sites can benefit from employing security guards. Many sites act as targets for break-ins or vandalism, with many would-be criminals thinking that the site will be empty or unpatrolled.
Unauthorised access can carry a plethora of issues with it. Anyone without the proper authorisation may be able to steal items, or even information. Similarly, your insurance might not provide cover for unauthorized personnel in restricted areas.
You might not think it, but security guards on-site can actually decrease your monthly insurance premium – regardless of whether you’re protecting your business or your home.
When you take out insurance, a few things will be taken into consideration; the value of the property, the value of the contents, and of course, how safely it is kept. Insurers will nearly always charge increased premiums if they deem your property ‘unsafe’.
There are so many variants that can impact this, including which area of London that you live in. Some areas are deemed to be safer than others, with a lower rate of crime, whereas some are recognized as being rough or even undesirable.
Depending on how close you are to a high crime-rate area, you might notice that you pay more for your insurance. Good news – security staff can help!
Your insurer will understand that the premises are protected by trained professionals, acting as a deterrent to any criminal proceedings. You’ll be making your money back in no time!
It doesn’t matter what kind of business you run; protecting your stock is absolutely key to finding success. There are, however, certain people across all of London who will happily help themselves, without even considering the impact to the business.
If you suffer from shrinkage or stock loss, a security guard might be the answer you need! If you’re ready for a quick and easy quote to find out how our London Security Guards can help you, why not get in touch online?