Benefits of Using Manned Security

In today’s world, security is of the upmost importance to protect our premises, employees and assets. There are many security systems we can have in place to ensure their safety, but nothing beats the benefits of having the right manned guard. In this blog we will discuss some of the benefits of using manned security to keep our premises safe.

Having a security officer can give a real personal aspect to the security of your premises. Having a regular officer who is familiar with your companies’ values, culture and people can make a significant difference in maintaining a safe environment. A security officer will regularly interact with your employees, visitors and clients, building relationships, creating a sense of safety and security and acting as point of contact for any security issues or concerns.

A regular officer will build a knowledge of your business and premises and will understand how the company operates. This knowledge goes a long way when it comes to recognising potential security threats and breaches as they recognise the absence of the normal and presence of the abnormal”.

Another benefit is the effectiveness of a human over technical and automated security systems. Although these systems such as CCTV, alarms and access control systems are essential for our security, they do have limitations. A well trained and observant officer can identify and address issues that may not be picked up by our technical security systems. Human intuition, experience and training can be invaluable when it comes to detecting potential threats and preventing security breaches.

Not only is an officer capable of identifying threats to our security they are also able to repsond to mitigate that risk immediately. by following established protocols, liasing with staff and emergency services, ensuring safety of employees, visitors and assets, the officer can mitigate and limit the effects of a security or safety breach. All officers should be trained in emergency response procedures and first aid which could prove invaluable should the worst happen.

A good officer also acts as a deterrent and can discourage criminal activity from taking place. Officers are a great resource for providing customer service and their presence is often enough to discourage aggression and violent situations, they are also able to use their communication and conflict management skills to defuse and de- escalate issues should the need arise.

To sum up, the benefits of using manned security are numerous. A well-trained officer can provide a personal touch to security, cab be more effective than technical systems alone, can respond to incidents and breaches as they occur, can act as a deterrent against crime and provide a sense of safety and security for employees, visitors and clients.

By using a reputable and experience provider of security such as Prosec Consultancy Ltd you can ensure your premises and assets will remain secure, and that your employees and visitors remain safe.