Five Reasons Why You Should Protect Your Business With a Security System Rather Than a Security Guard


If you are trying to secure your business, you have a few different options. If you are trying to decide between a security guard or an alarm system, there are pros and cons to both options. In particular, however, here are five essential reasons you should choose a security system over a security guard.

1. Constant Protection

Security systems can provide constant vigilance against thieves, intruders or vandals. You simply have to turn them on. Security guards can also provide constant protection, but it comes at a price; you have to pay the workers and deal with logistical elements such as scheduling.

Additionally, security guards are people, and they can only be in one spot at a time. When a security guard is patrolling the perimeter of a building, he or she leaves parts of it empty and unguarded as he or she checks on the other areas. With security systems, however, you can have cameras, alarms or other pieces of equipment everywhere you want them to be all at the same time.

2. Honesty Assurance

Although it is sad to say, some security guards cannot be trusted. They are in the perfect position to let someone into your facility or even to be involved with a theft themselves. A security system, however, is generally incapable of betraying you.

3. Special Licensing and Extra Costs

If you hire a security guard rather than using a security system, you will potentially face a range of extra costs or fees. In particular, if you want armed security guards, you may have to pay extra to hire those professionals as they need specialised certification. If you are having one of your own employees act as the security guard, you will also have to get extra training or education for them as well.

4. Liability

Unfortunately, if a security guard hired by you shoots someone accidentally, you may be liable for that incident. That can be expensive, and in many cases, businesses may close as a result of a liability case like that. If you opt for an armed guard, make sure the security company carries the liability, or avoid that risk by using a security system.

5. Reliable Record

If you hire a security guard, they may eventually be asked to recount the details of a crime or to describe a perpetrator. Unfortunately, they may miss details or make mistakes in their analysis. With a security system, you don't have to worry. As long as you install cameras as part of your system, you will always have a reliable record of what happened.


22 September 2015

Five Star Security: Options For Locks, Keys And Safes

As the manager of a five-star hotel, I face many interesting challenges. There's never a dull moment! One of my biggest problems is security. I spend a lot of time obtaining quality keys, locks and safes and ensuring they are well-maintained. There's nothing worse than a tired guest and a broken lock at 3 am! Over the years, I have trialled many different types of locks and safes. I also keep up with the latest technology in this area. I am therefore quite the expert when it comes to advising family and friends about the best systems for their homes and businesses. Given that so many people ask me for advice, I figured that there may be others who are overwhelmed by the plethora of options out there. This blog may give you some ideas and help you make good decisions in your search for superior locks and safes.