Pandemic Security is a Must!
With many establishments forced to close or to limit their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to make difficult decisions to remain afloat. Some companies were forced to furlough or lay off employees, while others shifted to remote working setups. Some establishments even went so far as to sell some of their assets just to have enough to get by.
But if there is one item that businesses should not sacrifice, it’s their security outfits. To the uninitiated, having fewer security guards to pay may seem like a wise decision. After all, with little to no activity in most places, there will also be fewer incidents to look out for.
On the contrary, security services have become more relevant than before! Their duties have expanded to playing an essential role in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Here are three reasons why you need security guards amidst the pandemic:
The primary duties of security guards remain the same. Even with little to no activity in your establishments, you will want several security guards to stay in their posts to protect valuable assets and serve as a deterrent to thefts.
With fewer people are expected to visit your establishment, there will be fewer people to watch out for. However, without security guards, robbers can easily storm your place and take with them expensive equipment and confidential information—which can contribute to an even bigger loss in such dire times.
For Crowd Control
As the primary gatekeepers of your establishment, you can task your security personnel to perform temperature checks and ensure that people are obeying social distancing protocols. Should you decide to limit the number of customers inside your establishment at any given time, your security guards can also perform crowd control measures to keep visitors to the set number.
Beyond screening for infections and ensuring social distancing compliance, their presence can be taken as a sign that your establishment takes security and proper social distancing protocol seriously. As authoritative figures, your security guards’ visibility will give a calming effect and encourage everyone to be on their best behavior.
If customers see your guards in control, people will realize that adequate measures have been taken to ensure their safety!
For Business Continuity
As mentioned above, you will still need reliable security guards protecting your property even with establishments closed. This is because the pandemic will only be a temporary setback; once it is all over, you will want to continue with your operations like before!
With less traffic on the streets, unscrupulous individuals may take advantage of the decreased traffic and dare to break into your establishment. Aside from robberies, unguarded establishments are also at risk of other accidents that can cause damages and losses, such as fires and natural incidents, like flooding and earthquakes.
If the above scenarios do happen, you’ll be thankful that you had your security guards to respond and address the emergency!
While difficult business decisions indeed have to be made to survive the pandemic, ensure that your security responders are still given adequate workforce and equipment to do their job. If you want to continue doing business well after the pandemic is over, you’ll want to ensure that you cover all your bases when it comes to security.
Are you in need of security services to bolster your business at this time of the pandemic? Our professionally-trained security guards can act as on-site security, roving vehicle patrols, and emergency officers. Contact us today to get a free security estimate!