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Why manned security is good for your office

There are many different reasons why you would want to prioritise the safety of your office and staff, most notably to try to reduce the likelihood of a break-in. 

However, did you know that having manned security could also be advantageous for your business?

Numerous benefits 

While installing CCTV cameras is an advisable move when trying to improve safety, if you were to employ a guard, it would give your staff peace of mind about the security of the office.

As personnel walk into and out of work each day, seeing a smartly-dressed guard whose primary concern is their safety will only help to increase their confidence. 

This means that, while they're at their desk, they don't have to be concerned about the safety of the building and can focus on their job at hand.

By employing a guard, it shows how seriously you take the welfare of your staff. As employees are a business' greatest asset, it's important to show them how much you appreciate them and that you're prepared to prioritise their safety. 

If your office is client-facing, it creates a great first impression to see a security guard on the premises. It could be little things like this that help to portray your business in a favourable light and this professional approach could pay dividends in the future. 

The negative effect a break-in can have on a business is huge and it could seriously demoralise your workforce. The last thing you want is staff not feeling at ease while they're doing their job, as this could be to the detriment of the company. 

However, the sheer presence of a uniformed guard can go a long way to deter criminals from even planning a break-in. 

At Storm, we have 16 years of experience in this field. So, if you're looking for someone to deter potential intruders, you need look no further. 

One of the team

Some security guards can seem unapproachable and fierce. While this is good under certain circumstances, you don't want your staff to be afraid of the measure you've installed for their own safety. 

If an employee is working late, our guards can escort them safely to their car. Little acts like this help to reinforce how seriously you take your staff's wellbeing. 

Alternatively, if someone needs a hand carrying a delivery up the stairs, one of our guards would be happy to oblige. Even if the task falls out of their remit, they will go above and beyond the call of duty when needed. 

They won't stand in the corner keeping themselves to themselves - in fact, some of our clients even refer to them as one of the team. From a job satisfaction point of view, we believe it's important they feel as though they belong to the company they're helping to protect. 


Posted by Andrew Miller

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