Do you know that every business outlet is always at the risk of burglary, forced entry, or hostage situation? Unfortunately, no matter how responsive our police forces are, crime isn’t non-existent. Criminals may get caught or killed promptly or after their crimes, but most criminals are only reprimanded, imprisoned, or killed after already having caused damages. If you value your business, home and the people who come to your premises, you should up your security efforts.

Thefts, arson, burglary, shoplifting, and armed robbery are much-rehearsed skills. They don’t just happen. Criminals often do more planning than most cities do when implementing development agendas. Crime is always risky, and it attracts grievous consequences for perpetrators. They could damage their reputations, cause harm to victims, attract hostility from victims and witnesses, lead accomplices to injury or death, and bring death, injury, and imprisonment to themselves. Therefore, criminals like to hit targets that are perceived to be less secure.

Now that you know criminals like to hit weak targets, make sure you aren’t one. When you set up security systems, criminals may observe and take it into notice. When planning the next premises to hit, they just may leave your store and attack your adjacent neighbors. According to most security reports in commercial areas, unsecured premises are more likely to fall victim than those with security installations.

Security Guards Are Perfect Private Crime Deterrents

One of the main reasons why criminals prefer hitting one store or establishment over others is the presence of security guards. Security guards are often the first responders to criminal activity, but their duties and loyalties lie firmly within their post areas. A security guard will be there when you attack the post he or she is deployed. That security won’t be dispatched from elsewhere to come and stop a crime that already started unopposed. For this reason, only, criminals will avoid such designated security posts; time is a valuable commodity at the time of criminal operations.

Security guards are also trained to be observant. They can discern when a possible crime is under planning. Their work is to observe and write reports, and they can tell when a criminal is conducting surveillance. By detecting and predicting possible crimes, guards are valuable in protecting your assets and your visitors.

Finally, security guards can help to break up criminal elements within your employees. They can tell when employees are up to no good. Since employees stay at premises for longer than designated guards, they may have the time to plot and execute. However, the introduction of new security guards often scrambles such plots and throws any criminal ambitions into disarray.