The Top Benefits of Private Security for Government Buildings
The Top Benefits of Private Security for Government Buildings

The Top Benefits of Private Security for Government Buildings

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The Top Benefits of Private Security for Government Buildings

Government facilities are an important part of our nation’s infrastructure. Yet they are vulnerable to the same dangers and risks as commercial and residential buildings such as assault, mass shooting, espionage, theft, rape, bomb threats, sabotage, arson and vandalism to name a few. Since the year 2000, 15 mass shootings have taken place at government buildings. This blog will go over the top benefits of private security for government buildings.

Criminal Activity Prevention

Having a security guard(s) present is a deterrent to crime. Anyone would reconsider targeting a business that has uniformed protection (especially armed protection). Security guards are trained to look for any signs of suspicious activity at a site. From assessing a situation to reacting to security breaches, a guard is a more effective deterrent than just camera surveillance or a standard security system. Guards patrolling a government building sends a message to all that managers are serious about security.

Peace of Mind

A security guard presence at a government building provides a sense of security to the employees and visitors of a facility. Employees that work in government offices are more productive and easier to retain when they don’t have to worry about personal safety. It also lets visitors know that you are care about their safety and willing to take proper steps to insure it. This may be particularly important for buildings that deal with many visitors on a daily basis or are located in high-crime areas.

Facility Monitoring

Security guards can do more than just patrolling a building. A security guard may be employed to monitor video surveillance, check employee / visitor credentials, check for contraband or handle access control to different areas. A guard may be given certain objectives, such as watching for espionage or sabotage due to a recent threat alert, keeping an eye on the grounds after hours, and opening or closing a facility. Monitoring duties take a lot of security responsibility off the shoulders of the facility managers and employees, and allows them to focus on their jobs.

Customer Service

Security guards can be great government customer service ambassadors. A guard may man a front desk or act as a sentry to control access to a sensitive area. This means that there is a substantial amount of interaction with customers and clients, and guards trained in customer service can alleviate many problems with visitors so your employees don’t have to. Guards help direct people to the right personnel and get them to the right location in a facility. An invaluable perk of having a guard is that they can escort customers and employees to get to their cars after dark. Hiring personable and capable guards communicates that your building is secure and customer service oriented.

Dealing with Crime

Security guards receive varying levels of training when it comes to actively responding to an incident on-site. Some simply observe and report details and contact the police, directing authorities to offenders or scenes of emergencies. Some may have firearms training to deal with mass shooters for instance. It is up to the facility operator to decide whether to have armed or unarmed guards, and what procedures should be in place for handling a suspect should an incident occur. Hiring a trained and licensed guard can ensure that the guard reacts swiftly and sensibly when faced with criminal activity on government property.

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