Published: 03 May 2023 in

Retail businesses face a wide range of security threats. From theft to vandalism, it's important for retail businesses to take every possible precaution to protect their assets and ensure the safety of their customers and employees. One effective way to do this is by hiring manned guards.

Manned guarding refers to the practice of hiring trained security personnel to guard and protect your premises. These guards are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to identify and mitigate security threats before they can cause harm, and all of our security guards hold a valid SIA license. In the context of retail businesses, manned guarding can be particularly effective in deterring theft and other criminal activity.

Here are some reasons why manned guarding is so important for retail businesses:

1. Deterrence: The presence of manned guards alone can be enough to deter would-be thieves and vandals from targeting your store. This is because they know that their actions are more likely to be detected and prevented if there are guards on site. This can help reduce the incidence of theft and other crimes in your store.

2. Quick response: In the event that a security threat does arise, manned guards are trained to respond quickly and effectively. They can assess the situation, take appropriate action, and notify the authorities if necessary. This can help prevent the situation from escalating and minimise any damage that may occur.

3. Customer and employee safety: Manned guards can also help ensure the safety of your customers and employees. They can monitor the premises for potential safety hazards, such as slippery floors or other hazards, and take action to address them. In the event of an emergency, they can help evacuate the premises and ensure that everyone gets out safely.

4. Customer service: Manned guards can also provide a valuable customer service function. They can greet customers as they enter the store, answer questions, and provide directions. This can help create a welcoming and secure environment that encourages customers to return to your store.

5. Loss prevention: One of the primary reasons that retail businesses hire manned guards is to prevent loss due to theft – such as shop lifting - and other crimes. Manned guards can monitor the premises for suspicious behaviour, such as shoplifting or employee theft, and take action to prevent it. This can help reduce the incidence of theft and other crimes in your store, which can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

In summary, manned guarding is an important tool for retail businesses looking to protect their assets and ensure the safety of their customers and employees. By hiring trained security personnel to guard your premises, you can deter criminal activity, respond quickly to security threats, ensure customer and employee safety, provide valuable customer service, and prevent loss due to theft and other crimes.

For information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your business, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Alternatively, if you're looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.