Uniformed security officers provide an excellent deterrent to crime. They demonstrate to potential criminals that you take the security of your business seriously and therefore make you a difficult target. However, there are plenty of excellent benefits to going undercover too.
1. They are excellent at loss prevention
Loss prevention is particularly important in the retail industry, and undercover, ununiformed security personnel are a great way to support this. Losing stock is heartbreaking, and word travels quickly amongst certain groups of people if your retail outlet is an easy target. This makes it all the more important to have security guards on the shop floor, and you will ideally want to catch the perpetrator in action to prevent them returning time and time again. Whilst undercover security officers don’t have the power to arrest individuals, they are able to detain and question them until the police arrive. They will also be fitted with body cameras so there is no doubt when it comes to a conviction.
2. They are brilliant for internal investigations
Unfortunately, it’s incredibly common for crimes to occur within an organisation. Staff will be aware of the rota of security officers, and they will be aware when they’re taking their breaks. This gives them an opportunity to commit a crime, knowing that they are extremely unlikely to be caught in the act. If, however, you invest in undercover security, you’ll be much more likely to identify which members of staff are not to be trusted.
3. They are much more discrete
When we use discrete in this context we’re talking above and beyond not wearing a uniform. Going undercover requires discretion in terms of behaviour too. It’s no good investing in ununiformed guards if they still stick out like a sore thumb! Therefore, undercover security officers have extensive training, allowing them to effectively blend into the background. This makes it much more likely for them to spot individuals committing crimes, and for them to spring into action without causing alarm. It’s a delicate balance of knowing exactly what to look for, being in the right place at the right time and reading situations perfectly, and as such we’re incredibly proud of the work our undercover security officers do!
For more 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 a member of our team. No matter where you are in the country, we’ll be able to assist, as we offer a national security service with a local touch.
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.
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