business men and women are aware of the security guard services that are out there at this moment in time. What he or she might not know is that there are thousands of companies offering security guard services in the UK, so identifying the best security company to work with may be a long winded affair.
The benefits of having security guard services in the executive protection retail sector is unquestioned, with retail store managers wanting to ensure the safety of the staff, the premises and the goods on offer. The cost effectiveness of having security guard services can be ambivalent, as is the risk of being broken into or the risk of theft worth the money saved for not investing in security guard services? Probably not. The service could be a seasonal activity as the holiday periods may require more staff due to more foot traffic in the high streets, and shops in general. The more people entering a store suggests that there is a higher likelihood that there will be some unsavoury characters that will be willing to steal your stock. So then surely having more manned guards in store or surrounding the premises is a good thing? Cost is an underlining factor in every aspect of business, with smaller businesses not willing to budget on an outsourced service that may or may not be of benefit.
You do see the small retail stores with security services in place, so they must hold prominence for retail managers… Most, if not all, retail stores these days have CCTV monitoring the movements of consumers to give them a legal aid, with some having a patrol of security guards watching proceedings. Loss prevention solutions are sought after, yet all cost.
For smaller stores, it is important to equate the importance of the stock as to whether to invest in security; as if the stock is of a high involvement purchase then it will hold a greater price and more sought after thus the need for added security.