Business Tips

Do I Need Manned Security for My Business?

Regardless of where your business in located, security is always an issue, especially during these troubled times we are facing and many small business owners are asking themselves whether they should include manned security to protect the premises. There are many aspects to take into account in order to make the right decision, which we outline in this article.

Surrounding Area

If your business premises are away from a built-up area, there is an increased risk of becoming the victim of the robbery. You could call a leading Thai security company as ask them for some advice and they can make you aware of the options. Some business owners engage a security company to include their premises in a nightly security check, perhaps visiting 2-3 times during the evening and night, while others prefer to have their venue manned from the time the business closes for the day until the first employees arrive in the morning. Larger companies engage manned security 24/7, which is supplied in three 8-hour shifts by an established company that directly employs security personnel.

Inventory Theft

Some factories and warehouses have to screen employees when they leave the facility, to ensure no internal theft is occurring. People do steal stuff if they get the chance and should the manager discover a discrepancy with the inventory, he or she might decide to ask security to carry out spot checks as employees are leaving after work. Video surveillance is another effective way to keep an eye on employees and once installed, they are your eyes 24/7.

External Threats

Of course, you should have CCTV cameras around the perimeter, although a large facility would require more security than just video surveillance. Today’s thieves are very competent and spend a lot of time casing commercial premises and in many cases, the only way to really deter them is to have manned security patrol the venue.

Cost Effective Security

When considering security company price (called ราคาบริษัทรักษาความปลอดภัย in Thai), the best solution is to ask several security providers to quote, then you can compare the service and the price. Most insurance policies will only pay out for theft if the client has taken out adequate security measures, which is why you should always read the terms & conditions of any insurance policy.

If you would like a professional opinion on your commercial security, Google will help you find a local security specialist who would be happy to advise on every aspect of business security.

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