• Michelle Coy

When to Hire a Security Guard

If you don't have a lot of experience working with a security guard company, you might not know when you need to hire a security guard. Chances are that by the time you know you need assistance, you’ve already run into a security issue. Most businesses, if not all, can benefit from some type of security plan. For example, a storefront receiving a shipment of expensive goods; a concert at a music venue; or for overnight watch at a storage facility. Whatever your reason, having a security partner on standby can save you a lot of hassle in case of an incident.

But when exactly should you hire a security guard or find a security staffing partner? There are several indicators that can help you determine when the time is right. Here are the signs that it may be time to partner with a security company to help protect your important assets.

There’s been increased risk in your area. If the area around your facility is experiencing an increase in risk or physical danger, this is a good indication that you should consider hiring a security guard. This may be because of a rise in crime, a frequent occurrence of protests, or other signs that cause you concern.

You’re getting overwhelmed by managing your current security plan. When you realize you’re spending more time and effort on managing your security plan than your core job responsibilities, it’s time to find help. Experts in the field will be able to provide guidance and assistance in creating a security plan that works for you.

You want to provide clients with peace of mind or deter would-be criminals. There are several options for securing your business that don’t include a physical security guard – but having one can provide your clients and team with peace of mind that their assets are safe. Not only that, but the presence of a security guard can also deter would-be criminals.

You have concerns about event safety. Security guards can do more than keep your assets safe. They can provide crowd control, monitor parking lots/garages, assist in check-in, and other responsibilities that come with event management. Make sure your events go smoothly by staffing the right employees.

Your business handles sensitive materials. Does your business regularly handle confidential documents, sensitive materials, or other assets that can’t leave the building? If so, it may be a good idea to have a security team to ensure that everything stays where it’s supposed to.

The safety of you, your team, and your facility is one of the most important aspects of running your business. Knowing when (and how) to hire a security guard can make all the difference when keeping your assets safe.


Eclipse Staffing and Security is a licensed security guard company located in Indianapolis. For help in creating a security plan or to request staff, contact us here.

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