Armed & unarmed security officers provide protection for all parties involved on or off-site, including but not limited to, business owners, employees, patrons and clients. We live in an age where the risk of violence and crime is at an all-time high, where certain industries and sectors are at an even greater risk.
These potentially dangerous situations are often preventable. A well-trained security team knows what to look for, from physical signs to indicators of emotional stress and agitation, our experts can often diffuse a situation before it escalates. If you feel like yourself, a loved one, event or business may benefit from having armed guards on patrol, reach out to our renowned security firm today.
APG’s Armed/Unarmed Security Officers
Our armed & unarmed security officers have the experience and know-how to get the job done right, to make sure everyone stays safe. Force is always a last resort, but with our team, you can rest easy knowing that those assets and people you care about most will be safe in the event force is needed. Call or drop us a message today to speak with one of our security specialists, we would love to learn more about your situation and how we can help.
Benefits Of Armed & Unarmed Security Officers
Reduced Incidence Of Violence & Crime
Studies have demonstrated that the mere presence of security officers is a strong deterrent to those that would have otherwise committed a crime had the officers not been there. Criminals tend to look for east “soft” targets where they will not be met with force. Even those with tempers tend to be less aggressive and think twice before acting out when officers are present.
Improved Situational Awareness, Observation & Vigilance
Our armed & unarmed security officers are trained to analyze crowds, surroundings and to absorb information others may not find relevant. Our teams can help advise you based on their findings and observations with regards to potential future issues and dangers, as well as advise on future security and safety policies and procedures.
Calling 911 is always a smart and prudent option in case of an emergency, but a lot can happen in the minutes leading up to their arrival. Armed & unarmed security officers are trained to jump into action at the first hit or possibility of danger.
Reduced Risk & Cost
The cost of hiring a trained armed or unarmed security officer is offset by the reduced risk of incidents that could end up costing you millions in court. For example, an attack on employees, clients, or patrons by a third party that occurs on the premises of a property you own may land you in court facing lawsuits that could be devastating.
Which Type Of Security Is Right For Your Business?
There are two main types of security officers: armed and unarmed. Knowing which type of environment your facility is in will help you determine which type of on-site security is best for your business.
Armed Security Officers
If your facility is in an unpredictable environment like an inner-city, or your business houses highly valued products or confidential information, an armed security team may be necessary for your facility.
Our armed security officers are trained to diffuse altercations or aggressive behavior, monitor for criminals, clear rooms or stairwells, investigate suspicious vehicles, and patrol your company by vehicle.
Unarmed Security Officers
If your facility is in a rural or a lower risk area, an unarmed security officer may be right for you and your employees. Our unarmed security officer gives your business a professional appearance, deters criminals, and reports incidents in real-time so you can take appropriate action right away.
If you’re looking for a softer approach but still want to maintain security around your property, consider hiring our unarmed security officers.
Retail Businesses & Organizations Are The Most At Risk
Retail stores are experiencing record levels of inventory shrinkage due to theft, $46.8 billion in 2019. But theft isn’t the only threat to business. Increased and mounting tensions surrounding race, religion, business practices could place your business in the midst of a scandal and in direct fire of public outrage. While many protestors adhere to laws and respect of property and person, but not all individuals are as level-headed. Our armed & unarmed security officers can be as discreet or as visible as you require, working in a way that protects what is important to you whilst not provoking further aggression or action on behalf of another third party.
Small businesses to large multinational corporations around the world are being forced to take pro-active measures to prevent this rise in theft, as well as vandalism, arson, and trespassing. Let us put a security plan in place that protects your assets and gives you peace of mind.
Strategic Placement Of Armed Security Officers
Armed security officers are more than uniforms and guns, security, and loss prevention. Our armed security officers play a big role in establishing trust and confidence. Whether it is securing the perimeter of a business, construction site, school grounds, or community center, professional security reduces crime rates. This presence sets a precedent that theft and other criminal activities will not be tolerated.
Everyone within the vicinity of an armed security officer will feel safer by proximity. If there is an emergency situation, property owners can have first-responders de-escalate the situation and avoid losses. As a result, property owners will reduce liability in the event of damage to other third parties.
Experience & Professionalism
The difference between an armed or unarmed security officer and your standard loss prevention officer is experience. Extensive training is required to assess and prevent violent crimes from happening. This is training that must be acquired in person, not from an online certification.
The cost of hiring the cheapest security officers will show up during the times you need them most. How are security officers that are incapable of stopping a threat going to deter theft or damage to your property?
Unparalleled Customer Service
When we think of armed or unarmed security officers, we default to worst-case scenarios. The truth is, much of what these security officers do is provide valuable customer service. Security officers that seem unapproachable or incapable of assisting visitors can do more harm than good. This is something to keep in mind when searching for the right security guard service.
Utilizing time-tested methodologies from those utilized by LEO and military, security officers are able to keep customers and staff safe. Experienced security officers can keep minor fights from transforming into dangerous circumstances through cautious perception and de-escalation methods.
Instead of just watching their environment, they investigate and assess potential vulnerabilities and dangers. These strategies and procedures are effective to the point that weaponry is rarely needed.
Armed & Unarmed Security Officers’ Support
Security can likewise act as your first-contact brand ambassadors. A security officer may man the front lobby or go about as a guard to control access to entry points. During their shift, there are many opportunities to connect with clients and customers. They can help direct individuals to discover items and get to the correct area in a business.
Armed & unarmed personnel can likewise provide escorts for staff and customers at night. These are just a few examples of how much value armed & unarmed security officers provide businesses.
Speak To APG Today To Learn More
We would love to learn more about your situation, needs, and how our world-class security team can help keep you, your assets, and people safe from harm. Reach out to APG today by calling us at 877.713.1559 or by requesting a quote online.