Why do we need Security Guards at Workplaces?
How do I protect my staff and properties during a pandemic?
Countless business owners have been asking themselves that question for the past year. With several lockdowns and curfews in the UK, the Covid-19 pandemic poses serious issues for business owners, one of them being security of their properties and employees.
While it can be difficult to remotely monitor your premises and staff’s security, the following tips will give you an idea of how you can keep your business safe from burglary, or even riots in these uncertain times.
Make sure your staff and properties are physically protected
This is certainly the oldest form of security, yet one of the most effective. The presence of licensed security guards on your premises will not only reassure your staff and allow them to focus on their work, but it will also scare off potential burglars or looters, and make your customers feel safe. Metropolitan Security provides licensed SIA security guards, to both guarantee the physical integrity of your staff and your premises, wherever you are in the UK.
Trust a security company with your keys
Imagine having an emergency at your property in the middle of a lockdown or a curfew, while you are on the other side of town. You will then face only one option: run to your property and potentially put you and/or your staff at risk if the said emergency is a riot or if the neighborhood is not the safest. Another risk would be losing time explaining yourself to the police on why you’re violating restrictions. There is a solution to avoid that: opting for key holding services.
But what exactly is keyholding? At Metropolitan Security, you would give us the keys or access devices and codes to your premises, and we would keep them sealed and secure at our facilities. Upon demand, we do store openings and closings, allow in your property tradesmen for repairs, and dispatch our licensed security guards on your premises in case of emergency in the shortest time possible. Our staff will make sure the premises are safe and would only call you if the emergency is serious.
Do not forget to opt for an alarm response service
Many security companies provide alarms connected to police services in case of intrusion. In these times of pandemic, police services are increasingly busy with enforcing lockdown and curfew restrictions, thus assigning less staff for alarm response duties. Opting for a private alarm response service is crucial for business owners. Responding personally to alarm activation is risky and inconvenient, especially late in the night.
If you had previously opted for keyholding services at Metropolitan Security, adding alarm response services on top is essential. Indeed, you would not need to call in for our security staff to investigate your premises. With your alarm system connected to our notification center, our licensed security guards will be at your premises in no time to ensure their physical integrity without disturbing your sleep.