How 24/7 security can work for your business

Incident Response

If you’re wondering about how best to safeguard your business premises and assets, one thing you may not have considered is a 24-hour security monitoring service. But it could bring you a number of benefits, including great reassurance.

For the avoidance of doubt, 24-hour security is exactly what it says on the tin, round-the-clock protection for your site. And it can be done through remote monitoring, occasional or canine patrols, CCTV or static, permanent staffing. It protects both your data and your physical assets.

Here, we list some of the benefits you can look forward to when you use this service:

Concentrate on what you do best

When the security of your business site is monitored 24 hours a day by a dedicated third party, it will feel a weight off your shoulders. And it leaves you to direct all your energy and time on to what you do best – running your business. Focus on your customers and products or services, without worrying about intruders, theft or other crimes.

Protection when you’re not around

Clearly, the best benefit of round-the-clock security is that safeguarding is in place even when your premises is empty. That includes evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. Equally, if all staff are occasionally all away, for example during the Christmas shutdown, vacating the premises, 24-hour protection will really come into its own. You can enjoy being absent from your business with complete peace of mind.

Greater feelings of safety among staff

When high-quality security is in place, 24/7, employees feel safer. That’s especially the case for lone workers, those doing overtime or late-shift workers. No one wants to feel unsafe at their place of work. So round-the-clock security could contribute to staff retention – and it shows your teams that you take their safety seriously.

An effective deterrent

Simply having strong security solutions in place serves as a highly effective deterrent to would-be criminals. But that’s especially the case out-of-hours, for example at night or over weekends, when potential intruders may feel more likely to take their chances. And if you have staff in place, that’s the most powerful deterrent of all. Even though you’re no doubt fully insured, having any sort of break-in at your premises is expensive, stressful and time-consuming for all concerned. Prevention is always the best approach.

Considerations when planning 24-hour cover for your site

If you’re thinking about 24-hour security for your business, there are a few things to take into account before you start. Bear in mind that the provider will probably be working with next to no supervision, at least some of the time, and so will need to have a high degree of training and come from a reputable company.

Work with your security professional so that together you come up with an effective plan for 24- hour security at your premises. Think about responsibilities and procedures. Additionally, identify areas of your property which you feel could do with 24-hour security – it may be that only certain areas need constant surveillance, and not the whole site.

Talk to us

At DGCS, we offer 24/7 patrol and security across London and the Home Counties. We can come up with a solution that’s tailored to your business, whatever its size and needs. Talk to us today about how round-the-clock surveillance could work for your organisation.

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