why a security guard service is important for businesses in Rhode Island

Why a Security Guard Service is important for businesses in Rhode Island

When it comes to security, businesses in Rhode Island can’t afford to take any chances. That’s why it’s important to have a security guard service on hand to help protect your property and employees. Here are five reasons why a security guard service is so important for businesses in Rhode Island.

Businesses in Rhode Island are at risk for theft and vandalism.

A security guard service can help deter criminals from targeting your business. Security guards can provide a visible presence that will make would-be criminals think twice before attempting to break into your property or cause vandalism.

Rhode Island’s crime rating is slightly above the National Median of 26.9 for “crimes per square mile”. Rhode Island’s crime output is 32 per sq. mile. Some of the higher theft and vandalism come from the state’s capital of Providence, Rhode Island. The next few higher-ranked theft locations in Rhode Island would be Woonsocket, Pawtucket, Newport, Central Falls, etc.

A security guard service can help deter crime and protect your business property

Security guards for hire don’t always need to be armed or Police to maintain a crime-free zone. Merely the presence of a uniformed security guard ensures that criminals will think twice before targeting that particular property. Security guards can also provide visibility to help identify potential security threats. Detecting an issue beforehand, can help prevent major business problems from occurring.

Having a security guard service can also improve your business’ image and make your employee + customers feel safer

At SecurityRI, we have found many companies enjoy having the positive business image of a “professional” security guard(s). A professional security guard with proper training brings “peace of mind” to the business employees, clients, shoppers, vendors, and many more who come in contact or visibly see the security guard at work.

A security guard can bring a human element to your security solution

As we notice some businesses would rather install surveillance cameras and employee-operated access control systems. We feel this approach will help with some deterring of crimes, although may be more reactive than proactive.

Having the human element as mentioned earlier will assist with deterring crimes, physical eyes & ears, human training, and real-time reporting/analytics. Also, having a physical security guard will extend your business staff without having to hire additional employees. Businesses do enjoy outsourcing because they do not have to worry about the self-employed security guard not showing up for work. The security vendor has backup security guards on standby for call-outs. A professional security company can manage the schedule logistics and back-fill the schedule without the client even knowing the guard has called out.

It’s important to choose a reputable security guard company that has experience guarding businesses in Rhode Island

When choosing a security guard company you need to ensure the company is reputable. Please do not shop for the cheapest, because cheap – indicates the security vendor needs to avoid some important infrastructure expenses to provide such a low rate.

At SecurityRI, we reinvest the higher rate to cover costs for well-trained security guards, patrol supervisors, professional uniforms, and the latest technology/equipment.

Also, as a 3rd generational, 40-year family business we understand providing top client services, respect for our employees, and positive growth for everyone.

Conclusion

Rhode Island businesses need to take security seriously, and a Security Guard Service is one important piece of the puzzle. Contact us today for a zero hassle security assessment – we can help you determine what level of protection your business needs. Stay Safe!

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Security Prevention in RI

Security: Prevention-First Mindset

When it comes to security, you must form a “Prevention-First Mindset.” Many companies have this approach backward – they deal with security after the breach, damage, or customer complaints.

In business, we understand company image is everything. The impression individuals form of your business depends on a range of factors—branding, personal interactions, presence, and most of all, “reputation.”

Therefore, robust security prevention and presence can continue your positive ongoing business image.

Question: Why does my business need security? Incidents at my location never happen? 

Answer: Crimes are rising, year after year, and brings us to our point of “preventative” measures. Innovative companies invest in their marketing, growth, customer service, etc. They also understand the peace of mind insurance of having security rolled into their operations. Security comes in many forms – from physical security officers, mobile patrols, surveillance cameras, cyber security, and the list continues.

Supportive data for your awareness: 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released detailed data on nearly 8.9 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2020. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS, 2020, presents data about 23 offense categories comprised of 52 offenses. It also presents arrest data for those crimes and ten additional categories for which only arrest data is collected.

Highlights of NIBRS, 2020

In 2020, 9,880 law enforcement agencies, whose jurisdictions covered more than 177.5 million U.S. inhabitants, submitted NIBRS data to the UCR Program. These agencies accounted for 62.1% of the 15,901 law enforcement agencies that submitted data to the UCR Program in 2020. Currently, the FBI does not estimate NIBRS data for agencies that do not submit it. Of the 8,879,728 offenses reported in 7,560,867 incidents, 60.5% were crimes against property, 25.2% were crimes against persons, and 14.3% were crimes against society. (Due to rounding, some percentage breakdowns may not add to 100%.) Among these categories, the offenses most reported include larceny/theft offenses, assault offenses, and drug/narcotic offenses, respectively.

Read the full NIBRS, 2020 report.

Where do I begin with a preventative approach?

Where do I begin with a preventative approach? 

You start with sealing the perimeter – by focusing on prevention. If securing with a physical security officer, you want a security team that provides a security presence, understands proper escalation processes and formal reporting; therefore, the client is always aware of their location’s situation.

Surveillance cameras: you or your service provider want to receive an alert before a crime has begun. High-end Artificial Intelligence (AI) surveillance cameras can distinguish and alert a breach by a human the minute they trigger the camera’s built-in protocols. Alerts are sent to the monitor, reacting and beginning the preventive phase.

Cyber security: Detection-based tools, on their own, can’t provide the level of protection needed to keep an organization secure. On average, most threats go undetected for upward of 100 days. Because detection-based tools rely on signatures, threats that have yet to be seen readily slip through traditional defenses. A staggering 360,000 new malicious files are detected every day. Breaches will remain a daily occurrence until cybersecurity tools can block new threats as quickly as they evolve.

Above are just a few examples of preventive security measures and scratching the surface on how intelligent and effective they can be for an individual, business, or property. 

For additional information please feel to contact any of our security specialists, we’d be happy to assist.

Stay Safe,

SecurityRI

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