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Every business premise, whether that be a retail store, bank or hotel is open to some form of potential threat. Some businesses are more of a target to thieves than others, such as a bank or retail store. Whatever your business may be, it is important to consider the benefits of having a security guard onsite in order to protect employees, customers and assets.


Security Presence

The presence of a security guard at your business can provide a sense of security and peace of mind to employees and customers. Worrying about one’s own personal safety can affect productivity. Therefore, a security guard presence will allow your employees to feel more at ease and able to focus on their work. By hiring a security guard, your employees and customers will understand that you are concerned about their safety and are willing to take the necessary steps to ensure it.


Preventing Crime

You may think that having CCTV cameras in place is enough to protect your business premise, however it isn’t. Hiring a security guard will act as a strong deterrent, preventing crime from even happening. Security guards will spot suspicious activity, assess the situation and react in the necessary manor. If you are concerned about the cost of hiring a security guard, it really is only a small price to pay in comparison to the potential loss from shoplifting or criminal damage.


Handling Crime

Security guards are highly trained, at varying levels, to deal with a wide range of situations. They can suspect suspicious behaviour, detain a suspect, fill out detailed criminal reports and remain with a suspect until law enforcement arrives. Hiring a security guard with Churchill Security will ensure that you have a guard onsite who will behave capably and sensibly when faced with any criminal activity or a dangerous situation.


Promotion of Products or Services

As well as serving a security purpose, security guards can also help to promote the products or services that your business offers. They can act as a point of contact – greeting and interacting with your customers and explaining what different products or services you offer. When you hire an approachable and respectable security guard, you are communicating to your customers that your business is secure and customer-oriented.



As well as having a security guard on active patrol, you can hire a guard to monitor video surveillance, check credentials and check for contraband. You can set your security guard specific tasks such as looking for shoplifters, opening and closing the business or monitoring video surveillance. By doing this, you will take a lot of the burden of security activities away from the business owner and allow staff to focus on other priorities.


Secure Profits and Assets

Having a strong security system in place ensures your business can run as smoothly and safely as possible, which in turn will secure your business’ profits and assets. For example, a violent attack at a leisure centre could result in loss of life, damages to property and loss of income due to having to close temporarily or a drop in visitors. Hiring a security guard will help to protect the physical safety of your business but will also secure your profits and assets.


Churchill Security is a national, cross-industry security company. A trusted provider of corporate and retail security, we only deploy the most highly-trained security guards and offer a truly customer-centric approach. Get in touch today if you’re looking to hire security.

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John Melling is a Director for Churchill Security Ltd. John is a highly motivated, determined and decisive security industry professional. Drawing on his extensive experience gained within the security industry whilst working on the coalface John has operated at all levels within the industry. He has a proven track record for motivating and leading high performance teams and has helped mentor and develop many people at Churchill who now hold key or senior positions within the business. John is committed to delivering only the finest services, exercising compelling leadership, maintaining good internal morale and striving to resolve any challenges efficiently and effectively.