The advances in technology have seen the use of security cameras expand tenfold. Additionally, this improved technology has led to clearer imaging, making them much more reliable and a greater deterrent than they once were.
However, security cameras have their limitations. A clever or well-versed trespasser will most likely know about your security system and will have worked out a way to go undetected or maybe even to deactivate or block your security camera. In the most extreme of circumstances, hackers may even be able to access your security camera system via the internet.
Moreover, a security camera cannot actually stop a crime from being committed. They are great for capturing the event, maintaining records, and producing evidence; however, they will not be able to stop a crime in progress and neither do they alert an alarm system. Inevitably, the crime, be it theft or vandalism, will still take place; you will just have a recording of it. Although it may be useful, it will not make you feel any safer or better protected.
Despite the advancement of technology, there are just some things that only humans can do. Moreover, while security cameras certainly serve their purposes, they are best used as part of a package of measures to help keep premises or people safe. To combat the limitations posed by security cameras, it is worth considering the use of security guards.
Security guards can have a multitude of roles and responsibilities to suit your needs. They can be your first line of defense in any crime or unlawful invasion. Security guard services can offer licensed armed guards, foot patrols, mobile patrols, or even ex or off-duty police offers. Additionally, all security guards will be appropriately trained and will be fully knowledgeable of the purposes for which they are hired. Whether they are helping to maintain crowd control or protect business premises, they will have the appropriate equipment, knowledge, and training to best handle the security of that situation.
Unlike security cameras, security guards can provide more than just a deterrent to a crime. They can actively intervene if a crime is being committed. In fact, their presence on the scene can potentially prevent it from happening in the first place. Moreover, the response time of a security guard is considerably quicker than calling local law enforcement. For example, you may have to wait 20 minutes for the police to arrive. On the other hand, security guards can be on the scene in minutes, if not seconds. Furthermore, a security guard will be able to legally apprehend a potential suspect and hold them until the appropriate law enforcement arrives.
Finally, the presence of a security guard can give off a greater feeling of safety and security. This may be for members of staff, members of the public, business owners, and whoever requires their services. Just knowing that a trained professional is on hand to help maintain security can go a long way. The use of security guards can form part of a robust security package to help keep you or your business safe and protected.