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Does Your Business Need A Security Guard?

A security guard may help you manage loss prevention and liability issues.

A security guard may help you manage loss prevention and liability issues.

Whether you're just forming a new company or you've been in business for a few years, issues of loss prevention and liability can be a major drag on your finances. A lack of security on your premises can increase the odds that you will be robbed, while also leaving an unsafe environment for customers that you may ultimately be held responsible for.

You may have to consider hiring a security guard for your business. There are a number of situations where this is a smart option:

  • Your business is located in a high-crime area. The term "high-crime" can mean many things in this instance. You could be located in a major urban area where theft is a common occurrence. However, Greg Kuhn, CEO of Omega Protective Services LLC, told Small Business Trends that rural areas can also pose a problem. Warehouses in particular may be prime targets for break-ins if no one is around to keep an eye on them.
  • You routinely host large events. Large crowds can be difficult to handle if trained personnel aren't available to keep order. This is especially true at events where alcohol is being served. Guards can not only prevent crime, but also keep guests safe from accidental injuries.
  • You need someone to sweat the details. Sometimes, you're so busy that you don't notice everything that happens at your business. You may not realize that a mysterious person is constantly loitering outside, or that a particularly lock isn't working properly. A security guard can be that extra pair of eyes.

Are you looking to start your own business in Arizona? The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C., have years worth of experience guiding entrepreneurs through the formation of new businesses. Call us today to learn more.

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