March 1st, 2019
Tactical Response Security
When it comes to private security services, many naturally assume that the officer stationed in the lobby of their business will have a gun on one side and a baton on the other. For many, the word “security” is intertwined with the image of firearms. But in some cases, an armed security guard may not be the right fit. Instead, an unarmed security guard may be more than adequate. Join Tactical Response Security as we explore the benefits of hiring unarmed security for your business in Philadelphia.
Expenses are at the forefront of every business owner’s mind. So when it comes to hiring security, owners have to make the delicate balance between price and quality. Armed security guards have undergone additional training in order to be certified to carry a firearm. This extra training translates to added expenses. It also means that the business owner may need to pay higher insurance costs. There is a potential risk of the armed guard accidentally harming an innocent bystander. This makes armed security a financial hardship for some.
Where your business is located may also determine just what kind of security you need. For instance, if you live in a rough and tumble part of Philadelphia, it might make sense to have armed security on site. However, if you run a small storefront in a popular downtown district, an unarmed guard might better suit your needs. That’s because unarmed guards are ready to handle most emergency situations and do not require a firearm to do so. Unarmed officers are capable of making arrests, and are trained in conflict resolution to quickly de-escalate a high-tension situation. Of course, should a situation get out of hand, an unarmed officer can quickly coordinate a more effective response from emergency services like the police. Finally, the presence of an armed guard may escalate the threat posed to your business. A firearm in your building may draw a more lethal threat from would-be criminals, who feel they have to use more than simple smash-and-grab tactics.
For many, just having a security guard on site is enough to promote a sense of safety and security in your business. It’s a small luxury that helps to put you, your customers, and of course, your employees, at ease while they work there. Indeed, some may even feel more relaxed knowing that the guard is not armed. Firearms can leave some people feeling uncomfortable and worried that the place they’re in is in some kind of danger. An unarmed security guard offers that sense of security you want, without leaving others feeling on edge or suspicious.
Tactical Response Security offers unarmed security guards that have been trained in advanced observation and report skills, as well as the necessary training needed to keep your business in Philadelphia safe. Our unarmed officers can be seamlessly integrated into your existing security protocol or can be employed as part of a brand new security regimen that we provide you. Contact our security specialists today to find out more.