As the world continues to combat COVID-19, the security guard industry is experiencing a significant uptick in business.
An increasing number of security firms are taking on more contracts – retail, residential, insurance, construction, commercial, and industrial – which means they are hiring more guards to work the front lines during the world’s worst pandemic in over a century.
Here in Toronto, and across the GTA, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at an alarming rate. However, the good news is that licensed and trained guards have pivoted their roles on the health and safety fronts – a benefit for the general public.
The following highlights the key roles of security guards during a global crisis and how they will help protect your business.
Security guards will help enforce the rules and guidelines during a pandemic: Having guards on your premises will show that you mean business and they will help ensure that social distancing measures, access controls, and masks or face coverings are being followed.
Security guards are trained for serious and dangerous situations: Security guards with reputable firms have extensive de-escalation and mental health training, which means they are able to deal with those that have increased anxiety and impatience with new public health rules.
Security guards conduct mobile patrols and remote monitoring: Many businesses have experienced a change in hours or closures due to the pandemic, however, guards are able to give you that true peace of mind through mobile patrols and remote monitoring technology so that they can immediately respond to suspicious activity that involves theft and vandalism.
Security guards have new roles as health screeners: Condo buildings, commercial offices, retail outlets, and grocery stores, to name a handful, are locations that remain active during the pandemic, and this is why guards have been trained to screen people (check temperatures, ask health questions and record health data) at main entrances or designated locations which helps to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Regal Security Inc. is here to help secure your business
COVID-19 has changed our world, and our Everyday Superhero™ guards are here to help navigate your business during these challenging times.