A primary purpose of a Regal Security guard is to be the eyes and ears for criminal activity for our clients. If a guard suspects criminal activity, they will report it to local law enforcement in a timely manner and relay pertinent information to help apprehend offenders.
With their physical presence a uniformed security guard will send a clear message to potential thieves or wrong-doers that they are being watched. If a potential criminal knows he/she is being closely watched they are less likely to engage in unlawful or harmful behavior.
The physical presence of a security guard is also more effective than that of a security camera or a surveillance sign. A security camera may deter some criminal activity, but many criminals do not trust that the surveillance system is even active or is even monitored or reviewed, except only in the event of an incident.
Additionally, security cameras can be easily disabled or destroyed by a committed criminal.
One of the most common activities that security officers encounter is property damage which is a serious issue with many properties and businesses. Having an officer on premises to deter this type of criminal activity can save money from less damages as well as the time and energy spent in cleanups.
Security guards are by far one of the most effective ways to protect a business from the most common threats they face, like theft and vandalism to workplace violence. A visible security presence has been proven to deter criminals from even attempting to target a business.
The simple presence of a security guard will encourage people to remain on their best behavior and not tempt fate because everyone knows that if they are being closely watched they are less likely to engage in unlawful or harmful behavior.
A popular theory in criminology about why people commit crimes such as robbery and theft is called rational choice theory. Rational choice theory states that “people commit crimes after thinking it over and concluding that the potential benefits of completing the criminal act are worth any potential risk of being caught”.
So, the mere presence of a uniformed private security guard can successfully increase the potential risk factor which offenders take into consideration before committing the crime.
One of the best ways to fight crime is to deter it from happening in the first place, and as a Regal Security Guard you are on the front line as one of the most important resources in crime prevention and deterrence.