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How Effective Is Your Security Guard?



Congratulations! You’ve done the smart thing and hired a security guard to protect your assets. Having a security presence on your property is a great way to ward off vandals and thieves and solve problems before they happen. Sometimes, though, security details don’t always do what they are supposed to. How do you check on your security personnel to make certain they are going on patrols and monitoring your property? Fortunately, a number of effective ways exist to make sure you are getting what you pay for.
 

Guard Tour Systems

These systems allow your company to check on when, and if, a security guard makes his or her scheduled patrols during day or night. They are reliant on technology and the scanning of checkpoints. They provide a number of benefits and come with several valuable features:
  • Simplicity
  • Reliability
  • Automation
  • Accountability
Two major categories for guard tour systems exist. A wand system relies on handheld devices while a cloud system uses mobile devices and cloud technology.
 

Incident Reports

Keeping track of all incidents associated with security, enables you to analyze the effectiveness of your approach. Have there been a number of incidents that were not handled well? Have robberies occurred on your property even though you have a security guard? Reading the daily logs of security guards can be beneficial, too. Going over these incidents on a regular schedule may yield insights on your security measures.
 

Smart Checkpoints

Bar code scans at checkpoints, GPS trackers, and video monitoring all provide a valuable window to the performance of security personnel. This is another way to establish accountability on the job.

Having a physical security presence on your property gives your company an advantage, but how do you know if the job is being performed diligently? Advanced technology is often the answer to that question. Contact Champion National Security for a one-stop solution to your security needs. Call 972-430-2042 or email us today!