Everyone has the right to feel safe and that certainly includes your Orlando office building’s employees, tenants, and clients. With stories on the news of armed gunmen appearing in the most unexpected places seemingly increasing every month, you want to make sure your office is prepared for any type of threat—deadly or not. By hiring our qualified and professional uniformed security officers, you can have peace of mind knowing there are people looking out for everyone’s safety. Here are five reasons why you should absolutely secure your Orlando office building.
The Perilous Parking Lot
Between 2004 and 2008, over 10% of property crimes took place in parking lots and garages. Various types of theft that can occur in these areas are vehicle or parking lot vandalism, vehicle breaking and entering, and even grand theft auto. The fear of these gets even higher when employees working late must cross a dark parking lot to get to their vehicle. At the very least, you should consider hiring security personnel to patrol the parking lot after dark until the last employee is safely in their car. Also, take steps to ensure that parking lots are well lit and that shrubs and trees are kept to a minimum.
Rising Crime Rate
Check out the crime statistics of your area (which can be found online or through regular publications) and see what types of crimes are committed the most. This information can be very valuable as it can tell you a lot about the ways in which your building is vulnerable. Look for trends and take the necessary precautions to make sure your office doesn’t become another crime scene. Even neighborhoods that seem safe can have danger lurking around any corner.
A Watchful Eye
We’re fairly positive you want your employees focused on their work and not worrying about whether the building they’re working in is indeed safe. That’s what security is for. A good officer won’t just prevent crime but will help to prevent certain types of safety incidents like tripping hazards, fires, and leaks. They’re most likely going to be the first person to notice anything that has the potential to cause a problem in the future and take steps to solve it. Additionally, having an officer on hand will be greatly helpful if they, you, or your employees encounter anyone experiencing a medical emergency. They’ll have the equipment to place an emergency call and the training to provide help.
Defense Against Burglaries
First off, if your building has been previously burglarized, contacting a reputable security company should be one of the first things you do. We know that burglaries can be frightening, dangerous, and expensive and we want to make sure we eliminate the risk that they put everyone in your building in. A security officer can not only protect the building against another burglary but can identify effective ways in which you can make your building safer and more protected, such as an unmonitored system which can scare off potential burglars before any damage is done.
Keeping Your Building Accessible
A building that’s kept unlocked or a parking lot that isn’t protected by a wall, fence or gate are some of the most vulnerable places and could be looked at by criminals as easy targets. A security officer is the perfect solution as they’ll help ensure that your building can remain accessible without sacrificing safety. Having someone to stand guard over your premises is never a bad option and can only help to make everyone in your office feel a little more safe and secure.