Armed guards act as strong deterrents to crime and wrongdoing
There are situations where you need the services of armed guards. It may be to protect cash in transit, to protect a VIP, to provide event security, to protect a construction site and so on. Executive Security provides security services as well as armed guards throughout Alexandria VA, Charlottesville VA, Fredericksburg VA, Lynchburg VA, Richmond VA and Washington DC.
Whether you need armed guards or unarmed guards depends largely on the threat level and the risk related to the assets you want to protect. The main purpose of any guard to service is to deter and prevent criminal actions. Armed guards are a powerful deterrent to crime and wrong-doing.
An armed officer will act as a stronger deterrent than an unarmed officer. An armed guard is perceived as a higher authority and this translates to greater compliance.
The presence of one or more armed guards will reduce incident of shoplifting, theft and other unwanted acts. In addition, security cameras can alert patrol guards of a potential problem before it becomes a problem.
Guards can also provide other helpful services such as escorting employees after dark. Their presence can also provide workers a certain peace of mind. That tends to improve morale and productivity.
Armed guards are well-trained, not only in weapon skills, but also in tactical and resolution skills. They can often defuse a situation before it gets out of hand. Armed guards know and understand aspects of the law such as excessive use of force.
Security companies ensure armed guard are well trained. They have to pass internal standards as well as state standards. Each potential armed guard will be the subject of a strict and comprehensive background testing which often includes an FBI background test.
A security company such as Executive will advise re the use of armed or unarmed guards at your business, event or facility.