On-Site Officer

How On-Site Security Can Benefit Your Business

It’s no secret that business owners are constantly pulled in a hundred different directions. So it’s no wonder that thoughts about the business’s physical building might fall to the wayside — until a customer mentions finding the office door unlocked one morning before normal hours, or an employee says that they can’t ever seem find parking in your private parking lot. But is hiring an On-Site Officer to patrol the premises worth the cost?

If you’re a business owner on the fence about hiring an On-Site Officer to secure your building, but are put off by the price or the idea of the lazy security guard media so often portrays, we’ve gathered a few handy benefits of on-site security.

Visual Deterrence + Peace of Mind

Similar to how the sight of a professionally monitored security system in a house is statistically likely to deter a burglar, knowing a property is guarded by a trained Officer can provide welcome peace of mind not just to you as the business owner, but to your patrons and employees. Whether the property is in a high crime area, or simply a bustling building with heavy foot traffic, the mere sight of a professional Officer is a deterrent against suspicious activity.

Customer Service

Do you need someone to greet guests as they enter the building, check ID badges, give directions or walk your employees to their cars at night to make sure they get there safely? On-site Officers are trained in caring for your customers and helping when needed.

Expertise + Responsibility

When assigned to a post, On-site Officers quickly become experts not only on their surroundings, but on the comings and goings of the people who frequent it. That means they notice when a stranger passes through with an oddly filled backpack, or when a car doesn’t seem like it’s in the correct spot. Not only that, but they learn the quirks of your building — like the partially hidden side door your employees may forget to lock before they leave for the day or the tree that blows in front of you backdoor surveillance camera. They have it covered.

Prevention

Whether they are monitoring your company’s surveillance system or performing a foot patrol around the building, On-site Officers are trained — ours are certified by the State of Oregon private security regulatory body as industry professionals — to recognize red flags, prevent potential crimes, and help ensure the correct action is followed in stressful situations. Making sure your property is safe and secure is their job. Contact us here to learn more.

Kaitie Todd

Marketing Coordinator at First Response Security
Kaitie is the Marketing Coordinator at First Response. She likes writing about security, dreaming up new marketing and content ideas, and using a lot of em dashes (you’ll see). She studied journalism at University of Oregon and comes to First Response with more than 4 years of professional writing experience under her belt. Outside of work you can usually find her hiking in the Gorge, taste testing every latte in town, or watching Parks and Recreation…again.