You can’t expect disaster but you can prepare for it. Security issues can occur anywhere and anytime and it does not matter who you are or the size of your company.  Big and small businesses are not insulated from crime.

Ghana Police Service, in the first quarter of 2018 recorded 484 major crimes. A figure it says was highest in comparison to previous years. The data revealed that most cases recorded were attacks on businesses and homes.

Businesses are often the target of criminals. In most cases, this is due to office buildings and stores remaining vacant at night. It is vital to ensure the security of your environment is at its utmost best.

Most often these attacks are on retail outlets, banks, convenience stores are the primary target of criminals. But it does not mean that other businesses cannot fall prey to illegal activities.


The best way to ensure that such activities do not occur is by employing the services of a licensed security service provider. It will help ensure the safety of people at work, home and at events.

Not all of us have the technical expertise to know when it is an ideal time to beef our security with the services of manned guards.

 Here are signs that tell you if you need to beef your security with the help of manned guards.

Attracts Huge traffic

If many people enter and exit your building daily, that is a warning sign that you need to hire a  security guard to handle the traffic. As much as higher traffic are good signs of business growth and product or service patronage, they also sometimes bring lots of unsuspecting criminals to your door. He will keep a check on the people coming in and out. Moreover, the presence of a professional creates a safe environment. Knowing that the guard is present in the building all the time, criminals will not try to commit any offence.

There is a high rate of crime in your neighbourhood

This is the most relevant sign that should indicate you need the services of security guards. Changing the location of the business can be a painful task and most often require a lot of investment. Your best option in this scenario is to acquire the services of a security service provider who will provide you, trained and professional security guards to protect you and your property. Also, in such an area, not only the security of your business is compromised, but the life of your employees is also at risk. So, if the crime rate is higher than average in your area, then contact a security service provider before anything mischief happens to your business.

High-frequency report of theft

Regardless of the location, if your business deals in goods or retail, then you can face a considerable amount of loss from shrinkage supply. Moreover, theft can come from outside as well as inside the company. So, it is necessary to seek the help of a professional security guard who will protect your business and will minimize potential loss.

 Emergencies arise security guards are professionally trained and equipped to handle all kinds of emergencies, including criminal incidents, medical emergencies, or physical quarrels. They are active and have a high presence of mind because of which they are able to act sensibly and responsibly whatever the situation is.

You organizer big events

If alcohol is served at your place, then it is better to hire a security guard as soon as possible. Drunken people easily fall into physical altercations, and if the security guard is present at the site, then you are less likely to face any issue. Again if you are an event organizer and your events attract teaming youth it is important to have security guard protect your audience, as well as guests of your event, should gate crushers breach your security.