What types of businesses need security guards? Honestly, there are too many to list here. However, we fit as many as we could on the list below.

This list includes those particular businesses that have the greatest need for security and why. We also explain what a security guard can do for these businesses, and for yours.

In short, if you don’t have a security guard protecting your business, you’re about to find out why you should. Read on to learn all about it.

1. Small Retailers

Small retailers may only have a few handfuls of cash in the register at the end of the day. But unguarded local shops and convenience stores are considered easy targets by criminals.

So, whatever they can steal from these stores is worth it to them because they can get away with it. It’s also easy for shoplifters to pocket items when the employees are too busy to keep watch.

But when a security guard is present, most of these small-time crooks won’t even bother. They’ll simply head to a store that isn’t guarded.

2. Large Retailers

Large retailers have a different problem. They’re so big and so busy that it’s impossible for them to keep an eye on every aisle of the store at all times.

Unless, that is, they hire someone to do the watching for them. A security team can watch the aisles in person or via security cameras while the employees are busy running the store.

3. Banks and Credit Unions

Businesses that deal with large amounts of tangible cash are always prime targets for criminals. It’s essential for such institutions to be well guarded at all times.

In fact, criminals who rob banks expect to deal with security guards. Thus, banks need enough extra security to make robberies impractically difficult.

4. Jewelry Stores

There are few items as valuable/easy to pocket as jewelry. The entire stock must be guarded at all times.

Granted, these stores usually have electronic/mechanical security devices in place to deter or foil theft. But there should still be a guard present to stop thieves who try to run.

5. Pawn Shops

Local pawn shops also have a lot of small, valuable items. But, usually, they can’t afford the state-of-the-art security devices that name-brand jewelry shops use.

Plus, if anything does get stolen, it’s most likely gone forever. That is, if the item turns up later, it will be difficult for the shop owner to prove that the item came from their store.

Fortunately, an affordable security guard service can prevent the theft from happening in the first place.

6. Schools

Unfortunately, children are also easy to take if the proper precautions aren’t in place. A security guard service can and should be one of those precautions.

Does Your Business Need Security Guards?

The real truth is, every business should have security guards. So, who’s protecting yours?

If you don’t have a security guard on your premises, get one. Contact us here to have your questions answered and to get started.