Help! I Need Security this Weekend
Supporting Communities with Security Services for More Than 50 Years
There is a misconception that the large security companies, like G4S, don’t support one-off activity that may be considered “small.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. We are proud to represent our community-based clients with either one-off or short-term work.
We understand that the threat of risk to your business can be overwhelming and cause a great deal of anxiety. While we won’t ever downplay the importance to you, we can guarantee that when G4S is engaged, you will breathe a little easier. It’s because of our approach that is based on asking the right questions:
Identifying the “WHY” and “WHAT” Behind your Security Solution
The problem you are trying to solve determines the solution you want to execute. Simply put, having a security guard on-site may not be the solution that is right for you. G4S will ask you the right questions to help you determine the potential security risks that may impact your business and the solution that will help you keep your business safe. While G4S is able to get people on-site quickly, our real value is in helping you identify and address the real risks… before they happen.
Here are some common scenarios that require an immediate and reliable security response:
- Scenario 1: Threat from a recently fired disgruntled employee
- Scenario 2: Frequent thefts at your site or store during after hours
- Scenario 3: Creation and execution of a COVID-19 compliance strategy
- Scenario 4: Security at high traffic points - such as a celebration or sporting event
- Scenario 5: Expected disruption to the business - think construction, civil unrest
Do all the above scenarios need security personnel? Yes. However, the scope will differ in all five situations. The nature of threat dictates the urgency and scope of the response.
Look to Experienced Security Teams
Ask About In-House Security Training Capabilities
Even if you are looking for short-term coverage, don’t undermine the value that a security company with a solid training program can offer. The quality of the team deployed, directly reflects on the quality of the training provided.
A few simple questions can help you determine the commitment of the company to their employees’ success. Think about asking:
- What topics are covered in the basic training program?
- How many hours are spent in basic training?
- Is training provided by in-house trainers or third-party trainers?
- What are students expected to achieve to pass?
Just because you are looking for short-term support, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have guards trained to the highest standards. Often it is more critical as you will want a team who can handle the unexpected and adapt quickly to your environment and threat.