Look at the computer you are working on. How much protection do you have? Passwords, payrolls and that last game of Words With Friends, are they safe and secure? If you are a smart business owner, the answer is yes!
So, who's protecting your non-web assets?
From events, equipment, guest, and staff your company has significant assets to protect. Have you considered hiring a private security company?
Security is a growing concern in the business community, and it deserves serious consideration. Every company should make it a priority to properly secured its assets to include, employees and inventory. It only makes sense to hire a private company that focuses not just on being the keeper of the gate, but one that provides efficient, secure services and will be an ambassador for your company.
I've found that while firms in the Upstate of South Carolina realize the need for security , it tends to fall very far down on the to-do-list. When the need finally surfaces, usually haphazardly, they rush to fill the void of "security" by setting up an in-house team. While some have found this solution to work, the question still remains, how effective is your in house security?
So why haven't you hired a private security company?
As a business woman, let's be honest the first rule of thumb typically means what... money! By no means do we ever want to compromise our safety for money, but you haven't called that private security company because, well, it just wasn't in this years budget.
What you should know, is that by hiring a private security company to not only safeguard your premises, you also save money. When you hire your own in-house team, your worker’s compensation costs will increase as will your general liability costs. In addition, you will have to pay for training, uniforms, vehicles, and well let's just face it, now it becomes a new team to manage. Hiring a private security company eliminates the need for you to take on these additional costs and the time you will spend managing that new team.
Training, yes I said training! You don't expect for that new guy you hired to know what it means to be "security" do you?
By hiring a private security company such as Bravo1 Protection quality training is the name of the game. Each one of our SLED Certified security offers participate in over 10 hours of training and continuing education courses annually. Keeping up with all the latest training techniques is what sets us apart from your in-house security and the competition. Quality training assures you get the best and most professional service all the time, every time!
So why should you hire a private security company, well not just any, but Bravo1 Protection? The answer is simple, we will save your business money, time and resources. We have great connections with our local law enforcement, a reputable name in the community and we provide hospitality driven, exceptional service.
Anticipation is the name of the game in the private security business. Most companies are reactive rather than proactive. Our job is to prepare for the worst so you don’t have to. That goes for working at a bar, hosting an event, walking a fence or patrolling a manufacturing plant. While business owners realize that a crisis can hurt them from an emotional and possibly physical standpoint, many haven’t thought about the way it will impact them financially. That can mean lawsuits; simply because your festival, arena, manufacturing plant or restaurant didn’t have proper security. These lawsuits can be expensive! Case in point: A Texas jury awarded the parents of two college students $27 million in a lawsuit they filed against McDonald’s last year, arguing the restaurant's lack of security measures resulted in the deaths of their children. McDonald’s was found liable for failing to provide adequate security not for the restaurant itself, but rather for the parking lot.
Let that sink in for a second. You are in charge of your patrons and guests. No Matter What!
This lawsuit should be wake-up call if you own or manage a facility. Whether you have had issues or not increasing your security can save you time and money.
Potential controls for such public facilities could include:
· Visible security officer presence
· Monitored security cameras
· Panic/duress alarms in at-risk locations
· Roving security patrols
· Defined security policy on when to call police
· Annual security-risk assessments
· Warning signs
And of course, call Bravo1 Protection because we specialize in providing hospitality-driven, exceptional security service.
I am very excited to announce that we have hired a Business Development Manager. Ebony Austin comes having already established an impressive career including various roles in strategic planning, sales and entrepreneurship. As our Business Development Manager, she will primarily be focused on sales, client relations and fostering relationships with our law enforcement community. Ebony is truly a driven individual, and incredibly passionate about helping us grow Bravo1 Protection.
A native of Brooklyn, NY Ebony moved to Greenville and completed her final year of High School at Greenville Senior High. She attended Benedict College in Columbia, SC and relocated to Greenville to complete her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at Greenville Technical College. She is now enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University completing her Bachelors in Business Administration. Early in Ebony’s career she worked as a case manager for the state of SC became a realtor for Prudential C. Dan Joyner and later Keller Williams Realty, served as a tactical buyer and accounts specialist for a major manufacturing company, owned and operated a local historic business in downtown Greenville, and worked for a local outsourced accounting company. Ebony is a mother of four, actively involved in Greenville PULSE as Vice Chair, Greenville Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee, United Way African American Leadership Greenville Advisory Council, and President of the Track and Field Booster Club at Hillcrest High School.
To contact Ebony, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at (864)501-0930. She would be more than happy to assist you with finding a solution to your security needs.
Tammy Johnson, our CEO and serial entrepreneur, has over 20 years of hospitality experience. She writes about how a business can benefit from hiring a private security company.