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Why Have an Armed Guard at Your Business?

Private security has been one of the fastest-growing businesses in the United States for years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. For businesses who are considering an armed guard, it’s not a decision to be made lightly. However, armed security does offer some distinct benefits that makes it appealing for businesses.

Sense of Safety

One of the primary reasons to have security officers at your place of business is to give your customers a sense of safety. They know that if something goes wrong that the men and women in uniform will step up to handle it. Armed guards are often seen as more capable than unarmed guards, which adds to their perceived effectiveness.


The presence of security often stops crime before it happens. Armed guards are seen as a much bigger threat by potential criminals, and often they’ll simply move on to a different target rather than face an armed response.

Observation, Reporting, and Customer Service

Armed guards are more than their sidearms; they can accomplish the same tasks that unarmed guards can. This includes observing any and all incidents that happen at a business, providing customer service, intervening in disputes, and filing reports on anything that happens. In short, armed guards are not a wholly different category of security. They simply have additional capabilities when compared to unarmed security.

For more information on the benefits security officers can bring to your business, simply contact us at BOS Security today in order to discuss your options.


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