Small businesses and organizations can have big issues when it comes to security matters. Because they are smaller, these for-profit and not-for-profit firms and organizations are more vulnerable to the major financial hits that can result from such issues as theft, vandalism or, in the worst cases, violent crime. In many cases, security may be even more important for smaller concerns than larger ones.
Which Small Organizations Need Security the Most?
It usually comes down to the value of the assets at the properties controlled by an organization relative to its overall wealth. Jewelry stores, art galleries, and religious and/or educational institutions may have extremely valuable items that constitute the better part of their assets.
The same may apply to buildings as well as outdoor art such as sculptures and statues. The more historical, cultural, and/or artistic value, the more they may be inviting targets for vandals. Particularly at this moment in history, the loss or defacement of valuable public buildings and artwork can also have a great deal of significance to the community at large.
Of course, nothing is more valuable than the welfare of individuals. For organizations that may be involved with caring for people – such as schools, residences for elders, and healthcare facilities – the stakes are highest of all.
At Denver-based Spear Security Inc., we are used to working with smaller firms and non-profits that need security but that also need to make sure their general security services dollar is used wisely and efficiently.
Human Security vs. Electronic Surveillance
Every organization has differing needs when it comes to security as well as differing budgets. Keeping personnel on-site on a 24/7 basis may not always be practical. Spear Security Inc. is a leader in the use of leading-edge electronic surveillance. This technology can serve as both a deterrent and a means of preventing repeat incidents by aiding in the identification and capture of those responsible.
In some cases, electronic surveillance monitored by remote personnel on a 24/7 basis can provide an approach that is more economical while still being a highly effective deterrent. Personnel who spot perpetrators remotely can speak through a PA system and tell intruders they have been identified and that the authorities have been alerted. Startled wrongdoers will typically do their best to vacate the premises immediately, minimizing losses.
Controlling a Perimeter
While smaller organizations will have less space to secure, they may still have entrance points and parking lots that are vulnerable to wrongdoers. Especially when it comes to houses of worship and school security in Colorado, this may be essential in the current social environment.
Having either unarmed or armed personnel, and perhaps a marked vehicle conducting a periodic courtesy patrol may be essential components of security when assemblies of any type are underway. While the odds of a truly serious incident happening at any given property may be statistically minimal, the potential risk to innocent individuals necessitates taking every possible precaution as needed.
Your Organization’s Approach to Security
No two organizations of any size have the exact same security concerns. Denver-based Spear Security Inc. is here to create a plan customized to your organization’s needs. To learn more about our offerings, call Spear Security Inc. today at the number on your screen or via our contact page.