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The advantage of an armed security guard may seem obvious on first thought. You should consider various factors for your particular situation when making this decision. These include factors such as threat level, business type, business activity as well as cost and training.

There are times when armed guards are the best fit for the security needs of a facility for an event. An armed guard may be best used in the following circumstances:

When Priceless Valuables Are Involved

When valuables of great worth, such as priceless jewels or art are being handled, you may want to consider armed guards. Armed security guards may deter persons from criminal activities.

Where Violent Situations Often Occur or Are Likely to Happen

If your business is located in a high-crime area, you should consider hiring an armed security guard. Also, if you own a bar, casino or nightclub, you’d welcome the presence of additional security. However, in these cases, it is important to consider these two outcomes:

  • Will the presence of armed guards diffuse tension and safeguard against violence?
  • Will the sight of a gun provoke further escalation?

It will be best to do a pre-evaluation of your situation to determine what will work best for you.

When the Guards are Behind the Scenes

Armed guards can also set clients and customers on edge. The presence of armed guards can give your customers the perception that your establishment is not safe. In that case, you can hire armed guards but have them operate from behind the scenes, rather than directly in the public’s eye.

At XPressGuards, we begin by evaluating the specific factors that will affect your event or premises. Our experienced, reliable, professional staff can help you to make an informed decision for your security needs. So give us a call or message us and let us put a security plan in place.