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When Should You Hire Unarmed Security Guards?

When Should You Hire Unarmed Security Guards?

We’ll be the first people to tell you that securing your property is important, but armed security isn't always the best fit for every business, home, or HOA. Unarmed security guards are a great option depending on your circumstances.

If you have a property in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, or a surrounding community in central Florida, learn how unarmed security guards can save you money and give you peace of mind long-term, as well as when it’s appropriate to hire unarmed versus armed guards.

Hire Unarmed Security Guards

Even the presence of a security guard can deter threats and prevent crime.

If threat deterrence and prevention is your main goal, an unarmed security guard may be what you need for your property. Criminals take the path of least resistance, and having a security guard in place means a direct point of contact with the police, as well as a watchful eye.

Essentially, the presence of security guards is generally enough to deter most crime. The Public Library of Science published a study on the effectiveness of security agents in public mass transit areas, which showed that increasing patrols resulted in a 49% increase in incident detection and a 16% reduction in criminal activity overall.

Hire Unarmed Security Guards

Armed guards can be overkill in many situations.

Many properties are considered fairly low-risk in terms of crime, and common threats include theft and vandalism. In situations like...

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