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People prefer having their own security systems and guards instead of solely relying on government to protect their lives and properties.
Generally, the role of private security is to safeguard and protect private interests such as lives, property, equipment, material, information, personnel and other company/personal assets.
How Safe Are You From Your Gate man?
Is he someone you trust? Is the name you call him his real name? Who are his friends? Where does he go at the close of day.
Should you be concerned about all these? YES you should. Have you forgotten that your loved ones, your treasured possession and your general safety are important? Who takes liability for his actions?
Things are sometimes not as it looks. The man in your gate house could be working contrary to your intentions. We have heard several horrifying stories of the actions of these men from giving information to striking, through stealing and kidnapping. At the time you feel you can trust them, you end up being disappointed.
You may want to have them apprehended but who will you hold responsible? Not your friend who introduced him because he does not exactly know him. You end up disappointed, enduring losses of properties and may be lives.
It is important to give the security of your life and property a priority. It begins by being careful who opens your door for people. He could open it for your harm.
What To Do Next?
The smart way to guarantee the safety of your home or business premises from the nefarious activities of criminal minded gate men or ‘mei guards’ as they are popularly called is to hire trusted professionals.
Professional security guards are not just ordinary men or women, they are employees of registered companies. Meaning, in the event of theft or any other loses, these men or women can be traced back to their parent companies. They are not freelancers who don’t have corporate entity to hold responsible. They are trusted because they are ambassadors of their parent company.
In Damog Guards for example, each of our security ambassadors [guards] are insured against risk and so also is the properties kept under our watch. We can guarantee your safety and the safety of your properties and interests because we have trained and trusted professionals watching your back!
Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish; security is not an expense, but an investment against loss.