In the midst of shootings that seem to occur on a weekly basis, a new study has revealed that the potential for violent incidents occurring nationally is high. A recently released poll showed 40% of American workers say that in terms of security, anyone can walk into their building unchallenged. Yet 94% said that they feel safe and secure at work.
What’s alarming is that even with mass shootings and workplace violence making big headlines over the last few years, many Santa Barbara based companies today seem to be turning a blind eye to the potential serious threats facing them.
Most Santa Barbara residents don’t think about their security until something unfortunate happens and it’s too late. By employing even minimal security measures, such as guard services, you can often reduce your business insurance premiums and also give you and your employees greater peace of mind.
According to the report, about 2 million American workers are victimized each year by workplace violence, which includes everything from threats and verbal abuse to simple assaults, aggravated assaults and homicides, which is one of the leading causes of deaths on the job. Even simple assaults can cause debilitating injuries, not to mention emotional trauma. And they can be costly, both personally and in terms of disrupting business.
Ensuring the security of your Santa Barbara business and employees is not something to take lightly. With criminals and evil-doers looking to exploit any gap in protection, security needs to be constantly assessed and evaluated to prevent loopholes from developing and turning into gaping holes.
Will your Santa Barbara business fall victim to crime?
Even with the best security programs, there is always a chance that criminal activity will occur. Most crimes occur because the criminal found the right opportunity to act. The criminal’s inclination and the victim came together at a time and place where the criminal felt they could successfully commit the crime with minimal risk of interference or apprehension. That is, the criminal found circumstances and conditions to be within their comfort zone. The key is to make criminals feel as though the cost of committing a crime is too high or not worth attempting.
To evaluate any vulnerabilities in your security, we are offering free security assessments to qualified* businesses as well as reviewing what measures may assist with the protection of your building, assets, and people.
When it comes to protecting your business, our 32 years of experience protecting both public and private entities across in Santa Barbara has given us unique and valuable insight that can provide you with more security at lower overall operating costs. Let us show you how we can help protect your Santa Barbara business. Here’s a link to our services page to get you started.