The last thing most people want to think about while trying to do their job effectively is a security breach. Higher on the list of concerns may be the annual budget meeting at two o’clock, answering emails or even what to have for lunch. As a CEO or facilities manager, it’s important to maintain a safe working environment where people feel confident to perform their jobs without unease, worry or threat of danger.
Studies by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) show that excessive workplace stress causes a staggering 120,000 deaths each year. High amounts of stress at work can cause damage to employees’ key brain structures, early onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), damage to the immune system and increased chance of depression. Providing onsite security measures is crucial to protecting employee mental health, well being and productivity.
The APA recommends that employers focus their efforts on implementing a list of preventative measures, and ensuring a safe work environment nears the top of this list. One of the most prominent ways to create a safe work environment is outsourcing security personnel. This allows business leaders to perform their roles without having to take security matters into their own hands without proper training. Security officers provide many added benefits in a work environment.
- Discourage crime: Security officers’ mere presence can be enough to discourage crime, often warding off criminals or perpetrators. When a safety threat occurs, officers rapidly initiate a composed response and take action in a way that is most appropriate for the work climate and situation.
- Provide peace of mind: When employees are aware of increased security measures taken on their behalf, they have a less frantic response to perceived danger, knowing they are in the presence of trained security professionals. Security officers can perform tasks such as acting as an escort to employees as they enter and leave work, investigating situations that seem suspicious and offering the first line of defense in the event of an attack.
- Improve morale: When employers make the decision to provide added security for their employees, it communicates genuine care and concern, thereby increasing employee morale, camaraderie and retention. When employers fail to provide an environment of personability, concern, safety and connectedness, workplace stress increases and employees feel uncared for, less productive and less committed.
We are dedicated to providing your company with the responsive security system that you and your employees need to thrive. No matter what industry you’re in, you can trust Eagle Systems Security with your safety needs. We’re more than a service; we’re your partner. Contact our team today to learn more about our security offerings and capabilities at 877-766-4610.