Even before the arrival of the pandemic, almost every business in Thailand has manned security, which you have probably noticed. There are several reasons for this, which we will outline in this short article.
- Low cost of living – As the cost of living is low in Thailand, it isn’t going to impact your business to have manned security. Search online for a list of security companies (called รายชื่อบริษัทรักษาความปลอดภัย in Thai) and you’ll see many in Bangkok and the provinces; choose a company with a long history that trains the employees to a high standard.
- Anything can happen – This is Thailand is a well-known phrase, which basically means that anything can happen at any time. A couple of young guys might have a little too much to drink and decide to rob your store, or there could be a flood in the rainy season (manned security has saved many businesses during floods).
- Tailored to suit – There are many types of business and a leading security guard provider would train their staff to a very high level and they are able to perform a number of tasks and fully understand the importance of PR. Security personnel are able to direct traffic and people and with a ‘can do’ attitude, they are very useful to have around.
- Deterrent value – The obvious benefit to having manned security on your premises, this deters any thieves, who have no desire to spend time in a Thai jail and would never tackle a professional security guard, who is most capable with restraint and control and carries a nightstick and handcuffs.
- Peace of mind – When you close up for the night, you can rest assured that your business premises is in very good hands and for the small amount it costs, manned security offers many benefits, peace of mind being just one.
- Good for PR – Today’s security guard is far removed from the solemn-faced man sitting in the corner; they undergo intensive training that includes PR and with a ‘happy to help’ attitude, having professional security around is a big plus for PR. They soon learn about their environment and fit into the role in a positive way, helping whenever possible, security personnel are a definite asset to any business.
If you would like to talk to a leading manned security provider, Google is your best friend and you can take the first step to having manned security present at your business premises.