Unarmed security officers are one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from the most common threats that businesses face. From theft and vandalism to workplace violence, having a strong security presence is proven to deter criminals from even attempting to target your business. In addition to crime deterrence, a security officer can provide several other benefits for your business.

Crime Deterrence
The mere presence of a security officer can be a significant deterrent to criminals.  A 2012 study by the University of North Carolina Charlotte found up to 50% of offenders would choose a different location for crime if they saw a uniformed officer present. This makes security officers among the most effective crime deterrent available to business owners today.

Incident Response
The average police response time in America is 9 minutes and 35 seconds.  This means security officers are often the first persons to respond to an incident, providing critical guidance to endangered persons.  A trained security officer knows how to respond appropriately to a variety of crisis situations. Whether it be a fire or flood, a medical emergency, or an angry customer or employee, a good security officer will be able to provide immediate, effective response and guidance to your customers and employees.

Safety Enforcement
The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index found that workplace accidents cost American businesses more than $62billion annually. This cost includes lost wages for recuperation time, as well as the administrative costs and lost productivity for you and your employees. A security officer can help identify workplace hazards and reduce the risk of serious workplace injuries, saving you time and money.

Customer Service
Security officers are often called upon to provide customer service functions.  A security officer can be utilized to man a front desk and track visitors in a controlled access building, or to escort female employees to their cars after a late closing at your retail store.  A good security officer will help you create an environment that is safe, friendly and engaging for your employees and customers alike.

Peace of Mind
By hiring a quality security officer, you are demonstrating to your employees and customers that you care about their safety.  This care and concern contributes to more positive relationships with customers and happier employees, who will work that much harder to ensure the success of your business. You can go home at night feeling confident that your business is protected from a range of threats.

National Protective Services is here to help you.
National Protective Services, Inc. is a woman owned private security firm with more than 40 years’ experience serving the DC Metro area.  We specialize in both physical and electronic security, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service.  We don’t just serve clients, we forge relationships that last for years.  This is why many NPS clients have remained with us for more than a decade.  We offer a range of services, tailored to fit the needs of each client individually.  Contact us today at

1-800-382-2703 to see how we can serve you!