Working in security, you may serve a multitude of business types, and each has their own considerations, challenges, and requirements. Some premises have higher security requirements, and these operations might require more than the ability to observe-and-report.
In these cases, a business may want security guards that are armed to protect their interests. If you have armed guards, you are probably acutely aware of the risks associated with having armed guards. And along with that risk comes higher insurance costs, higher hiring expenses, and more training.
A guard that will be armed must meet a high bar of confidence—giving a loaded gun to someone you don’t trust is a large risk. The guard must be trained on firearms, and training should be maintained. And of course: if your employees are carrying loaded lethal weapons, insurance premiums will reflect that risk.
But these factors don’t change the fact that some businesses require increased protection. What if you could offer an armed solution that reduced those risk factors?
TASER CEWs (conducted energy weapons) are the ideal less-lethal alternative for armed guards. Because it’s a less lethal weapon, many of the risks are much less severe than that of a firearm. A serous liability from a poor hiring decision can be avoided — your staff and the public are safer.
Training on a CEW is readily available across the US. Reliable end-user training that we stand behind (and in front of) lasts only 4 hours - between a third and half a shift. A fraction of a shift worth of training means you can feel confident that your employees are capable of handling their CEW well.
Lastly, insurance premiums reflect the amount of risk a business carries. When lethal weapons are involved, a business has hefty risk. By removing firearms and replacing them with TASER CEWs, your insurance carrier is covering less risk, and your premiums can reflect that.
Providing armed services to your customers is possible without taking on unnecessary risk. By leveraging TASER CEWs, you are making the better choice for your employees, your business, and your bottom line.
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