The Importance of Adequate Hotel Security

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Posted on: 22 August 2020 by Dan Redd

Hotel security can ensure a booming business. It will be of foremost importance that the security guards representing your business have been properly trained in security, as well as hospitality, to ensure all security personnel represent your business well.

Hotel security is an area often overlooked and underappreciated by guests.  While people may not think much about security, it is a vital element of any successful hotel business.  Ensuring an adequate security presence functions to protect assets and people within the hotel, including both customers and employees.  This often plays out with a proper balance of both surveillance and the physical presence of commercial security guards.

While most of us are subconsciously aware that we are on camera when entering a hotel and may even vaguely become aware of the presence of a security guard(s), it is easy to underestimate the importance of security on the welfare of the business, patrons, employees, and assets.

Why is a Security Presence So Vital?

While many us operate with the impression that hotels are a place of security, they can also be a high dollar target for those practicing crimes of theft and larceny.  Hotels can be a wealth of desirable, high-dollar items as many people carry large sums of cash, jewelry, electronics, and other valuables while they are traveling.  Due to the high volume of strangers filtering in and out each day, it is not difficult for a criminal to remain inconspicuous in such a location, looking for easy targets.  Since hotel staff is unfamiliar with most guests, it is easy to evade a watchful eye and blend in amongst the many guests, commit a crime, and leave before anyone is the wiser.  Thus, it is crucial for your business to have competent security in place.

Another reason hotel security is so important is the vulnerability travelers present.  Most people away on business or vacation will not know the area they are visiting well.  They may also be unaware of their surroundings as they feel safe in such an environment.  Therefore, tourists can become an attractive target for criminals looking to assault or steal from these vulnerable guests.

Depending upon the prominence of the hotel, there may also be high profile individuals staying at the business such as politicians, celebrities, and business executives, making adequate security imperative for the safety and well-being of these guests.  These clients are very vulnerable to a plethora of different crimes.  Even though they may already have their own personal security detail, it is still beneficial for the hotel to provide additional security presence to increase the safety of such clients.  Hence, providing a well-stated physical security presence can instantly deter criminals from committing crimes.  In the event some emergency does occur, these additional hotel security guards can quickly jump to mediate a dicey situation.

Security cameras certainly provide a benefit to security, but they cannot immediately act in the event of a security issue, making a strong security presence vital to any hotel and its clients.

Guests who feel safe and secure will be more likely to become repeat customers, as well as become free advertising. Particularly in cases of the aforementioned high-profile clients, safety is paramount.  Therefore, a significant hotel security guard system already in place will certainly encourage a return stay.

Hotel security can ensure a booming business.  It will be of foremost importance that the security guards representing your business have been properly trained in security, as well as hospitality, to ensure all security personnel represent your business well.

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