How security companies are adapting in the face of COVID-19

  • Changes in Scheduling: The most common mode of this virus transmitting is through human to human contact. With this, it makes it impossible to schedule multiple guards together due to the strict social distancing guidelines. Therefore, companies have taken to staggering guards in shorter, but more frequent shifts.
  • Adoption of Remote Guarding: Education, work, and the commercial sector have all quickly adopted to working remotely, but until now this was not as common in the guarding industry. However, with the impositions of the virus and the improvement in internet technology, remote surveillance tools, and robotics, remote guarding is now well within our reach. Video monitoring, patrol drones, and high tech security tools make it easy to significantly reduce the number of guards that are required to be present, bringing down the likelihood of transmission.
  • Redundancy: Despite the best of measures, it is inevitable that a certain percentage of security guards in California will fall sick. If they are in critical positions, like hospitals, protecting high value targets, or protecting VIPs, it is important that they have a backup at the ready. Due to this requirement, many companies are maintaining a reserve force of guards, who are not required to be physically present, but are on call in case they are needed at any time. This ensures round the clock security, and a quick replacement on call anytime one is needed.
  • Increased training: The simplest way to reduce the likelihood of a mishap is to prevent the transmission of the virus itself. To make this happen, training to account for the virus is being adopted industry wide. Not only are companies actively providing PPE and Sanitising supplies to guards, but they are also being trained on safe practices, including washing hands and maintaining distance unless they are required to come closer.

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It's been 6 years since I have developed my passion for writing and I've been writing for various kinds of things. Hope you like my articles.

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