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The Importance of Security Services at Shopping Malls
The rising number of security threats in shopping malls has created panic amongst the citizens. It
is important for the owners of the malls to re-evaluate their security management, and invest in
some reputable security services.
Shopping malls are usually crowded with people all the time. Several incidents like theft,
robberies, terrorist attacks, and murders have taken place in the malls. With so many people
pouring into the mall, and without proper surveillance systems and security measures in place,
getting hold of the criminal becomes next to impossible. The mall owners should learn from
these incidents and come up with a top-notch security plan to combat and avoid these security
Moreover, the size of the shopping mall does not matter, as security risks can be found almost
everywhere. If you own a small shopping mall that has a limited amount of stores and assume
that you don’t require any security services, then you clearly need to rethink your decision.
Criminal activity can occur in the most unexpected of places.
Types of Mall Security Services
Parking lot security
Fire safety department
Armed or unarmed security personnel
Security patrol guards
The Roles of a Security Guard
Places like shopping malls are an easy target for criminals, as they can easily blend into the
crowd after having fulfilled their purpose. You may never know if the person standing next to
you in the queue is a thief or a criminal. Therefore, the presence of a security officer allows the
visitors to have a sense of security, and enjoy the time with their family and friends.
A security officer will ensure the overall safety of the mall, which includes checking the
alarms and accessing the control systems.
Usually there are two security officers, one that remains inside for patrolling purposes,
and the other that stays outside, guarding the entrance. If a suspicious person enters the
mall, the officer at the entrance alerts the patrolling officer to keep a close eye on that
Most malls have a security guard standing inside the parking lot as well, as the security
risks there are quite high.
In short, they are responsible for creating a peaceful and a safe environment for all the
Investing your money in a reputable security service provider is very important for the safety of
your assets and the people present at your facility. By choosing to hire inexperienced and
unreliable security service providers, not only are you wasting your time and money, but also
risking the lives of thousands of visitors you have at the mall. A professional security service
company, like United Security Services, will offer you armed and unarmed guards, security
patrol guards and other types of surveillance services, in order to provide you with optimum
Make sure that the guards you are planning to hire have undergone extensive background checks.
Moreover, they should be trained and experienced individuals who have the ability to take
prompt action when required. Finally, there should be an effective evacuation plan in hand, in
order to minimize the damage and prevent the loss of human lives.