From school buildings to corporate buildings of all types, having a secure work environment is incredibly important. After all, we should all be able to feel safe in just about everywhere we go – especially in places like our home and working environments. If you don’t feel safe at work, if you are constantly needing to stay on the lookout for signs of potential danger, it is far less likely that you will be as productive in your work as you have the overall potential to be.
Unfortunately, the threat of violence, at least here in the United States (but in other places around the world as well), is higher than it has ever been before. In many ways, no matter what your political stance on the matter is, this can be definitively linked to the easy access to guns that is seen throughout the United States. Data that has been recently gathered has been able to show that mass shootings are climbing and are most definitely on the rise, not just in places of work and in school but in a number of other public venues and places as well.
Between the years of 2000 and 2013, for instance, there were one hundred and sixty instances and incidents that involved an active shooter. Only around six and a half incidents happened per year in the seven years that transpired between the year of 2000 and the year of 2013. But between the years of 2008 and 2013, an incredible jump in the frequency of shootings could be noted, climbing to more than sixteen and a half incidents over the course of just one year. In the years that are to come, things don’t look good unless steps are taken to prevent this violence and the deaths and injuries that result from it.
But as devastating and serious a matter as shooting are, they are still certainly not the only dangers to face places of work all throughout the United States. Terrorist attacks, both small scale and large scale ones, also prove to be a considerable threat to many people and terrorist attacks have also been found to be on the rise here in the United States as well as in a number of other places all throughout the country. In the nearly twenty year time span between the year of 1995 and the year of 2014, there were more than five hundred terrorist attacks that occurred on United States soil alone.
These terrorist attacks took a great toll on this nation as a whole, with more than three thousand and two hundred people dying from terrorist attacks and their aftermaths alone. Many more were injured, of course, and some of these injuries are very likely to have had a lasting impacts in the lives of those who suffered them. Even more are likely to have suffered from conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of such an event, one that is more than enough to rock your sense of safety, your sense of security, to its core.
Because of this, security solutions have become more essential than ever before – and, fortunately, security solutions have become more advanced and comprehensive than ever before as well. But first the question must be answered – who can benefit from security solutions? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that just about everyone can benefit from security solutions of various natures, from large businesses and companies to private homes.
Fortunately, there are many ways that security solutions can be implemented, such as with security guards in any given place of work. And the profession of security guard has become quite the popular one, with more than one million people working in such a role throughout the country. Some people have even estimated that very nearly three million people provide security guard services as one of the many options for security solutions all throughout the country, a much higher number than the original estimate.
But from security cameras to security guards, there is no doubt about it that there are a number of awesome security solutions that can be used to keep your workplace safe.