Thieves and malevolent opportunists like to operate at night, when it’s dark outside. This way it’s harder for people to notice what they’re up to. And they’re usually up to negative things that can annoy otherwise respectable and nice people. For instance, take parking garages. These places can be downright scary at night. You’re walking in the stairwell, and it’s 1am in the morning, and there’s some rambler muttering to himself in a corner. He looks at you and starts asking for money. Do you feel safe? No way.
Parking garage security guards are a smart investment if you want the people who use your garage to feel safe, especially in the wee small hours of the morning– those overnight times when few people are around and there can be a general feeling of creepiness in the air. After all, strange things can happen at 4 in the morning!
Basically, it’s a good idea to have security guards walking the premises and/or monitoring security cameras to make sure nothing weird or bad is happening in parking garages. This will ultimately help people using the garage feel safer– including “employees and customers.” It’s nice to know there’s a guard to “walk me to my car so I don’t feel alone.” Furthermore, it’s a good idea to have guards watching over expensive vehicles so they don’t get broken into or otherwise damaged by miscreants.
Security guards can also make sure parking garage rules are followed. They’re the eyes and ears of the garage, always on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary. Deterring vandalism and theft are high on their priority list.