There are many things that need to be considered before you hire a security company to take care of your security requirements, for either your home or your business premises. A security company should be dedicated to their clients, making sure they are safe and secure. Selecting a security company shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a very important decision that will affect you, your staff, your property and your assets. You really do have to make the right choice. Make the wrong choice and things can go seriously wrong, resulting in serious consequences.
When choosing a good security company you need to select one that will provide you with absolutely everything you need to keep you, your staff, your property and your assets safe and secure. They should also have a good track record with active clients or previous clients. Here we have carefully selected some helpful tips that you should follow when looking for a good security company:
Think about your requirements
When selecting a security company this should be the very first step that you make during the process. First of all, you need to figure out just what you require and what your security company needs to be able to offer you. For instance, does the security company offer key holding and alarm services? Do they offer manned guarding? Do they offer mobile patrols? Another important thing to consider is whether or not you need a security guard to constantly be present at your property or business premises or would mobile patrols be the cheapest and better option for your needs. You could also choose a combination of the two, where you have mobile patrols by day and a constant security presence by night. The choice really comes down to your own circumstances and security needs.
Some businesses that have a large cash flow will usually select a constant security guard presence by day and random patrols by night. This will ensure that at their busy times and times where the money is being taken a security guard will be present. This acts as a deterrent and will prevent any theft, robbery or any other criminal activity from taking place.
For residential properties an alarm system would make the better choice as it will be much cheaper for you, while still being very effective. If you have a residential property that is going to vacant for a while then some security companies do offer vacant property security services. Security personnel will come at random or scheduled times of the day or night to check on your property. This is particularly good in cases where you may be away for many weeks or months of the year. They will also report back to you with the results of each of the checks that they carry out, so you know your property is safe and secure, providing you with much needed peace of mind.
So, the main point here is that you should consider what it is you actually need your security service to provide you with, before you sign up to any of them.
We at Pro Shield Security offer a wide range of security options that will suit a range of different circumstances and requirements and we will help you select the right options for your personal or business needs.
Ask the questions that need to be asked
Once you have found a security company that you think will match all of your requirements never be afraid to ask them as many questions as you like. It’s so important that you fully understand what it is they actually provide and the services they can offer you. If you’re struggling to find a security company you could just Google security companies in your location or within a certain mile radius and read some reviews that others have left them.
Almost every security guard service will have a website where you can read testimonials and find ways in which you can get in touch with them, to ask your questions. You may even be able to speak to a customer service representative. Here are some of the most important questions that you should be asking a security company, before you sign up with any of them:
- How long have you been operating for?
- Will you help me select the right services for my personal or business requirements?
- Can you provide me with proof that all your security guards have had all the training they need as well as licenses, background checks and certificates?
- What industries do you offer your services to?
These are some of the most important questions that you should be asking and once you find a security company that you believe will provide you with all the services you require then go for it! Once you’re happy, you will know and you will have peace of mind, knowing you have made the right decision for your needs.
We at Pro Shield Security can provide you with a great selection of security services and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch with us soon, for all your security needs. We would be more than delighted to offer you our security services that we are extremely proud of!