Like any market, choosing a security company is as competitive as it anywhere else. However choosing the right company can save a lot of hassle if you get it right the first time. Here are some great checks to complete.
Just as you would, when searching for products. Always check reviews, in a service based industry. Searches for reviews will show. A Company with no reviews are as bad as a company with no reviews. As the security industry is a labour productive company, a lot of staff members can also leave reviews (which does happen). So check out the reviews and see what the general census is about.
One great thing to look out for our accreditation’s. Search for ones that are relevant to your industry. A good accreditation to look for are health and safety accreditations. This can save you a lot of hassle in the long run. This is because the company with these accreditation’s have been audited. So their health and safety is up-to-date, insurance are also renewed and it can save a lot of paperwork in the Long wrong. The main accreditation which is a government body regulation, is the Security Industry Authority accreditation, ACS. However, not all companies have this. This is also not a bad thing, gaining your Platinum status within the security industry can take a few years. So for new companies, you have to be listed as business for a minimum of a year. So just because a company does not have ACS, don’t let it put you off.
Does the security company you’re researching have a strong branding. Does it stick out?. Choosing a security company with strong branding can mean they have uniformed security guards and staff. Companies take a pride in the staff they deploy on their customers site. A branded uniform can also boost reputation, as well as a strong uniformed and branded premises will certainly help deter your premises from unwanted Crime.
A really great check to see if the security company is right for you, is if they have a good reporting process in place. A couple of bullet points why good reporting software will help you. If you need you’re looking for a lock and unlock service, the company should be able to provide you live reporting. This means you’ll receive daily reports with pictures and GEO stamped reports, which reflect accurate data, and can save a lot of time should any concerns or incidents take place. The very same can also be said about alarm reporting. Having strong accurate alarm reports will most certainly help any illegal or insurance disputes.
24 HOUR CONTROL ROOM
A 24 Hour control room is a vital part of a security company to operate. As security in its very nature is 24 hours, there has to be that vital operation centre which are on hand to assist customers at any given time. A control room is also there to ensure constant smooth running, and essential welfare checks for their security guards on site. Always choose a security company which operate 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
There you have some strong content to use when searching for a security company. Myriad Facilities Group, a Bristol based security company ensures we have the tools and resources in place to make a great experience. Find out more.
This post was written by Callum Parsons