Ensure You Hire The Right Security Company For Your Premises
Hiring the right security company will make the difference between being able to focus on the core business and having to deal with security issues all the time. The right security company will have the necessary general liability and worker’s compensation insurance coverage’s, a proven model of supervision, the right electronic equipment to supervise their guards and most importantly experienced security consultants that will devise a security plan, customize post orders and train security officers.
RFC Security have provided security consultations to businesses where hiring the right security company made the difference between going bankrupt and being extremely profitable. Employee theft was so rampant that the company, although everything else including revenue and profits in the business model was perfect, was losing money. After a new security company was hired, the right procedures were put in place and almost immediately the company resumed being profitable.
It is easy to determine if a company has the legally mandated insurance coverage. Before hiring a company the client’s representative should review the insurance additional insured certificates. If you the client wants to be especially thorough they should contact the security company’s insurance broker ensuring that the policies are in effect. They can also ask the broker to send them a notice when the policy lapses or is cancelled. Unfortunately there are unscrupulous companies that will buy insurance and cancel it after obtaining the contract with the client.
Providing onsite security is all about supervision and being able to keep security officers accountable. Only a few security guards will perform well without effective supervision. A proven model of supervision will include a good mix of electronic supervision and field supervisors visiting the site. Electronic equipment, which creates a report of where and when the security officer patrolled during his shift.
That provides peace of mind to clients, because they will know that the guard is actually present and patrolling. Multiple random visits by supervisors each shift will ensure that the officer is alert, well groomed, professional and adhering to post orders. It also gives the security guard the chance to ask questions and the supervisor the opportunity to provide continuing on the job training.
Before engaging with a security company it is important to have them lay out there proposed plan for protecting your premises and then fully discuss any concerns you may have. From there if you are happy then your chosen security firm will finalize the security plan, write post orders and train the security guards and supervisors that will cover your property.
You need to be confident that the company you engage experienced, possesses the necessary communication skills and that they fully understand the present challenges your business faces.
By giving due consideration to your own personal set of circumstances surrounding your premises. And having confidence that the security firm you engage has a through understanding of those circumstances and can demonstrate that they have experience in and capable of handling that. It will make the difference between well invested money providing peace of mind and buying additional problems for good money.