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What to Base Hiring a Security Company on

Hiring the right security firm will make the difference between being able to concentrate on the core business and always having to deal with security concerns. The right security firm would have the requisite general liability and insurance policies for workers’ compensation, an established supervisory model, the right electronic technology to supervise their guards and, most importantly, professional security consultants to formulate a safety plan, customize post orders and train security officers. Learn more about Active Security Enterprises.

I have provided wholesale companies with security consultations where the hiring of the right security firm has made the difference between going bankrupt and being highly profitable. The theft of employees was so rampant that the company was losing money, while everything else was fine, including sales and profits in the business model. After a new security firm was hired, the proper protocols were placed in place and the company resumed being profitable almost immediately.

It is easy to decide if a business has the insurance coverage that is legally required. Until hiring a firm, the customer’s representative should review additional insured certificates from the insurer. If you want to be more comprehensive, the consumer can contact the insurance broker of the security firm to ensure the policies are in place. When the policy lapses or is canceled, they may also ask the broker to give them a note. After securing the contract with the customer, some security firms can purchase insurance and cancel it.

Supervision and being able to hold security officers accountable is all about ensuring on-site security. Without proper monitoring, only a couple of security guards can work well. A established model of supervision would involve a fair combination of electronic supervision and field supervisors visiting the site. The detex device requires electronic devices, which produces a report of where and when the security officer was patrolling during his shift. That provides clients with peace of mind, since they will recognize that the guard is actually present and patrolling. Each change will ensure that the officer is alert, well groomed, competent and consistent with post orders by numerous random visits by supervisors. It also offers the security guard the opportunity to ask questions and the supervisor the opportunity to continue practicing at work.