Keeping Your Business Secure
We are sliding into the deepest recession with an ever increasing unemployment rate, increasing crimes and felonies across the UK and many companies streamlining their businesses to cover costs.†
We are sliding into the deepest recession with an ever increasing unemployment rate, increasing crimes and felonies across the UK and many companies streamlining their businesses to cover costs. When streamlining your business, it is important to remember to knock-on effects that may concur when cutting back on certain services. It may be more costly in the long run to end some contracts. The retail and construction industries are being hit most severely and the kneejerk reaction is to cut outsourced services. The security sector, however, usually performs admirably in recessions due to the nature of the financial downturn and that some people become desperate and theft becomes a rising statistic. With the ever rising risk that stock could be stolen then surely it is advised to retain a security services company at the best price. This is advised, but does the cheapest company offer the best service of security.
Before contracting a new manned guarding firm or security services provider it is wise to research all the big and small companies, to see if those companies can customise their offerings towards your firm. Hopefully this article can aid your decision making process to help you make an analysed and assessed decision as to which security services company to choose.
Firstly, make a list of all of your requirements you expect from a security company then research all of the security companies out there, making a short list in the process. It is important to acknowledge the company profile, knowing how many years they have been in the business and knowing how dependable the company is, i.e. does the company issue extensive training and licensing programmes to their employees? A security services contract will be based on trust at times, so you will need to know how dependable the security provider is.
The most reputable companies will offer a competitive price but the service will be streamlined compared to smaller, more client orientated companies. By streamlining the process of the security service, a company will become impersonal and will have a distant relationship with the client. It is important that the security services provider and the client have a close relationship to monitor the progress being made, or identify trends earlier rather than later. Discovering the trend in theft at a later stage could be costly to a company after all.
If the security services company has a range of services or products then by all means ask for a quotation to see if they undercut another company, even if they donít do not be deterred, as their service offerings could be far more rewarding than the cheapest firm.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jimmy Ireland is an experienced freelance business journalist with specialist experience in the security services sector.