When it comes to security for your business, you will find no shortage of companies eager to take the contract. Most of these companies have your business’s best interest at heart. They may also bring years of experience and qualifications to the table. So, what can you do to ensure you make the right choice?
Choose a security company that has secured similar businesses and properties as your own. Some companies can easily scale operations up and down to suit each client. However, it may create some hiccups when they have to jump across property types and industry standards. The last thing you want is to be waiting for a company to figure things out when the security of your tenants, visitors, or customers is on the line.
Review the Agreement
After reviewing offers from multiple companies, they may all start to look the same. However, there are some key differences to look out for. For example, what is the cost of the service? What is the procedure if you need to drastically increase security officer presence for events or other causes?
Check Reviews and References
Chances are that fellow business people in your circle may have security companies they work with and recommend. Be sure to also ask them about the ones they do not recommend and find out why. This may help you rule out some companies. If a company has one or two bad reviews, this does not mean you need to write them off. Consider whether there is a trend of bad service and determine how serious these flaws are and then make your decision.
Finally, when making a security decision, try to avoid working with consolidators. They are like the brokers of the security industry. Instead, speak directly to the security companies you have in mind.