Guide for Hiring Security Guard Service

It is not an easy decision to hire private security companies. You’re entrusting the company with the protection of your property and people, or both. There are thousands of private security firms out there. It is easy to be ignorant of the industry and use it against you. Companies will market their services in a way that doesn’t reflect their company. You don’t need to be completely clueless when you enter this process. This guide will help you to find the best security company for you.

Make a list of security tasks

It is important to know what you require before you hire a private security London. Are you going to need armed or unarmed security guards? Will they be wearing uniforms or not? The quote you receive can also be affected by uniform cleaning and maintenance. Is the guard going to manage a remote site such as a construction site where valuable equipment is being protected from theft and vandalism?

Or will they be present at a mall as your company’s face, assuring customers that safety and security are top priorities. To ensure that your agency has the best resources, it is helpful to make a list of the tasks that guards will perform. Before you approach the security company, divide that list into “must-have’s” or “would love to have’s”.

What have they done for themselves?

You will need to know a few things about any type of Security Company. Take a look at the company. Is the company well-established? Are they meeting you in professionally-appointed offices or do they look like a temporary lease in a boilerroom? Do you make contact by phone with them? Is their approach friendly and professional or do they seem to be more concerned with your needs than you are? Is the staff involved in transferring your calls or just doing their job? This company is being hired to represent your business in a crucial function. You might be able to gauge how they treat their employees and run their businesses.

Refer to References

Ask for references from past and current clients. If they are satisfied with their service quality, most professional firms will be willing to give you this information so you can get in touch with them. Do not let anyone discourage you from investigating this area. They may have something they don’t want to share with you. While the “perfect” salesman may be able to craft a sales pitch and present his company in the best light, they are not able to manage the real-life client’s opinions. It is reasonable to expect them to cooperate if they are confident in their services.

Ask a lot of questions

Ask them about their experience in the industry, how many employees they have and how long an employee has been with them. Low pay and poor working conditions could be signs of high turnover. These factors can have an impact on the overall performance of your services. If you have a claim against the company, inquire about their licensing, bonding/insurance and the process. 

Ask the police in your area about their experiences with guards and companies. Ask about guard training and certification, as well the frequency and level of supervision. The Better Business Bureau can help you find out their complaints history. These tips and trusting your instincts will help you find the best security guard company for your needs.