It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that choosing security services in Cambridge or Haverhill is easy. Security and manned guarding is a regulated industry, both businesses and staff need to be registered and licensed by the Security Industry Authority, so they should all be the same standard, right?
Sadly, meeting SIA requirements is only a minimum. If you want the best static security services, whether it’s keeping your office and staff safe, or to provide site protection for your vacant property, you need to research the right choice.
Check their reputation
You don’t buy many things with out checking the business’s reputation first. So why would do anything different when choosing security?
If you have friends who have used security for their business, see what they think about their company, and what sort of experiences they have had. And check online to see what sort of reviews they get, both from the people who hired them and the customers and members of the public who might have interacted with them.
Check their manned guarding experience
Again, you might think one security company is much like another, but businesses will often specialise. Even with a great reputation, you need to make sure the Cambridge security services company you choose knows how to provide the services you require.
Managing an event with hundreds or thousands of attendees needs a very different skill-set to providing overnight site protection.
And while it’s possible for a company to provide all services, if they aren’t keeping their skills and practice up to date, they might not be the best people to have in place when issues arise.
Static security services, despite the name, can be anything but static.
It’s not just a case of responding to situations, but also of keeping up-to-date with the latest best practice. So, you need to make sure you choose someone who has a proven track record providing the type of security you need.
And think about the staff
When you hire your staff, you will consider how professional they will be with customers, and the impact they might have on your clients. And you should do exactly the same when you think about the staff your manned guarding provides.
Anyone who is working on your behalf, even if you don’t directly employ them, will represent your business. So, you need to make sure they know they are working for you, just as much as they are for their security services employer.
Many static security services even subcontract their staff, using employees with little commitment to their employer or their employer’s clients. And it’s not hard to predict how that can have a negative impact on the service they provide.
Our offer: the best local security services
We offer a full range of security services, whether it’s events management or site protection. And our staff are all directly employed, paid at or above the living wage, and every one has regular supervisor catch-ups and development plans to ensure they offer the very best service possible.
And you can see that in our reputation. We have plenty of happy customers, references are available by request. From those we have provided long-term security for, to those we helped by stepping in when their previous company let them down.
If you want to discuss your security requirements with the local experts, then call or email us today, so we can show you why we are the local leaders when it comes to security.