Five Reasons You Should Outsource Your Security

Written by regionadmin

8th March 2023

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD OUTSOURCE YOUR SECURITY

Security needs to be considered with all variables of your business and its comings and goings. You may have the resources to hire a guard or two for your property, but would you necessarily be in the safest hands? What does outsourcing involve, and why do people decide to outsource instead of hiring internally? Today at Region Security Guarding, we’re going to be looking into the reasons why it might be a good thing to outsource your security.

1. Screening Protocols

You may have your own standard screening processes, but when it comes to security officers, security-focused companies know the procedure inside out. They understand the unique requirements that candidates must have to guard a variety of businesses, and know how to match the right guard for the right site. Suitability is everything, and security firms will provide their guards the tools to promote this.

Examples include Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for school staff, First Aid training and of course the all-important Security Industry Authority (SIA) license – so if you’re a business owner in need of a security guard, outsourcing will smooth out any rough edges and mean you get the right guard for the job. Security companies tend to only give repeat work to competent and reliable guards, especially high-quality and accredited companies. Speaking of reliability…

2. Reliability

If you hire your own security guards, it’s down to you to manage them as part of your team. With no-one else by your side to sort scheduling or availability, you will likely encounter time-consuming roadblocks that may disrupt the running and development of your business. Outsourcing means that if a security guard calls in sick, takes holiday leave or even resigns, your liaising security company can speedily supply you another guard that you can trust, either to fill in on short notice or to transition into being a permanent fixture of your business. This can be a lifesaver in an understaffing emergency. Instead of floundering, you can keep calm and go straight to the source.

In addition to this, security firms can provide you with cutting-edge guard tracking equipment to keep you updated with your assigned guards. This encourages conscientiousness and punctuality on your premises, qualities that we understand you appreciate in all of your employees. It will also provide you with a fast response to criminal behaviour and provide an extra layer of safety for security guards in need of back-up. Reliable for you and your guards and mutually beneficial – what’s not to like?

3. Professionalism

Outsourcing to a trustworthy company means that your security guards are trained, briefed and ready for action, with expertise that other security guards may not necessarily have gained. A good company will have a track record above reproach and will be happy to share testimonials from previous customers. You can rest easy knowing that your company is both well-protected and well-represented.

When it comes to more public-facing operations, having a premium form of security on your side can potentially add a touch of class to the proceedings. Retail premises, for example, will require security guards that are both tough on crime and polite and accommodating to legitimate customers. Building receptions will also need imposing but reasonable security officers to make guests feel both welcomed and protected, whilst also making criminals think twice about attacking. To learn more about this, check out our ‘What Is Reception Security?’ article.

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4. Possible Savings

To have even a single good security guard that has your back, you need to invest – and whether that’s in the form of time, money or trust, the cost can pile up. Security guards need uniforms, specialist equipment such as guard tracking services, tailored training and paid certifications. Crucially, you cannot buy experience or common sense, something that security guards need to have in spades.

Outsourcing your security presence means that your chosen security company will take care of these hidden extras, ensuring you can focus on what matters – getting your business to survive and thrive. A business that is secure will have the confidence to take risks, to organically grow and to further itself as an organisation. Yes, it’s undoubtedly a cost to outsource, but in the long run, you could find yourself saving time and money without compromising on quality of service. Reputable security firms will stop at nothing to provide a high standard of service, and with their singular focus on security, they allow you to delegate rather than micromanage.

5. Flexible Services

Most security companies train security guards for a variety of venues and services. Having a contact like an outsourcer will make the process of expanding your business that much easier. Are you opening a second nightclub? Are you currently in the process of purchasing an extra warehouse for your merchandise? Have you come into possession of more valuable property, such as a stunning new exhibit piece for your museum (for more tips on this, check out our article on Museum Security)? Logistics are also a security concern, and it’s a concern that a significant number of professionals overlook when putting their business plan into practice.

Security-focused companies can help with advice and additional manpower (or canine power, depending on what works for you and your business). Extra equipment can also be provided for extra guards in tandem with more sophisticated security solutions. These add-ons are often included with your price plan, so you don’t have to worry about hidden extras that could unnecessarily cost your business.

6. Conclusion

So, there you have it – 5 reasons you should outsource your security. For more information on our various security services, get in contact with us, or request a quote from us today to get a rapid response to your security concerns. Pricing is tailored to your budget and how far-reaching you need our security presence to be, and we also come with a price match guarantee. Wondering what the specifics of an SIA license are as well? Check out our video. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for the latest security news.

We wish you the best of luck with securing your business – be safe out there.

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