7 Things To Consider When Hiring A Security Company in South Wales

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Many people go about hiring a security company in South Wales the wrong way. People on a budget will shop by price; others will only consider recommendations from family members. However, none of these approaches will necessarily mean that you end up with a security company that cares and protects you, your business, premises or assets.

This article will examine everything you should consider when searching for a security services company.

Reputation

One of the most important factors when hiring a private security company is its reputation. While reviewing the company’s Google ratings is a good start, it is not enough. A recommendation from a current or past client is always preferred. Ideally, you should shortlist a company that has been in business for many years. 

Although it may be tempting to choose a new company, it is not recommended. While the new company might have trained security staff, they may not have the necessary administrative skills to ensure that you are provided with the best service yet.

Check the Company’s Experience

While it is easy to get lured by the lowest price tag, you should always take the time to check the security company’s experience. A reliable and experienced company would have been operating for at least five years. In addition, they would employ trained and certified staff. If the Security Services in South Wales you are considering are relatively new, ask for references and read reviews. Remember to move on if you can’t find this information from an independent source.

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The Company Should Employ A Comprehensive Screening Process

The company should have a comprehensive screening process for potential employees. The right-screening process is essential to ensure the safety of your business, property and all its assets. 

Make sure to ask and find out if the company has a rigorous process for checking people’s criminal records and employment history. It stands to reason that anyone with a criminal record should not be hired to protect your assets. However, you might still want to check the background of all potential security guards and personnel.

Consider Your Budget

You will also want to consider your budget. Before hiring a security company, it’s essential to determine how much the service will cost. There is no point in hiring a security firm that costs too much. Remember that the more experienced and professional the company is, the more secure your business and assets will be, but it will also likely be more expensive.

You should also choose a security company that can adapt to your needs and is flexible. In other words, your goal should be to hire the best security company you can afford. That will often mean getting quotes from all the security companies you short-listed.

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Check Their Licensing

Before hiring a security company, make sure they are licensed. Generally, we’d recommend SIA Approved Contractors who are licensed to operate or provide the service you need. You can ask the company to show you their licensing documents. Make sure that they are up to date.

Know What You Need

Before hiring a private security company, it is essential to review your specific needs and requirements. You should choose a security firm that offers armed guards as part of their service (if needed) but consider the training level of the security personnel. For instance, are they trained to handle firearms? Do they have experience protecting sensitive areas?

Security needs vary from one industry to the next.  For instance, you may need a warehouse guard for your corporate headquarters or security for an event. Your choice should be based on what security needs you require.

Check the News

Now before you go ahead and decide to hire a security company in South Wales, search Google news for instances where the company was involved. This is one last step to make sure that the company hasn’t received any negative press as of late, and if it has, you are aware of why. If there are, for instance, criminal investigations pending against the security company, you might want to avoid hiring them.

Conclusion

Finding a security services company isn’t very difficult. There are dozens of companies across Swansea and the South Wales area. However, they all might not be the right choice for your business or to keep your assets safe. The above mentioned considerations should help you find a security company that fulfills your security needs without breaking the bank.

How Can RGM Security Help You?

RGM Security Ltd provide a comprehensive range of professional security services to both the public and private sector throughout the South Wales area.

All our security personnel are fully traines and SIA licensed giving you peace of mind you and your business are in the safest possible hands.

For more information on our company and the exceptionally high standard of services we offer please don’t hesitate to call us on 01792 293249 or contact us here.

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