Chapter 4: Forms of Deception
Chances are at some time your corporate security needs will require the use of an outside security service provider. It may be for patrolling your premises, to help you with general security, or even in a crisis. When this happens, the correct selection of a provider is essential.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the one that fits your needs best out of the many options out there.
The selected provider should have the ability to standardize and proactively enforce its service standards throughout your and their organizations. This includes operational procedures, supervision, etc. This limits liability and creates defined benchmarks that are easy to measure and manage.
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Effective management of the security service provider should take place via a central point of contact to allow for more effective management. If multiple locations are involved, feedback and guidelines can be relayed back and forth to the central point of contact.
Timeliness and Flexibility
The selected security provider should have the ability to respond to security issues in a timely manner and with the necessary tools. This can range from patrol vehicles to armed officers. The benefit to you is manageable, standardized services regardless of the situation.
Make sure the provider you hire has a good track record and reputation with law enforcement and emergency response services. This can help you in various ways both routine and in crisis situations.
If your firm has overseas operations, it is beneficial to you to hire a firm with a global presence. A single provider for all operations will ensure streamlined management, consistency in standards, capitalization of networks, a better return on your investments and more.
With safety and security at stake, the correct selection of an outside corporate security provider who can become a partner in the achievement of your goals is not something to be taken lightly. Put in your due diligence and choose wisely.