This article was written by Colonel (Ret.) Beni Tal – Founder and Owner of BTS Security
Security companies offer protection from theft and violence for companies as well as homes. If you have decided that you need security for your premises and wish to contact a reputed security company, you must first know about the top 5 features to look for.
- First and foremost, it is imperative to interview each and every shortlisted company and find out if they are licensed in the state they operate in. Even if the security company promises you top notch quality security officers, it pays to meet the officers who will be protecting you and your family or customers in person
- The security officers provided to you by the top security company you choose must be able to respond quickly to any adverse scenario. To find out if they are capable, it is good ideas to role play with each one of the applicants any likely scenarios that may come up. To find out exactly how they will respond on the job, you can make the applicant respond first-hand.
- Before you hire security guards from any of the top security companies, it is imperative to do a professional and personal background check. You can avoid any undue problems later on by making the calls on your own and screening them well.
- It is always a good idea looking for security guards with experience in your line of work. For instance, if you are in real estate, you can look for a guard who has been working in a similar environment, maybe as a security at property management companies. This will ensure that they are better prepared to handle any related emergencies.
- When you interview applicants from a security company, take your own time. Never get carried away with lofty promises as it is easy to impress those who are gullible. Question your prospective guards carefully by spending a lot of time with them as this is the only way you can hire quality security guards.See if the security companies you choose have the above mentioned important features before hiring a perfect security guard for your needs.