How to Choose A Security Company

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When you think about your security solution, you want to make sure you are choosing a company who can no only get the job done, but who can be trusted while doing so.

We’ve compiled a list of things to look out for and ask about when choosing your security supplier;

  • Are they a SIA approved contractor
  • What accreditation’s do they have ie Iso 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Do they even have a office (so many so called security companies are run out of a front room)
  • Ask to see their insurance and make sure it covers you if they don’t do their job
  • Do they have a 24/7 manned control room (ask to visit it)
  • Who audits them, ask for proof (ACS , Achilles ect.)
  • What risk assessments will they carry out
  • Ask to see staff vetting to BS7858. If this is not in place it voids any insurance they may have in place, as does no contract and no risk assessment
  • How do they monitor their lone workers, as any breach of health and safety may fall on you

These are just a few very important things to check before hiring a security company.

Here at Prosec UK, we are more then willing to give advice even if you do not choose to go with our expert team.