Before you renew your security contract ask these questions

Once a contract is in place it is tempting to let it just roll forward renewal after renewal. However, the security sector does not stand still, and advances are constantly being made in technology and standards. It is also pertinent to check whether your existing security company still holds the essential accreditations.

Here are some points you should consider:

Does the security company have the necessary accreditations?

Look for certification by the NSI, which is the leading certification body for the security and fire protection sectors in the United Kingdom. What status does the security company have with the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme? Is the company accredited to the BAFE Fire Safety Register?

What training have the company’s personnel received?

Ask about the training of staff – do they employ full time staff, with on-going programmes of training and professional development? Be especially wary of security companies that have a few full-time permanent staff supplemented with untrained casual staff.

Do They Offer the whole range of security services?

At some point most commercial organisations are likely to need access control, gates and barriers,, CCTV systems, fire alarms, intruder alarms keyholding, remote guarding, monitoring, maintenance and many other services. Make sure that as your company grows your security partner can supply your needs.

Make sure that the security services offered can be customised to your exact requirements

Every business is unique, and so rather than a one-size-fits-all offering you need to ask for a security solution exactly tailored to your company.

Perhaps GBSG can help you design a security system that is right for you?

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