If you’re in need of increased security for your business or property then you will have several options open to you. Firstly, you could splash out and fit a state-of-the-art CCTV camera and alarm system. While it might act as a deterrent to some, if a criminal is serious about breaking in, then chances are that isn’t going to stop them. The second option is to hire a permanent security guard. The benefits are that they’re obviously a physical presence that might make any opportunist burglar think twice before breaking in. However the downsides are that they’re yet another employee and therefore you’ll have all the hassle and expenses that goes with taking on more staff. The third way is to outsource the job to a private security agency. This is the route that more and more companies are going down. However before you do this, you might want to take a look at 3 considerations.

Are they a accredited company?

Anyone can set up a security company provided that they have their security firm and security provider licenses but what you as a prospective client might want to consider is accreditations to various memberships such as the Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL) or the Security Providers Association of Australia Ltd (SPAAL). This means that companies who are accredited to these organisations are bound by by strong codes, standards, ethics and best practices and therefore obliged to act professionally at all times.

Your own security needs

Are you after a concierge service, mobile security and key holding, static guarding or a culmination of all three? By assessing your own security needs you can use this to find out if the security company in question provide this type of service. An experienced company will recognise that every client is different and therefore will have the skills and the personnel to be able to assess your situation and deploy the right qualified personnel to suit your needs.

Do they seem clear and transparent?

The final consideration is more of a gut feeling. Are the security company hapy to answer all of your questions? Are they willing to provide details of past clients and contact numbers where possible? If they’re transparent about their business, then they’re less likely to be covert about important facts like fees and terms of business.

So there you have it 3 factors you might want to consider before hiring a private security agency. If you follow this then you won’t go far wrong.

For those that are looking to hire a reputable security agency in the Victoria, South Australia, ACT and NSW areas then contact MA Services Group. With decades of experience within the industry we have the skills and the personnel to deal with any type of job from event security through to static guarding. Why not give us a call on 03 9994 4107 and let us advise you today.


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