Security Services

Criteria To Consider Before Hiring A Private Security Company

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In United States, hiring a private security service went from being a luxury to a necessity. Small, medium, large companies, residential complexes, educational institutions, homes, etc., have been adapting security systems such as security cameras, CCTV monitoring, access controls, security guards.

With the great offer of private security services, it is difficult to choose the best option; That is why we have prepared a list of criteria to take into account when hiring a private security company.

Verify The Legality Of The Company

According to United States regulations, any company that offers private Fast Guard security services must be registered with the Superintendency of Surveillance and Security. There you will find the list of each of those monitored legally constituted and authorized by the Superintendency.

Verify Fines Or Penalties

Verify that the operating license is current and has not received sanctions from the Superintendency of Surveillance and Security. Request Peace and Exit before Supervigilance.

Identify Your Operational Capability

Check if the company has the ability to provide all the services it offers. For example: Advisory and security studies, monitoring center, security supervisors, motorized personnel, adequate facilities for the provision of the service.

Analyze Your Experience And Background

The immediate and effective response to casualties is a work that is perfected with the experience in the provision of the service, together with the training of the personnel and the preparation of all the work team both electronic and human. When hiring a private security company, take the time detailed to ensure your experience, responsibility, compliance and reputation in between.

Confirm That You Meet The Minimum Rates

I distrusted the companies that offer cheaper services. All private security companies must comply with the minimum rates established by law based on Decree 4950 of 2007 of the National Government.

Quality Certification

The companies that have Quality Certifications are able to guarantee the quality of their processes in terms of agility and efficiency in the provision of the service, attention and solution of complaints, verification of processes; which will be reflected in all the quality of service that you as a customer receives.

Respect For Labor Standards

A reliable security company must as a primary requirement ensure the safety and working conditions of its workers. Verify that the private security and surveillance company offers its workers all the legal working conditions in force (contributions and social security).

Team of Supervisors

A fundamental element of any private security company is to have a team of motorized supervisors who are able to support and respond in a timely manner to any eventuality.

Use Of Technology And Training

The security services industry is directly affected by changes in new technologies. Verify that the company uses the latest computer technologies in monitoring, surveillance and control. Alarm systems, CCTV, video surveillance, access controls, electronic enclosures must be up-to-date in the use of new technologies and must offer support and continuous maintenance service to their customers.

The human factor of the company in terms of security guards and supervisors must have security education accreditations and must receive continuous training.

Added Values

Analyze if the company offers added services that generate value as a customer:

  • Send reports according to your requirements.
  • Answer to your requests, doubts.
  • Permanent test of the alarm monitoring system.
  • Risk studies, prevention and control.
  • Evaluate the company, look for solidity, experience, testimonies and legality.
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