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7 Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Security Firm 

For many companies, there comes a time when handling security on your own gets to be too much. Hiring and managing individual guards takes time as does choosing, upgrading and maintaining the required technology. Perhaps you don’t have a current security plan at all and are considering putting a system in place. Here are 7 signs that it may be time to hire a security firm to protect your people, property and assets.

Your company is growing

Hopefully, your business will be successful enough for your company to grow in both revenue and size. Whether this growth is slow and sustained or comes in a sudden burst, you may be unable to effectively manage security on your own.  

You’re spending too much time on security  

Security can take up a lot of time that could be better spent on other tasks. If you are overwhelmed by the burden of hiring, training and managing security staff or selecting security equipment, a security firm can develop an all-in-one plan for, so you don’t have to worry about the details.

You’re concerned about liability

If you are worried about the liability brought by unauthorized people accessing the property, cyber intrusions or your legal responsibility for keeping employees safe, a security firm can help. They can take full responsibility for security and will be up-to-date on federal, state and local regulations your organization needs to conform to. 

You need better control of egress

Perhaps your employees currently come and go as they please and now it’s time to put a more secure system in place. Or maybe you’re considering augmenting your badge-in system with guards at the entrance or the perimeter of the property.

You’ve noted increased risk 

If there has been a change either in the physical environment such as an increase in the crime rates in your location or if the nature of your business that makes it more attractive to criminals, you might want to consider that working with a professional security organization.

You’re worried about parking lot safety

If you experience an uptick in incidents in your parking lot such as crime or vandalism, if you are located in a dangerous neighborhood or your employees work shifts that have them walking to their cars late, a security firm can improve safety. 

Employee or vendor theft is a concern

Some of the greatest threats to safety and property can come from those you’d like to trust most. Lock down this risk with a third-party security firm that can ensure people are where they belong and doing what they are supposed to do.


How Much Does it Cost to Hire Security Guards?

Hiring a security guard can cost anywhere from $15 to $100+ per hour, depending on your requirements. If you need a guard to watch a retail store for shoplifters, the cost will fall toward the bottom of the scale.



Have questions about hiring a security firm?

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