How to Choose the Right Security Company

When you’re faced with choosing the right security company, there are a variety of things that you’re going to have to consider, whether it’s for your home or for your business. You can’t just hire any security company. You need to know what to look for and to hire one that will be able to  provide the exact services that you need, as well as to have the credibility and track record to accompany them. Here’s some helpful guidelines in choosing the right security company:


Determine Your Needs

This should be the first step of the process. You need to first determine what your general needs are. Do you need a security service that provides armed guards? Unarmed? Furthermore, you need to determine whether you need a constant security presence, one that is remote, or a combination of the two. You can also opt for random patrols.


As an example, if you operate a business that has a major cash flow on a daily basis, you might want to opt for an armed security guard, as they can act as a major deterrent. If, however, you only want someone to watch the monitors and to alert the authorities in case of an emergency, an unarmed guard could be the better option.


Keep in mind that if you only need residential security, it’ll be less extensive than security for a company. For residential security, your main security source will be in the form of an alarm system.


The point is that you need to do an assessment of your needs and go from there. A credible security company, such as First Security Services, can help you to determine your specific needs and do an assessment of any “weak points.”


Find the Right Company and Ask the Right Questions

Of course, you also need to seek out and find the right company. Thankfully, a quick Google search can make this a pretty easy process. Do a search for security companies in your area and read some reviews. A site such as Better Business Bureau at is a good source to determine their credibility.


Virtually every security company should have a website. Look at their contact information and be sure to call them to speak to a customer service representative.


When you speak to someone, be sure to ask him or her questions as it pertains to:


  • How long they’ve been operating
  • If their security guards have all of the licenses / certifications / background checks
  • If they can provide proof of all relevant documents as it pertains to their security guards’ training
  • If they will work with you to determine your needs
  • What industries they have served


Worry about the cost afterwards. You need to determine their credibility and if they can meet your needs first.


Contact First Security Services today and let us assess your needs and provide you with the utmost in professional and personalized security services!