All business owners must weigh the costs and the benefits of security services. While there are costs associated with security, there can also be tremendous benefits. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are trying to decide whether or not a security service is right for you.
Are You Experiencing Significant Losses From Employees or Customers?
Some businesses are more prone to theft than others. For instance, retail companies are notorious for suffering a lot of losses, both at the hands of their own employees, as well as customers. If you are experiencing 3-5% revenue losses because of theft, a security service and cameras could help eat away at the revenue loss.
Are You Located in a High Crime Area?
Having your business headquartered in a high crime area means that your employees and customers are both potentially at risk. Check sites like Crime Reports to see if there are high instances of reported crimes in your neighborhood, and see if those crimes are potential threats to your business. If there is a significant amount of violent and theft crimes near your place of business, a security service is almost certainly a must.
Have You Had Complaints From Employees or Customers?
Business owners are necessarily in the office in the early morning and evening, which means they may not always be exposed to all of the potential dangers that are present in a work place. As a business owner, make sure to listen to your customers and employees to see if they have experienced any kind of crime, or threat of crime, while in or around your office. Hearing first-hand from them will make the biggest difference rather than just monitoring online crime websites.
Do You Have The Budget?
Before deciding on whether or not to hire a security firm, make sure you can locate a budget. Security services (at least the good ones) don’t come cheap, so you’ll want to make sure that you have enough saved up, or are planning on hitting a seasonal revenue increase, to ensure that a security service isn’t hitting your bottom line.
Security services come in a variety of packages, including patrols, security systems and equipment, or a combination. If you think your business could benefit from the value that a security service offers, contact us today!