When deciding to either add to or update the security in your business, neighborhood, or condominium, it can feel daunting to try figure out exactly what security plan you want to implement. That’s where consulting comes in. A professional security consultant will do all the thinking for you, and will give you sound advice about how to increase the safety of your property after doing a comprehensive analysis of the areas on your property that pose higher risk.
Why Do I Need A Consultation?
Insuring your property is safe is not as straightforward as it may have been in the past. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make it tricky to choose a security plan by yourself. Without a deep understanding of how different security options are used it’s easy to actually end up overspending on various security plans. For example; a condominium has different security requirements than a hotel, and they probably won’t end up costing as much as the security measures needed in a hotel.
If you try figure out a security plan for your property without knowing the specific needs that it has, you might miss key areas in your planning, or have more security than you need. To avoid this, rather see a security consultant and let them do the planning for you.
What Does A Security Consultant Do?
A security consultant’s job is to evaluate your property, assets, and needs. They then provide professional, unbiased advice on where you need more (or less) security, and what type of security will work best in those areas. A security consultation will typically involve an interview with the consultant, who will ask you various questions about your property, existing security, and what you want to get out of your security plan.
A security consultant will evaluate your space and provide the following:
- Evaluation of safety risks and security threats
- Identify “hot” spots in entrances/exits, fencing, or lighting and give advice for remedying them
- Up-to-date information about the most recent security tools and systems
- Information about various security protocols and measures
Examples of Security Options
Security has evolved into a system that can take on nearly every shape and form. The majority of private security companies offer observe, report, and deter (ORD) services. Within that, you can have:
· Burglar Alarms
· Surveillance Cameras
· Access Control
· Concierge Services
A concierge looks over every person entering a building and picks out suspicious behavior, helping to prevent any trouble from getting inside the property. Hiring through private security concierge companies has several benefits, and a uniformed concierge helps promote a feeling of safety.
· Patrol Services
Patrol officers can be plainclothes, uniformed, or undercover. Different properties in different areas will have different requirements, which a security consultant will cater to when drawing up your security plan.
What Option Will Be Best For Me?
Security consultants usually have a ton of experience in the field, and understand nuances about the job that aren’t clear to your average Joe. Their deep understanding of everything involving both security and safety is invaluable. These consultants are the only way to truly know what security plan will be the best fit for you. They will explain multiple security protocols, provide advice and technical assistance when you begin implementing security measures, and will keep you informed of the related costs involved with each step.
After you have your security consultation, you should have a much greater idea of what areas you need higher levels of security at, what type of security will be best for your property, and why one size does not fit all when it comes to security. At Inter State Security Corp, we are happy to provide you with professional and personalized advice even if you don’t choose to hire Inter State Security Corp as your protection provider. Book a consultation for a complete evaluation of your property today.