Choosing the right security contractor for your business isn’t as simple as just picking the first option that comes up on a Google search. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration to ensure the systems and services you are choosing are the best in the business.
So how do you know you’re choosing the right security contractor for your business?
Firstly, any reputable security contractor will be licenced by the Ministry of Justice. This is essential. This licence ensures that the person is suitably qualified to consult, sale or install security products and has been vetted by the Police. It also ensures you meet the requirements of your insurance policy with a security system installed by a professional installer. If you’re unsure if a business is licenced, don’t be afraid to ask to see their paperwork.
Testimonials & Demonstrations:
As with any business, having the option to view testimonials and see real-life demonstrations will help to separate the good from the bad. A testimonials page is a great way to get a feel for a business and understand their experience and customer base a little more before you request a demonstration. Particularly if you are looking for specific industry experience E.g. experience in working in retail, rural, coolstores etc
Demonstrations allow you to meet with a company’s existing clients, experience their security systems in person and get a feel for the team you’ll be trusting with your businesses’ security.
Security isn’t a one size fits all service. A great security contractor will work with you to create a personalised security solution for your business. This will be based on your specific needs, industry, location and budget. Finding a security contractor that listens to your requirements is vital to ensure a strong trusting relationship moving forward.
Experts and Systems:
Choosing a contractor who is experienced and knowledgeable in the latest security systems will ensure you’re equipped with the best solutions on the market. An experienced contractor is worth their weight in gold. Choosing an industry expert with a broad customer base will help you find the latest solutions and ensure they work and will continue to keep working, for your business.
A great way to find knowledgeable contractors is to do your homework on each company. Do they create artices, blogs and ebooks that share helpful and informative advice? Do they send newsletters with tips and information? Are they active on social media? These resources will help you get a feel for the company and their experience and knowledge in the wider world of security.
Installing your security system is only the first step in the process for a great security contractor. Great after sales care is an essential requirement to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your security solutions. A good contractor can help with any on-going maintenance, queries and follow up services you may require.
Electricians and others who offer add-on security options often don’t provide this service, nor do they have the same level of knowledge and experience as a specialised security contractor. This is something to take into consideration when searching for the right security contractor for your business.
Proposals and Presentations:
A great security contractor should happily create personalised presentations and proposals for your businesses.
We ensure that ours are in plain English, so everyone in your business understands the numbers and the information provided. We can break our reports down into capital expenditure, repairs and maintenance, etc so that each presentation is structured to suit your business’ needs.
Choosing the right security contractor for your business is an incredibly important step. Ensure you’re comparing apples with apples, and that you go further than the Google Ads and dig a little deeper. Your homework and hard work will pay off and you will be rewarded with the best security solutions and team available when you ask the right questions and find the right team.
If you’d like to hear a little more about the service we provide here at Be Alarmed, I’d be happy to have a chat. Feel free to give us a call on 027 578 1298 or visit our website here for more information.