It’s no secret: security guards seem to have gained a bad reputation in recent years.
Have you ever:
- Hired a guard (or guards) that have slept on the job?
- Hired a guard (or guards) who have been poorly supervised?
- Hired a guard (or guards) that appear to have little-to-no experience?
Or perhaps you’ve had another equally bad experience with a guarding service… (do let us know!)
Whatever it might be, you’ll be all-too-aware of the impact this will have had on your site’s overall security. And it’s a direct result of what happens when you select a cheaper, standard guarding service.
Believe it or not, this isn’t the case for all guarding provision, and if you select a premium guarding service, you will notice that your site’s security will be enhanced ten-fold.
In this post, we explore what differentiates a premium guarding service from a standard one.
Read on to find out more…
Premium Security Guarding Providers Look After Their Guards
You will find that low-end security guarding providers are guilty of:
- Poorly paying their guards
- Making them work back-to-back shifts
- Not providing them with much-needed supervision on-site
In any job situation, this is enough to result in a team of people that don’t feel valued and are unmotivated, which, of course, will negatively impact their standard of work.
And who loses? You, of course.
In contrast, premium security guarding providers pay their guards fairly, organise shift patterns that are achievable and appropriate and they recognise the importance of employing a team of supervisors to visit the guards on your site regularly and randomly.
The Addition of On-Site Supervisors Can Enhance Security Officer Provision
Supervisors are an essential asset to your security guarding service and will be on-hand to regularly visit your site, assess guards’ performance levels and monitor for any changes to your site that may require an adjustment in provision. You can also call them 24/7 with any updates or queries.
Security should evolve with your site and this is most certainly the case for your guarding service.
Premium Security Guarding Integrates With Technology
A premium guarding provider will also utilise the best technology to improve efficiencies – to ensure you get a more ‘streamlined’ service.
It is not uncommon for guards to clock in and out from outside the vicinity of your site, like a coffee shop, for example.
However, with a premium service, you’ll benefit from in-app technology that features geo-fenced QR codes. In other words, guards can only clock in when they are within a certain radius of your site.
Guarding is most effective when the right people and technology work together.
Benefits of Selecting Premium, Licensed Security Guards
Despite a potentially more costly initial investment, there are many benefits to be had if you select a premium security guarding service over the budget alternative, including:
- Happier, more motivated guards
- A better quality service
- A solution that evolves with your sites’ needs
- Potential long-term savings
If you’re ready to change your perspective on security guarding, why not have a conversation with one of our experts and find out more?
With Secure Site, you get access to a team of guards that are fully licensed, insured and vetted, and can be installed on-site in as little as three hours, irrespective of location.