The Role Of Security Contractors Today
Security contractors are busier today than they ever have been, and it’s not hard to see why. Theft and other offences against businesses are at an all time high, with the potential rewards at their most lucrative. Organised crime is getting stronger all the time, and there are dozens of different ways of disposing of stolen property with little chance of detection.
No wonder that more and more security companies are appearing in Australia, and worldwide, all the time. As a Melbourne based security services company supplying corporate security services since 1995, we have seen our business expand from just seven staff to its present size that encompasses seven major departments and our in-house training for security officers. From providing basic guard dog security and cash in transit services we have grown to cover everything from personal security to cyber security.
Private security in all its forms is now big business. The demands of most corporate clients are so far-reaching that only sizeable security contractors have the resources to supply them. And the key part of all our services is in defining exactly what services our clients need.
Where, for example, a building firm is constructing a major project there will be valuable building material kept on site overnight for months at a time. This is frequently the target of thieves looking for copper, power tools and other valuable items even including heavy plant and equipment.
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Do they need just guard dog security with human backup, or is this too expensive? Would a wireless security camera alarm system be a cheaper alternative while affording an equal level of protection? How would the changing environment affect the kind and level of security required, as the project nears completion?
Only by meeting with our client and discussing in detail exactly what is involved in the building project, the value of property at risk from thieves and vandals, and the period over which security is required, can we advise on what measures should be taken and what the cost is likely to be.
Retail and shopping stores and malls are another area where clients need expert advice before deciding on the level and kind of security solutions they should invest in. Theft from stores can be from the occasional opportunistic shoplifter to highly organised gangs of thieves to theft by a trusted employee.
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To counter this you can opt for CCTV cameras and you can hire security guards to patrol your shop. The cameras are cheaper but there’s nothing like the presence of a uniformed security officer to cause potential shoplifters to move on to somewhere else. Should you have both, and can you afford it? If not, which is best? This is where the security contractor’s representative can help, using his knowledge and experience to advise you.
After this initial consultation, the security contractor has to take over the security department of the client, lifting the weight of worry from the client’s shoulders. That’s why you need security contractors with a sufficient level of manpower, experience and resources. To discuss what your requirements are, just telephone and ask to speak with one of our advisers.