Secu­ri­ty for your Home or Busi­ness has nev­er been more impor­tant. Tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ments in secu­ri­ty can make the deci­sion on choos­ing the appro­pri­ate Secu­ri­ty Con­trac­tor more dif­fi­cult. It’s nev­er been more impor­tant to choose a secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny care­ful­ly. Here are our top 5 tips on what you should look for on how to choose the best Secu­ri­ty Provider.

1) Diver­si­fi­ca­tion and Inte­gra­tion: A secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny that only offers you with one option to pro­tect your assets is leav­ing you vul­ner­a­ble. In today’s world, you need a com­pa­ny that can pro­vide you with expert advice on a vari­ety of secu­ri­ty mea­sures. You may not decide to imple­ment every­thing offered, but you should know what your options are, so you are com­fort­able with your final deci­sion. Look for a com­pa­ny that offers a vari­ety of prod­ucts and ser­vices from brand names you trust. A REAL TRUSTED secu­ri­ty provider won’t just try to sell you a basic alarm sys­tem. They will pro­vide you with the lat­est in Secu­ri­ty Sys­tems AND options on Phys­i­cal Secu­ri­ty includ­ing; locks, access con­trol, secu­ri­ty win­dow film and bars, video sur­veil­lance and door rein­force­ment hard­ware. You also need to know how it all works togeth­er to keep you safe.

2) Com­pa­ny his­to­ry: When you are choos­ing a secu­ri­ty provider it’s gen­er­al­ly not a short-term or 1‑time trans­ac­tion. In many instances, you will be sign­ing a ser­vice agree­ment for mul­ti­ple years. Con­se­quent­ly, you should be sure the com­pa­ny has sol­id cre­den­tials. Read some reviews and tes­ti­mo­ni­als. Find out how long the com­pa­ny has been in busi­ness, do they have pro­fes­sion­al affil­i­a­tions and accred­i­ta­tions?

3) Loca­tion: Does the com­pa­ny have a phys­i­cal address? A com­pa­ny work­ing from a post office box may be chal­leng­ing to track down when prob­lems arise, or you need ser­vice after the sale. A com­pa­ny with­out an address also means there is no show­room where you can see the prod­uct offer­ings BEFORE you make a pur­chase.

4) Tech­ni­cians and Sales­peo­ple: The best secu­ri­ty com­pa­nies employ good peo­ple. Don’t be afraid to ask your Sales Rep­re­sen­ta­tive how long he/she has been with the com­pa­ny and in the indus­try. Are the Sales Peo­ple will­ing to come to your site for a con­sul­ta­tion? Ask how expe­ri­enced the tech­ni­cians are, and if they are vet­er­ans of the secu­ri­ty indus­try. Secu­ri­ty vet­er­ans have years of expe­ri­ence and train­ing to share with you, and will also be able to help you mod­ern­ize your exist­ing sys­tems. Expe­ri­ence counts.

5) Val­ue ver­sus Price: Every busi­ness per­son and home own­er has a lim­it­ed bud­get and wants to get the most ser­vice for the least mon­ey. But there is a big dif­fer­ence between val­ue and cheap. Be very cau­tious of a sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive or com­pa­ny that is offer­ing a much low­er cost than com­peti­tors. In most cas­es, the adage that “you get what you pay for” remains true. Good val­ue is the goal, look for qual­i­ty prod­ucts and ser­vices that over the long-term (which is indica­tive of secu­ri­ty) will pro­vide you with sol­id pro­tec­tion and reli­able ser­vice.

Choose care­ful­ly, so you only have to choose (and pay) once… To find out more, call us today.

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Mike Wedmann
Mike Wedmann is an experienced Security Industry Professional with over 25 years experience as a Security Integrator and Project Manager. Mike has been with Protection Plus Inc. for over 20 years. Mike has lived in the greater Toronto area for over 25 years with his wife, 2 kids and a dog named Bart. He has an educational background in Communications and writing. Mike is a published author that writes about his experiences on various topics, including his experience as a parent. Primarily Mike writes about Security Industry products and Security Solutions that benefit consumers.