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No matter what kind of business you run, you will need to consider ways in which to protect your staff and the general public from harm. It’s vital that businesses across all industries can ensure areas are safe when it comes to safeguarding the company. Which is why you should consider hiring a security firm to help you do that.

Recent news stories about knife crime levels rising and attacks in London and Christchurch could cause people anxiety and unease about going out into the world.

To help ease the fear which can surround daily life because of these events, security firms can offer safety solutions which will help deter suspicious behaviour and act as a safety blanket for all types of businesses.

Below we have listed the top ten ways in which you can choose the right security firm to hire:

 

  1. Valid Accreditation

When considering what security firm you’re going to hire, always check that they have official accreditation from either the SIA, ACS or the ISO. All these bodies have an official say on what makes up a professional security service. Churchill Security has the approval from these bodies, as well as SafeContractor, and ConstructionLine.

 

  1. Flexibility

It can take a lot of time to protect your premises, requiring a patient and reliable security firm that will adapt to your specific needs. A flexible approach to all kinds of situations and environments is necessary for businesses who want to safeguard everyone from harmful events. You should consider choosing a security firm that will commit to working with you to better understand what exactly you want from a security solution.

 

  1. Available All Year, 24/7

Your security is potentially under threat at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. Criminals can strike and enter properties which may not always have staff around, such as warehouses, places which contain expensive equipment or in remote, out-of-town locations. During national holidays and times when people are often on annual leave, security firms can be hired to deploy security staff to your premises 24 hours a day.

 

  1. Nationwide Reach

Security services which are available in many locations around the UK will ensure that if you have a business which operates in more than one location, that these will all be secure. Churchill Security can distribute security personnel in major cities such as London, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster, Chester, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

 

  1. Industry Recognised

For extra peace of mind, choosing a security firm that is amongst the best of SIA approved private security firms is important, as it shows that the company will provide only the best quality service. For five years running, Churchill has been in the top five percent of SIA approved private security companies in the UK, meaning we are delivering some of the best security services in the British Isles.

 

  1. Health and Safety Aware

Security personnel that are health and safety trained and first aid trained are a great asset to businesses in the event of an emergency. A security guard can respond immediately to someone who needs help after an accident or other health-related issue will be able to use their multi-skills to keep protection levels high.

 

  1. High Customer Retention Rate

Evidence that the company listens to its customers is key when it comes to establishing that a security firm is delivering the service customers expected when they first hired them. This highlights how reliable the security services are and what standard they operate to. Churchill has a 95 percent customer retention rate, which shows that customers are happy with the security solutions we provide.

 

  1. Years of Experience in the Industry

The amount of time that a security firm has been operating is key to figuring out which has garnered the most experience and knowledge in the security industry. We have more than 25 years’ worth of private security knowledge and experience, adapting to changes in training and procedures.

 

  1. Quick Response to Incidents

It’s crucial that you check the security firm’s average response time to incidents, not only to give you peace of mind knowing that staff will assist as fast as possible, but to ensure the company keeps the response level high. Churchill Security’s alarm response rate is an average of 30 minutes, which means our security personnel respond fast when an alarm goes off.

 

  1. Multi-Role Capabilities

Security officers acting as concierge or reception staff are a huge benefit to any businesses looking for welcoming employees and visitors into the premises. Security guards and officers can act as a visual reassurance that your business is in safe hands and under consistent protection. As well as static guards, security officers can also watch CCTV off-site for different locations, even using marked vehicles to get to more than one place quicker.

 

Churchill Security offers all kinds of security solutions for many types of businesses, including event, corporate, retail, construction, industrial and warehouse, public sector, maritime, logistics and distribution and energy and natural resources. For three years running, Churchill has been in the top five per cent of SIA approved private security companies in the UK

Call us today for a free, no obligation quote and find out how we can serve your business needs through effective security solutions.

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John is highly motivated and an asset to Churchill's team with over eight years of experience within the industry. As a director in the company John is responsible for managing the client relationship team, John ensures that every client is listened to in order for Churchill to provide the best, high quality, cost-effective service that meets their specific requirements.