What to Look for in a Security Company for a Strata or Building Complex

We’re talking about the wellbeing of your building and the people in it. There are a two ways you can go about this: hire the cheapest people available in order to reap some insurance breaks and call it a day, or work with serious professionals.

If you’re reading this page, you’ve probably chosen the latter. If you’re still leaning toward the former, just know that you may save some money up front, but that poorly trained, unprofessional security staff can cost you considerably more in the long run due to their lack of vigilance.

With that said, there are three key points to look for in a security company for your strata or building complex.

  • Cost
  • Reputation
  • Professional Standards

Let’s start with…

Cost

When it comes to cost, you want to be willing to pay for great service, but you need to know that you’re getting a fair price, and you need to know what you’re paying for. If they quote a good price for basic service, but add hundreds to the bill for “extras” that you never knowingly signed on for, then you didn’t get a good price. You can usually tell whether or not your quoted price is a fair estimate by looking at the company’s…

Reputation

Look at reviews, ask other people in your industry and check out your company on the Better Business Bureau. Look at how long they’ve been in business, and how long most clients stick with them. This will let you know who you’re dealing with.

Professional Standards

Your best bet here is to look at their reputation, and to ask them about what they do and how they do it. Do their methods sound sufficient, or lackadaisical to you? Be thorough and rigorous.

Finding a good security company is important. As long as you take the time to ensure that your company meets your personal standards of professionalism, you should have no problems.

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