Where UK businesses are concerned, there are two kinds of security companies from which to choose: the large, national firms with offices up and down the country, or smaller, more local companies such as Acclaimed Security in Leeds. Sometimes, business owners and entrepreneurs will choose to opt for the larger companies with the impression that they can offer more competitive prices, and come with a well-established reputation. There are, however, numerous advantages to going local instead. Could intimate local knowledge provide your company with security advantages the larger firms lack?
Knowledge of risk and statistics
When you’ve lived somewhere for a long time, you get to know the idiosyncrasies of the place. You’ll know that there are certain streets you ought to avoid after dark, and that some times of year are safer than others. The same is true of a security provider. Large, national security firms may treat each job in the same way, offering the same solutions regardless of circumstance. Local firms, however, will know the crime statistics and the likelihood of risk between neighbourhoods, tailoring their services to better suit your circumstances and location.
Knowledge of trends and likelihoods
Importantly, detailed local knowledge can come into play in other ways too. Regional security firms will know the variables that can lead to higher instances of theft, vandalism and trespass, having seen the signs many times in the past. Should, for example, a group of undesirable people move nearby to your business, a local security firm will be aware of the increased risk and offer to bolster your security cover in order to keep your property safe.
The ability to anticipate change
Of course, numerous factors can affect the extent to which your company should be considered a security risk. Throughout the year, your circumstances can change; perhaps a neighbouring business has become vacant, or a new housing estate has opened a street away. Any number of things could increase your company’s risk from theft or vandalism, but large, national security firms will rarely register the changes. You need a security provider who will help you to respond to danger as and when it occurs.
A willingness to adapt and meet your needs
It’s a sad fact of life, but you’ll often find that the larger a company is, the less likely they are to adapt to your needs or to modify the services they offer. Large companies are slaves to protocol and policy, and if your needs don’t fit into those parameters then you’ll be the one who has to compromise. There’s a lot to be said for the personal touch, and local security companies such as Acclaimed Security will be far more likely to listen to your needs and provide a level of service suitable for your circumstances.
There are numerous reasons why approaching a local Yorkshire security firm could be more beneficial for your company than buying from a national instead, so why not contact us to find out more about how our Yorkshire security services can help this year?