There’s a lot to consider when implementing or expanding a security plan, and if done incorrectly, it can quickly deplete your security budget. However, if done correctly, a security budget can help you set clear goals, protect you and your organization from risk, and prevent wasted money and other resources.
Creating a security budget can be a complicated and sometimes exhausting process, so we wanted to share some insights from experience as one of the leading security companies.
What kind of security does your company need?
It is common to think that security systems are expensive, aimed for large companies and used mainly to prevent theft. However, security systems are available in various fields and can be customized to meet your requirements.
Alarm systems, access control systems, cyber security, video surveillance and security guards are all examples of security needs. Determining your requirements can help you choose the best security system for you.
When planning your budget, consider the following questions:
- You’ve been worried about who has access to your property?
- Do you want to know how you can better manage your employees?
- Do you need indoor or outdoor security? Or maybe both?
- Are you in charge of multiple sites and looking for a solution that can seamlessly integrate all your facilities?
- Do you need proactive and reactive security? Or something more passive to improve command and control?
Choosing the right security provider
If you’re not sure what kind of security you need, it’s a good idea to contact one of our expert consultants to help you identify the locations in your facility that might benefit from additional security. Before recommending a security solution, UNITED SECURITY will do an on-site assessment. You won’t have to deal with different suppliers, pay individual fees or deal with different customer support teams.
Video surveillance is a prominent trend in security solutions and can be particularly effective in some situations. It’s a costly add-on, but there are certainly ways to work within your budget to get the most appropriate equipment for your business.
Consider what or who you’re tracking, the level of protection you want, and the amount of detail required to create a solution that fits your budget.
Talking to us will make this process easier and can save you quite a bit of money.
Fire alarm and voice evacuation
It is recommended to install a fire alarm system in your premises, with the appropriate periodic inspections/tests of the equipment. Although this is a non-negligible cost, it serves as a basic life-saving protocol for your company. Knowing all the laws, rules and regulations can be intimidating, but understanding the standards is vital so that you and your staff are never at significant risk.
Physical security risks, including break-ins, personnel safety and on-site accidents, should be factored into every company’s security budget. Access control systems, security guards, door locks, and more, can be budgeted for security. Make sure you budget for comprehensive security options that contain everything you need.
UNITED SECURITY is an experienced company offering a wide range of security services. Since our foundation, we have undertaken and handled thousands of projects with exceptional efficiency. We believe that our reputation speaks for itself.