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April 4, 2022

How to Choose the Right Security Service For You

The benefits for having security services on your property go without saying, however it is sometimes difficult to determine which kind of service or package is right for your business or property. In this blog we will be going over the different aspects of security services so that you can have a fuller understanding of what is available, allowing you to make a more informed decision about your security requirements. 

Surveillance System

Having a surveillance system in place is a great way to keep your property safe for a number of reasons. Although they will capture any crime that takes place on the property, they also deter criminals from even entering your property since they know they will be on camera. They are therefore a great investment and should be on every property you manage no matter the size or location. Before you begin looking into the right system for you, you need to ask yourself 3 main questions: 

1. What level of security do I need?

The level of security you need will depend on two main factors. The first being the location of your property and its proximity to areas of higher crime rate. If you are in or near an area with a high crime rate, you should consider having a more thorough security system. However if your property is in an area where crime is low, you shouldn't need anything more than a basic setup of cameras. The second factor is the value of the items on your property, and how easy they are to grab and transport. If you believe the items on your property could make it a potential target, consider adding a few extra security measures to ensure the safety of your property. 

2. Where am I most concerned about theft or vandalism happening?

It is important to take a look at your property and think of where you think vandalism, theft or a break in would most likely occur. You can then make sure to cover that area with a camera so that it can capture or deter criminal activity. Some usual places include any entrances, as well as areas inside your property where valuable items are kept. This process can sometimes be tricky as you may not think of everything, that is why it is important to speak with a security professional and have them do an assessment of your property and its security needs. Bringing in a professional will ensure you have all your bases covered and the chances of criminal activities occurring on your property are minimized.

3. What is your budget?

Your budget is going to determine the level of security you end up installing on your property, however it is important to note that security is not something you want to be cutting corners on to save money. A great security system does not have to be expensive, however putting in a system that does not adequately meet your needs could lead to serious security concerns in the future. Make a budget of what you estimate the security system will cost beforehand, however if you consult a professional and they recommend a more expensive system, do take their recommendation seriously and consider the upgrade.

Security Guards

Aside from installing a camera system, security guards are an amazing way to ensure your property will remain safe and secure. Security guards handle the checking of all entrances, noticing if anything is out of the ordinary, observing the behaviour of people, responding to emergencies, etc. They will be able to give you the peace of mind that someone is always on your property who is well equipped to handle any security situation that arises. Now, security guards are not necessary for many properties, however if you have a particularly large property, or have a lot of valuable items on your property that you want to make sure are 100% protected, strongly consider hiring security guards. 

How VendorPM can help with your security needs

Figuring out your own security needs can be challenging at times, and when it comes to security you want to make sure you are 100% protected. That is why it is very important to consult a security professional before purchasing and installing your security equipment. The best way to find a great security vendor who you know you can trust to get the job done right the first time is through VendorPM. This is because the vendors on VendorPM have been used and reviewed by other property managers, so you know that they have a proven track record of success. If you are interested in checking out some of the vendors on our site, take a look below.

Featured Vendors

Secure Group Protection Services is the total property solution. We specialize in Security Guards, Security & Security Systems, Investigations, Fire Systems, Mechanical Services, Electrical Services, Building Maintenance and General Contracting. We create a unique custom plan that is aimed at mitigating risk in the most affordable, effective and efficient manner. We are a property services provider that takes a custom approach to our client’s needs. Sunny Bains, owner of Secure Group is a certified fire fighter with the Ontario Fire Marshall and has earned his pro-board seals, which is the highest possible education in fire safety offered in Ontario, nationally and globally. Sunny has 10+ years of experience in the security field and has always earned the respect of going above and beyond his duty from clients. Sunny ensures his personal values and beliefs of working with integrity, reliability, and transparency are displayed in his business.

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Colossus Security provides over 100 years of combined experience with a successful track record and serves as a testament to our dedication in providing sound security solutions. We take pride in delivering innovative solutions that keep our clients at the forefront of our efforts. Cost-effective and rapidly implemented, our portfolio of security solutions is unsurpassed in terms of accuracy, reliability, functionality and design, a validation that Colossus Security has earned the trust and loyalty of its clients, industry consultants and engineers.

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Shield Security Group is a fully licensed, and insured security agency that heads our operations within the Greater Toronto Area. Our company is dedicated to providing the highest caliber of security services at a competitive price. With our extensive security knowledge, our agency pledges to work harder than any other licensed security agency to earn your trust and business. Our responsible security managers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to effectively handle any situation or answer any questions that you may have. We will also provide free site inspections to ensure the quality service of our security guards. Added value Services that Shield Security Group provides it's clients (conditions apply): (1) Above Average Industry Standard Pay Rates for staff, (2) Adequate Security Guard Training, support, and ongoing guidance, (3) Car Battery Boosting Service (conditions apply), (4) Emergency Security Guard Response, (5) Free Electronic Guard Tour Monitoring System, (6) Free Parking Enforcement, Including Tagging and Towing (conditions apply), (7) Free Site Inspections, (8) Guards with First Aid and CPR Training, (9) Qualified, Licensed Security Guards (subject to client approval), (10) Responsible 24/7 Security Manager dedicated to the client, (11) Security Escorting Service (for men, women, and senior citizens while on-premises), (12) Free AED (Automated External Defibrillator), (13) Free Camera Installation with Live View capabilities, (14) The ability to customize guard uniforms in tune to the needs of the client.

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Regal Security Inc. is an established and growing security company that offers a vast array of professional and dependable security guard services across the Greater Toronto Area and Southwest Ontario. Our Everyday Superhero™ guards are selected and trained to protect our client’s assets, property, employees, residents and tenants, using a custom-designed security solution for every client within the sectors we serve. Every member of the Regal security team, and every service that is carried out, is directed by the Regal guiding principle: Strength & Honor™. With this in mind, Regal’s security guards are known as Everyday Superheroes™ – they are friendly, well-trained and, most importantly, proud, as they go above and beyond the call of duty to uphold Regal’s high standards. work directly with property managers, facility managers, and operations managers to implement optimal security services throughout your facility. Regularly scheduled meetings by our Client Relations Managers ensure continuous communication, a partner-like relationship, and that any concerns are addressed immediately. Our Mobile operations personnel are also on the road 24/7.

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