How Much Does Security Cost? Evaluation, Budgeting & Selection Tools

The information in this section was prepared to help you understand some of the issues to consider when contracting security officer services.

Vendor Checklist

Vendor ChecklistThis checklist will help you compare the security vendors you are considering. Your result will provide insight to whether or not your security provider is listening to you in order to make your program the best it can be. Read more >

Guide to Contracting Security

Choosing the Right WayChoosing the right security officer service provider is a decision that will significantly affect the safety and security of your organization. It is important to select a provider committed to the success of your security program and your unique organizational culture. Read more >

Sample RFP

RFP ProcessThe RFP process will help you establish specific performance standards appropriate for your organization, and to select the security officer service provider best suited to meet those standards. Read more >

Prepare for Your Transition

Transition PlanDownload a sample 60-day transition plan and read some tips about how to make your transition to a new security provider as smooth as possible. Read more >

Short-term Security Solutions Should be Flexible and Effective

Yes/No QuestionsDon’t sacrifice experience and efficiency simply because you have short-term security needs. Use this interactive tool to help vet prospective security providers by answering quick yes/no questions. Read more >

Feedback Fosters Security Success

Ongoing communication and evaluation can take your security program to the next level. Use this evaluation to help gauge if your security provider is taking every opportunity to listen to your concerns and assess your program. Read more >

Sample RFP for Healthcare Facilities

Customer SurveyWhile each Request for Proposal (RFP) should be customized to an individual organization’s needs, this document can serve as a guide to help you convey your expectations, and gather the necessary information from security service providers.  Read more >

How Much Does Security Cost? A Budget Tool

Cost of SecurityIn most cases, the cost of an outsourced security program initially seems comparable to an in-house budget. However, the additional protection provided by a contract provider, combined with the elimination of other hidden costs may actually serve to reduce your long-term expense. Read more >

Feedback Fosters Security Success

Security Provider EvaluationIs your security provider listening to you? Use this evaluation to help gauge if your security partner is taking every opportunity to listen to your concerns as you assess your security program. Read more >

Is Your Security Program Meeting Your Needs?

Evaluate Your Security ProgramEvaluate your security program with this downloadable calculator to determine if you are satisfied with your results. Read more >
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