There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to the specialized safety and security needs of the manufacturing and industrial sector. Maintaining cost efficiencies while meeting regulatory compliance can be especially challenging.
In a highly competitive marketplace, where organizations need to ensure they are contracting for the best possible services, value must be visible. This starts with aligning with the right service provider – one that is dedicated to the organization’s success and has the people and processes to make an impact. A well-researched and defined value management process is critical to making value visible and, ultimately, achieving security success. It requires communication, formal processes and management support.
Establishing a quality-based contractor-selection process is a necessary first step in forming a strong partnership between you and your security officer services provider. In a competitive environment, it is important to determine accurate comparisons between providers and thoroughly understand what you are receiving in return for your investment.
Random and strategic make a good marriage for effective security patrol services. The pattern that security patrols employ should be varied and random; however, the approach and purpose should be strategic.
Organizations that are serious about safety and security understand the need for a security provider that is more than simply a vendor.
Business and recreational travelers demand safe and secure hotel accommodations and responsive and friendly customer service. How can hoteliers ensure that their property provides as secure an environment as possible, while maintaining friendly customer service?
There are countless industries that utilize security officers to protect their employees, customers, assets and facilities. While the underlying reasons for contracting security might be similar, the nuances of vertical market-specific security programs couldn’t be more different. A security officer patrolling a commercial high rise has markedly different duties than one in a healthcare facility. College campuses have vastly different security needs than chemical plants.
There is no substitute for a well-trained, best-in-class security officer. Service experience, skill-based training, consistent standards and adherence to quality and best practices are crucial to establishing a baseline for best-in-class service delivery. Once this baseline has been established, technology can empower security officers to become even faster, more responsive and better able to protect property and lives.
No one should take security for granted, particularly when it comes to critical infrastructure like chemical and petrochemical facilities. In the past, the major concern for these facilities had been accidents causing extensive damage and loss of life. Now, we also have the added risk of intentional acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks.
While a physical security presence will always be the foundation of a commercial property’s security program, the industry continues to evolve with new technology solutions, streamlined operations and increased efficiencies. Incident reporting tools, camera monitoring, and security officer tour systems help create comprehensive security programs at commercial buildings across the country. The key to a successful program is the right balance of people and technology.