Security Tools

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

checklist with penThis 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 from the Allied Universal Vendor Checklist

Guide to Contracting Security

guide to contractingChoosing 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 from the Allied Universal Guide to Contracting Security

Sample RFP

sample rfpThe 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 from the Allied Universal Sample RFP >

Prepare for Your Transition

prepare your transitionDownload 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 from the Allied Universal Transition plan >

Short-term Security Solutions Should be Flexible and Effective

short term securityDon’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 from the Allied Universal Short-term Security Solutions >

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 from the Allied Universal Feedback Fosters Security Success >

Sample RFP for Healthcare Facilities

healthcare rfpWhile 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 from the Allied Universal Sample RFP for Healthcare Facilities>

How Much Does Security Cost? A Budget Tool

security costIn 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 from the Allied Universal Budget Tool >

Feedback Fosters Security Success

feedback fosters successIs 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 from the Allied Universal Feedback Fosters Security Success>

Is Your Security Program Meeting Your Needs?

is your program meeting your needsEvaluate your security program with this downloadable calculator to determine if you are satisfied with your results. Read more to see if Your Security Program Is Meeting Your Needs?>

Calculating Healthcare Security Costs: Contract Security vs. In-house

calculating healthcare costIn many cases, the cost of an outsourced security program is comparable to a hospital’s in-house budget. However, the additional protection provided, combined with other hidden costs actually serves to reduce a hospital’s long-term expense.  Read more on Calculating Healthcare Security Costs: Contract Security vs. In-house >

Procuring a Quality Security Program

procuring quality securityCareful vendor evaluation can provide the right balance between quality and cost. Learn how to secure your organization and enhance your brand with a quality security program that offers value. Read more about Procuring a Quality Security Program >

Wage Tools

wage toolThe most effective way to accurately compare pricing is to level the playing field during the contracting process is to specify wages. Our resources show you how to dig deeper in the review process to make an informed buying decision and improve the effectiveness of your end product. Read more from the Allied Universal Wage Tools >

Contract vs. In-House Security: Calculating Cost

contract vs in houseHow much do you spend on overtime wages, uniforms, background checks, training, etc? Learn how to determine actual costs when deciding whether to outsource your security program. Read more on Contract vs. In-House Security: Calculating Cost>

Guide to Contracting for Higher Education

guide to contractingReview criteria to use when selecting a security company; read results from a survey stating what institutions value in a security partner; learn how to prepare your RFP and more. Read more from the Allied Universal Guide to Contracting for Higher Education>