Getting what you pay for
The Weakest Link – Getting what you pay for. What does this mean? One of the biggest factor in the private security industry, worldwide, would have to be the cost of services. What it’s worth, and what a client is willing to pay, against what the security service offers, and what they provide. Businesses are always looking for cost-cutting measures, and sadly, security is always one of the services that is cut or reduced, as a cost saving measure. But how much does the reduction, or elimination really save the business in the long run? It’s the “weakest link” in the protective & safety chain, and the most vital!
When the economy is high, and companies are seeing a profit, this is when they generally will hire or add to their security force. However, when the economy goes down, security is one of the first things to go, about the same time as housekeeping and maintenance services. Think about that for a moment; the services that are most needed are the services first cut. This is to “save money” as the company feels the services are not as important as they really are.
A company that hires the lowest bidder, or the cheapest service typically is “getting what you pay for”; that being low quality, low service and very high liabilities. While on the surface, the company saves a little money, but underneath, when a theft occurs or an incident happens on the property, security is normally finding excuses why they were not there, or numerous other excuses, to escape responsibility. In the end, the company loses more than they save! This is what cutting corners causes, not to mention the cost of the theft or damage to the business.
There was one case, where a company decided to save money by switching to a cheaper security service. For three months, they were satisfied because of the cost savings. Until one night when 4 high value air condition units were stolen. When the company requested the security company pay for them, all they received was refusals and excuses. In the end, the company terminated the service, after it was too late, and thousands of dollars was spent replacing the units and costly installation fees.
“Getting what you pay for” can also be a positive thing. Companies that invest in their security, insuring their employees have a safe and healthy work environment increases productivity. It also can reduce insurance premiums. Hiring a quality security service insures the company can provide for any unforeseen situations.
When a company gets what they pay for, they need to insure the pay for what they get! PMV Security understands that quality security cost more, and quality security officers deserve a higher salary. PMV Security guarantees its service to its clients, with strict compliance, training and instructions for those placed on client properties. Our security personnel are vetted before being placed, to insure the client receives the best PMV has to offer. While there are less expensive companies, PMV Security understand that we are entrusted with the safety and security of more than just property; we are entrusted with our client’s reputation, trust and peace of mind.
PMV Security works with our clients, to remove the weakest link of their liabilities, and provide more than they pay for! We care for our clients, and it shows in everything we do!
For more information about PMV Security and the services we can provide, please contact one of our representatives today.