A real security solution

I, Andre Mundell want to share a story about Security Solutions

That highlights the disparity between an independent security risk assessment and one conducted by a security provider.

Several years ago, we received a call from a new client facing a troubling pattern. Criminals had seized a guard on the premises, using his radio to locate and overpower the rest of the security team. This enabled them to carry out multiple thefts, resulting in significant asset losses. Despite changing security providers, the same scenario unfolded four more times. Although each provider claimed to have conducted a security risk assessment, their recommendations aligned closely with their own services and products rather than addressing the client’s specific needs.

Upon conducting our own assessment, we identified critical oversights:
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Previous providers had neglected to consider effective lighting options.
Thermal products were disregarded despite the property’s dark surroundings, with some providers lacking even basic knowledge of thermal technology.
Based on the premises’ size and layout, we proposed the following:
Retaining Company A as the internal security provider.
Employing Company B, an external provider in plain clothes, due to the recurrent issue of guards being overpowered.

Following our recommendations, when criminals struck again, Company B, unbeknownst to Company A, swiftly alerted the authorities, leading to the apprehension of the perpetrators.

This incident underscores

Why security providers cannot conduct unbiased risk assessments or recommend solutions beyond their own offerings. Employing independent assessors is crucial to identify and address security risks effectively.

Independent assessors, free from affiliations with security providers, offer tailored solutions based on genuine risks and client needs. Contrarily, security providers often prioritize promoting their own services, compromising the objectivity of their assessments.

It is essential for corporate leaders and business owners to prioritize safeguarding their assets and personnel. Before accepting security proposals, thorough scrutiny is imperative. Security providers, bound by their vested interests, cannot offer impartial risk assessments, making independent assessment imperative for informed decision-making. Read more the full article on real security solution published in smart security solutions.

Written by Andre Mundell.

Gauteng (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Midrand, Sandton, Centurion), Bloemfontein, Durban, and Cape Town are just a few of the regions in South Africa that our independent security consultants cover.

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