As criminals and crimes continue to evolve, it is essential that security providers challenge the status quo, says Apache Security Services.

“Killing security as you know it is the only way to save your company from the threats it faces on an hourly basis,” says Jacki Condon, MD of Apache Security Services.

“Has it ever crossed your mind that everything you know (or thought you knew) about security was actually holding back your loss prevention success?” she asks.

Condon suggests a few critical steps that can be taken to modernise the security approach. Firstly, an industry authority should be contacted to transform current security expenses into a meaningful, value-providing portfolio. “This astute business move often means the difference between life and death, profits and losses, and [poor or good] employee safety levels.”

The second step is adjusting the plan. A site-specific risk analysis exposes gaps and ensures that loopholes are closed, guaranteeing that external threats are kept out and internal threats are exposed. “The plan should denote high levels of professionalism, direct management, and the employment of experienced security guards,” Condon adds.

Personal attention is crucial in ensuring the ongoing development of the security strategy. This is the third step in bolstering crime prevention, says Condon. “In any sector, personal attention by management is required for success. Owner-driven and passionate teams deliver measurable and reliable results. From frequent site visits to excellent discipline, and random testing, a hands-on approach is essential in this industry.”

“Through innovation, world travel and savvy use of technology, massive improvement can be achieved in the security services arena,” concludes Condon. “To be effective, the approach must kill off old-school methods, while providing clients with a security portfolio that adds significant value to their bottom line.”

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