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Why you should outsource your security guards

Posted on by The IBWEST Team

When you outsource your security guard needs to a private company, you can be certain of a professional service by fully trained personnel. There’s no need to conduct employee interviews and source a second opinion on candidates if you are inexperienced with security matters yourself. This frees up a worthwhile amount of time, so you can get on with the important job of running your business. All the while, you’ll know that your customers and employees are in the safe hands of a private security professional.

Let’s take a look at the reasons why so many small to medium businesses are now outsourcing their security to private experts.

Reduction in liability risk

When you employ the services of an outsourced guard, you redistribute some liability risk from yourselves to the security company. Of course, your guard will be best trained to avoid risks and prevent incidents altogether but should anything go wrong, the security company’s insurance is well placed to cover any potential costs. A guard is therefore a good investment if your insurance is ill equipped to cover the costs of legal assistance, for example.

Affordable turnkey service

The main reason most businesses choose to outsource is that it avoids all startup costs. Employing, checking and training security guards can be a major expense for those who choose to take on their own in-house security team. Therefore, to save money, time and energy, leave security to the time-tested and qualified professionals.

You can focus on business

The administrative tasks alone are worth outsourcing. However, you will also gain time by not worrying about equipment, uniforms, training and many other time-consuming tasks related to gaining a new employee. This frees you up for focusing on the really important jobs that will help your business succeed.

Financial flexibility

With a portion of your expenses saved by outsourcing security, you can invest the savings into what is most important to you and your customers.

Increases in productivity

The cumulative effect of all these positive impacts is that your productivity increases across the board. If none of your staff have to worry about security issues and you do not have to deal with the paperwork and management of an in-house security detail, an inestimable amount of time and resources can be plowed into other ventures related to enhancing your business performance.


Ibwest Security is the premium security services provider in Grimsby and Scunthorpe. Our team offer fast and effective responses to security threats at an affordable price. As an approved SIA contractor and BSIA member with full accreditation, we’re proud to have protected businesses for over 35 years with industry leading services. For any more information about our services, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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