When it comes to saving money on fixed costs like security, organizations need to know that their company can improve the bottom line without ever sacrificing any quality. If that doesn’t sound possible, that’s where SIB Fixed Cost Reduction comes in. Our team of highly experienced professionals doesn’t just have a background in handling security guard expenses, but in every aspect of any organization’s fixed costs.
The SIB Fixed Cost Reduction Process and Security Guards
Naturally, it may be difficult to see how organizations can save money when they are already in a contract with security guards. But one of the reasons it’s important to work with SIB is that we’ll leave no stone unturned in finding out what an organization’s options truly are. These options may include:
- Shopping around for other security firms and rates if the current contract has flexibility
- Negotiating a change in the security coverage offered. Sometimes, organizations are simply paying for more than what they need
- Building relationships with high-quality vendors so that companies are able to secure the most favorable terms possible
Reducing Security Guard Expenses without Reducing Quality
Many companies looking to reduce fixed costs on services like security share the same concern. When it comes to security, it’s tempting to believe that “you get what you pay for,” and that a lower cost could mean a drop in quality.
“You get what you pay for” is true, but only to an extent. As long as a company handles it right, there are plenty of opportunities to have great security guards without falling into the red:
- Ensure that the details of security are outlined in the contract. Organizations should make it perfectly clear just what kind of security coverage they expect. What are the guards protecting? The lobby entrance? Or are they also protecting more? What are the assets that your business simply cannot do without?
- Learn how to evaluate security guard credentials. Most people aren’t familiar with what makes a person a good security guard. So when organizations work with a security firm, they should be sure to ask for the credentials of their potential security guards—what is their experience and why should they care? Knowing the difference between a fledgling security team and a team of experts who have been in law enforcement is vital to ensuring long-term quality.
Ultimately, security guard work is much like any other expense: companies have to use common sense in order to understand the contracts, sure, but they also have to contact professionals who have experience in these matters.
Contact SIB Fixed Cost Reduction today to see how we can help your company reduce its security expenses, and more.