Outsourcing Security. Always The Safer Option.

INTRODUCTION

At Emprise we provide security solutions to thousands of customers across the UK. This article explores the key benefits of working with a recognised and renowned security partner such as ourselves, particularly in comparison to coordinating an in-house operation.

1. EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE

In many respects, outsourcing security services is like outsourcing anything else. When you work with an expert, you tend to get better results.

Businesses trust us with their security, so they can get on with doing what they do best. In return, we make it our mission to be the very best at what we do. It’s why external audits place us in the top 5% of security providers under the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme.

For us, a better result doesn’t simply mean successfully implementing a robust security strategy. It means expertise in every sense of the word. Our security specialists are trained to add value, reduce costs and above all else, maintain a great service.

2. TRAINING & ACCREDITATIONS

Qualifications matter. It’s one thing to say that your service represents industry best practice. It’s another thing altogether to prove it.

Working with an expert external partner protects businesses from the risk of an unvetted, unqualified or unfit workforce. This is because there are a number of accreditations that a security officer must achieve in order to begin working for a contact security provider.

As SIA-approved providers of manned guarding, CCTV surveillance, door supervision and key holding services, all our officers are screened and vetted to BS 7858 and fully SIA licensed. Crucially, many of these accreditations are not mandatory for in-house security personnel.

3. FLEXIBILITY & SCALABILITY

Managing a workforce. Finding the right people. Scaling up or scaling down. These are issues easily taken care of by an expert security partner.

Recruitment in a range of industries is becoming more complex, regulated and expensive, but in security there is no room for error. Independently maintaining a workforce that befits your security needs – whatever they are – is becoming more and more challenging.

At Emprise our managed services are designed to be fully scalable. Every single one of our 2,000 customers – from international corporations to start-up companies – has a dedicated account manager responsible for expanding or reducing the workforce where necessary.

4. COST-EFFECTIVENESS & VALUE

You can’t put a price on the security of your business. But you can ensure that expenditure is kept under control every step of the way.

By working with an expert partner, you can remove the need for any middle management, delivering cost-efficiencies of up to 30% on security budgets, depending on risk and requirements. It’s a robust management infrastructure, without the robust fees.

We know that security can often be seen as a cost rather than an investment. Not all companies fully appreciate the reach of security, but we believe great security not only protects businesses, but also adds value to the bottom line via impact on brand, reputation and morale.

5. TIME-EFFICIENCY & REPORTING

As the classic saying goes, time is money. By outsourcing, you can leave the security to us and free up valuable time to run your business.

Whether you’re recruiting, resourcing, managing or monitoring, overseeing an in-house security operation is an extremely time-consuming process. When you work with us, all of those responsibilities are immediately outsourced – instantly freeing up resources.

We also provide regular reporting, which includes maintenance sheets, defect reports, alarm faults, general reporting, housekeeping reports and fire extinguisher checks. In the long term, this means that even less time is taken up with security issues.

6. PUBLIC LIABILITY & RISK

With a fully managed security service, the risk lies with the service provider, so as a business, you can have complete peace of mind.

Whether it’s personal injury claims, insurance or liability for staff actions, everything sits with us. And because of our experience and expertise in the industry, we can also advise you on best practice risk analysis and prevention, to stop problems before they occur.

Of course, our solutions are designed to reduce risk, but in any event, we always want our customers to feel safe in the knowledge that we have full accountability. It’s about giving our partners confidence in both our capabilities and our contingency plans.

7. INNOVATION & BEST PRACTICE

Unlike many in-house departments, external providers have a competitive interest in adopting the latest innovation and industry best practice.

The internet may have brought a host of new risks to the security world, but it also presents a host of opportunities to enhance our offering. At Emprise, we’re committed to embracing cutting edge technology to support and improve our security services.

Whether it’s providing handheld tablets and interactive maps for use on-site, investing the latest CCTV technology or equipping our security personnel with the skills they need to think digitally, we ensure that as times change, our service changes too.

8. MONITORING & TARGETS

With every business we work with, we set clear KPIs at the start of the contract. These targets are then monitored and assessed on a regular basis.

This enables us to identify issues that need to be addressed and areas that could be improved on before they become a problem. Using data and analytics from our monthly reports, we can instantly see where we’re succeeding and where we can do better.

This transparency builds trust with our customers and enables us to act swiftly to ensure optimum security. This all forms part of our fully managed service. Although it comes at no extra cost to our customers, we believe it adds value to what we do.

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