In security bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. While large, multinational security companies promise the earth, there are in fact several reasons to choose a company more local to your business.
Here are three reasons why a local security company may be preferable to a national firm.
Abbey Security Services Ltd has local knowledge of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
Different areas have different challenges. Urban areas such as Birmingham and London are densely populated and home to multinational companies. More rural areas such as Newmarket or Thetford require a totally different security solution.
National companies may not be as adaptable or skilled in dealing with these challenges.
Having supplied security solutions to companies in East Anglia since 1985, Abbey Security is knowledgeable about the issues faced in these areas and the solutions to them.
Access to local security officers
There are certain times of the year when the availability of staff is lower. Summer holidays, bank holidays and illness during the winter months can all impact on staffing levels. A national provider will often struggle to fill these shortfalls with local staff. They may even resort to sub-contracting the work to staff they don’t know.
Everyone in a locally based business is local and properly vetted. So, you can rest assured that you’ll always get the best staff for your job.
A local security company evokes more trust
Research released in May last year by Yell states that 41% of people are more likely to trust local services than bigger, nation-wide companies. With people seeking reliable information and high levels of service, a local company is often perceived as being more trustworthy.
This trust is especially important in a service industry, such as security, where word-of-mouth recommendations are key. Local companies will work hard to ensure the reviews they receive are positive, meaning all their clients benefit from a purely great service.
With 77% of people stating they would take advice from a friend or family member, a local company with good local reviews is a good option that you can trust.
Abbey Security provides security services to businesses in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Newmarket and Ely
We’ve been supplying security services to local companies in East Anglia for over 30 years. To find out how we can help with your keyholding or manned security needs, please call us on 01284 768832 or fill in our contact form.
Posted on February 19, 2018