Every company is made up of many moving parts. Ensuring the safety of the people, infrastructure, inventory, and information that make up your business is key to succeeding in a busy marketplace.

“Most organizations can find ways to improve their security,” says retired colonel J. Douglas Briscoe, Chief of Staff, Commissionaires. “At Commissionaires, we’ve seen an increase in security requirements at federal government sites and in business.”

Threats to your business

A data leak, inventory theft, or assault of personnel, coupled with the resulting downtime or loss of reputation could have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. From small- and medium-sized enterprises to large companies and public organizations, a complete and sturdy security infrastructure is critical.

Contracting out your needs to a trusted security company is one of the most convenient ways to ensure your business is properly protected.

“There are many security threats to a company,” says Col. Briscoe. “For example, sensitive material inadvertently falling into the wrong hands, the misuse of business premises, or improper access to a building would all pose a threat to business personnel or property.”

How to protect your company

Many companies simply do not follow due diligence when it comes to security measures and will inevitably pay the price for this oversight. This is poor practice, especially when securing your business can be convenient and cost-effective if correctly implemented.

“The training and experience that people in both the Canadian Forces and the RCMP bring are exemplary in terms of risk assessment, discipline, reliability, and loyalty to the organization.”

Contracting out your needs to a trusted security company is one of the most convenient ways to ensure your business is properly protected. A good security firm will oversee the recruitment and in-depth training of security personnel, which means you won’t have to. Working with an accredited and well-respected security firm that has a high retention rate of security personnel means less of a headache for you, as the higher the turnover of security staff within your company, the higher the risk factor for you. “The quality of the security guard that you get is key,” says Col. Briscoe.

Discipline, reliability, and loyalty

Col. Briscoe’s current occupation was obtained in part because of his employer’s mandate to provide meaningful employment for veterans — primarily by staffing former military and ex-RCMP personnel.

“Not only does this contribute to the overall well-being of our veteran population, but many of the people leaving the Canadian Armed Forces today have incredibly developed skill sets,” says Col. Briscoe. “The training and experience that people in both the Canadian Forces and the RCMP bring are exemplary in terms of risk assessment, discipline, reliability, and loyalty to the organization.”

There are many ways to fail in business. Don’t let something simple like an absence of adequate security trip you up.