To safeguard a company’s assets, it’s wise for its security director to review the effectiveness of the entire security function. To achieve this task objectively, a comprehensive security risk analysis or assessment by an outside corporate security firm will provide an independent and unbiased evaluation of the company’s security system and structure.
This practice yields more value to former law enforcement officers who have transitioned over to the private sector. Contracted corporate security experts enable the security director to remain focused on day-to-day security responsibilities while concentrating their attention on an assortment of problems, technology, procedures and practices.
When the security assessment is complete, the consultant’s help advances the security director’s goals of maintaining a safer and more secure work environment in the face of growing problems such as employee theft.
Besides identifying problems and recommending solutions, the benefits of having an independent evaluation include bringing in a different perspective on security matters, reinforcing the security department’s credibility and saving time by allowing the company’s security staff to stay focused on day-to-day operations.
When selecting an outside corporate security firm to do this assessment, it is wise to take extra time to carefully review the qualifications, training and professional backgrounds of the loss prevention and/or retail security specialists being considered for the work. This will ensure a professional and legitimate evaluation.
If you are a security director seeking a different opinion or perspective on protecting your company’s assets, I would be pleased to talk to you and discuss options that will help you enhance your company’s security.