Our property is always very dear to us. This may call for its protection or even its owner too. Giving someone the keys to protect our lives or property is a huge gamble which requires us to play our cards right. Therefore the following tips will help us to take the best decision on the matter.
- Identify the reason for your protection.
This means reviewing your net worth in order to determine the magnitude of loss you could incur in case of an occurrence of theft or personal attack. This forms the backbone, for it will show how much skills and expertise will be required. You may require a personal bodyguard when visiting a dangerous neighborhood or for your home protection. The bigger the calculated loss, the more skilled security personnel required.
- Consult the local government.
Primarily, the government should provide security for its citizens and their property. The government already has well trained and certified officers for variety of security emergencies, so you may check with them for one. An off-duty officer can be assigned to you. You may also consider well trained private security firms as another option if the police department is not suitable for your purpose.
- Make a list of the private firms available in your area.
Select the best among the selected firms. This must be based on how long they have served, how they train the officers and the range of emergencies they can handle, the bigger the range the better for you. Select the best officer from the best firm and do a personal interview for him/her.
- Interview the selected officer.
Both property and personal protection requires team work and cooperation from the security guard and the protected. There are some cases where security guards turn against their bosses, therefore you need to vet and verify the officers standard of integrity and morals for your own safety. This can reveal some of the officer’s information that the firm could have missed during recruitment.lt can also reveal his/her weakness that are unsuitable for you and save you in time
- Consult your lawyer before the contract
Your lawyer will give the final advice on the matter and in case of any emergency in the line of duty he will handle it accordingly.
- Ensure well orientation for the hired officer.
This is to introduce the officer to his territory and line of duty.lt could be about the property he/she is responsible for and also introduction to the other subjects involved like your family members. Its normal for people and circumstance to change over time, therefore it’s recommended that you do some profile check after in between certain intervals of time. This could be mental and health related issues to ensure quality protection or your property or life.