There are many ways businesses can become more effective and efficient, and as David Ward of Ward Security explains, this applies to security as much as any other aspect of business.

The last few decades have seen an incredible evolution in how we do business. From the remarkable rise in digital and communications technologies, through to the ways customers and clients interact, things have changed, and generally, these changes have been for the better. Not only are there more efficient ways to communicate, sell, manage and organise, but there are clear opportunities to use these changes to be more efficient as a business.
This applies as much to security as any other aspect of business.

Within the realms of security; digital and communications technologies have empowered security suppliers to develop a more effective and efficient offer. By tying together the different aspects of security – physical boots-on-the-ground, advanced CCTV and other technologies, reception services etc – and through the comprehensive support that technology and communications offers, there really is no reason why any business or organisation should not have the perfect security solution in place.

A holistic security solution will mean different things according to the situation. There can, by definition, be no one-size-fits-all solution. Such a concept is illogical.

Some sites might require a heavy onus on technology and remote monitoring, while others might need a more physical presence.

At the same time, remote monitoring and sensing technology is evolving and improving at such a pace that it can, in many cases, take the place of physical boots-on-the-ground, especially when communications technology enables a rapid response to any detected incidents.

These technologies not only empower the security supplier, they also offer considerable savings to be offered to the client. An investment in a well-planned, installed and managed technology suite will deliver the effectiveness needed by the client, but at a lower cost than a scattergun and poorly conceived security solution.

In the modern age, it is the responsibility of the security supplier to explain to the client how a well-planned and managed bespoke solution will not only better serve them, but will save them money.