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Choosing the right security service provider is a significant decision that has direct implications for your organization’s safety and security. At Initial Security Inc. we are committed to understanding your unique organizational culture and to providing a customized security program that meets your needs.

CALCULATING COST

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Contract Security vs. In-house Security

In most cases, the cost of an outsourced security program is comparable to a company’s in-house budget. However, the additional protection provided, combined with the elimination of other hidden costs actually serves to reduce  a overall long-term expense. 

 

Additional costs can include overtime wages, uniforms, recruiting and background checking expenses, training, administration personnel for payroll services and depreciation of equipment.

 

Determine your Security Cost Comparison by downloading our Contract vs In-house Comparison Guide, Click Here

IS YOUR SECURITY PROGRAM ADEQUATE?

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A Score Tool

At Initial Security Inc. we’ve developed a score tool and a performance evaluation to help you evaluate the adequacy of your existing security program. These questionnaires invite you to examine the recruitment and screening procedure, benefits, training for the position and administrative infrastructure available to support your security personnel. Your score will deliver some perspective on the extent to which your existing security program is meeting your needs. 

 

How is your current security vendor performing? Use our Evaluation Tool to gauge if your concerns are being addressed and your security needs filled.

 

To download our Security Program Score Tool, Click Here

To download our Temporary Security Service Score Tool, Click Here

HOW MUCH DOES SECURITY COST?

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A Budget Tool

While an in-house security program may initially seem cost comparable to an outsourced security program, this is often not the case. Contract providers deliver additional protection and eliminate other, hidden costs that can reduce long-term expenses. As you examine the value of a contract security program, remember that many indirect expenses involving time, attention and expertise are difficult to quantify.

 

The typical costs associated with a security program include:

 

1) Direct or ‘HARD’ Costs encompass:

  • Payroll taxes and benefits
  • Training cost
  • Recruiting, testing, screening and hiring
  • Uniforms
  • Office space

2) Indirect, ‘SOFT’ or hidden costs encompass ongoing expenses that may be more difficult to quantify but contribute value to the program, such as:

  • Quality assurance
  • Employee development
  • Administrative infrastructure
  • Assessment testing
  • Sourcing of uniforms and equipment

Determine your Security Cost by downloading our Budget Tool, Click Here

GUIDE TO CONTRACTING SECURITY

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Step by Step Guide, RFP Sample, 60 Day Transition Plan

Selecting the right security service provider has a significant impact on the safety and security of your organization. You want a firm committed to understanding your unique organizational culture and establishing a successful security program.

 

It can be extremely challenging to distinguish one security provider from another. When evaluating different providers, examine their leadership and management, their area of security expertise, their staffing resources and the levels of training they provide. Identify the leading security firms in your community and use Initial Security Inc.’s Guide to Contracting to ensure the firm you choose can meet your needs.

 

To find answers to your questions download the following documents:

  • Guide to Contracting Security, Click Here
  • RFP Sample Copy, Click Here
  • 60 Days Transition Plan, Click Here

OUR SECURITY GUARDS ARE TRAINED TO PERFORM

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Whether you are a large corporation or small business owner, we will work with you to develop a cost-effective, complete security program personalized and custom to your unique needs.

We needed to have an after hour presence to allow for tenant and property security. We had some vagrants and dumpster fire issues in the past.

 

Initial Security provides the required site presence and will respond to issues as they present themselves. Now all areas of the shopping centre are foot patrolled including the back alleys and all the dumpsters are checked. 

 

We have been happy with the services provided, and yes we would recommend Initial Security.

- Doug C.

ALDERGROVE VILLAGE

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We have been working on the Expo Line Skytrain project, where there are high levels of pedestrian traffic, loitering, vandalism, etc.

 

Then, we reached out to Initial Security to monitor and to deter negative behaviour from the public. Initial Security provided flexible availability of on site security staff.

 

They have been timely and diligent with reporting, invoicing and have worked collaboratively with us to find solutions. 

 

We appreciate their dedication and effort and would gladly use them in the future and we'd recommend them to others in need of security.

- Jemma H.

GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION

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We contacted your agency at the start of Covid in Feb 2020. We felt a need for security as the offices were to be shut down with limited staff.

 

We were offered a mobile patrol for the days our offices remained closed. This system has been working well with no major incidents.

 

We are satisfied with the services being currently offered.

Yes, we would recommend Initial Security to others in need of security services.

- Harmeet R.

SUMAS FIRST NATIONS

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Abbotsford, BC  V2S 3P9

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