Albuquerque, NM (PressExposure) March 01, 2009 -- Robert Robb Hamic has written a guide on how to hire a security company in Albuquerque. Security consumers can use this checklist when interviewing and hiring a security firm to meet their needs.
Choosing a security company is a big and sometimes confusing decision,â says Robert Robb Hamic, President of Summit Security & Investigation. Businesses should pay particular attention to several often overlooked details when choosing a reputable security firm,â he says. The following is a list of items that security consumers should verify before making the decision to hire a firm.
A state security âPPOâ license is required in New Mexico. Verify it!
Workerâs Compensation insurance is required by NM law. Verify it!
Each guard must be licensed by the state and trained to standards
Verify that the security firm has Commercial General Liability insurance
Verify vehicle insurance (if one is used at your location)
Verify a city business license and NM state Tax certificate
Get at least three client references and call them personally
Verify litigation history of the security firm as this may be a indication of past performance. Businesses are often named as co-defendants in lawsuits.
Security consumers should insist on a written agreement that details all expectations for the security service to be provided. In addition, consumers should review and receive the specific âpost ordersâ that will be given to the guards assigned to the business location. Business owners should be given copies of the individual guardâs license to insure compliance with New Mexico law and training. Robert Hamic says, âBusinesses often forget that the individual guard is the most important representative of the security company and can influence the service in a positive or negative manner. Consumers need to make sure that the guard has the proper licensing, training and background checks because there a lot of people working in security with poor criminal records and no training or licensing.â
Robert Robb Hamic is the President of Summit Security & Investigation based in Albuquerque New Mexico. Summit provides security services to a wide variety of businesses, hotels, shopping centers, facilities and buildings. Summit provides security to many sectors and government agencies. Mr. Hamic will provide a free security risk-assessment to Albuquerque businesses upon request. http://www.callsummit.com Robb@callsummit.com 505-255-6063
Summit also provides pre-employment background screening. http://www.donthireacon.com
Summit also provides Israeli self-defense instruction and training to individuals, companies and law enforcement. http://www.summitselfdefense.com