1. ASK AROUND
Personal referrals are one of the best ways to find a reputable security camera company. Whether a company has been in business five years or fifty, reputation means everything! Don’t be afraid to ask your friends, neighbors and family members the hard hitting questions. Find out what they liked and didn't like. Do they have the support of local law enforcement? How have they proved they provide custom security cameras and not just cookie-cutter solutions? If they provide a service, such as monitoring, can they prove the service provided is actually being performed? Asking the hard hitting questions, provide raw and truthful answers which will help you narrow down your search. Remember, experience should equally correspond to their reputation.
2. KNOW YOUR FOCUS AND FIND YOUR PAIR
Generally, an inquisitive website or social media peruser can quickly narrow down what market or service a security company specializes in. While most security companies list a variety of services, finding their edge is key. When a company proves to be experts in particular market,aligning with yours, what you have, could be a perfect pair. For instance, most security companies design and install security cameras for our schools, but is that their focus or expertise? A company who’s passionate about school safety will constantly be on the lookout for ways to use current and new technologies to embetter their customers. Teaming with a security company who’s goals coincide with yours can quickly prove invaluable.
3. DON’T BLOW YOUR BUDGET
After you’ve established a security budget, don’t blow it. A security company should be willing to provide honest feedback as to whether your budget is appropriate and what you can expect with the budget you have in mind. If you find price inconsistencies or lack of fee transparency it may be worth moving on. You should never feel like just a little fish in a big pond. Regardless of the size of your project, questions regarding your quote should be taken seriously and answered in an honest tone. Trust your better judgement and always seek to find a collaborative relationship, even in terms of budget.
4. RESEARCH WITH PURPOSE
While you don’t have to become a security expert to procure an appropriate security company, it is wise to take your time and research with purpose. Learn what questions to ask, and ask them. Use personal referrals to narrow it down. Know what values you are looking for in an prospective security company and establish a reasonable budget for your project. Combining these tools creates a