There are countless reasons why you may be looking to hire a security company. Be it to support your staff, safeguard guests and employees, prevent vandalism and theft or anything else, it is important that you employ the right one. This list aims to outline some key areas to look for, in what we understand can be a daunting task. With so many providers available, locating a company to suit your personal security requirements is the key to ensure safety and peace of mind for both you and your business.


The Security Industry Authority (SIA), regulates the industry and ensures private security operatives are properly trained and qualified. It is essential when selecting a private security firm that they hold all of the appropriate licenses to make sure you are receiving the best quality service as well as critically, operating above the law.


Alongside strict hiring processes, thorough, regular and forward thinking internal training is an essential aspect to providing the best protection. From the guards on the ground, to management in head office, you want to make sure the whole operation stays up to date with the ever changing threat landscape and UK Legislation.

Reputation & Experience

Naturally, when it comes to your business, you want the highest possible standards for dependability and trustworthiness. A firm established over 50 years ago for example, doesn’t always equate to providing the leading service. Reputation is critical, therefore trusted reviews from past and current clients are a fundamental way to assess prospective companies.

Flexible & Personalised

It is key that you have confidence in your security providers ability to meet your needs and address issues specific to your business. No two jobs are identical and therefore an adaptable and bespoke service should be expected. This includes matching the right guards for your specific job requirements and implementing unique strategies, to ensure the proper protection of your people and property. Building a relationship with your security company, will also ensure that problems can be swiftly and seamlessly resolved. Alongside giving you the confidence to focus on the rest of your business.


In an unpredictable industry by nature, you need to be able to count on your providers to be there for you anytime day or night. You should expect a faultless chain of communication should problems arise, and be confident in the teams approach to solving them. Nothing is more important than your peace of mind.

If you’re currently looking for security solutions, you can get in touch with us here at Exceed Security Services LTD. We only work with the most highly trained and professional team to provide an efficient, flexible and discrete service of the utmost quality for every client. Contact us at 02045091139