There are many options when it comes to hiring security guards in Los Angeles. Many factors must be considered and, below, we have listed the main considerations:
1) Cultural diversity: being such a melting pot, one must always take into account the actual post location. What kind of population does the facility serve? Who are the clients? The officers must be sensitive to this and, ideally, be able to relate to that clientelle. For example, if the clients are largely Hispanic then it makes sense to hire Spanish speaking guards.
2) What is one's budget: security Los Angeles varies greatly in terms of price. On the low end one can expect to pay at least thirteen dollars an hour. Keep in mind, the lower you pay the less money the actual guards will make. This can end up hurting your own security protection because officers who make less generally care less. Having said that, there are many hard working guard who aren't paid what they're worth. But it's important to consider budget and factor in all costs related to the job.
3) Insurance: if you are protecting property or people, then it makes sense to have a general liability plan in place. Many guard companies do not have proper licensing and this can create huge problems in the event of a law suit. Make sure, if you are working with a Los Angeles security guard company that they have an active, valid workers compensation policya nd also a general liability policy in place.
4) Consider attire for the guards: it's also important to be clear about what uniform preferences and standards are going to be said. When it comes to any type of security, if it's not stated then there is no accountablity. What you don't want is each officer wearing something different. One must have specific uniform standards set in place.
5) Have a signed contract: without a firm written agreement then there is going to be much confusion. It's important for both client and vendor to write everything down--that is, the terms and conditions that are agreed upon. Once this is done, a functional guard/client relationship can begin.
6) Get a few bids: don't just hire the first guard vendor you meet. After all, there are over a hundred Los Angeles guard companies in Los Angeles alone and so there is much competition. That's a good thing for the client because competition leads to quality.