Our world is constantly changing and evolving, especially in technological innovations and safety around the world. Businesses in private sectors must re-evaluate their current security protocols to stay up-to-date with the highest degree of security possible. The private security industry is ever-changing and growing, and, at Eagle Systems, we stay ahead of the trends and keep best practices in place. We’re thrilled to give you an idea of where the industry is headed. We want to support your company so that you can be better positioned to combat potential safety risks and prepared for the future of private security.
The first way companies with private security can best prepare for the future is by enhancing their current in-person security operations. The COVID-19 pandemic has played a crucial role in transforming the security industry and ushering in new, unprecedented threats to corporations’ defenses. As businesses reopen, there is a greater need for increased in-person security, especially as our current situation continues to incite economic, social and political uncertainty. Any sudden change in governmental regulations that influences how businesses operate, such as those that arose during the pandemic, leave corporate entities the responsibility of bolstering safety operations and in-person security. To prepare for the future of security means to be aware that the future is often dangerous and extremely unpredictable. Businesses must be innovative in how they incorporate security and consult with security professionals to make sure they have the most proper plans in place.
Some may argue that the need for in-person security is declining as companies increasingly move virtual and technology advances; however, the reality is in fact the complete opposite. The value of having a physical guard on site cannot be disputed. According to another well-informed security company, “More than 200 billion of the 282 being spent in the private sector is heading to non-IT sources. More than 80 billion is being spent on IT-related sources of security,” which shows the much larger reality of companies needing physical security in addition to virtual safety.
The second major area that companies should focus on to prepare for the future and development of private safety is cybersecurity. Many companies have taken large steps toward moving some of their operations virtual. Although not all companies have moved online, it is crucial to be equipped for what working from home will mean for corporations. According to the Disaster Recovery Journal, “Cyber is going to continue as a top threat for corporations, complicated by work at home flexibility.” For companies, this means amping up their virtual security to protect important business information from hackers and to prevent any other variety of malevolent actions from happening technologically. Additionally, daily business operations are seeing more streaming services incorporated throughout the day, even when employees are on-site, which emphasizes the value of incorporating comprehensive cybersecurity measures.
The third area that companies should be aware of is the increasing demand for highly-skilled and educated security professionals. As technology advances, clients have new and greater expectations for their security teams, and expectations have become much higher for security experts. Companies are looking to hire high-quality, highly-skilled and thorough security officers because that means less risk and greater safety for their business. Additionally, the education level for most security professionals has risen over the years. This increasing threshold of education for safety experts means greater attention to detail, dedication and commitment for businesses. As your business reevaluates current safety operations to prepare for the future of private security, it’s imperative that you assess who you’re hiring and their level of education so your company has the most qualified professionals protecting you and your employees. A private security industry data analysis report confirmed that private security degree opportunities at universities in the United States “increased from 5 in 1970 to 46 in 1990.” There is rising demand for education by security officers seeking greater professionalism and competency.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can grow or maintain your business’ top-notch security as the safety industry evolves, don’t hesitate to call us at 877-766-4610.