According to Maslow, a psychologist who gave the hierarchy of the basic needs of human beings, need for security comes second following the physiological need. With their physical needs relatively satisfied, the individual’s safety needs take precedence and dominate behavior. In the current scenario, when crime rates are rising day-by-day the need for security is becoming more and more important. Police and army perform wonderful jobs in protecting the public but still they are not enough to give personal protection and control internal crime rate. Therefore there is a need of some private security agencies provide customized security solutions and services to their clients.
Security Agencies provide guaranteed quality and cost effective services. Security agencies provide specialized services which include uniformed guarding services, housekeeping services, care taker, national and international investigators, executive protection, and hi-tech security system and advanced security training. These security agencies also provide events specific security for special or occasional private events like marriages or other social gatherings.
Private security agencies work parallel to government security personnel with their help and support whenever needed. They work in collaboration with Government Security Agencies to control law and order too at some occasions.
Security agencies work as the eyes and ears of the client. People rely on security agencies to look after their interests at all times. Security agencies have highly motivated and a well trained guarding force having well disciplined background. They get proper industry training before being employed at their actual place of work. Philippines Private Security Agencies Regulation, R.A. 5487, was created to improve private security standards in the country by issuing licenses to security companies. It also sets minimum standards for security guards, such as 160 hours of training before deployment.
Before choosing a Security Agency clients mainly concerns about following things:
- The professionalism of the agency and its agents
- Its Service level & responsiveness
- Variety of services provided by the Security agency
- Reliability and integrity of the Security agency
Choosing a security agency is a critical decision. One should choose an agency having a team of experts and professionals.