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February 7, 2022

There are many instances when you may need the help of a professional security company to protect your property and assets. As a leading security company in the West Midlands, we routinely provide our services to businesses and corporate institutions, but we also offer support to homeowners and landowners. Whether you have a retail unit or a vacant property to secure, choosing the right company to assist you is imperative, but it’s not easy.

There are thousands of security companies in the UK, meaning you’re spoilt for choice. For example, Taybar Security is just one security company in Birmingham, so if you’re based in this area and need professional security services, you’ll have plenty of companies to choose from. Whilst it’s good to have options, it can make choosing a provider feel a bit overwhelming.

Security and protection are unique to every business and property owner, so it’s important that you don’t just go with the first company you come across. There might be lots of options to choose from, but not every company is the same and has the same expertise, and making the wrong decision could have a negative impact on your business or property.

When choosing a provider, you need to filter out the novice suppliers from the top UK security companies, and the best way to do this is to ask questions. If you’re looking to hire a professional security company, here are some of the things you should be looking for and asking about.


The previous experience of a security company will tell you a lot about them and what they can do. If you want high quality security that is as professional and reliable as can be, you should be looking at companies who have years of experience under their belts. Those with experience will have likely worked across all sectors and come across all manner of situations, making them best placed to deal with potential security threats. Not just this, but the more experienced a company is, the more familiar they will be with best practices and legislation, and it’s this knowledge that will enable them to provide you with the most effective and efficient service possible.

At Taybar Security, we have more than 20 years of experience in the field, giving you extra peace of mind that we know what we’re doing. We are one of the most experienced security companies in Wolverhampton and the Midlands, with a proven track record that spans more than two decades. We have worked across almost every sector and undertaken every kind of security duty pertaining to corporate and personal security – something that only comes with experience.

Guard Training and Qualifications 

The next thing you need to look for in a security company is the type of training and qualifications they expect of their guards. At Taybar Security, we require all our guards to be approved by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). We also require our guards to have experience in the sector they are going to be working in. This is so that the guard is prepared for every eventuality, and it gives our clients additional peace of mind knowing that they are being looked after by guards who are confident in the area and sector.

On top of this, we provide all new officers with additional training from one of our supervisors to ensure they meet our strict standards. Any security company worth their salt will be fully above board with licensing and permits, and they will put their guards through additional training to ensure the very highest standards.

Processes and Procedures 

Some security companies treat security as a one-size-fits-all job, but this is incredibly detrimental and could have a really negative effect on the business or property at hand. Every security job is unique. Even if two different companies both require manned guarding, the way in which it is carried out will vary based on each business’ individual needs and way of working.

With this in mind, we provide an initial consultation process whereby we visit your premises and chat to you about the way your business operates and what exactly you want from us. We will do a site survey and offer our professional opinion on what we think will work well for your business/property, and we will then combine your needs with our expertise to come up a mutually agreeable plan of action.

Make sure the security company you choose is open to a discussion about what you need and what they recommend, and ensure they offer the option for customisation to ensure you’re getting what’s right for your company or property.


The next thing you need to look out for is testimonials. These are reviews that are left by previous clients of the security company. They give you a real insight into what it’s like working with the company, with word of mouth often being the most telling sign of what to expect if you hire their services.


You might find that choosing a security company is a process that requires a little bit of time, but it’s imperative that you take the time to scrutinise each potential provider to ensure you find the best fit for your company. If you’re based in the Midlands and want to find out more about Taybar Security, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a free consultation

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