The Different Ways Security Firms Generate Income

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Security firms make money from a whole lot of services they render.  As of April 2020, the private security industry was estimated to be worth $180 billion globally, it also went ahead to hit and surpassed the predicted $240 billion mark by the end of the year.

So, are you just being a curious cat or you are on the road to starting your own security firm, here are 5 great ways you can generate income. 

Hourly Charges: This is best, to begin with how you can generate income if you are just in your early stage. Since the services of guards are mostly requested on a short basis, as opposed to multi-year contract deals, startups do charge clients on hourly rates. However, top firms also still charge hourly. 

Specialization: Guards’ services go beyond monitoring and surveillance. There are guards who are specially trained to solve security problems in a particular and crucial sector. A guard can get trained in aviation security services. Through the training, the guard is specialized to work in the aviation industry, he/she is very knowledgeable about the industry and everything that can go wrong. Specialized services are one secret money-making strategy for most top security firms. Having a team of professional guards who are specialized in a particular niche brings huge contracts for firms.  

Multi-year sign-offs: As the firm develops and starts gaining recognition, multi-year contract sign-offs from top companies and businesses will begin to troop in. Most top organizations are too occupied or too large to take care of their in-house security concerns, security firms sign contract deals that will see them taking care of their security hiring, control, and maintenance process for an agreed number of years.

Vulnerability Analysis, Advisory, and Recommendations: This is another dollar-making path for firms. Top and established firms do leverage their influence to get clients through this. Through the offering of security and security measures, advise and recommendations to clients on their security needs, including strategies, manpower, and gadgets. 

Outsourced Services: Security firms also establish connections amongst each other. They outsource services and even labor to one another where one is lacking and needed.