Whether you’re just thinking of your home or your business life, it’s never a bad idea to considering investing in a security system. Choosing to install a security system on your San Francisco, CA property not only gives you a bit more peace of mind, but it can also be an active deterrent to reduce the chances of being victimized by crime.
However, investing in security is just that; an investment. It’s something that you want to do right, so you can feel better about your property being protected. One of the best ways to ensure you get that peace of mind is to leave it to the experts. But which experts should you choose? Sometimes the biggest answer is not always the best.
National vs. Local
If you’ve decided that you want to bring in security experts to assess your San Francisco, CA property, listen to your needs and make a recommendation about the type of security network that meets your needs, you’re probably down to two choices. You can either go with a large, national or even multi-national security company or go with a smaller, local security firm.
One of the most important, safest of choices are already made; going to the experts ensures you’ll get the quality craft you deserve. But there may be a difference in what these two different groups can offer you. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that one is the better than the other.
The Service Factor
One area that might make a difference when it comes to national versus local companies is the way they treat you. Service is what smaller companies live and die by because they know they don’t have the resources of a bigger company backing them. With larger companies, mediocre to indifferent service may have more latitude because losing one customer in the area can often be offset with more customers in another part of the country.
With a local company, they know that repeat customers are the blood that keeps them going. They work hard to make sure customers are satisfied because there is much more riding on their performance.
They Know The Lay Of The Land
Bigger companies tend to stress operational efficiency across as wide a spectrum of the company as possible. This may sometimes mean that corporate policies or rules don’t always reflect the reality of the situation where a company’s franchise is. For example, if a multi-national company is having a company-wide “spring special” on select products to welcome the warm weather, this is almost a practical joke for the Australian franchise, which is welcoming winter.
A local company knows what’s going on where you live and work. They know what the weather is like, they have a better understanding of the characteristics of the local geography, and they know what the people and conditions of the area are. This means that they may have a better understanding of what your needs are, because, like you, they’re local.
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If you’re thinking about getting security from a national, or a local company, talk to us first. We might give you a more accurate assessment of your security needs.