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The purpose of this article is to help clients, businesses and companies on how to get affordable private security hire and save money the smart way. Also, I  want to make sure when you are looking for private security quote or trying to save money on security booking cost that you get the best deal!

Most private security companies may not tell you the exact number of security officers you might need for your site, event or party. The reason is; because of fear of being seen as working for their own interest. So, most security companies may go with what the client wants, and not necessarily give the client the best expert advice on the right number of security guards that are actually that will be the most appropriate.

Before we move deeper into today’s subject, here are some questions that are related to today’s subject, which we answered in one of our blogs, click on them and learn more..

  1. How much does it cost to hire security for an event
  2. How much do security companies charge
  3. How much does it cost to hire private security
  4. How much do security guards cost to hire

Also, you can check our blog ‘ How many security guards do I need?’


There has to be a line between, saving money and also risk management. Often the little extra money the client might pay to hire sufficient security guards might go a long way in improving patrons and customers experience at your site, event or party.

It may also go a good mile in, improving the safety of all patrons, and eliminate any likelihood of incidents that might lead to legal litigations.

We always, want to save as much money for our clients when they request private security hire. We do that by giving discounts, and other times, we send them the best and most experienced security guards we have. Security guards that can manage your event, site and business professionally, without the need of hiring security guards that are inexperienced in large numbers.

We also try to make a careful assessment and analyse the clients business, site, event or party, and see how many security guards they might require. Some of the things we consider, when making such assessment are; location of the site or event, the number of patrons and customers the client would be servicing, site or event entries and exit, and if any previous negative history about the event, site or venue.

Why do we consider the above factors? It is in the best interest of the clients, their business or event. So we can ascertain the right number of security guards that would be deployed to the client’s site or event, and for the sake of effective security guard.

Smart ways to save money, on private security hire for your site, business or events.

    • Ask the security company for discounts. Most security companies will give you a discount, you just need to ask.
    • Ask the Security companies to send the most experienced security officers; that means, you are likely to be hiring security guards at a lesser number, but there will be more effective security guarding at your site, business or event.
    • Consider getting some of your internal employees and friends to act as support staff to your security guards, in case of emergency. In doing so, even if you might have hired a lesser number of security officers, your internal employees/friends assisting the security guards will fill that vacuum.
    • Consider reducing the number of exits/entry if it is safe to do so; by doing that, you are likely to hire fewer security guards. The fewer exits and entry’s you assign the security guards you hire to man, the lesser number of security officers you might require.
    • Consider ‘ systematic deployment’ of security guards. For example- if your site or event will be open for 5 hours, and you can only afford 2x security guards for four hours only. Then let 1x guard start one hour early and the second security guard starts an hour later. So, that means your 5 hours will be covered, by just paying 2x security guards for 4 hours. You can do that with as many security guards you are hiring.
    • Consider hiring customer service officers, or customer services staff to assist your security guards, at your site or event. Let’s say you require five security guards for your site or event; hire 3x security guards and x2 customer service staff. Why so? Security guards hire way more expensive than customer service staff. And the reason is due to the higher cost of security being trained, licensed and heavily regulated by the Police and Government departments. So if you hire this way, you hire smart, and the customer service staff will work hand in hand with the security guard hired.
    • Consider hosting your event at home, get family members to support, then having your event at a venue, where they will force you to hire security guards.
    • Consider informing the police about your party or your business beforehand, and if you are lucky, they might offer to patrol your premises or business periodically or during events time.
    • Consider hosting your event or party during the week instead of weekends, where you might experience high patron turn out
    • You might want to consider hiring a security consultants or risk & assessment agency, to conduct security audit at your business, design effective security guarding strategy at your site and business, that would save you money and Improve safety and security of all staff, patrons and customers
Conclusion on Being Smart On Private Security Hire

We hope some of our advice helped,  as an ethical security company in Australia, we aim to see all clients get the best when hiring security guards, and that their site, business, event or party is well protected by good and licensed security guards and security companies.

We will appreciate any feedback, suggestion or idea. If you require any of our security guard services, please contact us for a free assessment and quote.

Also, check out our Free security guards service.

Whatever your business, site, company, or party celebration are; we can deploy the right number of security services personnel. We are a trusted Security Company in Melbourne, Australia.

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