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Public vs Private Security: What to Know

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If you see a security guard in public, you probably don’t give a lot of thought to whether the guard is a part of the private sector or public. Often, that’s the last thing that crosses anyone’s mind when regarding security in public. However, it may make a difference for your business. Here is what you need to know about the difference.

What Is Private Security?

Simply put, private security is security offered by private companies.  They have strict training and certification standards but do not have the same restrictions that public security may have.

What Is Public Security?

Public security, on the other hand, are police, detectives, and other public sector security officials. They are highly regulated and funded by the government.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages?

Now that you know the general difference between public and private security, it will be easier to understand the advantages and disadvantages to both. Public security does tend to face more disadvantages because it is often restricted by law and politics. Private security companies do not have the same restrictions that a public company might have. They may not have the same budget constraints either. This allows private companies to focus on technology and advancements whereas public security cannot spend as much money or time on new technology or the best security systems.

With private companies, the business itself can judge whether it is receiving the best possible security company. There is more control over choosing security that is up to standard. While public security, like cops, do have a higher level of training, this does not mean that private security officers are not well-trained.

The most important aspect of security is ensuring you have protection for your business. If you’re ready to take your security to the next level with a technologically advanced company that puts clients first, contact Champion National Security. Call 281-603-0498 or email us today to learn more!