When it comes to rates and terms, both guard and managed security services vary wildly by company and location. Many companies are too tied up in mission-critical initiatives to stop and negotiate every little detail in a constant stream of changes. With less than favorable terms and conditions, suppliers are able to increase their margins through discretionary overcharges for equipment replacements, service add-ons, weekend, holiday, and after-hours services, and more.
In addition to these supplier practices, security programs often entail a complex integration into many different areas of your organization. As a result, they can be next to impossible to centrally manage, let alone audit — that is, without the help of dedicated expense category experts.