Like all businesses, security companies should be concerned about their eco-footprint. Security customers should expect that their provider’s operating procedures promote a green-friendly environment at their property.
Ask your potential security vendor if they offer paperless reporting solutions for their security officers in the field like RealtimeDAR. While many security companies will send you proposals and brochures via email (which is a must for any green company), often their concern for going paperless stops there. Many still only provide paper reports to be filled in by security officers or patrol drivers at your site. That’s a LOT of paper. Look for security providers who can offer you an online paperless process as an alternative to the old paper forms.
Make sure to ask if your security vendor has a paperless process for real-time reporting in the field. Real time reporting through the Internet can alert you to incidents and problems at your property that may require immediate attention. This not only saves paper, but also time, because you are not waiting to read a handwritten report to find out what occurred on your property.