Every business has a set of challenges that make them unique, and the security sector is no different. Because security guards and equipment often operate in dangerous situations, security insurance provides dedicated cover to help protect both the business and its staff.
One of the key differences between security businesses and other industries is that often security works very closely with members of the public and so public liability becomes an even greater issue than it would be otherwise and is part of packages aimed at the security industry.
Public liability cover protects a business from the cost of legal claims made by members of the public made in connection with business, activities, which in this case would include personal security, manning the doors and protecting people in events.
Beyond this, an insurance package for the security industry will often include professional indemnity protection, which can be important for businesses that fit and facilitate security systems.
If, for example, a security system is fitted, but due to an error or omission damage is caused to the client, professional indemnity helps to cover the claim, giving the business more confidence and peace of mind to provide the best service possible.
Outside of crises, catastrophes, harm to the public and professional liability, security business insurance can help in a range of other ways, such as providing support in case of wrongful arrest whilst on duty and even cover in case keys are lost.
Exactly what components are in a security business insurance package will depend largely on the needs of the business and the provider themselves, but they should aim to cover the wide range of risks facing security professionals on a day-to-day basis.