Business insurance for Security professionals

In your professional capacity you represent peace of mind for other people, but as a professional working in security, insurance means you can enjoy peace of mind too. It can be exciting and challenging work, but there are risks and they could lead to claims for compensation, so business insurance for security professionals means you’re covered when things don’t go to plan, letting you get on with what you do best.

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Insuring your security business

For professionals providing a service and guidance in security, business insurance is essential. While your day-to-day concerns centre on helping other businesses to stay safe, you need to know you could carry on and still serve your clients if anything happened to your premises, your equipment or any of the sensitive data you hold. Having the right insurance policy in place means you’re covered, so you can get on with doing what you do best.

Why you need business insurance as a security professional

A problem with your premises

Since security is your trade you’ll have given careful consideration to making sure your own premises are protected against burglars. But there’s no guarantee that you can keep them safe from a determined thief, then there are other unexpected events like a fire or flood that could threaten to stop your business from running as normal. You need to know how you’d continue to satisfy your clients while dealing with your own crisis.

Broken equipment

You’ll know how delicate and expensive specialist security equipment can be, but you also need to think about non-specialist gear that still plays a big role in running your business, like laptops, phones and tablets.  If they’re broken or stolen and you can’t fulfil your obligations, that’s a real headache. Personal equipment insurance from Hiscox means you can replace them quickly, so you’re able to get on with your work.

Cyber criminals hack you

Once again, as a security professional you’ll know the value of keeping data safe. Working in your field means you’re trusted with information that’s confidential and wouldn’t otherwise be freely available. But it’s all too easy to accidentally share it and despite your precautions, a cyber criminal could still target you and threaten to make personal or business data available. If that happens, you need to be able to deal with it quickly and decisively.

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Key types of insurance for the security industry

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These are just some of the types of business insurance for security businesses that we can offer. We can provide other specific types of cover and build them into a policy that’s tailored to the exact needs of your business.

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