With all the day-to-day work involved in running a successful security business, it’s easy to let education take a back seat. We don’t think about it when we’re sending out bills, meeting with customers, responding to service calls.
That’s why every company needs to establish an ongoing program of continuing education for all positions. That includes sales personnel, technicians and those who monitor alarms.
New equipment and improved standards continue to be developed throughout the security industry on many fronts. The best companies monitor these trends and ensure their employees get educated on them in a timely manner.
It’s often easier than you think to get an employee or yourself signed up, and it doesn’t always mean taking a day away from the office. With better IT tools, you can now take webinars and workshops through online classes, or through other media, such as video.
Another good forum to consider is the seminars at the various conventions held throughout the year by the industry. ESX, ISC East and West, along with ASIS, all come to mind quickly as events where you can find quality training. Live trainers can also set students up with their own computer stations, along with products to interact with. That’s a great hands-on learning environment.
SIAC is here to help, too. We are available with expertise and materials to share. Go to our web site, http://www.siacinc.org, and see what we have to offer you.