Like many industries, physical security providers are facing paralyzing delays in getting critical equipment and parts to their customers. From port delays and skyrocketing shipping costs to a worsening labor crisis, manufacturers are warning their customers about long delays and indefinite backorders of much needed parts. This does not bode well for businesses, such as retailers and restaurants, that are seeing significant increases in property crimes. According to Security Magazine, enterprise physical security solutions are more important now, than ever. In the 2021 Smart Security Trends Report, 75% of respondents said the Covid-19 pandemic increased the importance of physical security within their organizations. Sixty percent of respondents said they also see a need for immediate cloud-based technology upgrades or are considering the tech in the near term.
The upside is, there are a few ways to navigate these persistent supply chain hurdles. Doing so might require a new approach to how loss prevention and enterprise security leaders go to market. These additional steps are necessary for prioritizing the safety and security of the business. Be flexible and beat your post-pandemic security woes with these strategies:
Put a greater emphasis on acquiring equipment, systems, and parts in advance. By “stocking up”, businesses can ensure availability of parts to keep their critical systems operational. Conversely, security leaders need to be smart about what they will need and when they will need it. This strategy can come at a high cost and requires warehousing space to accommodate the future needs – so it may not be feasible for everyone.
Many businesses work through single-source vendors and distributors, which can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. However, if the current integrator or supplier is unable to support the needs of the business, security leaders need to be prepared to diversify their sourcing. Expanding the organization’s sourcing network allows greater flexibility in constantly changing market conditions.
Just ask Amphion
Supply chain kinks and impediments to operational physical security solutions don’t have to pile onto the growing list of fears for loss prevention and security leaders. Instead, choose Amphion to solve for any bottlenecks in your security integration logistics. Amphion’s commitment to customer service has always been the cornerstone of their core mission. But that service moves to a new level through Amphion Integrated Solutions (AIS). The foundation of AIS is built through long-standing relationships with some of nation’s finest security suppliers and subcontractors. These relationships extend the reach of Amphion’s dedicated service and install support teams to ensure that you can consistently work with the same teams to deliver service where and when it’s needed. Amphion has built out the infrastructure to ensure that service, supply, and delivery issues get resolved – so you don’t have to.
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