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Security Services Insurance


Specialized Commercial Insurance for Security and Safety Companies in Alberta

More and more, individuals and companies are investing in security measures to protect themselves against the risk of property damage and bodily harm. Ensure peace of mind and safety for your company and your staff, even if you have security measures in place. A security services program put together by Rogers McLean Shaw can go a long way towards ensuring your protectors are protected as well.

What is security services insurance?

Since security companies in Canada are a specialized area with unique liabilities, they require a distinctive and specific set of insurance coverages. They are designed for people that work in the security industry including mall security guards, bouncers and private security guards.

Regardless of your position, security insurance ensures that you are protected from the risks and liability that comes with the job.

Who needs security services insurance?

Any security-related professional who offers safety services, guidance or protection for a fee should have security services coverage to protect against any allegations of financial loss or negligence. Security and protection professionals include:

  • Security companies
  • Executive protection businesses
  • Security guards
  • Security architects
  • Security managers
  • Information security analysts
  • Network security administrators
  • Private investigators
  • Bodyguards
  • Bouncers

Common types of insurance for security businesses

Depending on the type of insurance coverage you purchase, your security business protection will typically include:

  • Commercial General Liability – helps to cover property damaged and injuries suffered by visitors to your business premises and can include the legal expenses if you’re sued.
  • Commercial Auto Insurance – if you have work vehicles as part of your business, commercial auto insurance is necessary to guard your assets. Commercial auto insurance is mandatory in Alberta and can protect your business if you or your staff are involved in a collision that results in injury or property damage.
  • Commercial Property Insurance – protects your businesses physical assets that include equipment, tools, inventory, materials and more.
  • Professional Liability Insurance – if a client who experiences financial loss due to advice or services they were provided by your business, it could result in a lawsuit. Professional liability insurance (also known as errors and omissions insurance) can help protect your company if an instance like this occurs.
  • Cyber Insurance – depending on the policy, this coverage helps your business deal with a cyberattack or data breach and can help cover some of the costs associated with that.

What determines the cost of insurance for security businesses in Edmonton?

The cost of security business insurance is determined by a number of factors that include:

  • The type of industries that you provide security services for
  • How many employees you have and where your company is located
  • The locations of the clients you work with
  • How many years of experience you and your employees have
  • Your yearly revenues
  • Your history of insurance claims

Insurance Quotes from Leading Edmonton Security Insurance Brokers, Rogers McLean Shaw

At Rogers McLean Shaw we keep up with changes in the industry across Western Canada and beyond. We stay on top of emerging trends related to security services to make sure you get the risk-management assessments necessary to customize the ideal package for your business.

As a partner of the Rogers Insurance Group of Companies, we have access to a variety of international insurance companies and can deliver competitive options to meet your insurance needs.

Start a conversation with one of our expert brokers today to determine the right coverage for you.


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