Going green. In recent years, American Security Force has made the decision to “Go Green.” We think it’s the right thing to do. The dense population that Southern California has impacts the environment, and we’re proud to do our part to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
Going green also has an added business benefit that saves us money, and allows us to reinvest in our security solutions.
We’ve made changes to three operational areas and each has had a profound impact on our business.
Going Green Means Paper Reduction
Utilizing cloud-based technology has enabled American Security Force to reduce its paper count by 80% over the past year. That is a huge savings to our company.
In the field, our security guards no longer use paper for reports and records, either. All security reporting and record keeping is now made through smart phone applications. This is not only a cost savings, but it also provides better service to our customers. Our online system provides you with instant, organized access to records produced on-site and it eliminates the need for traditional paper-based forms.
Being a cloud-based business has also reduced the amount of electricity we consume. Going to the cloud enabled us to reduce the number of machines and technology that drew power in our office by 50%. In addition, the cloud applications we use have allowed us to remotely manage our workforce and field operations. As a result of these changes, we reduced our power usage by a whopping 60 percent!
American Security Force has also transitioned to a fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles and electric security golf carts. This has resulted in lower CO2 emissions and has greatly reduced our dependence on fossil fuels. The increased fuel economy of our vehicles means we spend less on gasoline, which provides us with a further savings.
Going Green has been transformative for our business. It has helped us become more environmentally aware as an organization and allowed us to take responsible action as it relates to our carbon footprint. The added bonus to going green has been the enhanced services through our cloud-based features and the paper and energy cost savings. These savings have been reinvested back into our business and have allowed us to continue to offer better security solutions for our customers as we move forward.