Trying to keep your physical properties—such as buildings and construction sites—safe from damage or burglary can be frustrating. Compared to other types of assets, properties are difficult to protect. This is why so many companies consider hiring security guard services.
For one thing, physical properties are much larger than an item such as a wallet, a piece of jewelry, or even a car. You can keep valuables in a safe. You can park your car in a garage and install an alarm that will scare off many thieves. But properties remain highly vulnerable to a wide range of attacks.
In other cases, the financial gain for the perpetrator is disproportionate to the loss you experience; thieves will often cause thousands of dollars of damage just to harvest, say, $50 worth of sellable materials such as lumber or copper wire. To put it another way, you’ve got far more at stake than the thieves do.
Adding to your challenge, many crimes against property are simply senseless. Taggers may spray-paint your buildings to assert their own status in the neighborhood. Vandals may delight in throwing bricks through your windows. These crimes are hard to predict and can be even harder to prevent. And by the time a passer-by notices a crime in progress and calls the police, the perpetrators are likely long gone.
What Can You Do to Protect Your Property?
One common approach is to erect fences, set up cameras, and install alarm systems on your properties. These measures can provide a visual and audible deterrent to would-be criminals—but if your site is relatively isolated, the benefits may be minimal. To paraphrase the old philosophical question, if an alarm rings on the outskirts of town and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
The best deterrent against property crimes is a human being—a person who can see, hear, think, and act to prevent costly damage. That’s why so many property managers, construction site managers, heads of corporate security, and other professionals will at some point consider hiring security guards.
Even still– guard services may not be the most appropriate solution for your security challenges and budget.
Find Out More About Guard Services
You may be surprised that Creative Security, a leading provider of guard services in the San Francisco Bay Area, doesn’t recommend that every company immediately call us to send out a security guard.
Let’s be frank, guard services aren’t right for every company, every situation, or every budget. We normally recommend that companies implement a combination of security services, which may include wireless cameras, alarm systems, mobile patrols, and yes, perhaps one or more security guards.
We’re all about giving you the best protection for your needs and budget. And we’ll think outside the box to find your solution—after all, “Creative” is right in our name.
We’d love to visit your facilities and give you some ideas on increasing your security. Schedule your Site Walk with Creative Security today.