In a perfect world, vandals and burglars would just leave your business alone. In a somewhat less perfect world, you would have unlimited budget to hire security personnel to protect your business.
But we live in the real world. That’s why there are mobile security patrols.
Many organizations that need to deter vandals and burglars find that having mobile security patrols drive by their location several times throughout each day and night is enough to prevent most crimes. The mere appearance of a uniformed security professional can make criminals think twice about targeting your business.
Do Your Security Needs Require Human Intervention?
Even when there’s not a pandemic sweeping the world, office buildings remain vacant for many hours per week. Construction sites are the same way—when the work is done, the crew goes home, leaving lumber, tools, and machinery out where thieves and vandals could get to them.
There are situations where camera systems can provide a layer of protection for businesses. But cameras are really more useful for identifying criminals after they commit a crime. If you want to prevent a crime from happening in the first place, there’s really no substitute from a physical security presence.
Mobile security patrols give you this kind of protection, but they offer more than just a visual deterrent. Depending on the services you’ve requested, a mobile security officer can walk around your office building and ensure that all your doors are locked, and can check to see if any windows have been tampered with. In the process, the officer may notice things that a camera can’t pick up. He or she can also ask loiterers to leave the parking lot, lessening the chance that they will stick around to commit petty crimes.
Mobile security patrols can also drive by construction sites during off-hours to ensure that nobody is stealing supplies or tampering with machinery. Although it’s not in the news much anymore, copper wire theft is still a big, costly problem for construction companies. Mobile security can help dissuade copper thieves from targeting your site.
When Should You Consider Mobile Security Patrols?
Many companies start looking into security solutions after they’ve been targeted by burglars or vandals. This is an understandable reaction, and developing a security presence can help prevent repeat crimes.
But it’s often easier to prevent a crime than to deal with its aftermath. That’s why mobile security patrols can be a great first step in establishing protection for your business. A security officer can immediately provide a visual deterrent to potential criminals. Then, if you decide your security needs are more sophisticated, you can explore your options for security guards or even armed guards.
This, by the way, is the advantage of working with Creative Security. We not only send out mobile security patrols to clients around the Bay Area, but we also take the time to get to know the unique security needs at each location. We’ll ask about your protocols, get to know your people, and check out what alarms, cameras, or other security technology you already have in place.
Our goal is to always offer the best overall security solution for your needs and budget. It’s a process that starts with a phone call. When you’re ready to learn about mobile security patrols and other security options, please give us a call.