In 2019, there were over 6 million property crimes… and that number has gone down from prior years! Almost 90% of these were larceny, theft, or burglary. With this level of property crimes in the United States, the odds that you or someone you know has been or will be a victim are pretty high.
This is why it’s important to keep your business – and employees- protected. One way to do this is to have a mobile security patrol. Mobile security patrols are performed by personnel assigned to check on groups of properties, respond to alarms at these properties, check doors, escort employees out at the end of the night, and perform a wide range of other tasks.
Many companies are moving towards mobile security patrols as a more cost-effective option than the traditional on-site security guard and a more proactive option than security cameras. Here are our top 5 benefits of mobile security patrols.
We’ve all seen the way security guards are portrayed in movies and tv. Oftentimes, they are shown falling asleep on the job or being easily distracted, allowing a potential thief access to secured areas.
With mobile security patrols, metrics can be tracked and retained for review by partners and clients by using technology such as personnel and vehicular GPS. This ensures a high level of accountability and peace of mind.
Patrol officers have an unlimited field and range of vision, ensuring nothing is missed onsite. This can be of particular benefit for discouraging and stopping property crimes such as vandalism, theft, or burglary.
Fast, Responsive Service
Because traditional security guards have to get from one place to another on foot, they are oftentimes slow to respond to threats or incidents. If a guard is watching over a small business or property this may not be an issue, but most of the time there is one security professional for a large amount of square footage.
A mobile security patrol has greater visibility and can get to any location rapidly. This level of responsiveness could possibly mean life or death for employees or customers.
Mobile security patrols are a strong deterrent to potential criminals just by being visibly active onsite. A thief is much less likely to target your business if they see a mobile security patrol, and if they were to break in regardless, the mobile security patrol will be able to apprehend them quickly.
Employee & Visitor Safety
While we tend to assume security issues occur outside of business hours, that is not always the case. There are plenty of incidents during the day that could require the help of a security professional. If you have a situation where your employees or visitors feel threatened, it is comforting to have an option outside of calling the police.
By having a mobile security patrol checking your business, you are giving your employees peace of mind. Whether they need assistance with a shoplifter, thief, or disorderly customer, there is someone close at hand. And if an employee needs to be escorted to their car after dark, a mobile security officer can provide that service as well!
Despite all of your preparations, there are times when things will go wrong at your business. A storm may break a window in, your employee may lock themselves out while you’re out of town, or the fire alarm may malfunction, but with the proper mobile security patrol partner, these things can be handled by someone else.
The security professional monitoring your business can be more than a set of eyes; they can offer help on many different levels of security and emergency assistance across every part of your business.
Looking for a mobile security patrol service? Contact Assured Protection today!
Whether you need around-the-clock protection or just coverage at night, Assured Protection’s mobile patrol services can help! We’ll meet with you to assess your concerns and needs, then present you with a customized plan. Give us a call at 443-281-8391 to get started.