Operating a successful business is an amazing feat. Unfortunately, potential criminal activity can be around the corner and any business can be a target. Securing your property with versatile methods, such as mobile security patrols can practically nullify potential threats. Mobile security patrols are becoming an increasingly popular and effective way of securing business premises by offering the advantages of having a physical and responsive presence, unlike that of a security camera or alarm.
When hiring a mobile security patrol for your business, choose a security services company that equips their mobile patrols with the latest security software technology for real-time situational awareness. Patrols can scan checkpoints and submit incident reports with pictures and video directly from their mobile devices. At County, our mobile patrol officers are highly trained to search for potential tampering, especially entry points.
1. Surveillance of Multiple Locations
Patrol officers can patrol on foot, by bike, or by car, which means that they can monitor multiple areas during a shift. Through consistent rotations, they can keep an eye on several areas and help ensure that the premises are secure. Whether on foot or in a car, patrol officers can cover ground quickly, get to an emergency in plenty of time to avoid any alarm violations, and potentially catch criminals in the act.
2. Visibly Deter Potential Crime
Patrolling officers in uniforms or in marked cars can be recognised from a distance. This helps people visually recognise and understand that there is security present and acts as a warning to anyone considering committing a crime. The hands-on approach of having someone who is dedicated to the safety and security of an area can be considered a disincentive for criminal activity.
3. Perform a Range of Security Checks
Patrol officers can carry out a wide range of security checks. Not only can they monitor and respond to alarms, but security officers can also carry out exterior patrols in places which may not be visible by cameras. They can also ensure that everything is locked up and secured by properly inspecting doors and windows. Mobile security patrols can be contracted to perform any number of patrols, or property checks, day or night.
4. Key Holding and Alarm Response Services
If an alarm goes off on your premises, as a property keyholder, you must be able to get to your premises within 20 minutes to resolve any alarm issues. Failing to do so on more than three occasions may result in the police ignoring future alarms and your alarm will be regarded as a nuisance. County has a full team dedicated to this method of security.
5. Mitigate Future Threats with Security Patrol Software
While mobile patrols can rapidly respond to unlawful activity at your premises, it isn’t enough to merely respond to security threats and other incidents as they come up. In the end, the goal should be to implement strategies that mitigate threats and prevent future incidents altogether. Consider equipping your mobile patrol officers with security patrol software. By implementing the latest technologies to analyse trends and gain new insights, your business is in a far better position to prepare for the future.
6. Perform a Range of Security Checks
Regardless of the industry or type of business, security is an essential part of keeping your property safe. Some may assume that certain types of businesses may not be a target for criminal activity, but we believe each and every business needs protection.
7. Drive Actionable Insight with Data
By using a security patrol software platform to collect and analyse data on past incidents, it becomes much easier to plan for the future. The areas that have seen the highest number of incidents should naturally have their security needs addressed first. A closer look at the types of incidents that have affected the premises should have a direct impact on threat mitigation planning. This is an extremely popular method for businesses that launch events, carnivals and celebrations.
8. Peace of Mind.
Last but certainly not least, peace of mind. Knowing that you have protected your business with a prestigious security agency, such as County can put you entirely at ease. Our professionals strive to protect and secure the premises for each of our clients. Contact our specialists today to enquire about our mobile security patrols, or gain information about the other services at your disposal.