When it comes down to it, security cameras and alarms are simply not sufficient for protecting a property on their own, particularly if there are a lot of valuables on-site. However, many people simply don't have the budget to hire dedicated around-the-clock security either.
Fortunately, there's a great middle-ground: security patrol services. A hired patrol gives you most of the benefits of on-site security, but at a lower cost.
Why Choose Security Patrol Services to Protect Your Property
In most situations, hired patrol services don't exclusively patrol one property. Rather, they oversee several in a relatively small area, moving from site to site. This greatly reduces your costs, since the cost of the patrol is spread out among the participating properties. But you still get significant upgrades to your security situation:
Having clearly marked security patrol cars and officers near a business creates a huge deterrent to any sort of criminal element. Most simply won't even try to break in, if they know there's likely to be a patrol nearby. There are too many easier targets they could go after instead.
- Rapid response
Even if the patrol isn't necessary on your property at all times, they'll still be nearby - and that means you'll have a much quicker response time should you ever have a break-in or other incident. You don't have to wait on some central dispatch across town to send a car over to you - they'll already be within close range.
- Armed response is an option
Do you have reason to fear for the safety of people on your property? Your patrol guards can come armed, and ready to put up significant defense if violence could occur. Or, they can be unarmed as well. You have your choice, based on which option will make you feel more secure.
- Foot and bike patrols are also available
No two security situations are the same, and sometimes cars are not the best option for patrolling - such as if you have an extended campus with several bike or walking paths. So, your patrol can be outfitted to match, ensuring there are guards overseeing all the likely attack vectors.