Proven Decreases in Criminal Activity
If you wonder whether or not mobile patrol services are effective in these situations, all you have to do is look at the data. In most cases when clients take advantage of mobile patrol services, acts such as vandalism and theft decrease by as much as 20%. Due to these increases in safety, businesses and properties often enjoy savings on their insurance premiums of as much as 15%, making it a win-win situation. By relying on the presence of well-trained private security officers who know how to use the latest patrol techniques effectively, you’ll have less crime and more money in your pocket.
Since our patrol vehicles look very similar to standard police cars, those who may be tempted to engage in illegal activity will think twice when they see private security guards from Guards On Call patrolling an area. Should suspicious activity be spotted by our officers, they will take the time to investigate, document the situation, and call for assistance when necessary. But in most cases, once individuals see our patrol cars and officers approaching, they decide it is best to move on and forget any vandalism or theft plans they may have had in mind.
At many private security companies, each shift on an assignment finds officers patrolling the same areas at designated times. While this may sound logical to you, it actually makes it much easier for dishonest employees or others to commit crimes and engage in other forms of illegal activity. We realize this here at Guards On Call, which is why our mobile patrol services rely on our officers conducting their patrols at random times and differing their routes each and every time. By taking this approach, employees, tenants, and others will have no idea when or where officers will be patrolling, making it impossible for them to determine any pattern to these patrols. As a result, there is a much greater chance our officers will be able to quickly spot any wrongdoing and put a stop to it before the situation escalates.
During the course of their patrols, our officers here at Guards On Call use state-of-the-art technology to document where they patrol and what they do along the way. In fact, they are required to photograph areas as they go and then upload those photos to a specialized portal, enabling clients to instantly see what is happening at their business or property. Along with this, officers are required to complete daily reports as well as incident reports, all of which are also uploaded for instant viewing. Finally, should situations arise where additional help is needed, supervisors can be immediately contacted and alerted to what is happening, ensuring everything will be under control as quickly as possible.
Wide Variety of Uses
As more and more people begin to realize the many benefits of mobile patrol services, they are finding this aspect of private security can be useful for a wide variety of properties and businesses. Along with apartment complexes that may be experiencing problems with vandalism, loitering, or perhaps drug dealers trying to establish a presence on the property, businesses such as industrial plants and office buildings can also put a stop to employee theft or other incidents that may be taking place. By having the element of surprise on their side, our officers here at Guards On Call can show up in a location when others least suspect it, allowing them to deter whatever illegal plans others may have been ready to put into action.