Mobile security patrols are a valuable alternative to static or manned guarding. In circumstances where a permanent guard is not appropriate, mobile security patrols can offer a cost-effective method of protecting your business.
From undertaking internal and external patrols to providing a visible security presence, there are many advantages to a mobile patrol.
More than just an exterior patrol…
As the name suggests, the main duty of a mobile patrol security guard is to undertake exterior patrols at random as well as pre-arranged times. Having a uniformed security guard in a distinctive, sign written vehicle on site can be an effective deterrent to would-be criminals. Due to the random nature of their visits, pre-planning a crime is also more difficult, with the unpredictability of the guard’s arrival making it impossible to know at what time an officer will be on site.
As well as a full patrol of the exterior – including high-risk areas such as points of entry, a mobile guard can also undertake an interior patrol. As well as checking for signs of a disturbance, they can look out for potential fire risks, and ensure every floor is fully secured.
Key Holding Service
Mobile security officers also provide a keyholding & alarm response service. In the event of an alarm being activated, the mobile officer can quickly be on site, investigate the trigger cause for the alarm, and take the appropriate action to resolve the situation. Often just resetting the alarm system following a false alarm, security officers are trained in how to react in an emergency situation, as well as interacting with the emergency services.
These officers can also unlock and secure your premises at pre-arranged times at the beginning and end of the working day, providing complete safety to your staff.
Most security companies will ensure their officers are thoroughly briefed when assigning them to a job. This means they have an in-depth knowledge of the site they’re patrolling and the individual characteristics of the business. By providing this tailored service, the security officers can easily identify any inconsistencies, as well as respond efficiently in the case of an emergency.
The advantages of mobile security patrols
The number one advantage of a mobile security patrol is price. If a permanent guarding solution is not cost effective, a mobile security presence ensures your premises are checked at regular intervals outside of office hours, when the business is closed.
As you can see, mobile security officers perform much more than just exterior patrols. Often health and safety & first aid trained, they can offer advice on best practices when it comes to protecting your premises and staff, and provide protection to your colleagues through opening and securing the premises at the start and end of each day.
The officer undertaking the patrol can also verify their activity via electronic key point readers, and provide you with a report detailing what actions have taken place.
Want to know more about mobile security patrols for your business in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire?
Abbey Security is East Anglia’s largest independent, professional security guard company. Backed up by a 24-hour control room, our vehicles are all tracked, and our regular communications with them ensure our officers are safe and able to respond at all times. To find out more about our mobile patrol services, feel free to give us a call on 01284 768832 or fill in our contact form.
Posted on June 5, 2017