Insecure premises are an open invitation to burglars, so every business should have a security patrol to ensure that your premises is secure after staff have left for the day.
When carrying out building security checks, Alert Security guards regularly find:
- Doors that are open or unlocked
- Windows open
- Alarms not set
- Lights left switched on
- Machinery and equipment left switched on
- Heaters left switched on
- Vehicles left unlocked and even with the keys still in the ignition
Aside from the building security aspects, Alert Security patrols have found broken or leaking pipes and also smouldering ashes (for example caused by welding or other hot works) that are a serious fire risk. In these cases, the guard has been able to deal with the situation there and then, which has avoided costly damage to the buildings concerned.
Once your building is secure for the night, you have significantly reduced the likelihood that opportunist burglars will target your property by making it more difficult for them to get in. However, determined burglars may well still be interested in targeting you, so subsequent security patrol checks are also important.
After Alert Security patrols have completed the first check of your building and can be sure that all is well, they can then make further visits during the night (or during the daytime over the weekend) to provide a further deterrent.
Security patrol checks are an excellent deterrent to burglars, vandals and arsonists because patrolled premises mean that a security guard could turn up at any time unannounced.
Alert security patrols regularly find suspicious vehicles and persons around client’s premises and are experienced in dealing with offenders caught in the act.