Mobile Patrol Services versus Manned Static Guards
As far as comparisons between the type of security provision your business should invest in, this one is definitely up there with CCTV and guard dogs!
Depending on the size of your business will depend on the type of security provision that you require. It also depends on the type of business that you operate. If for instance, you operate a warehouse or logistics depot, you may prefer to have an onsite, manned static guard provision – a dedicated security operative or team who will look after your business and premises 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
But what if your business is smaller? Is it worth hiring a manned static guard? Well, probably not and that’s where the benefit of a mobile patrol services comes into play.
For businesses that require a security operative to check on their premises out of hours, or to be on call to check on any signs of disturbance, a mobile patrol security operative is the best option. And for those looking after their budgets, but who still require a dedicated security service, this provision can give you total peace of mind.
What do mobile patrol services do?
This is a slightly loaded question and should probably be ‘what don’t mobile patrol services do?’, as the role is incredibly varied, depending on the business in question. In a nutshell, mobile patrol services usually include the following tasks:
- Locking and unlocking premises
- Setting alarms
- Checking access points
- Ensuring the building and premises are secure
- Liaising with maintenance staff and contractors
- Out of hours checks on all business premises
- Random patrols to avoid detection by intruders
- Monitoring activity and reporting any potential security issues or health and safety issues
When selecting a mobile patrol service, you should always choose a professional and reputable business that specialises in total security services and who can provide you with fully SIA licensed and highly experienced team who can plan, implement and manage your security needs. Don’t forget to check their customer testimonials to give you an insight into how they look after their customers!
Regardless of the size of your business, a mobile patrol service offers you peace of mind, ensuring that your people, product and premises are safe and sound.