While many companies turn their attention to defending their assets from cybercrime, some may be overlooking the physical risk in their backyard.
The truth is that you can't have enough security on a worksite in this day and age. But in the same breath, it can be an expensive proposition; one that small- and medium-sized businesses may not be able to fund full-time.
Finding a middle ground
Lack of liquidity shouldn't leave an organisation's assets at risk during the night when employees are off the clock. Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria accounted for nearly three-quarters of all crime in Australia between 2015 and 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported. Companies operating out of the aforementioned regions should take extra care to secure a property outside of normal business hours.
Mobile patrols have gained popularity in recent years given their affordability. Experienced personnel are able to conduct site inspections at the request of management – routine or random – throughout the night, protecting assets from interference.
Perhaps the most valuable advantage of this security service is its flexibility. Property owners gain peace of mind from:
Benefits of mobile patrols
Law enforcement is the reactive solution to threats at a commercial property location. Property owners simply can't rely on the organisation as its only source of security, given the obstacles they face.
As criminal activity grows, police officers have less time and manpower to help the public due to financial constraints. Companies that take a proactive approach by utilising private security officers will ultimately receive preferential assistance as it shows responsibility in site protection, according to a study released at the Asia Pacific Police Technology Conference.
Mobile patrols are a proactive approach to site security.
By deploying mobile patrols, small- and medium-sized business owners gain the appreciation of law enforcement and can routinely address any flaws in site security. By providing a visible deterrence for would-be criminals, managers can save on the potential financial loss of stolen or damaged assets.
Prosek Security offers a verification system unique to its own mobile patrol that tracks the movement of personnel, giving property owners a detailed report of when certain checkpoints were reached, as well as any threats that were spotted. The gathered data can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a program, allowing business owners to make strategic changes to patrol routes or even assist law enforcement should the information be requested.
Don't let your site go another night without security officers ensuring its safety, contact a Prosek Security representative today.