Interesting study in the UK finds Police reporting that crime has fallen by 28% over lockdown, in fact from April to October there has been a 37% drop in burglaries. This mirrors findings here in the US and similarly in Tulsa, OK. As well as the financial worries lockdown prompted, we were also worried about our office and storage spaces, as we didn’t know how long they would be left unattended. Of course, working in security and safety we made sure specific measures were in place to help prevent vandalism, theft, arson or property damage.
However, it appears that many businesses are left susceptible to such crimes, by not having many or sometimes any security measures in place. As we slowly climb out of the pandemic and economic recession. The role security plays will help keep the threat down. FSB said 109,391 burglary cases were recorded by businesses last year alone, but a third of businesses don’t actually report the crimes as they feel the police won’t help. It seems as though business owners are ready to take their property protection into their own hands, and we’re extremely proud to be in a position to offer advice, and potentially save people a lot of heartache and money.
Anyone that has been burglarized knows that it has a lasting effect on both trade and staff morale. It really is an unpleasant situation to be in, especially when you’ve worked so hard to get where you are today. Owners and staff can suffer from emotional distress, which is the last thing we need during these times of uncertainty. Plus, any damages to the property can be long-lasting and cost a lot of money to sort out. There are plenty of actions businesses can put into place to protect themselves and their staff from vandalism, theft, arson and property damages – here are some of the best ways of keeping on top of those crimes.
Patrol officers can carry out a wide range of security checks. Not only can they monitor and respond to alarms, security officers can carry out exterior patrols in places which may not be visible by cameras. They can also ensure that everything is locked up and secured by properly inspecting doors and windows. Mobile security patrols can be contracted to perform any number of patrols, or property checks, day or night. Many security companies also offer on-demand services, emergency dispatch patrols, and are available 24 hours a day.
Mitigate Future Threats with Security Patrol Software
While mobile patrols can rapidly respond to unlawful activity at your premises, it isn’t enough to merely respond to security threats and other incidents as they come up. In the end, the goal should be to implement strategies that mitigate threats and prevent future incidents altogether. Consider equipping your mobile patrol officers with security patrol software. By implementing the latest technologies to analyze trends and gain new insights, your business is in a far better position to prepare for the future.