Most people have a good understanding of what static security guards do. But the day-to-day activities of mobile patrol security guards are less well understood. People are often surprised when they find out what being a mobile patrol security officer involves – usually because it’s so much more than they think!
Most people know that mobile patrol security guards are responsible for surveying outdoor spaces. For those with large or multiple sites, this provides a cost-effective solution, since mobile security officers can cover a much larger area than the same number of static security guards, while still providing an effective visual deterrent and a rapid response to any security incidents.
Using liveried vehicles, mobile patrol security guards travel around your site so that they can keep a close eye on every part of it, paying special attention to dangerous or high-risk areas. And, by utilising both random and pre-scheduled checks, mobile security officers ensure that their activities do not become predictable.
Mobile patrol security officers may also undertake interior patrols of any buildings in their patrol area. This can be multiple buildings on the same site or several buildings on separate sites. Comprehensively searching properties, checking and maintaining security systems, ensuring fire safety protocols are being adhered to, removing any hazards and making sure no sensitive documents are lying around – mobile patrol security officers are responsible for all of this.
Mobile security patrol officers will also write interim and extensive incident reports so that you’re able to see exactly what’s happened and where.
Key Holding and Alarm Response
Most mobile patrol security guards also protect businesses from unnecessary risk, unnecessary costs and inconvenience by providing a key holding and alarm response service. Keyholders can be called upon to open or close the premise at any time, and are trusted with storing a spare set of keys in a safe location – generally away from the premises.
Additionally, mobile security patrol guards will respond rapidly if your alarm sounds. After ascertaining what caused the alarm to sound (whether a false alarm or a genuine security issue), mobile security patrol officers will take the most appropriate course of action – either resetting the alarm, or locating and detaining the culprit(s) and liaising with emergency services.
Health and Safety & First Aid Trained
Good mobile patrol security guards are health and safety and first aid trained. This means that they can give advice and guidance when it comes to health and safety best practice protocols, including fire safety, emergency evacuation planning and health and safety strategy plans. It also means that, if an accident does occur on your site, help is never far away.
Though not offered by all security companies, mobile security patrol officers will also have access to mobile CCTV units. Equipped with a variety of surveillance technologies (including zoom, pan, tilt and static cameras; PA systems; automatic license plate detection; and remote monitoring equipment) mobile CCTV units make it possible to record and monitor incidents in real time. Mobile CCTV is a great way to ensure security during periods when you are without a security presence and for monitoring busy or dangerous areas in real time.
Hire Mobile Patrol Services
O’Brien & Associates is an experienced security professional and investigators based in Holmen, Wisconsin. We offer patrols in marked vehicles as well as foot patrols to businesses or events for outside perimeter patrol to ensure against theft, break-ins, or vandalism. Call 800-225-9947 or fill out the form here to see how we can assist you with your security needs.
Source: ChurChill Support Services