When you have a home of your own you will take the right steps to ensure that it is properly protected by installing a good security system in addition to strong doors and windows. This gives your home the required protection while you are not at home or away on a holiday. In addition, if you have security guards, your home will have an additional an added layer of security.
Security guards who regularly patrol your home or property will be a deterrent to burglars, vandals, and trespassers, and will be actual human personnel to watch over your belongings and property. They add a human presence that makes it difficult and complicated for people who may have some bad motives against your unattended home.
When you have home security equipment installed it is in a way predictable and often at the mercy of settings and power, which can be bypassed. Security guards on patrol can keep changing their routines and thus make it more difficult for those observing your home, to determine when your property can be vulnerable to attack and theft.
You can find any number of agencies who can provide such security guard patrols in the town where you live. Most of these will be well equipped with the needed protective devices, communication equipment, and in most cases will be in some sort of uniform, often leading casual observers to take them for the police.
This adds to their presence being a deterrent for burglars and the like. Most of these guards will have received some training in dealing with hazards and will report anything that they observe that can constitute a threat to your property. Even though they are not police officers, they will know how to conduct a citizen’s arrest and take the alleged perpetrator into custody and hand them over to the local police authorities. They will be able to contact you immediately and inform you of such action.
The presence of a security patrol on your property also ensures that any system you have involved is constantly in operation, as they will immediately make reports about equipment that is not working. They will regularly test motion detectors, heat sensors, cameras, and control panels so that the defects can be fixed and repaired at the earliest.
Taking on the services of a security patrol can be quite a huge cost. While you can always appoint such guards on your own, supervising their functions will not be possible. Getting them through a service provider will lead to still increased costs as they will add their own overheads while they will guarantee supervision.
Security patrols make sense if your property is large and has many things in it of value. You can also appoint security patrols for your property when you are going away for a fair length of time and need additional security for your home.
Before you appoint guards who can provide a security patrol make sure that the people you appoint are licensed to carry out such work. You may have to pay higher charges if you require guards who are armed. It is essential that the guards be people who have had previous law enforcement experience, as they will know how to deal easily with any untoward circumstance that occurs on your property during your absence.
It can always help if you can install sensors all around your property and have the guards check it with an electronic device. This allows you to keep track of their monitoring and alertness in guarding your property.
You can also appoint a service provider who regularly patrols your premises, without having to be physically present at all times. This may cost you less, but it will act as an additional layer of protection and ensure that your property is regularly inspected at intervals and any untoward incidents reported to you wherever you are.
You can also appoint such agencies to attend to your home, in case any parts of the alarm system have been triggered. These patrols can then reach your home, check for problems, report back to you or initiate action with the local police.
Before you appoint any such patrols, make a proper assessment of the risks to your home and the need for attention in case of problems.