Property damage from vandalism is on the rise. Everyone from bored adolescents to protestors are deciding to express themselves by destroying the property of others. Vandalism is a threat residential communities and businesses alike. Whether you are a residential community in suburbs of Baltimore or commercial property in downtown Washington DC, Trust Security can provide security services to prevent vandalism.
Vandalism Prevention Security Service Areas
Modern Vandalism Sure Has Changed
Vandalism is nothing new. However, during the current era there are multiple persons who have been known to damage property:
Teens and young adults get bored, and their curious minds go to work. Unfortunately, this results in them expressing themselves through breaking things, graffiti or other property damage.
Someone with a gripe
Sometimes individuals choose to use property damage as a tool for revenge. This person can be an angry customer, ex-spouse, or anyone who decides that they do not like you, your community or your business.
Protestors and anarchists
Communities across the nation have found themselves dealing with unexpected civil unrest due to certain incidents that have occurred. Property damage from political protests is more insidious and dangerous than in previous time periods. And this is costing communities thousands of dollars. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a single act of vandalism costs about $3,370.00. When rioting is involved, these costs can skyrocket.
Vandalism Prevention Security Guard Service
Trained guards are an excellent way to keep vandals away – during peaceful days and times of unrest in your community. A professional security presence can prevent property damage. At Trust Security Services and Fire Watch we offer a variety of security methods including:
Armed Guards: Not every situation requires having armed security officers on the premises. But, if you are securing a high-risk site, then you can feel confident that our professional guards are at the ready. Trained to handle any emergency, our armed guards know exactly how to turn take over during a dangerous situation and keep your employees, clients, and property safe from harm.
Unarmed Guards: In most cases, an unarmed security force is all that is needed to keep vandals away. Just their professional on-site presence can be enough to deter criminal activity.
Mobile Security Patrol: Foot officers are great at keeping a close eye on smaller buildings, but when a larger facility or property is involved, you may need a fully equipped mobile security vehicle patrolling the premises. A mobile security patrol can patrol larger areas in less time than can be accomplished be foot patrols.
Fire Watch: In the event your fire protection system has been compromised due to vandalism, weather, or a power outage, our team of professional fire watchers are ready to take over. Our firewatch service team will conduct patrols and alert the fire department in case of fire. Here is what you can expect when a fire watch patrol is on duty:
- Foot patrols of affected areas
- Ensure exits and walkways remain clear
- Identify and report any safety concerns
- Sound the alert in case of fire and contact the fire department
- Maintain communication with other officers on site.
- Document all patrol activities in patrol log
Why Our Security Teams Are the Best
Bringing in a skilled security team is a big decision; and one you probably aren’t making lightly. We understand that, and we also understand that you don’t exactly know what to look for in guards. That’s where we can help. When you hire Trust Security Services to protect your property against vandalism, you can rest in knowing that every guard that steps foot on your property has been:
Fully Vetted: We never hire anyone with a criminal background
Fully trained: The sad news is that Maryland, Baltimore and Washington D.C, do not require unarmed security guards to undergo any specialized training. We don’t agree with that. As a result, every Trust Security Guard must undergo an intensive 12-hour Basic Security Officer Training Program, along with periodic workshops throughout their employment.
Personality and Temperament: It is important that the guards hired for your property match your business. At Trust Security we don’t just assign guards to clients: we match guards to our customers.
Vandalism is on the rise. Now is the time to protect your property. Call Trust Security Services & Fire Watch to learn how to safeguard your property against vandalism.