What are Live Guard Patrols?  

More and more customers across the nation are contacting Off Duty Officers to learn about our live guard patrol services. Retail establishments, commercial properties and other venues that attract large numbers of people are wondering how they can best protect people and property.

Live guard patrols are one of the most effective ways of securing a property of any size. Our customers, from owners of residential properties and hospitals to commercial buildings and construction sites, all rely on us for their live guard patrol services.

In this article, we will explore the primary benefits of a live guard patrol and how it could protect your property from your greatest security threats. We will help you understand if this service is right for you and what you can expect from a live guard patrol.

The Roles of Live Guard Patrols 

Being a visible crime deterrent

Many business owners are convinced that security cameras and the latest and greatest technology will keep them protected. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case. Technology fails and security cameras can be disabled leaving you vulnerable. 

Live guard patrols can offer multiple advantages, including being a visible deterrent to would-be criminals. A uniformed security officer, whether armed or unarmed, will cause someone to think twice about attempting to gain unauthorized access or commit a theft. The criminal knows that if they attempt a crime, they are going to have to contend with professional security guards in order to make their getaway.

Checking access points on the premises 

Live guard patrols are typically scheduled and random to ensure you have adequate protection at all times. While on their rounds, they will regularly check your access points to ensure locks, gates and other access controls are in working order. If something is inoperable, they can take action immediately to ensure that your property becomes secure as soon as possible.

Testing safety equipment

While checking access points is a primary role of a live guard patrol, they can also check other security systems such as smoke, fire and carbon monoxide to ensure that they are operable. Firewatch guards in particular can offer valuable services to construction sites or other buildings that may be at an increased fire risk.

Observing suspicious behavior

Highly trained and professional security guards receive training on a wide variety of skills, including those that help them identify suspicious behavior. They are experts at reading body language and noticing changes in patterns that could indicate a vulnerability in your security or a potential threat. 

Live guard patrols from Off Duty Officers will learn the patterns of your business so they are better able to identify when something is off. By having a guard vigilantly monitoring your premises, you can respond immediately to situations and prevent them from becoming security threats.

Providing peace of mind

For business owners, event operators or anyone else who is considering live guard patrol services, one of the greatest benefits is the peace of mind that you will receive. You will not have to worry about potential vulnerabilities or threats to your property, attendees or employees. You will feel confident knowing that a professional live guard team is patrolling your property to ensure that everything is on the up-and-up. Our customers know that peace of mind is priceless, which is why they return to Off Duty Officers again and again for their live guard patrol needs.

Offering safety-minded protection

In addition to standard security guard training, many of the guards at Off Duty Officers have extensive experience in the military and law enforcement. Others have basic medical training. These individuals can not only provide you with protection, but they can respond to a wide variety of emergencies that may arise. Our professionals have safety and protection in mind every time they step onto your property.

Are you considering live guard patrol services, but aren't sure where to start? Contact the security experts at Off Duty Officers today to learn more about our live guard patrols and how they can benefit your business. Our team is standing by to help you assess your needs and recommend the best services to keep you safe and secure.

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