How To Prevent Vandalism On Your Property
- August 10, 2019
- Posted by: Moise Louissaint
- Category: Security Guard News
It’s a sad state of affairs when people feel the need to cause damage to the property of others. But such vandalism is on the rise across the nation, and occurs to both residential property and company premises.
While the intricate reasons for such anti-social behavior lie deep within the murky minds of the perpetrators, it’s known that key culprits include bored adolescents and the ever-growing army of those who protest against whatever might be in fashion to protest against right now. Other likely offenders are someone who might have a gripe against you (or your company) and a lust for revenge, and, of course, during events of civil unrest.
But, thankfully, there’s quite a lot you can do to protect your property. From CCTV installation at your home to patrolling guards at a commercial property, there are a plethora of options to choose from.
Secure Windows, Doors, And Gates
You might think it goes without saying, but it’s pretty commonplace for these entry portals to be left unlocked. Make it a habit to check all access points every time you leave or lock up for the night. Sometimes, and especially in the case of opportunistic vandals and wrongdoers, the simple barrier of a locked gate will result in them scurrying away in search of easier spoils.
In the tech-savvy world we live in, CCTV is no longer something only big corporations can afford. Indeed, it’s now a commonplace measurein many private dwellings. While there are many DIY options on the market, for peace of mind and to ensure you purchase the right system for your needs, professional installation is always the best option. A quick Google search for “security company near me” will bring up a list of those who service your local area.
Unbreakable Security Lights
Removing the blanket of darkness that so many vandals like to work beneath is easily done by installing security lights. And if you’re going to the trouble of doing so, make sure they’re of the unbreakable variety. After all, it’s a bit pointless to spend out good money if all it takes is a well-aimed rock to once again plunge them back into the shadows…
Of course, in the case of business properties or even larger private residences and estates, there’s always the option of security guards and/or patrols. A company such as Fast Guard Security Service is one of the leading providers, both nationwide and further afield around the world. Their highly qualified staff can advise on security for all properties, both residential and commercial. They’ll work with you to determine the best deterrent for your particular needs, whether that means simple additions such as installing a CCTV system, right through to intense security guard surveillance, including, if necessary, the provision of armed guards (even though that in most cases home monitoring combined with CCTV cameras will suffice).
With vandalism on the rise, it really does pay to reassess the security of your home and/or business location. A few well-spent dollars now could prevent hundreds of thousands of dollars of heartache further down the line, and is something any property owner would do well to address sooner rather than later.