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Hiring Security Guards Not Always Effective

Posted by Sean Murphy on Aug 16, 2015

Owners of industrial sites take costly measures to protect their assets, including barbed wire fences, surveillance cameras, and hiring security guards to walk the perimeter. It is important to protect exposed assets from potential thievery that could lead to a substantial monetary loss. What can go wrong with having “boots on the ground” to protect an industrial site?

In one large city an industrial site hired security guards to protect their visible assets. After police received an anonymous tip, security guards were seen loading metal and iron into a security vehicle, and arrested four people. This is the ever-present risk of hiring security guards to guard valuable assets, but another danger also exists, which is the potential physical harm of an officer. In the same article mentioned above, another incident occurred involving hired security guards, but instead of being the source of the problem, they were victims, having been threatened with a firearm and locked inside of a bathroom.

Many essential items of value remain in the open around industrial sites. With many of these objects being a visible temptation to thieves, it is important, even vital, that these assets remain under a watchful eye. With the theft of copper and other such metals on the rise in the United States, securing such valuable commodities is imperative, especially for industrial sites.

In Southern California, an epidemic was taking place, and authorities were desperately attempting to put a stop to it. What was the epidemic? People were stealing plastic, specifically raiding loading docks and industrial sites for empty bread trays, beverage holders, and pallets. Eight people were eventually arrested, and the police recovered more than six million dollars worth of stolen plastic. This is a staggering number; imagine the loss that could be taking place nationwide.

These industrial sites are not clients of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime in Sourthern California and other metro areas and cities in the U.S. while reducing security guards and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your industrial property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at warehouses, offices buildings, shopping centers, and other businesses.