The difference between A Mobile Security and Standing Guard

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Security officers on mobile security patrols combine foot and mobile security patrol techniques to provide industry leading quality service. GPS patrol tracking systems constantly monitor mobile security patrol activities. Electronic checkpoints are installed to ensure that mobile security patrols are conducted. During patrols, security guards complete patrol logs detailing their observations and any incidents that occur during their service. All of our patrol vehicles are equipped with security decals and vibrant emergency lighting systems to identify it as a security patrol & response unit. Security guards on mobile security patrols drive the patrol vehicles with care and proper driving technique.

 As For Standing Guards it is mainly divided into two different parts that is Armed Security and Unarmed Security. The Main Difference between armed and unarmed security is that one of them is allowed to carry weapons but both are standing security and have the same duties that they need to perform. These duties may be guarding entries and exits or patrolling the area.

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Mobile Security Patrols Are more efficient when compared to the standing security as there are some main differences between these two that are:

  1. Alertness

Staying vigilant 100% of the time is a difficult job, and for some, staying awake is a nightly battle. A mobile patrol doesn’t allow time to fall asleep because the officer is constantly patrolling from one property to the other. Staying in one location leads to officer fatigue and even sleep. Both the Standing Guards and the Mobile Patrol are very alert.

  1. GPS Tracking

Do you ever wonder where the security is located? Signal 88 Security mobile patrol uses GPS to track the officer’s location so clients know where their security personnel are at all times.

  1. Visible Presence

It is imperative that security is easily identifiable. A mobile patrol demonstrates a strong visible deterrence with flashing lights, well-marked and branded vehicles, and consistent movement throughout your property.

  1. Economical Cost

A mobile patrol service provides you with a security presence all night long and typically at a cost much less than a traditional, oftentimes called “dedicated” security service.

  1. No Idle Time

Mobile patrols eliminate idle time because the officer is always on the move, actively patrolling.

  1. When Friendly Becomes Friendship

During a mobile patrol, officers have enough time to be knowledgeable and friendly, but not enough time to develop friendships, which can skew judgement.

  1. Quality of Candidate

A mobile patrol security officer has a lot more responsibility driving a company vehicle. Officers working in an active, mobile patrol require more training and skill than someone who sits in a guard shack for several hours a shift.

  1. Actively Patrolling

An active patrol security officer is more likely to hear, see, or smell something going on because they are roving your property. Officers who are restrained to one property may become tired of circling a single property and eventually find their favorite place to sit idle.

  1. Unauthorized Activities

 During a mobile patrol the GPS alerts and internal vehicle cameras will monitor an officer’s activity. This approach is a shift away from the industry standard of sending a supervisor around to check on guards once or twice a night.

  1. Quick Response

Mobile patrol security officers can respond quickly because they are mobile. This is a huge benefit to communities of all sizes. It only takes a couple minutes to respond in a car an officer is already driving. With multiple vehicles patrolling the area, quick response time is vital to deterring crime and disturbances.

“Both Mobile and Standing Guards are Good to have”

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