Gaps in security coverage are a liability for every facility.
While on duty, the number one priority of service for a security operation is to maintain a commanding presence. Although an operation may be serviced by a single posted position, the general public is aware and appreciates having this extra layer of security. However, the public is composed of both the innocent and individuals who may not have the best interest of the property in mind.
The security operation of a facility is the primary target of interest for wrongdoers. Knowledge of the schedule, position and shifts can be easily obtained from one inconspicuous but observant visit to a facility. From this information, it is not difficult to identify gaps and weaknesses in the operation. This is a common concern found throughout the industry. However, regardless of the quality or experience of the security team, the most blatant indicator of lack of security is when guards are not present.Many facilities are not in operation, but are still accessible on the weekend and afterhours, and therefore do not subscribe to after hour or weekend security coverage. However, in our 30 years of operation, we find that 90% to 95% of all incidents involving theft, burglary, larceny and other crimes occur during afterhours and weekends.
Looking at the Costs
The cost involved with unwanted intruders to the building can range from a few hundred dollars in theft to millions in damages. Even worse, an act of transgression can lead to bodily harm of a tenant or a guest of the building. Regardless of the cost of replacing lost or damaged property, the cost and time associated with litigation is not worth the savings from a dismissed security operation.
24-hour daily security is an amenity that a building can offer its tenants, which adds value and sets the facility apart from similar sized buildings in the area. A yearly investment in the security operation has shown to facilitate higher rent asking prices, which increases the overall profitability of the facility.
Higher quality of security, less room for error, and a safer environment are just some of the added benefits of 24-hour security. The dedicated team at Esteem Security Service Inc. evaluates, identifies, and customizes each facility’s security operation to maximize the benefit of our security services. New York City is a melting pot of people from all walks of life. Since 9/11, it has been ingrained in our culture to take every precaution, and to maintain security at the highest level.
Call us today at (212) 352-2111 to schedule a free security evaluation and to maximize your facility’s operation!