As a community manager, you are responsible for your community and the safety of your residents. But is security in your budget? The good news is yes it is. You can afford a professional security service with a cost-effective solution such as a courtesy patrol.
Hiring a professional security service for your community is an investment that creates future benefits. You’ll often be able to charge more for rent because residents are willing to spend more to live in a secure community. They have peace of mind that they are safe and their homes are secure, which in turn helps lower occupancy turnover. On-site security also decreases your liability and increases the value of your property by reducing risk factors such as vandalism.
As community managers, consider adding security services to your amenities list. Many believe the only option to be dedicated services.
Dedicated officers, in some municipalities, are police officers, and employed by the local law enforcement agency. They do not always actively patrol your community and may be required to only respond if there is an incident. They often are not cost-effective for most multi-family communities’ budgets. Private security dedicated officers are also often outside most multi-family budgets, and the ones that are within budget rarely provide the quality of service needed.
The best option for multi-family communities is a courtesy patrol. A courtesy patrol emulates the visual presence and crime deterrent that the best dedicated services provide.
Courtesy patrols officers are visibly and actively patrolling the community during their shifts to deter crime and spot incidents often before they even happen. The branded courtesy patrol vehicles are a strong visual deterrent with flashing lights that let residents and visitors know that your community has security on-site. Because a courtesy patrol is mobile, officers can quickly respond to an issue.
A courtesy patrol is a cost-effective way to have a security presence in your community. It is typically a much less expensive alternative to a dedicated officer, but just as effective, if not more so, for keeping your community and residents safe.
At Signal 88 Security, we work with you to develop a security plan that is perfect for your community. In addition to our well-trained, roving patrol officers, a courtesy patrol service can be customized to include maintenance assessment, access control services, facilities checks, and disturbance and alarm response. Our officers use our proprietary technology that includes GPS tracking and real-time reporting. You can sign in to your account at any time to see where an officer is on your property and read incident reports.
Let us work with you to create a plan that meets your community’s security needs. Contact Jim Pio to schedule a free security assessment for your property.
Signal 88 Security of South Jersey is a world-class, industry-leading security services company for residential, commercial, retail, and institutional customers. We provide customized security solutions including roving vehicle patrols, door checks, pool lockups, and emergency response.
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