The Commonwealth Games are due to be held in Brisbane in 2018, and already preparations have started for the events being held on the Gold Coast. It is expected that the Games will bring huge growth opportunities for businesses on the Gold Coast, as well as attract thousands of spectators to the area from all over the world.
Along with the extra boost to the local economy and the increased numbers of visitors, there are also additional risks to local residents and businesses. A large number of transient visitors to the area means a potentially higher level of crime and violence, and for many businesses on the Gold Coast, security will be a serious consideration.
High Crime Rate
The Gold Coast already has a higher crime rate than many other parts of Queensland, and police resources are stretched. Many crimes also go unsolved. For example, figures from Queensland Police show only around half of the 280 robberies on the Gold Coast last year have been solved.
How to Protect Your Business or Home
Businesses and residents who really want to make sure they are protected may want to consider using the services of a private Gold Coast security firm. Private security guards and emergency response services can help support people and businesses that may be under threat, particularly if the police can’t respond to an incident as quickly as they would like.
2018 may seem like a long way ahead, but it is never too early to be prepared and make sure your business or home is secure and protected. There are a number of different ways you can do this, depending on the level of security you require and the size of the premises.
Solutions for All Budgets
Low cost security solutions can include monitored alarm systems, additional locks and motion sensitive lighting around your building or home. If you have a business to protect, or you want to ensure a higher level of safety for your family, you may want to consider more in-depth security measures. These can include things such as advanced alarm monitoring systems, and security guards to patrol the property.
The Commonwealth Games will provide local business owners with a great opportunity to expand, and it is important that they stay protected. The bigger your business, the more you have to lose, so make sure that you have safeguards in place. A reputable Gold Coast Security firm can advise you on the best security measures for your business or home.