It seems that as long as there have been cities, there have been safe areas and unsafe areas. There are a number of places in every city that seem to serve as a beacon for unsavoury elements. However, security patrol professionals are trained to work in these areas and make them unattractive to the people who create dangerous conditions there. Your Gold Coast business will benefit largely from suddenly being in a safe part of town!
One condition that contributes to a high-risk area is poor lighting, whether natural or artificial. Criminals see a poorly lit area as an opportunity to ply their trade undetected. Security patrols are trained to evaluate low light areas and make recommendation for improving the lighting. If lighting cannot be improved, the presence of security guards helps decrease the risk posed by low-light areas.
Narrow, twisting alleys and streets also tend to attract unsavoury types to a neighbourhood–and not just unsavoury types of humans. Feral cats and dogs tend to make their homes in sheltered areas that are difficult to access, and criminals like to use these areas as hideouts and escape routes. Fortunately, part of a security patrol’s job is assessing these difficult areas. Security personnel can safely remove and deter both people and animals from narrow alleyways and winding back streets.
Criminals operate a bit like sharks; they strike whenever they see an opportunity. A major reason for employing security patrols is their ability to spot opportunities for theft the moment they arise. Whether they come in the form of damaged fencing, a poorly-supervised entrance, or an unlocked window, security personnel are trained to recognize and eliminate these hazards before they become opportunities.
Security patrols across the Gold Coast are using their skills and training to turn dangerous parts of town into safe neighbourhoods, where everybody feels confident doing business. Even though many areas on the Gold Coast have some combination of the factors that contribute to a dangerous area, security personnel are trained to recognize and deal with these potentially hazardous conditions.
Even if you can’t change the neighbourhood where your company operates, security patrols can help you can change how people perceive it.