Should You Hire a Security Company for Your Apartments?

July 31, 2019

Your apartment complex should be a place of peace for the residents who live there. What happens when calls for increased security come in to your leasing office? These are some of the benefits of hiring a security company to watch over your apartment complex.

 

 

Security Guards Are Not Predictable

One of the benefits of security guards over burglar alarms is that these guards can alter their paths to become less predictable to potential vandals, burglars, and robbers. They can also answer calls and pay more attention to problem areas, which makes them proactive rather than reactive.

 

 

Security Services Send a Message

One of the benefits of working with a security guard is that it sends a message to potential troublemakers that they are not welcome on your property. Your apartment complex will not provide a safe haven for people who steal and trespass in other people's homes.

 

 

Security Guards Act Quickly

When a tenant calls the police, he or she may end up waiting minutes or hours for a response. Security guards who are already on the premises respond much more quickly, and often have many of the same tools as police officers. They can stop an emergency situation while the tenant waits for police to arrive.

 

 

Security Guards Utilize Your Resources

When you already have security tools at your apartment complex, you can rely on your security guard to ensure they work correctly, as well as use those tools to their fullest potential. For example, your security guard can utilize on-site cameras and gates to secure the property further.

 

 

Security Guards Are Trained

One of the best things about utilizing a security service for your apartment complex is that your guards handle issues your leasing managers are not trained to. Security guards will take over some of the workload and stress that a leasing agent might have to contend with otherwise.

 

Additionally, security guards are trained to recognize hazards before they become a problem. They know the signs to watch for that could grow into bigger problems.

 

 

Security Guards Improve Your Reputation

Nobody wants to live in an apartment complex where they see the cops have been called, let alone if they have been called to your complex several times in one month. When your tenants know that they can count on a security guard to answer some of their concerns, they may feel less inclined to call the police when they feel something is not right.

 

Additionally, you have the ability to attract residents who tend to be safer and more proactive than others. Those who are shopping for apartment complexes like to see that you have on-call security guards who can secure their property and help them feel safe at home.

 

 

Security Guards Customize Service to Meet Your Needs

Every apartment complex is different, and what you need is not necessarily what another complex needs. Security guards provide personalized service suited to the needs of your residents and your property.

 

 

Security Guards Improve Relationships

Do you ever worry that your residents do not feel connected to you and your community? Are concerned residents feeling that their worries go unheard? Security guards can improve your relations with your residents, especially when they realize you take their safety seriously.

 

Additionally, your residents will build relationships with the security guards themselves. They will feel comfortable talking to security guards who are personable and willing to learn more about your community.

 

 

Security Services Are Widely Available

Security Services Northwest, Inc offers security services throughout the Seattle area. We provide services for residential, commercial, and industrial businesses, and we can offer a variety of services that range from armed officers to camera systems. Contact us today to discuss your security needs, and we can establish a plan for your residential community.

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