Security guards conduct regular patrols to assess the workplace and identify and manage security risks. Below is an excerpt detailing the considerations that security guards should make when conducting security patrols. Ultimately, it will help improve the effectiveness of the security patrol.
Identify Site Risks
In some cases, you will conduct security patrols at night when there is little or no visibility. As such, it would be wise to consider pre-inspections to identify site risks. For instance, you should identify obstacles and barriers around the site. Besides, you should assess the perimeter to identify holes and weak points that could be used by unscrupulous individuals to gain access to the premises.
Create A Patrol Plan
The patrol plan details how the guards will patrol the premises. Ideally, the patrols should be conducted at random intervals. Routine patrols can expose the premises to theft since thieves know when to attack. Guards must be in constant communication as they patrol the premises. It ensures that the team knows the exact location of each member. The guards should file a report after each patrol. It should indicate the route used, the threats encountered and any recommendations on how to improve the security situation.
Integrate Patrols With Other Security Measures
Increase the efficiency of security patrols by integrating the patrols with other security measures. For instance:
You should now have an easy time planning security patrols. Identify site risks, create a patrol plan and integrate patrols with other security measures. As a rule, your guards must be trained and experienced.Share
26 March 2021
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