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Homeless Camps and The Need for Security Guards

With the rise in homeless camps across the Metro Vancouver area, many surrounding communities are also experiencing a spike in crime. While governments and districts are working on long-term housing solutions for the less fortunate, the truth is tent cities are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Police are doing what they can to protect against growing incidents of crime and street disorder, but they simply can’t be everywhere, all of the time. Do you live or work near a homeless camp? Are you concerned about rising theft, violence, or aggressive behaviour? Private security services are the secure and dependable option to address this new and emerging encampment issue.

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Comprehensive Security Services

Whether you need extra protection for your home or business, private security companies offer a wide range of services for your wellbeing and comfort.

There are a host of security solutions that security guards can provide for your residential, commercial, or industrial property, including:

  • Prevention of break-ins, theft, and vandalism
  • Protection from fire and other hazards
  • Video surveillance monitoring
  • Round-the-clock security support
  • Mobile patrol services
  • First aid care

When it comes to the safety and protection of your property, don’t leave anything to chance. Professional security guards have the training and expertise to protect your assets no matter where you live.

Stop Crime Before It Happens

The tents that have been popping up across the province can also come with the risk of criminal behaviour. But reality being what it is, that doesn’t mean residents are helpless to do anything about it.

Prevent crime before it happens with private security. The mere presence of a security guard will provide an effective visual deterrent, discouraging criminal activity and preventing trespassing.

A professional security team is also well trained to recognize potential threats, allowing them to deal with problems before they escalate. And if a trespasser does gain access to your property, a security guard will detain that person until the authorities arrive.
Successful security begins with effective communication. Professional security guards are trained to be outstanding communicators to effectively defuse potentially dangerous or volatile situations, as well as urge people to move along.

In addition, staff working late or even during daylight hours can feel safer going to their vehicles if they know someone is around to watch them.  

Mobile Patrols

If you do not have the budget or need for a full-time Vancouver security guard on-site, there are other options.  You could arrange for regular mobile patrols to check for break-ins or anyone spending time on private property where they should not be.  Another option is live remote video monitoring, where we use CCTV monitored locally in real-time to ensure that your property is safe. If something does happen, police, fire department, or a mobile patrol car can be dispatched by someone locally who knows the area.   

Hire the Right Security Guards

When it comes to choosing the right security guard provider, you want to work with a company that has the experience and skill to deal with homeless camps and the problems that sometimes go along with them. That is where EX-SERVICEMEN SECURITY comes in. Our team of highly trained and certified security guards will work with you to create a customized security strategy to help keep the peace and protect your property.

When you expect dependable security guard protection for your home or business, rely on us for complete peace of mind.

Contact our team of industry specialists for the opportunity to sit with you and discuss the particulars of your security needs.
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