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6 Reasons to Hire a Security Officer to Patrol Your Apartment Building

June 28, 2017

Hire a Security Officer to Patrol Your Apartment BuildingYou can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your property. If you own an apartment building, security officers can provide that extra safety and peace of mind you’re looking for. They’re a great way to protect your building and ease the worries of yourself and your tenants. Read below to learn about the benefits of hiring security officers to patrol your apartment building.

Deterring Crime

When people who want to commit a crime see a security officer around, they’re less likely to do it. Posting security officers will help deter break-ins and theft. Additionally, people who want to commit crimes in around the property such as drug use or solicitation will likely find security officers irritating and decide to go elsewhere. Overall, crime is less likely to occur in and around apartment buildings with security officers.

Reacts in Real Time

In the cases where simply posting a security officer isn’t enough to stop crime from happening, you’ll have someone there to deal with the problem. Security officers undergo extensive training in order to learn how to react quickly and appropriately to whatever situation they might be presented with. In the event of a break in or some other crime, a security officer can easily respond to the situation and handle it appropriately.

Residents Have Someone to Call

If a tenant sees someone suspicious or has an issue, she can call your security officer. The security officer can then quickly address the situation. This response is much easier than calling the police because there is no lag time. The tenant will not have to wait in fear until the police arrive. In other cases, you will not have to worry about an untrained tenant attempting to solve the issue herself. Instead, the security officer she knows and trusts will handle the situation for her so she can continue on her day.

Increases Property Value

When your property is safe and crime-free, its value goes up. Posting security guards will not only deter crime on your property, but around it as well. Security officers are a great way to make a community safer and ensure that crime rates are low. When a safe property is in a low-crime area, it has better value.

Attract Better Residents

When your property value goes up, you’re more likely to attract stable residents. Families and other reliable tenants are more likely to move in because of the high property value and feeling of safety. These types of tenants tend to pay their rent on time sign longer leases, both of which will be good for your business. Security officers are great assets to attract stable, reliable tenants.

Security Can Be Tailored to Fit Your Needs

Each property is unique, making the needs of each property unique as well. With different options and packages, a company can work with you to come up with the best security plan for your apartment building. Whether you have one particular entrance that needs extra security, or you feel that you need added security at night, your needs can be properly addressed.

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USI is engaged in supporting your security and business by developing customized security solutions that support your objectives while cost-effectively minimizing risk. Clients receive continuous support from a highly responsive team of professionals including owners, management, field supervisors and officers. Our commitment to quality includes field inspections and audits, as well as investments in innovative solutions for continuous training and compliance.

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