A residential community is an area designed to provide shelter, safety, and comfort. Residential buildings include houses, apartments, townhouses, condominiums, hotels, and all other single and multiple-family structures where people reside. Tenants of residential communities desire to return to a home where they can find comfort in knowing that themselves and their belongings are safe. However, these communities face numerous security threats such as burglary, vandalism, assault, and loitering. To preserve residents' peace of mind it is beneficial for communities such as these to invest in a security service. Residential communities are one of the several industries that benefit from security services. Security guards provide safety in residential communities by operating in their many different roles.
1. Security Inspections
Security inspections are a valuable service offered by security companies like Twin City Security. Security inspections and evaluations are essential to inspect current organizational security practices. Our professional security officers complete inspections and analyses of a facility to uncover security threats. During security inspections, security professionals are also able to assess the quality of the facility's current security procedures and equipment.
2. Access Control
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there are 2.5 million burglaries annually in the United States. In order to prevent break-ins and burglaries, security guards can be entrusted to secure the entry and exit points of a residential community. As well as monitor gates and doors to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering your property. They can ensure that the community will not receive unwarranted visitors. Security guards working at the receptionist desks will also maintain safety by managing visitor and vendor logs to be fully aware of who is allowed onto the premises.
Security officers can also be hired to patrol the residential community. Patrolling can be done on foot, physically walking the premises, or by patrolling in car. Security officers can be on the watch for suspicious activity, unwarranted guests, or a crime taking place within the bounds of the community. Patrolling is also a great way to keep the image of having a secure community. Residents feel safer knowing someone is watching their community, while criminals are deterred away.
4. Enforcing Property Rules and Regulations
Security guards are useful to be on the premises to enforce property and resident rules. Many residential communities have rules and regulations for tenants to follow for the safety and general upkeep of the community. When the rules are not followed by residents or visitors, residential community security guards are capable of enforcing these rules for the general safety of the community.
5. Emergency Response
When there is an emergency in a residential community, a security guard can be the first professional to assess and manage the situation. With a security service on the property, security guards can rush to the emergency immediately. After assessing the emergency security officers can partner with law enforcement, if needed, to restore the safety of the residents.
6. Reviewing Security Footage
Many residential communities are equipped with cameras to survey the property. However, most communities need a security professional who can properly review the security footage. Using CCTV monitoring, video footage will be taken indefinitely. When a crime is committed or there are other serious threats to safety in which the footage should be reviewed, professional security officers can efficiently monitor the footage to protect all property and people on the client's premises.
How Twin City Security Can Help
Twin City Security has been one of Alabama’s most effective and reliable security service companies since 1975. We strive to become the number one choice for contract security services in Alabama by providing highly trained security professionals for all industries. We offer a variety of services with our trained armed and unarmed security guards and officers. Our services include access control, loss prevention, CCTV monitoring, security surveys, and more. Our highly trained security guards have been successful in working for every industry by adapting to all security concerns that may arise and protecting the assets of our clients. We would love to get to know you and your organization and learn how we can be of assistance in keeping your community safe. If you want to keep your residential community safe, contact us today!