When you have commercial properties standing empty, you need to make sure they are properly protected. Quite aside from the usual threats of thieves, vandals, and squatters, the rising trend for urban exploration on such social media platforms as TikTok and YouTube has made vacant and abandoned properties an even more popular target.
Here at Marpol Security, we offer a range of solutions for keeping your vacant properties secure until you are able to put them to use or sell them on. In this article, we will discuss some of our most popular services and how they can benefit you.
One of the easiest ways to deter casual trespassers is to make your vacant property more difficult to access. We can install roller shutters over the windows and doors to prevent easy access, supply heavy-duty padlocks for your gates and any outbuildings, and even install concrete barricades across open entrances to the property grounds. While this last option might not deter individuals who are already planning to access the building on foot, not being able to pull up to the property removes the possibility of a fast getaway.
We can install fixed or temporary CCTV surveillance systems around the inside and outside of your property. Equipped with high-resolution cameras and night-vision capabilities, these systems produce a live feed that goes directly to our central monitoring unit. These are staffed 24 hours a day by our dedicated team of surveillance experts, who will keep a close eye on your vacant property for any signs of an attempted entry. We can also install audio speakers that allow us to communicate directly through the CCTV system, addressing any interlopers in person and warning them to leave the premises. Should the trespassers refuse to leave or should we detect any unlawful activity, our monitoring unit will immediately instruct the local police and our own rapid response unit.
We have mobile patrol units active in the streets around all of our clients. The moment we are aware of someone entering your vacant property unauthorised, our mobile unit will be informed. Thanks to their carefully planned patrol route, they can be on the premises within minutes. Our units are made up of highly-trained and experienced security professionals who are more than capable of resolving the situation.
In some circumstances, remote surveillance is not enough. If your empty property contains valuable stock or equipment, you may wish to have a permanent static security presence on site. We can provide professional security guards to protect your assets, including K9 units if the property is large or open-plan. Should they need assistance, our mobile patrol units are, once again, only a phone call away.