Apartment Security In Houston Area
Since most apartment complexes are designed so that virtually anyone can come and go on the property’s grounds, the area is an easy target for various crimes. Whether it’s youngsters loitering or others who are trespassing or committing vandalism, random patrols can help put a stop to these and other criminal acts. By using mobile patrol services for apartment security, many properties report a decrease in criminal activity of as much as 20 percent in only a few weeks. But for these patrols to be effective, they must be done randomly. Using patrol vehicles that are marked similarly to police cars, private security officers can make patrols at various times and using different routes. By doing so, it is impossible for criminals to determine any set patterns used by the officers, making the patrols extremely effective.
Activity and Incident Reports
While patrols are essential to maintain high levels of security for apartment complexes, it’s also crucial the officers on duty complete daily activity and incident reports that can be viewed by other officers, security supervisors, and property managers. By having access to these reports, officers can be aware of potential troubling activity in certain areas of the property, as well as be able to conduct surveillance or additional patrols to ensure the safety of residents. And to make sure all essential personnel have access to these reports, officers can complete these reports electronically, then email them to supervisors and property managers.
Since it’s conceivable almost anything can happen anywhere in today’s world, it’s crucial that when property owners hire private officers for apartment security jobs, they be as well-trained as possible. To accomplish this, all security personnel in Houston from Ranger Guard and Investigations are trained in the latest security procedures before they begin their first assignment in the field. These areas include defensive tactics, criminal law, patrol techniques, anti-terrorism tactics, and first aid/CPR. By possessing training in these crucial areas, officers will be prepared to handle virtually any situation they encounter.
Enforcement Through Reinforcement
Due to apartment complexes having residents of all ages and backgrounds, it’s important for security officers to communicate and interact well with everyone. To make this happen, Ranger Guard and Investigations has developed a unique training program known as Enforcement Through Reinforcement. With this program, officers learn a variety of verbal tactics that can be used to deescalate verbal confrontations before they escalate into physical ones. By having the ability to keep things under control using excellent verbal communication skills, officers can maintain high levels of security without resorting to potentially violent physical confrontations.
While officers should naturally possess training in specific areas of security, it’s also important they present a professional appearance at all times. In doing so, they not only represent Ranger Guard and Investigations in the best possible manner, but also are able to command the respect of residents and others. Critical to maintaining an atmosphere of security necessary to protect everyone, the officer’s appearance shows everyone the commitment the officer has to their job. Thus, all Ranger officers arrive at their assignment with polished shoes, clean and pressed police-style uniforms, neat haircuts, and the highest standards of personal hygiene.