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800 good reasons to use a security patrol

Fri, November 02, 2018

Every night more than 150 Armourguard patrol people are out on the beat, protecting thousands of premises nationwide. They show how prevention is definitely better than cure, reporting an average of 700-800 incidents per month.

Veteran patrol officer Marty Wickham is typical of the team we have working hard for our security patrol clients.  In a recent one-month period he successfully intervened in six alleged burglary attempts.  Here’s one example, as conveyed in Marty’s incident report:

At approx. 0017 hours I arrived on site to do my check and noticed a push bike and what appeared to be some boxes near the fence line. I knew that someone was on site and called the police on *555.

I advised them of my findings and, while I waited for the police to arrive, I drove further forward to get out and take photos of the bike and check the boxes, which turned out to be a full backpack.

As I was doing this the alleged offender appeared at the fence, so I immediately called 111 and advised the Police of my situation.  I managed to detain him safely and disarm him of a pair of scissors I noticed in his pocket until arrival of Police units.

The man was arrested for unlawfully being on the property as well as a warrant to arrest for failure to appear. He is well known to Police for burglary and other offences and is quite active in the area at times.

Our patrol officers are all trained to take photos of suspicious activities at customer sites utilising our real time reporting technology Silvertrac, which is crucial for evidence gathering. In all six cases, Marty provided police with valuable photo and video evidence – including photos of the alleged offenders.