Moving into a new place can be both exciting and daunting, but peace of mind can only be achieved where you feel safe and secure. It’s no secret that you need security services when living in an apartment in London, especially if you live alone. In the blog, we discuss the different types of security services you should look for when viewing apartments.
For London apartments and flats, the risk factor can be much higher than in single occupancy houses, due to the amount of people that enter and exit the complex. Because of this, it’s key to look for a range of security services in and around the residential apartment.
Different Types of Security Services
- 24/7 Patrol
It’d be highly beneficial and recommended to locate an apartment that offers 24/7 patrolling officers. One of the biggest advantages of having security patrols is that they act as a deterrent to passer-by’s. They often wear uniforms which makes them recognisable from a distance, which can discourage those considering committing a crime as they are more likely to get caught and be dealt with a rapid response. 24/7 patrolling officers have been found to reduce the number of crimes associated with theft, break-ins and vandalism.
- Concierge Security
While they are mostly found in hotels, more and more London businesses are implementing a concierge within their residential complexes to optimise security. Concierge security plays an important role within apartments, offering both front of house services alongside security. Aside from taking in parcels and being a friendly face to residents, concierge services can also include monitoring CCTV, maintaining a log-book for visitors, and looking out for unwanted guests. They should be your first point of call for any minor security concerns.
It’s important to make sure that the apartment block has CCTV throughout the building, especially in car parks, lifts, and communal areas as these zones high-crime areas. The latest and professional CCTV systems can act as a strong deterrent, as potential intruders will see the CCTV camera and be forced to move to an easier target. Additionally, if an incident was to occur, the footage can be used as evidence.
Whether it’s for an apartment complex, event or private residence, here at Umbrella Security we can offer expert security services in and around London. With years of experience within the industry, we pride ourselves on delivering the best security all at a competitive price. Get in touch with us today through our online contact form, or give us a call on 0121 554 2761.