Security case studies
What We Have Done
Case Study One: Private Resident’s Association
The residents of 5 private roads in a Greater London location were suffering from serious crimes against both themselves and their properties. This included violence and theft causing great distress and fear amongst a small, private community. The police were very supportive but as they could only react to the crimes after the event, the residents wanted to take preventive measures. They decided to form a resident’s association and pulled together to employ a permanent security presence.
Metropolitan Security Services UK Ltd advised and implemented the following security measures:
- Risk accessed the area
- Recommended the deployment of a Patrol dog handler during the hours of darkness
- Allowed residents quick entry with a vehicle pass, whilst recording all entries for non-residents with a valid reason to enter
- Provided residents with out of hours phone access to the dog handler for instant emergency reaction
- Constructed highly visible signs to advise that a security dog patrol vehicle was patrolling the area
The assignment has been ongoing for 8 years, and since it began Metropolitan Security Services UK Ltd have only had to deal with some minor incidents. A security dog handler was seen as a better form of deterrent than a security guard, because an offender may attack and injure a lone guard if disturbed. However, if a trained patrol dog is present as well, this is much less likely to happen, Also a trained dog has superior senses, such as hearing and smell to detect anyone hiding that a security guard would miss. It is a well-known fact that offenders will attack areas that show no signs of security, rather than those that do, so our deterrents were an important part of the plan. With close co-operation from the local Police we’re proud to say that Metropolitan Security Services UK Ltd has succeeded in deterring any further, serious incidents. The area has been transformed and the residents are now living without fear.