When it comes to private security we just don’t compromise our loved ones' safety. The private security industry in South Africa is among the largest in the world, with over 9,000 registered companies and 450,000 registered active private security guards. With the crime rate in South Africa, these numbers are not surprising.
With so many registered security companies in South Africa, how does one go about finding the private security company specializing in your specific needs? The role these companies play in our day to day living is very important. Finding the private security company providing you with security as well as being trustworthy, effective, and productive is of vital importance to us all.
What is the difference between public security and private security?
Private security almost mirrors that of public security except for the fact that they work on your property, protecting your home, your assets, and/or your business. These guards may deny unauthorized access to your business, enforcing the rules of your company. Private security agencies provide security for your business and are privately owned and operated. This means that private security working on your property may deny unauthorized access to your business.
Public Security – police officers are law officials employed by the government. Police officers cannot enforce the rules of your company and may only aid after the crime has been committed due to governmental restrictions on private property.
There are several types of private security namely: Technological security, Private Alarm Response, Private Patrol Services, and Private Security Guards. Below we explain the differences between them:
• Technological security - In today's age of technology, IT is being used to provide security solutions for home and business users alike. Better video surveillance systems are now available at the site of a business or home environment and can be viewed by yourself.
• Private Alarm Response - Alarm response will take the form of private security responding to a burglar alarm call.
• Private Patrol Services - Provide protection for your property, inventory, equipment, and cash assets. A Security Patrol service offers a high-visibility security solution that tells potential offenders that you take the security of your assets seriously.
• Private Security Guards – Observing and reporting unlawful activity, preventing or detecting theft or misappropriation of goods, money, or other items, protecting individuals or property, controlling access to the premises being protected.
With the latest technology available to us, we now have better options to consider when it comes to protecting your assets, your family, and your business. These systems can be used in conjunction with your existing security services which means business owners and homeowners can protect their assets better without having to invest in over-complicated security solutions.
Security is something everyone deserves. Feeling safe at home or even at work. Whether you require a surveillance system, a guard on call, or patrol services, we all have different needs when it comes to protecting our assets. new vision security has a wide variety of options available to suit the needs of every homeowner and businessman.
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