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The term patrol is defined as an activity to keep a watch over an area by regularly walking or travelling around it. Conducting security patrols is one of the core services provided by a security guard company. Security patrolling is one of the primary duties of the security personnel.

The security patrol officers are required to remain proactive and vigilant. Effective patrols ensure enhanced security of the client’s site. These officers carry out the patrolling both on foot and on vehicles. The prime purpose of a patrol is to maintain the security of the area and act as a crime deterrent. Their presence alone is enough to secure the client’s site and reduce the risk of vandalism or theft at their property.

Methods of Security Patrol?

Generally, there are two types of security patrols conducted by private security guard companies.

#1 Foot Patrol | This is the most common patrolling method. As the name implies foot patrol is carried out on foot. This patrolling type enables the guard to access the site more closely. When the guard walks through a client’s site, it lets him discover prospective security incidents like potential trespassers, jammed doors, open windows, flooding, and triggers of a fire breakout. A patrolling security guard can check and record these activities.

#2 Vehicle Security Patrol | This is used when a security guard has to cover a large amount of ground in a short period, especially when an immediate response is required. This includes actual vehicles, golf carts, bicycles, etc.

There’s one more type that is used primarily in public places or areas with a large footfall like stadiums, events, etc.

#3 Remote Patrol | The video surveillance technology can be used for monitoring the area including CCTV and Drone.

Who is Eligible for Patrolling Security Services?

While patrolling services are frequently associated with residential security, many industries are investing in them as a result of the rising crime rate. Construction, hotel, and farming sites, for example, frequently require security patrol. Event managers will also require these services if they have a large venue to manage. And, with the assistance of a support team and possibly some CCTV cameras, the job can be completed.

How is a Security Patrol Conducted?

Patrols are an important part of a security guard’s job. There are many things a security guard needs for effective patrolling, from walking without drawing attention to getting in touch with a supervisor. They are assigned to specific checkpoints. These checkpoints are generally accessible to the guards on the ground. Security guards on patrol carry communication devices, a baton, and pepper spray. The patrol schedules and routes are chosen randomly so that potential criminals cannot predict the timings of a patrol.

Why Patrolling Services are Important?

Security guards investigate, monitor, and prevent security incidents as they walk from place to place. In recent years numerous industries have started investing in mobile patrols to keep their properties and people safe. This job demands the security guards be alert, more equipped and fit than the traditional static job. This way, they ensure peace of mind to the clients, workers, residents, and visitors. You know that they are around you to keep an eye on the area and will be there for a quick response to any emergency. As they keep strolling around, they act as visual deterrents to the potential criminals.

One additional benefit is that they are available around the clock, meaning that your site will be guarded just as well during the wee hours as they are during the day. No matter it being day or night, they will quickly respond to any crises of danger and alert the responsible authorities so that the damage or loss couldn’t go worse.


Hopefully, we’ve managed to address all the necessary points regarding the benefits and process of having a security patrol guard. They move around the site to make themselves visible to both people and potential criminals, so you can go about your business with no worries!

If you are looking for efficient, Patrol Security Services in London contact Shergroup. Our security officers on patrol are using QR codes on all their sites to monitor their patrol routes and produce real-time daily activity reports. These reports are available for both the managing supervisor and the clients to check with real-time on-site metrics. Alongside you will have a dedicated person from our business solutions team as your single point of contact, managing your business. Call us on 0845 890 9200 or chat with us on​ and leave your security worries to us.

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