Choosing the Right Security Approach: Mobile Patrols vs. Static Security

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When it comes to securing your property or business, two distinct approaches often come to mind: mobile patrols and static security. Each approach has its merits, and finding the right balance between them is pivotal for achieving maximum security effectiveness. In this blog post, we will delve into the advantages and drawbacks of both methods, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your unique needs.

Mobile Patrols: Dynamic Security on the Move


Mobile patrols offer the ability to cover expansive areas rapidly, ensuring comprehensive checks across multiple points of a property.

The unpredictability of mobile patrols can dissuade potential wrongdoers who cannot
anticipate when a patrol might appear.

Swift Response:
In the event of an incident, mobile units can react swiftly, enabling prompt
intervention during emergencies.


Limited Presence:
Due to their mobile nature, patrols might
not be present at the exact location
when an incident occurs.

Operational Costs:
Mobile patrols can entail higher expenses due to vehicle upkeep and fuel

Static Security: Unwavering Vigilance


Consistent Presence:
Stationing a guard at a specific location ensures continuous monitoring of the designated area.

Immediate Deterrence:
A visible guard acts as an instant deterrent to potential wrongdoers,
discouraging any malicious intent.

Static guards can receive training tailor
ed to the area they guard, such as a
building entrance or a checkpoint.


Limited Mobility:
If an incident arises outside their designated zone, response times might be

Criminals might study the patterns and positions of static guards to identify

Striking the Right Balance:
The choice between mobile patrols and static security hinges largely on the unique demands of your property or business. Consider the following factors:

Property Size and Layout:
Larger proper ties with numerous entry points might benefit from mobile patrols, whereas smaller properties or those with specific vulnerable spots might prefer
static security.

Risk Nature:
High-risk sites where threats are persistent (e.g., banks) might necessitate static security, while locations with occasional risks might opt for mobile patrols.

Budgetary Considerations:
Security should not be compromised for financial reasons, but understanding the costs of each approach is essential for effective planning.

Hybrid Strategy:
Often, a blend of mobile patrols and static security proves optimal. For instance,
static guards could oversee entrances, while mobile patrols cover perimeters and parking zones.

Customized Solutions for Your Needs

Security is not a one-size-fits-all solution. By assessing the specific challenges and needs of your property or business, the Surrey Security team will craft a customized security plan that provides the best possible protection. If you’re unsure about the right approach, we’re always ready to engage in a discussion and tailor a strategy that suits your circumstances. Feel free to reach out
to us at 01483 355 355 or via email at
Your security is our priority.