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Vacant Property Security Screens are becoming obsolete

Posted on April 11, 2020.

Since the British Government announced a nation-wide lockdown, Global Guardians has seen a rise in calls from owners of vacant properties, because their vacant property screens are being breached by criminal gangs searching for valuables inside their empty buildings.

Unfortunately, despite looking secure and safe, metal security screens have become less effective as a vacant property protection method, and are fast becoming obsolete during this Government lockdown. Global Guardians is witnessing the outmoded strategy of shutting up empty buildings becoming exposed as a major risk. 

In fact, people are targeting empty buildings, which are boarded up, because they know that once they are breached, it will be too late for the property owner to be able to attend site to deal with the intrusion.

This is why we have received an increase in calls from owners and managers of vacant properties because they prefer our more proactive and cost-effective solution, which is Protection by Occupation BS8584:2015. 

The property guardians we place to live in empty buildings, across the country, are occupying the vacant properties we manage throughout the Government Lockdown. Because of this, the buildings are occupied and functioning as normal. Intruders are completely deterred because there is a continual presence on site. 

The owners and managers of vacant properties have no headache by utilising our property guardian solution, because their empty buildings are occupied with working professionals and Global Guardians provides full vacant property management, to include a bespoke software management system called My Globe. 

Global Guardians have taken the best aspects of property management (in depth understanding of the vacant properties managed, real time reporting software) and combined this with the best aspects of security guarding, to deliver Protection by Occupation in accordance with our core values: Safe Hands, Progressive and Inclusive. 

Because we are progressive, we are ahead of the curve in vacant property security, and this is why our Protection by Occupation solution is fast making vacant property screens less effective and more obsolete. 

If you are the owner or manager of empty buildings worried about your current security solution, please contact us today and we can help assess your needs: 020 3818 9100 and select option 3.