Charlotte NC November 1 2018
While the use of private security to make spot checks and vacation checks at private residences is not exactly new to the industry, the sudden rise in requests for daily service is.
Security officers have long patrolled apartment complexes and condominium properties as well as gated communities, but now, individual home owners are requesting their services as well.
Jimmy Fontana, owner of Star Security and Patrol said that in the past few years, they have added additional mobile patrol services to spot check homes several times a day.
Many people are working longer hours, sometimes leaving their homes at five or six in the morning and not returning until nine or ten at night.
While certain crimes against persons have declined, the FBI reports that property crimes such as theft of property, burglaries and vandalism have increased substantially during the past nine years.
Other private security agencies have also added additional personnel to respond to frequent home alarm activations as well as medical assistance alarms.
Security expert Kevin Hardgrave said that he believes that these type of personalized security services for individuals will continue to increase thereby adding a whole different element of services provided by private security companies.