A recent study by the neighborhood organizers where Urban Alarm runs a mobile security patrol program showed a 55% reduction in crime for 2012. The study normalized the crime rate relative to adjacent neighborhoods to conclude the crime reduction was attributed to the Urban Alarm Mobile Patrol.
Urban Alarm’s patrol is a membership program where over 50% of the residents, in the neighborhood, are members of the program. This direct membership program eliminates the need for an association or other organizing body to manage the contracting process and take on the liability and responsibility for managing the contract.
The Mobile Patrol has significant visibility in the neighborhood passing by each members from 6 to 12 times most days. For members with security alarm systems monitored by Urban Alarm the Patrol will also respond to alarm events, along with DC Police. This particularly useful for residents when they are traveling or for businesses since the Patrol Officer can be on the phone with members to provide full status updates on any situations.
The Mobile Patrol goes beyond observe and report security with concierge services and member assistance that may range from picking up and re-delivering packages to walking dogs or meeting vendors on site representing the member.
Some of you may have read about Urban Alarm’s neighborhood guard patrol featured in last week’s Northwest Current Newspaper. Our patrol has been operating for a year with great success. Neighborhood studies show a 40% reduction in crime attributed to the patrol.
Urban Alarm’s mobile patrol goes well beyond security. Patrol Officers are in regular contact with members in the neighborhood, collecting mail and packages while they are at work, notifying them of open doors or garages in their home, and checking on reports of suspicious persons.
For businesses, Urban Alarm responds to alarms to meet police, so that business owners can stay home. We will update business owners with exactly what is occurring. If the business owner chooses, we can allow police access to check the property and report back.
Urban Alarm’s patrol is available to limited Northwest DC neighborhoods and our success has encouraged us to expand our scope. If you want Urban Alarm’s patrol in your neighborhood, please contact us. Visit our website for more information on the patrol services
SOURCE: Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department
Urban Alarm’s Mobile Community Patrol provides an added security presence for retail, business, and residential customers in Northwest DC Neighborhoods. In addition to alarm response, concierge services, home watch when you are away, and general community security the patrols utilize a private Intranet for documenting activity at Patrol Members properties.
The system not only tracks patrol activity (each patrol vehicle is tracked by GPS) but is a repository for security related observations by the patrol officers. The system is also an effective mechanism for the patrol officers to communicate with each other as well as between the office and the field.
Patrol officers regularly document (via mobile photography) contractors on site or other potential items of concern. Patrol members can request reports on observed activity at their property.
Urban Alarm’s Mobile Security Guard Patrol is available to neighborhoods, individual residents, businesses, and commercial or multi-unit residential properties. Larger properties may look to mobile patrols to supplement traditional posted security guards. Mobile patrols may be deployed in conjunction with remote video monitoring to provide a cost effective strategy for comprehensive security.