As the name suggests, the use of a marked and branded vehicle is at the core of a mobile security patrol. These vehicles contain one or more uniformed security team members that conduct regular checks of the site. Whether the timing of these visits is random or specifically set, how much of the area they patrol, and any key areas that require additional focus can all be determined by you, the client. A good mobile security patrol involves finding out about your needs and relevant risks. Most involve checking the exterior perimeter of a property and openings like doors and windows, but they can include a check of the interior.

The vehicle-assisted nature of these patrols means that a lot of ground can covered in relatively short time. What’s more, mobile security can naturally respond to any potential risks more quickly. It also offers the benefit of having a real human presence without the costliness of a constant security presence. Out of all the possible security solutions you can use, having trained, uniformed security officers can be the greatest deterrent of all.

Other services that can be incorporated with mobile patrols are:


The number one advantage of a mobile security patrol is price. If a permanent guarding solution is not cost effective, a mobile security presence ensures your premises are checked at regular intervals outside of office hours, when the business is closed.

As you can see, mobile security officers perform much more than just exterior patrols. Often health and safety & first aid trained, they can offer advice on best practices when it comes to protecting your premises and staff, and provide protection to your colleagues through opening and securing the premises at the start and end of each day.

So to recap, here are some of the key benefits of mobile patrols:

  • A very cost effective way of increasing security
  • High profile, visible deterrent to would-be intruders
  • Possible reduction in insurance premiums
  • Guaranteed response to a problem
  • Allows clients to concentrate on their core business
  • Can help to pay for itself by reducing clients overheads i.e. turning off lights, taps, etc.