With all the recent snow in New England it's easy to determine which homes are occupied and which are vacant. My neighborhood has several so-called "snow birds" who have duel residences. In the summer they're in Mass and the winter they live in Florida. Oftentimes, these lucky people do not have their driveways plowed or their walkways shoveled; and why would they? Plow companies are expensive and since the home is not occupied they're paying for an unnecessary service.
Enter the criminal: these dirt-bags look for a home with the driveway not plowed or walkway not shoveled and target it. What's ingenious is its not uncommon for these low life's to bring a shovel with them and pretend that they're doing a good deed: this eliminates suspicion. Neighbors and people passing by would think its a family member or hired hand shoveling the property. What they don't know is that after about five minutes of pretend work, the dirt-bag goes to the back of the house and bam! makes his entry. It's only weeks or months later when the homeowner comes home to find their valuables gone!
At the fraction of the price of a plow company, Suburban Security Guard Patrol Service can make daily checks of your home and prevent this type crime. What's more, our patrol vehicle will make tire impressions in the driveway after the dusty snow falls to confuse the criminal element. Call today for more info! #proactiveprotection
2/4/2015 01:10:00 am
Great article, it definitely gives homeowners something to think about. It's like going on vacation and not having your mail forwarded. Out of curiosity, how do you prove to your customers that you were there?
2/4/2015 03:25:50 am
Thanks Coutrney for the comments. Newspaper and package collection is also included in our service, and that's a good point about mail being forwarded. To answer your question, many of my customers have exterior surveillance cameras on their property so they're able to see for themselves that I conducted a patrol. Also, our patrol vehicle has a GPS unit that the client does not have access to but if there was ever an issue I'd be able to show my patrol route and time stamp their property check. As you know my service is based primarily on trust, if they believe even for a second that I'm not doing my patrols I've broken that bond of trust. Therefore, it is my duty to maintain that trust through communication with the client through my patrol logs and subsequent notification through voice, text or email. In addition, I would never charge a client for a missed patrol (like that would ever happen anyway!) Thanks again for your comment and check back for future posts!
11/11/2022 09:28:09 pm
This is a great postt thanks
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