Water Leak Found By Security Just In Time

Posted by Adam Koehler on May 21, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Officer Danny Stephens of the Securitas Indianapolis, IN branch was conducting a preventative patrol inspection in a high rise/luxury condominium property when he discovered a serious water leak in the hallway.

The water had already saturated the carpet and was streaming out of the ceiling at an alarming rate. Officer Stephens quickly made his way to the restroom on the same floor to grab a waste basket to help contain the massive amount of water. He then proceeded to notify the on-call maintenance technician for that property. 

Officer Danny Stephens   Securitas Security Services Indianapolis

Officer Stephens' immediate reaction to contain the leak not only stopped the destruction from continuing but also saved the customer thousands of dollars in estimated repairs. A leak like this one would have continued from the fourth floor to the basement causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. The customer was ecstatic that this was found and commended Officer Stephens and Securitas Mobile on a job well done.

The vigilance Officer Stephens demonstrated is a shining example of Securitas' core values - Integrity, Vigilance and Helpfulness.

Water damages cause billions of dollars of structural, operational, reputational and financial losses each year for commercial property owners. Preventative patrol inspections help catch issues such as water leaks before they become serious and provide valuable return on investment. 

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About Securitas Mobile: Securitas Mobile is a division of Securitas that specializes in preventative patrol inspections and emergency/alarm response. Proactive patrols help deter crime by providing a visible deterrent, while our emergency response capabilities allow us to react to an incident at a moment’s notice.  To learn more about the security services that Securitas Mobile provides, visit www.securitasmobileus.com.

Tags: return on investment, Securitas Mobile, water damage, flooding, Security Patrols, patrol inspection

Bank Robbery Derailed by Preventative Patrol

Posted by Adam Koehler on Jan 14, 2015 2:34:00 PM

A recent string of bank robberies has plagued Southern Ontario and Quebec over the past few months, but thanks to a preventative patrol by a Securitas Mobile Patrol Officer, one was stopped.

Pierre Gauthier   Securitas Patrol Supervisor resized 600

On the rainy evening of December 25, 2014, Securitas Officer Antonio Jose (Tony) Vasconcelos was conducting a routine ATM vestibule patrol at a Montreal-area bank, when the officer noticed a large amount of water on the floor and base of the wall inside the bank.  The officer immediately notified the client and his Supervisor, Pierre Gauthier (pictured above), of his findings and then continued his inspection. 

Upon further investigation, the officers found that the leak was coming from a hole in the ceiling that attempted-robbers had created to try to break into the bank’s ATM room.   Vasconcelos and Gauthier contacted the police and remained on-site to further investigate the area.  They found that the suspect’s tools were left on-site and no money was taken from the ATM or the vault.

Police believe that the patrol inspection by Vasconcelos and Gauthier interrupted the burglary and caused the suspect(s) to flee before they could complete the robbery.

Patrol Supervisor Pierre Gauthier, who has 10 years experience in security, stated: “Upon entering the site, I had a funny feeling; my past experiences encouraged me to go further in my inspection. All the information pointed to a water pipe break, but we took the decision to verify further and then notify police so that a verification of the roof could be done. I am proud to have helped derail the attempted robbery in progress. Teamwork has contributed to the success of this event.”

This is a prime example that while you never know exactly when crime will strike, taking preventative measures such as security patrol inspections can help deter them from happening.

About Securitas Mobile: Securitas Mobile is a division of Securitas that specializes in preventative patrol inspections and emergency/alarm response. Proactive patrols help deter crime by providing a visible deterrent, while our emergency response capabilities allow us to react to an incident at a moment’s notice.  To learn more about the security services that Securitas Mobile provides, visit www.securitasmobileus.com.

 

 

Tags: preventative patrol, Security Patrols, patrol inspection, bank robbery