Should Apartment Buildings Have Security Guards?

Security Guard At Entrance At Apartment Building Crime is up in Rochester it seems. Nationwide, you can’t turn on the TV these days without hearing about another shooting or robbery. With inflation at record levels, people are getting more and more desperate for money. Therefore, Western and Central New York, and America as a whole, aren’t as safe as they might have been in the past.

If you live in an apartment building, you want to come home to a place where you feel safe. You don’t want to be dodging drug deals in the parking lot or halls. You don’t want to be assaulted by some lunatic asking for trouble. And you certainly don’t want the building spray painted with gang symbols and swear words.

How Security Guards Benefit Apartment Complexes

Should apartments have security guards? Depending on where they are located, yes, it makes sense to have security guards watching over apartments.

People want to feel safe, especially where they live and sleep. Guards can be on the lookout for any unusual activities happening around an apartment building. Guards can also react quickly to problems they notice and if they have to call the police to intervene, that’s one of their duties as well. Trained to handle intense and potentially dangerous situations, security guards do their best so that people stay safe and properties avoid thefts and damages.

For example, a little old lady who lives in an apartment might feel safer if she can call a security guard to walk her to/from her vehicle at night, right? Meanwhile, guards can check for any hazardous risks on the property– they function as “eyes and ears” of a place. And, if domestic violence/abuse is happening, they can report it. Guards can also serve as eyewitnesses to events and their testimonies can be used in court if needed.

The presence of security guards at an apartment building can help deter criminals and vandals. They’ll go bother other places where they won’t get noticed or caught– places without guards.

If you want to hire guards for your Upstate New York apartment complex, please call C.O.P. Security at 585-750-5608 or email

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