Security dogs are an effective deterrent for intruders and provide better security than static security guards provide. They can detect intruders faster because they have a heightened sense of smell and hearing. They also offer better protection for the property because they can be trained to attack or bite the intruder if needed. Lastly, they are cost-effective in comparison to static security guards. Security dogs are a great way to deter intruders and detect them faster. Besides, they are more cost-effective than static security guards. They also provide better protection for the company’s assets as they can be trained to attack intruders on command.
Dogs can hear four times better than humans can, their sense of smell is up to ten thousand times stronger and they have superior night vision. These enhanced senses mean they can detect the presence of a person or animal from distances of over 300m, even if they are hidden behind objects or cloaked by the darkness of night. As a result, a trained security dog can detect an intruder faster and alert its handler sooner than alone human guard could. Faster threat detection means more time to assess, react and contain the potential risk to your assets.
Because a dog has these superior senses, it can cover a wider area than a human can. This means you need fewer people to protect your location from threats. It is commonly agreed that one security dog and handler unit can replace three static security guards, reducing your security costs substantially while elevating your security presence and giving your guards the added reassurance of a dog to help.
The presence of a security dog and handler team is a striking visual deterrent. Often the presence of a dog on site will be enough to deter individuals looking to conduct criminal or antisocial behaviour and send them looking for an easier target. This reduces the incidence of trespass, theft and vandalism to your premises and lowers the risk of confrontation and violence towards your security guards and any staff on site.