In times of economic insecurity, minor crimes like theft and vandalism tend to rise. A local security company has started offering free security checks to Carpinteria businesses during the Covid-19 shutdown. With most of their regular clients in hospitality, Taurus Protection Inc.’s contract load suffered a steep decline. To keep some of their security force on payroll, they decided to offer free security checks to local businesses.
Taurus Protection owners Tom Roberts and Shane Quartaro said they wanted to keep their team employed and do something that would help the community. Roberts has a military background and Quartaro is a retired Los Angeles deputy sheriff with 30-years’ experience in the security industry. The two started Taurus Protection last year.
Patrol checks are conducted daily, usually in the evening when businesses are closed. Officers create a detailed report after each check, including photos, and send those to clients by email.
The company checks that doors are secure and lighting appropriately fixed. If lighting is out and its dark, they let clients know. They also check for suspicious cars around the property.
To learn more or to sign up, contact Roberts and Quartaro at (805) 871-9599 or (805) 871-9590.