Vacant Property Inspections

Vacant properties are vulnerable

Whether you have one or a portfolio of properties you know that they are more vulnerable when they are empty. When no-one is there on a regular basis problems begin.

Vacant property inspections help to address this problem. Liveried guards visit the property regularly, giving a visible presence and they monitor and check those things which matter most.

What does a Vacant Property Inspection offer?

Trained, vetted, uniformed mobile patrol officers, travelling in Foremost Security liveried vans, visit the property with an agreed upon frequency. They undertake a range of services depending on your specific requirements and upon what they find when they get there.

Their visits are recorded using mobile technology. This includes photos where needed to show what was found or meter readings etc if required. You receive reports to an agreed schedule and we review the situation with you periodically to ensure that the services being used are the most suitable.

These visits identify issues before they become major problems. They provide a visible presence and deterent. They enable you to leave the property empty in the secure knowledge that it is being monitored and protected. This inspection service complies with standard insurance company requirements and meets the needs of landlords.

The essential benefits…

Cost effective security

Visual deterrent

Inpection reports detailing the items of interest to you plus any unusual or new issues

Frequency of inspections is flexible and can be at random times

Uniformed, trained and SIA vetted security personnel

Compliance with Insurance and/or Landlord requirements

Identification, reporting and timely action to resolve any issues found

No fixed contract

Low cost security presence

More than just checking for broken windows

Every vacant property is different and businesses have different inspection requirements for each property. The following lists some of those things we have been asked to check when doing property inspections. Some are for every visit others occasionally and others are seldom required. While we always check those things on the inspection schedule our patrol officers will also report anything else they see out of the ordinary which isn’t on the to-do list.

Visible damage to the building or perimeter

Leaking roof

Signs of deterioration

Unwelcome guests of any kind, human or otherwise

Taking meter readings

Evidence of fly-tipping

Gas and water leaks

Signs of forced entry or damage

Signs of squatters

Unauthorised vehicles on site

Blocked drains / damaged gutters

Cost effective security

Vacant property inspections are, by design, less frequent than mobile security patrols. This keeps the cost down yet provides the level of security you and possibly your insurance company or landlord require.

Deterrance of potential criminals

Opportunistic criminals are deterred by clear signs of security activity on a vacant property. They prefer to target those properties which are clearly not monitored or protected. The Foremost Security signage, the regular presence of a liveried guard and vehicle is often enough to send them looking elsewehere for an easy target. Remember you don’t have to outrun the bear in the woods – you just have to be faster than the other person you are with!

Effective random inspection times

Predicting when someone will target a business premises is impossible. To ensure your business property is as safe as possible, our inspection visits can be at random times but specifically targeting those periods when crime is most likely.

Peace of mind

The knowledge that your property is being inspected to a schedule you have specified with the services performed that you have chosen.

A flexible solution to meet your needs

Your business is unique and that’s why we believe in providing a flexible security solution that suits your needs. Vacant property inspections can be implemented when your property is going to be empty for either just a short period or an extended one. The services performed during each inspection are designed to meet your specific needs and reported upon with photographic evidence after each inspection visit.

Trained mobile patrol officers from an accredited provider

All of our security staff (mobile and static) follow exacting procedures and protocols to enable them to carry out their work to the best possible standard. As a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor, we take the security and safety of our customers property very seriously.

Our commitment to delivering a high standard of security with outstanding customer service has also seen us awarded other security accreditations. Find out what these mean for your business.

Our services


Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.

Lock & Unlock

More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.

Mobile Patrols

Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.


Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.

Vacant Property Inspections

Meeting your insurance / landlord needs and protecting your empty properties. Giving you peace of mind.

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Head Office

Unit F, Acorn Park,
Redfield Road, Lenton,
Nottingham, NG7 2TR

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0115 911 0213
(24 hrs)