Whether you are a local authority, empty property organisation or a private property landlord, there will invariably be occasions and reasons when your empty property is not quite ready to be occupied and protected by guardians, yet it still needs securing.

Leaving this to chance is not an option, as however short the period when your property is vacant you run the risk of costly damage from trespassers, vandals and squatters.

Comprehensive solution set to protect your empty property

Fortunately, Ad Hoc has a large portfolio of security products available that can protect your property, before it is ready for occupation by property guardians.

From security guards and patrols, to smart alarm and CCTV systems, we can provide a wide range of solutions to meet different budgets and requirements.

Security guards:

Guards offer a great flexible, temporary and immediately available option when a property is going to be empty for just a few days, weeks or months. They are also particularly effective for high risk areas where visibility provides a key deterrent.

Key features:

  • Ideal when an immediate solution is required to protect a property
  • Great flexibility when you don’t know how long your property is going to be vacant for
  • Effective deterrent in high risk areas


Ideal for lower risk properties, or those located in safer areas, our mobile patrols offer a lower cost solution.

Our patrol teams will dri­ve past your vacant prop­er­ty at reg­u­lar inter­vals to assess risks and      iden­ti­fy any secu­ri­ty breach­es. They can also provide on-call assistance if required.

Key features:

  • Ideal for low risk vacant properties
  • Regular examination of your property to assess risks or security breaches
  • Regular reports
  • On call service available

Smart Alarm Systems

Our range of smart alarm systems, which can be installed and active in one day are an ideal solution to help protect any of your buildings from theft or vandalism. With no fixed-term contract required, they can be installed and activated for any time period beyond one day, accommodating both daily and monthly rates.

Key feaures:

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Smart sensors
  • Rapid installation and go live
  • Security response if required
  • No fixed-term contract


Our CCTV systems are designed to immediately detect unwanted visitors in and around a property. Heat seeking technology and unique built-in filters allow the system to tell the difference between a small animal and a person. They can also deliver instant reports of all developments on request, enabling you to monitor your property 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The CCTV system also provides a highly visible, deterrent to unwanted guests.

  • Round the clock monitoring of your property or site
  • Able to distinguish between people and other moving objects
  • Heat seeking technology
  • Highly visible deterrent