Richmond is the fourth most-populous municipality in Metro Vancouver, itself the third-largest metropolitan region in Canada. In with tremendous evolution, Richmond remains a fine balance between urban growth and rural preservation.
With a population of more than 200,000 people, Richmond is arguably the epicentre of Chinese culture in the region. In many neighbourhoods, Mandarin is the language of business and socializing.
To the east, however, the city’s history as a farming community lives on in acres of blueberry fields while the old canneries of the Fraser River are preserved in two national historic sites, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards in Steveston.
Richmond is situated largely on Lulu Island, but it also includes Vancouver International Airport, Canada’s second busiest airport, on Sea Island. Civic planners are working to focus future residential and commercial development in the downtown corridor along No. 3 Road, with the various rapid transit stations of the Canada Line serving as development nodes.
Meanwhile, industrial and commercial development exists on Sea Island and waterfront lands in East Richmond. Most of development here is industrial, with the city having seven times as much industrial space as office space, and the region’s second-largest inventory of industrial space.
Commercial space includes not only office towers and suburban office parks, but outlet stores near the airport and major shopping centres along No. 3 Road. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is the city’s largest post-secondary institution, with BC Institute of Technology, Trinity Western University and other schools also operating satellite campuses.
With a wide variety of assets to protect, Imperial is one of the leading security companies in Richmond. Active as a security company in Richmond since 1993, Imperial Security provides 24-hour protection to clients ranging from large industrial airport facilities to large rural acreages. Imperial assesses each client’s needs and finds the right technology to ensure state-of-the-art security programs. Often, it will develop the tools it needs if they’re not already available. Its commitment to ensuring its clients well-being is unparalleled.
Guards are trained and licensed to perform foot patrols and log regular reports via mobile apps. With low-turnover, Imperial can offer guards who are intimately familiar with the sites they protect. One of the first security companies in Western Canada to track its vehicles using GPS, Imperial can despatch response teams to crime scenes within minutes of an incident being reported. This vastly improves the chances of apprehending suspects and recovering lost property.
Dash-cams enhance the collection and verification of incidents, information that can be uploaded via the app on each guard’s mobile device. This real-time reporting provides consistent and timely information to both supervisors and clients. The level of detail recorded ensures Imperial is both accountable and able to continuously improve its services as circumstances change. The result is a reputation unparalleled among security companies in Richmond when it comes to protecting the health, safety and security of clients … the very core of Imperial’s business.