Working security is something that I have always taken pride in, and during my time spent in the industry, I have met a number of interesting individuals capable of enhancing the city of Tokyo. What made me like the security industry so much was getting to meet people in different professions that helped make the city what it is today and helped make my job a lot easier.
One such company was a concrete & asphalt driveway contractor that worked a number of private and residential projects in the city. It was their work that not only made the streets literally safer through expert commercial concrete paving, but also made my job much easier through well-lit areas and knowing how their projects kept people safe.
A two-part solution
In order to make a city safe, we must understand that safety while walking is just as important as stopping the bad guys. Well-lit streets are one thing, but proper paving jobs lead to better looking areas that people are not as likely to commit crime in. Think about the cities you know with the most crime, there is usually quite a bit of blight and crumbling infrastructure, which can lead to more crime.
Consider this, think about the last time a crime was committed on a surface with ornate walkway stone tiles. It is something that just does not happen very often, mainly because there is a sense of people not wanting to commit crimes in areas that look like they are frequently inhabited. Much of deterring crime is showing people that they are committing crime in an area that people pay attention to.
Security is not just about officials trained to stop crime in its tracks, but also the appearance and integrity of the surrounding areas. In order to create a safe environment, we need to pay attention to the infrastructure and not let it go by the wayside. We, as security professionals understand how important other companies are to our endeavor, and that together we can learn to create a better, safer city of Tokyo for everyone to enjoy.