The more the times change, the more things stay the same. And, as recent government surveys in British Columbia and Alberta show, an overwhelming majority want the times to stay just as they are.

Close to 93% of the nearly 225,000 British Columbians surveyed by the province this summer want the province to make a permanent switch to Daylight Savings Time. (The change will happen if U.S. states along the West Coast make the switch, too.) Two years ago, 75% of more than 13,500 Alberta residents told their provincial leaders they wanted to ditch daylight savings time in favour of Alberta Standard Time year-round.

Safety concerns

Most people are concerned about losing an hour of sleep when the clocks jump forward to standard time in the spring. (No one seems to grumble when they get that hour back each fall.) But safety and security are often overlooked in discussions of the time change.

Most people don’t notice the effects in summer, when a northern latitude means sunlight extends for hours either side of the working day. But when the clocks fall back and bring darkness an hour early, people can feel less safe. There are also more opportunities for property damage and theft.

What’s the difference?

Would eliminating the seasonal time change make a difference? So far as property security goes, no.

Protecting properties is a 24-hour business for private security guard companies. Imperial Security has been handling it for more than 25 years, with providing security services with trained guards and innovative technology. It has earned the trust of businesses in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton by constantly evolving to meet their needs.

Imperial Security provides foot and bike patrols to monitor and protect properties around the clock. Staff escorts give peace of mind to your employees when they need to work late, ensuring safe passage to cars, transit and waiting taxis.

Our security guards also provide access control as well as lock/unlock services that ensure only authorized personnel access your premises. Regardless of how dark it is, we make sure the lights are on for your staff. Your security is our business.