It’s been a little more than three years since the Covid-19 pandemic caused major disruptions in behavior and lifestyle for industries worldwide. In recent months, however, some behaviors are shifting back towards pre-pandemic levels, including criminal activity like break-ins. While the pandemic kept many at home full time for months, the return to work as normal has made criminals braver.
Ontario police saw the first major rise in break-ins reported since pre-pandemic times, with a record-breaking 77 break-ins reported in a two week period.
Multifamily residential communities can help deter and disperse just these kinds of behaviors with effective security measures in place. See what happened when a shady individual targeted an Ontario apartment community, unaware that Stealth was watching.
Just after 10:15 p.m., Stealth security professionals caught sight of an individual on a bike entering the parking facilities at an Ontario multifamily residential community and approaching a doorway. After dismounting from their bicycle, the individual remained in the vicinity of the door, pacing, and appearing to attempt accessing it several times. Stealth operators determined that this behavior was suspicious and contacted local law enforcement as a precaution. Officers arrived on site quickly and appeared to take the individual into custody.
Improve Security Outcomes at Your Property with Live Video Monitoring
Both owners and managers of multifamily residential properties can benefit from improved security outcomes on site. With live video monitoring, a proactive security solution, owners and executives can help protect themselves from risk and liability concerns while also improving the overall experience for residents in their communities.
Security is a major driver of success in the multifamily residential industry. According to multihousingnews.com, one of the primary digital amenities that renters will look for in 2023 is an active and effective surveillance system. Traditional passive security systems aren’t enough.
Live video monitoring goes beyond traditional security solutions by taking an active approach. Rather than waiting for criminal or unwanted activity to occur before responding, live video monitoring uses a combination of cutting-edge camera analytics and human intelligence to spot and respond to suspicious activity in real time. Just as can be seen in the example above, when our trained security professionals see something or someone out of place, they can take immediate action, sounding onsite warnings, or contacting local police dispatch to request intervention.
Because we can provide law enforcement with live, up-to-the-minute details about criminal or unwanted activity in progress, our calls are typically prioritized, leading to faster police response times. Officers often arrive before there is any significant damage or destruction, meaning overall security outcomes are improved, and residents can rest assured their safety is not compromised.
Interested in learning more about how customized live video monitoring can improve the security outcomes in your community while saving you up to 60% versus traditional solutions? Contact us today and schedule a consultation with a multifamily security expert. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187.