Shopping Centers Security Solutions

Shopping centers present unique security challenges, with each asset requiring its own analysis based on historical property damage, existing guard expenses, tenant mix, demographics, foot traffic, density of location, and more. Coverage areas include back alleys, storefronts, parking lots/garages and occasionally, rooftops. Stealth’s proactive shopping center monitoring solutions provide the ability to actively watch site activities in real time and use voice-down communication to inform trespassers or undesirables they have been spotted and authorities are on the way.

Live Video Monitoring: Stealth Monitoring’s customized video surveillance solutions work in real time and are designed to catch events as they happen. We watch when there is activity, not relying on motion sensors, using a combination of video analytics and human intelligence. Our proactive solutions are typically 25-60% more cost-effective than traditional security guards and provide high-quality, effective security while minimizing liability.

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Security Concerns

Security Guards

Many shopping centers rely on security guards to monitor their property, but they can be expensive, costing retail centers thousands of dollars a month. Additionally, there are other constraining factors involved with guards including inadequate training, limited coverage, as well as a lack of trust in their ability to do the job they were hired to do. With Stealth’s live video monitoring solution, you get a team of trained operators to watch your cameras, placed throughout the property, at the same time.

Security Guard Expenses

Security Expenses

Drive-by patrol services are rarely on-site and can be easily bypassed. Other camera systems that are not being watched will not produce the same results as Stealth’s proven proactive solution.

Property Damage to Storefronts

Properties that are not monitored can be vulnerable to after-hours break-ins, with no one around to prevent theft and property damage. Criminals have become aware that static, unmonitored cameras are unlikely to result in them being caught after-the-fact. In addition to paying for damaged property, break-ins at shopping centers can result in higher vacancy rates and reputational damage that may inversely affect property values.


Usually shrouded in darkness, back alleys are notorious for late-night, unwanted and potentially dangerous activity. Typical issues include back door break-ins, vandalism, loitering, illegal dumping and trespassing.

Trespassing and Unwanted Activity in the Parking Lot

Parking lots are often used as meeting points for unwanted activity, which can include automobile theft and damage, illegal dumping, drug use, and damage to adjacent common areas such as fountains and benches.

Wire and Materials Theft

A retail center can have multiple HVAC units for every tenant, which can be very expensive. A property owner’s insurance might cover 70 - 90% of the replacement cost once or twice after a theft, but then metals may be removed from the policy. While many copper thieves are amateurs at cutting and removing parts, some attack utility meters, transformers, and other copper wire sources. Damaged units cost thousands of dollars and create seriously unhappy tenants.

Live Video Monitoring:

Help maintain a secure environment for visitors and tenants while minimizing liability and reducing costly guard expenses. We can watch entrances, storefronts, parking lots and garages, roofs, dumpsters and back alleys.

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Our proactive solution provides:

  1. Liability protection

    Ensure that safety procedures are being followed so you can take appropriate action. In addition, recording and archiving site activities can prove useful when dealing with insurance companies or authorities during incidents such as on-site injury claims, property damage issues or accidents.

  2. 24/7 monitoring

    Whether it’s 24/7 coverage of multiple sites or after-hours monitoring of a select location, you will have peace of mind in knowing that your property is being watched by trained specialists.

  3. Customized reports and analytics

    Get a complete understanding of what activities are happening on your sites. Stealth’s video analyst team reviews archived footage for clients to provide evidence of on-site issues, such as accidents and property damage.

  4. Operational improvements

    In addition to securing sites, Stealth’s team is always focused on other ways we can help improve your business processes. For example, our operators can note whether doors are left open, lights are turned off, or entryways need to be cleaned, and then provide you with timely reporting and video evidence if necessary.

  5. Extensive site coverage

    Remote video monitoring allows for cameras to view multiple parts of the site at once from vantage points that may be impossible for guards to access.

  6. Quicker response times

    Live video monitoring gives authorities confirmation that there is an event happening in real time, which results in much quicker response times since the police raise the priority level when they can verify an incident in progress.

  7. Insurance savings

    Video monitoring solutions are often accepted as a valid guard replacement within the security warranties for insurance policies. Like alarm systems, any additional security measures such as virtual video surveillance may reduce your property’s premium.

  8. System health check

    We run a proactive, proprietary system health-checking program to ensure cameras, NVRs, hard drives, internet, and other on-site equipment are working as they should.

  9. Design and installation

    We specialize in turnkey solutions including the design, installation and support of surveillance services and equipment. Whether you require a completely new system to be designed from scratch or want to add a few new cameras to your existing system, we can tailor a solution that works for you.

  10. Total service

    We don’t just monitor your property, we also monitor your entire surveillance data network, including cameras and NVRs. Our multi-tiered Total Service offering provides you with unparalleled customer support.

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