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Illegal Dealings Stopped in Shopping Center Parking Lot

Posted by Blake Mitchell on Mar 26, 2021

Around 3:30 on the afternoon, a Stealth Monitoring security operator saw a few people in a shopping center parking lot engaging in what appeared to be some type of transaction. Our operator kept an eye on the individuals and then activated the on-site speaker warning. Within minutes, a police gang unit was on the scene placing individuals under arrest. The officers had been hiding out on the property for a while, watching the illegal activity from a distance.

Parking lots are favorite spots for drug dealers. Because of their anonymity, people can easily blend in. If these deals persist on your property, they could attract a host of other problems including, loitering, trespassing, littering, break-ins and theft. Not to mention, all of this can deter customers.

An effective way to keep unwanted activity away from your retail center is with live video monitoring. Trained security operators monitor analytics-based cameras to watch for suspicious activity. If they see something, they can quickly assess the situation, then take action. That means activating on-site speakers letting the trespassers know they are being watched and calling local authorities.

Our proactive solutions are typically up to 60 percent more cost-effective than traditional security guards and often get better results.

For more information about live video monitoring for your retail center, contact us.