Here are some apartment complex thefts that happened recently in Washington state and Nashville. These crimes illustrate the need for live monitoring.
Appliance Theft at Nashville Apartment Complex
Last February, near Nashville, Tennessee, someone stole 53 appliances that were brand new from an multifamily housing complex undergoing construction in Murfreesboro. The appliances stolen included washers, dryers, stoves and even refrigerators.
The thieves stole the appliances from not just the first story, but from the second and third stories as well. In total, the thieves managed to steal appliances worth $30,000.
No one in the multifamily housing units of the complex heard anything at all. In addition, there wasn't even any damage to any of the doors, which means that someone actually opened the doors with a key. In other words, it was probably an inside job.
The site actually did have surveillance footage. But it was not being monitored and neither led to the crime being stopped or criminals being apprehended.
Apartment Complex thefts in Washington
Last year, a string of car thefts hit condo and apartment complexes throughout Shoreline in the western part of Washington State. Those who lost cars in the area said that they had thought that video cameras and the gates at the front of the complex would’ve been enough to deter car thieves.
One theft actually took place over the course of an entire half hour while the thief carefully selected which car he wanted to steal. He made off with an SUV. The owner also lost the golf clubs that he had stored in the back of the vehicle. Other thefts occurred in Everett where two Honda Civics were stolen in the same night.
These apartment complexes are not clients of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime in
Nashville, Washington State, and other locations in the U.S. for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity like apartment complex thefts, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police.