Apartment Security Camera System Helps Prevent Unauthorized Pool Entry

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on July 20, 2017

An apartment security camera assisted in helping to prevent a young boy from entering a pool area at a multifamily complex. The boy climbed the fence at the community pool area but was deterred by a Stealth Monitoring on-site speaker.

Speaker warning help stop boy climbing apartment pool fence

The boy climbed the fence at 2:12 pm. A trained Stealth Monitoring operator watched the activity in real-time on an apartment security camera. The live surveillance operator activated the on-site speaker. The boy immediately climbed down and ran away from the pool area.

Real estate companies need to provide a safe property for tenants and guests. Apartment complexes can be held responsible for wrongful acts even when the owners or staff are not present.

Apartment security cameras for community areas such as business centers, laundry facilities, and swimming pools help enforce multifamily property rules. Live operators can help protect a multifamily apartment owner, leasing company, manager, or homeowners association from liability and legal claims.

Apartment complexes have been sued because of injuries, sickness, and deaths associated with property defects, criminal activity, pool drownings, car accidents, health hazards, and animal attacks. Recently, a tenant sued a Houston apartment complex for "alleging failure to exercise reasonable care to reduce or eliminate the risk of harm to invitees."

On average, there are over 3,500 non-boating drowning cases in the United States each year. 20% of drowning deaths involve children under the age of 15. Drowning is also the second most common cause of accidental death for children 1-4 years old.

Here are a few common-sense safety precautions that can prevent drowning cases and fatalities:

  • Use a live video surveillance service with an apartment security camera covering pool entrances and fences
  • Install alarms on doors and windows that lead to pool areas
  • Have a phone nearby with pre-programmed emergency numbers
  • Have an easily accessible first aid kit
  • Provide poolside rescue equipment
  • Install four-sided fencing with self-closing and self-latching gates

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth's proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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