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Why You Need to Worry about Loitering

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 19, 2019

Many municipalities have laws against camping on public property. As a result, it drives people to private commercial properties. A vagrant loitering on commercial properties is bad for business. Unwelcome people who hang around your commercial property — whether it's a shopping…

This Is What You Need to Do to Reduce Liability

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 12, 2019

Businesses may not worry about liability because they think insurance will take care of it. However, general liability insurance doesn't always cover it. Liability can greatly affect companies in many ways. Even if the insurance company approves of a claim, it can take a while.…

Are Security Guards or Live Video Monitoring Better?

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 7, 2019

Would it surprise you that security guards outnumber sworn, trained law enforcement officers? National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund says more than 900,000 people work as a law enforcement officer in the U.S. There are more than one million security guards employed in the U.S.…

What Can We Do About Parking Lot Security?

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 5, 2019

Many businesses and properties with parking lots have a real problem. More than 1 in 10 property crimes occur in parking lots or garages per the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Moreover, they were the No. 3 location for violent crime in 2017 as reported by the FBI Crime Data…

Connect with Stealth at NAA's Apartmentalize 2019!

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on May 20, 2019

Stealth Monitoring wants to meet you at the NAA in Denver! Apartment managers have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their residents and staff. In doing so, they face many challenges including high security guard costs, losses from property damage, theft and…

3 Ways Apartment Building Technology Can Attract New Residents

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on January 25, 2019

Apartment property managers know the key to maximizing profits is resident retention. "Adding Up The Financial Benefit of Reducing Moveouts" gives an example of an apartment building with 225 units and a 40% turnover rate. This results in 90 move outs a year, 7.5 moves a month.…

Car Catches Fire in the Middle of an Apartment Parking Lot

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on January 2, 2019

Parking lot safety is always a concern for apartment residents and property managers. Loiterers, vandals and other unwanted visitors could be lurking behind cars, waiting to make their move on innocent people. Sometimes even more unexpected activity can occur. In a previous…

Wildfires Heavily Impact California Apartments

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 12, 2018

2018 has been the most destructive wildfire season in California on record. The devastating California wildfires have destroyed tens of thousands of private homes and hundreds of commercial structures, displacing residents across the state. As of November 19, more than 90 people…