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Breaking and Entering at Apartment Building Leads to Arrest

Posted by Jamie Lynch on Mar 17, 2022

In this month’s video, we observed three people force their way into a unit in a California apartment building using some sort of tool.

Late one night, our security cameras picked up three people carrying tote bags and backpacks entering the first-floor elevator of a California apartment building. One of the individuals was pushing a bicycle. The trio was spotted again on one of the upper floors walking down the hall. They stopped in front of an apartment door and tried to pry it open with a tool. After successfully accessing the unit, the group grabbed their belongings, including the bike, entered the apartment, then closed the door.

A trained Stealth Monitoring security operator had been watching this activity and called to dispatch police. Moments later, multiple police officers and a police K9 were seen in the lobby entering the elevator. They performed a high-risk takedown where the three burglary suspects complied with orders and exited the apartment unit peacefully. They were placed under arrest and after investigation, they were escorted out of the building by police.

Safeguard Your Residents and Your Property from Criminal Activity

Today’s multifamily managers and owners face a surge of criminal activity. From trespassing, theft, break-ins, car prowls and more, it can be challenging to keep your residents and their assets safe.

Live video monitoring is a cost-effective, proactive security solution designed to catch criminals in the act before damage can happen. Trained security personnel monitor analytics-based cameras to watch for suspicious activity. If the technology that is programmed into the cameras picks up something unusual, it will alert the monitoring operator who can quickly jump into action.

Unlike a guard or courtesy patrol who can only be in one place at a time, our security specialists can watch multiple areas of your community simultaneously and often from vantage points not easily accessible for a guard. As the community in this video learned, as have other multifamily properties across North America, we can deliver better results for less money.

Contact us for more information about a proactive security solution for your multifamily community.