Happy Halloween from Stealth Monitoring! Halloween is a great time for little ghouls, ballerinas, zombies, superheroes, and even a few of our staff in the photo to come out and play. Unfortunately some big kids find it an ideal time to freely hide behind masks and focus more on tricks than treats. Halloween requires more business security due to a significant increase in personal and business crime. Property owners and managers at multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, car dealerships, and other commercial properties should be alert for vandalism, break-ins, and theft.
Peaceful Stealth Monitoring business security ghosts watch your happy castle when you’re not there. They can mysteriously reach out from the ether with spooky messages that surprise masked, hatted, and mustachioed trespassers and send them running away. Our ghosts can also contact the spirits. If evil trick or treaters don’t leave, the police are always happy to materialize in full corporeal form to make it a holiday tricksters won’t want to remember.
A spike in business security crime occurs in Orlando, Florida every Halloween. The increase in crime is often by suspects in Halloween costume masks. According to the Orlando Sentinel, two men in gorilla masks pistol whipped a man at a credit union. Another incident happened at a local restaurant. Two robbers in Halloween masks stabbed a victim for money behind a restaurant.
Georgetown in Washington D.C. faces an increase in business crime on Halloween. Burglary rates double on Halloween. When it is not Halloween, Georgetown’s most common crime is auto theft.
Business crime in Tempe, Arizona outside of Phoenix decreased by 8% from 2010 to 2011. The most reported criminal activities on Halloween are still theft vandalism, theft, and simple assault. 20% of the reported criminal activity was theft in 2010. In 2011, 19.1% of reported Halloween activity was simple assault. Alcohol-related activity was common around Arizona State University.
Criminal activity in Boston, Massachusetts increased by 50% on Halloween. Local law enforcement planned preventative business security measures against criminals. Common types of personal and business crime on Halloween are robberies, assault, and vandalism. Disorderly conduct also increases on Halloween. This is often fueled by excess alcohol.
South Los Angeles, California reported that their area does not experience a business crime rise. Los Angeles Police deploy extra units for increased business security on Halloween. Still, crime happens. In 2011, 34 incidents of crime were reported, 10 of them burglaries.
Stealth Monitoring is a business security industry leader in live video surveillance with over 15,000 security cameras watched nationwide. Stealth proactive video monitoring can detect and deter crime in Washington D.C., Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and other U.S. cities while reducing security guard and other expenses. Trained Stealth operators can see unusual activity in real-time like masked trespassers, activate a speaker warning to deter the criminals, and call the local police.
Please contact Stealth today for business security information to help protect your commercial property. Visit our web site to see actual live security videos of criminals being apprehended at commercial properties as well as other businesses.