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Car-Creeping Criminals Caught in California Apartment Community

Posted by Brandon Koepnick on May 16, 2023

Auto burglaries are an ongoing issue for multifamily communities of all sizes. Any location where there will be multiple vehicles- parked overnight and close together- presents an appealing target to thieves looking for goods to take from open vehicles as well as potential smash and grabs, parts theft, and vehicle theft. 

While the first step in preventing these issues for your residents is to encourage safer practices like remembering to lock vehicle doors, not leave spare keys or key fobs in vehicles, and park in well-lit areas of available parking facilities, effective security is also a vital part of prevention. 

Just before 5:00 in the morning, Stealth security professionals were alerted to suspicious activity in a California multifamily community’s parking garage. A closer look determined that two individuals were on the property accessing multiple vehicles. Stealth operators immediately contacted local police dispatch, onsite security, and community management to inform them of the activity. Law enforcement officers arrived onsite quickly and made contact with the parking lot prowlers and could be seen taking at least one of the individuals into custody on camera. 

Proactive Protection for Your Multifamily Property 

Community management and residents’ sense of safety and security is vital to the overall success of the community itself. Safety is a deciding factor in choosing a home for many potential residents, and effective security solutions play a major role in maximizing rental rates as well as minimizing vacancies.  

Stealth’s live video monitoring solution goes above and beyond traditional security measures and passive methods of protection. Our live video monitoring is a customized surveillance solution that works in real time, catching events as they happen.  

Using a combination of video analytics that watch for activity rather than just motion, and human intelligence in the form of trained security professionals, our proactive solutions are more than just effective- they typically cost 25-60% less than traditional security methods and provide the highest levels of security while also minimizing liability. 

Interested in learning more? Contact us today and speak with one of our multifamily security experts about how Stealth’s live video can help protect your property and residents. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187