Catch of the Month Newsletter: Your Monthly Dispatch Video: Man Caught Stealing from a Donation Box
Keeping a commercial property secure is important for maintaining its value as well as the safety of its occupants. How secure is your property?
Watch the Video: Man Caught Steeling from a Donation Box – Shopping Center Theft
At 2:10 a.m., a trained remote video monitoring operator sees a suspect wearing a baseball cap loitering in a Grand Prairie, Texas shopping center parking lot. The trespasser walks to the side of a donation box placed next to a light pole, then returns to the front of the box and peers inside. He hoists himself up into the box. The monitoring operator calls the local police as the suspect tosses bags of donated items out onto the ground.
Shopping centers present a number of security challenges, including loitering, trespassing, and vandalism. Trained monitoring operators often see suspicious visitors in the middle of the night, including unwanted activity in parking lots.
The suspect exits the donation box. He slings a full backpack over his shoulder, picks up two remaining bags and walks away. The police arrive and arrest the suspect out of camera view. An officer exits his SUV and takes the stolen bags from the back. He returns the bags to the donation box.
Daytime Car Theft Prevention Needed for Luxury Car Dealership in Salt Lake City
A better daytime car theft prevention system could have protected the assets of a Porsche dealership in Salt Lake City, Utah. A thief stole an expensive sports car in broad daylight.
Many dealerships utilize on-site guards, but they can be expensive. Even the best guards can only be in one place at a time. Live remote video monitoring offers a more effective alternative. Trained operators can watch your perimeter, access points, parking lots and showrooms, and activate speakers if they see anything suspicious. If necessary, they can call the local police.
Cargo Theft Security – Could Remote Video Surveillance Deter a $6 Million Warehouse Theft?
Warehouses, logistics hubs, and other industrial properties can benefit from a cargo theft security solution. Trained remote surveillance operators use video analytics to watch commercial properties and help deter thieves and vandals. In addition, there is the added benefit of access control and two-way communications.
Truck drivers picking up or dropping off cargo must stop their vehicle and speak with an access control operator. The remote video surveillance cameras can also scan and identify license plates and truck numbers. Once inside the warehouse or logistics hub, the operators can watch the truck driver’s activity via outdoor surveillance cameras.
Top Crime Prevention Tips from the Los Angeles Police Department
Burglary and robbery are two of the most common criminal activities to impact small businesses. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) created a list of crime prevention tips for small businesses. This list is divided into four sections that include the foundation of prevention, burglary prevention, robbery prevention, and vandalism.
These security tips can also be applied to shopping centers and other commercial properties. Consider your crime prevention initiative costs as potential savings from loss reduction.