Catch of the Month Newsletter: Video Zoom Captures Suspected Public Drug Use & Arrests At Shopping Center
What reputation does your property have? Foot traffic like trespassers and drug users are more than just a nuisance. Undesirable visitors and even residents can drive away tenants and depress property rent and income.
Watch the Video: Video Zoom Captures Suspected Public Drug Use & Arrests At Shopping Center
At 7:37 in the morning, Stealth trained operators notice a pair of men acting suspicious in front of a grocery store at a California shopping center. Stealth Monitoring watches cameras in real time like a virtual security guard. Other visitors can be seen walking and driving around. A third man joins them next to a landscaped planter.
The men appear to be handling and using illegal drugs in public. Stealth remotely activates the speaker alarm and calls the local California police.
A police cruiser responds while two of the three suspects are still roaming the storefronts. The officers arrest one individual and escort the other off the property. The third suspect is apprehended out of camera view.
Solar Panel Theft and Crime Increases
Solar plant theft is an increasing problem for the solar industry. Since 2011, solar panel prices and installation fees have decreased. Solar panel availability increased simultaneously. Major businesses and cities have mandated the use of solar panels. This shift will lead to more solar plants and an increase of solar panel theft or property vandalism.
The biggest market for solar panels is California. It is no surprise that California also had the highest rate of solar power theft. Someone stole solar panels from a Newport Beach toll road and attempted to sell them on eBay for $100 each. The Newport Beach Police Sergeant stated that those solar panels were actually valued at $1500 apiece. The solar panels were reacquired and the thief was arrested.
Virtual Security Service Versus Guard
Property owners have a choice between a virtual security service and an on-site security guard. Many businesses and property managers have found that virtual surveillance is a superior solution for their shopping center, office building, flex space, warehouse, or industrial property. They have replaced traditional property security guards with live video monitoring. There are multiple benefits to using virtual surveillance. Outsourced services can be more reliable, offer more coverage, be more affordable, and have less liability compared to security guards and patrols.
Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity, activate an audible warning to deter criminals, and call the local police.
Stealth Monitoring is the leader in live video surveillance with over 15,000 watched cameras. Stealth specializes in proactive and intelligent live video monitoring that can significantly improve threat protection and police response. Clients include shopping centers, warehouses, office buildings, industrial facilities, apartments, car dealerships, schools and other businesses with outdoor assets. They range from large global enterprises to single locations.