Shopping and retail centers are privately owned properties that function as public spaces, making effective security more challenging at these locations than some other types of commercial real estate. Issues with theft, shoplifting, vandalism, loitering, trespassing, drug use, vagrancy, and parking lot crime are just some of the common security concerns for these properties.
Another potential issue that shopping and retail centers face? Domestic and other altercations- any place where people may gather, disagreements can happen. In this Arrest of the Month video, what seems to have begun as a vehicle tow escalated into a swarm of chaos- but thanks to the quick action of Stealth security professionals, police intervention was timely.
Around 2:00 a.m., Stealth security operators noticed several individuals involved in some kind of altercation during what appeared to be a vehicle tow at a Texas shopping center. Audible alarms were immediately activated, and local police dispatch was contacted. Paramedics arrived alongside responding officers, and one suspect was placed in the emergency vehicle while another was taken into police custody. Officers cleared the area without further incident.
Help Deter and Disperse Unwanted Activity on Your Property with Live Video Monitoring
Many commercial properties choose courtesy patrols or guards to help protect their property from criminal and other unwanted activity on their properties, but guards and security patrols are particularly fallible thanks to their limited visual range and coverage abilities- not to mention their often-prohibitive costs.
With every shopping center having a different and unique layout, tenant mix, demographics, historical damages, location density, and foot traffic to take into consideration, they require a customizable and innovative security to solution to meet their unique needs.
Stealth’s live video monitoring is a proactive security solution that can help deter and disperse criminal and other unwanted activity at your property in real time, as it happens. Using a cutting-edge combination of video analytics and highly trained security professionals, Stealth provides the ability to actively watch site activities in real time and can use onsite audible warnings to inform trespassers and others that they have been spotted and that law enforcement is on the way.
This alone is often ample motivation to send criminals running. When the situation is beyond simple warnings, Stealth can contact police dispatch and give them live, real-time descriptions of activities and suspects, which typically leads to elevated call priority and faster police responses.
Ready to learn more about Stealth’s cost-effective, proactive, and fully customizable security solution and how it can help secure your property? Contact us today and speak with a shopping and retail security specialist or to request your free quote.
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