Dumpster fires can be a big headache for property managers. Whether they are caused from the combustion of hazardous materials or vandalism, they create dangerous situations. They have the potential to spread and cause devasting damage.
Unless, they are being watched in real time.
If not remedied in time, fire can have catastrophic consequences. Shortly before 10 p.m., a Stealth trained security operator witnessed a fire break out in the dumpster of an Indianapolis apartment complex. The operator immediately contacted Indianapolis Fire and Rescue, who arrived within minutes. The fire was extinguished before any serious damage occurred.
Dumpster fires should not be taken lightly. In certain circumstances, they can be just as dangerous as any other structure fires. Property managers can do their part to help keep dumpster fires at bay by ensuring their residents properly dispose of garbage and waste, and dumpsters are emptied often. Trash can easily go up in flames.
Apartment managers have a responsibility to help prevent accidents and injuries on their property. This can include maintaining common areas, warning residents of things like broken stair rails and wet floors, and yes, even making sure trash doesn’t pile up. Not only can it block exits, litter and garbage can give the appearance that the property is neglected, which could potentially ward off residents.
The ability to notify local emergency responders in real time is one of the many benefits of live video monitoring. Trained operators can also watch out for problem areas and alert property management. Surveillance video footage can also be used to help determine the cause of the problem.
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