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Group Using Shopping Center as Place to Hang Out and Use Drugs

Posted by Brandon Koepnick on Feb 10, 2023

Loitering can be a difficult problem to deal with, especially in shopping and retail centers, where customers and potential customers can be intermingled with those who might be hanging out with no real intention to patronize businesses.

That’s where surveillance can come in handy. In this Arrest of the Month video, a group hanging out in front of a California shopping center is caught on live video using unknown substances, so Stealth stepped in.

Just after 2:00 p.m., multiple individuals were spotted on surveillance loitering in front of a California business, using unknown substances. Moments later, one of the individuals appeared to enter a suite in the area. Local police were immediately contacted, and officers arrived within minutes, making contact with and arresting one of the individuals while releasing the other and clearing the area safely.

Help Deter Harmful and Unwanted Behavior at Your Shopping Center with Live Video Monitoring

Commercial property owners and managers are familiar with the various struggles and concerns associated with loitering and vagrancy. Loitering laws vary depending on location, and while in many cases the act itself isn’t illegal, associated behaviors- which can be difficult to spot or prove- can become a major issue for businesses on your property.

This is where Stealth’s live video monitoring solution comes in. High-tech analytics-based cameras strategically placed throughout your property can monitor areas where activity and concerns may be difficult to spot with traditional security measures. Cameras alone can be helpful, but the live monitoring conducted by highly trained security professionals using human intelligence to determine suspicious or unwanted activity from normal customer behavior is what takes this security solution to the next level.

When a Stealth security operator spots something or someone out of place, they can sound onsite alarms, letting criminals or loiterers know they’re being watched. In the event that police presence is needed, operators can contact local law enforcement dispatch and provide them with live, real-time information.

Interested in learning more about our customizable solutions and how they can be put to work for your property? Contact us today, and get details on how you can save from 25-60% on security costs! Texas Private Security License Number: B14187