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Illinois Trespasser Caught on Camera Lurking, Peeking Under Apartment Doors

Posted by Matthew Clark on Jun 12, 2023

Multifamily residential communities face a variety of security concerns– from trespassers gaining access to secure buildings through unlocked or propped doors, to parking facilities being raided by thieves looking to steal car parts or residents’ property, there are a myriad of issues that keep building owners and managers constantly on their toes. 

Trespassing and loitering can lead to a variety of other issues as well, from criminal activity to damage to a community’s reputation and property. See what happened when a suspicious person entered an Illinois apartment community with what could only be ill intentions- unaware that Stealth’s security professionals could see everything. 

At approximately 2:17 a.m., Stealth security operators observed an individual entering an Illinois apartment building hallway, approaching one of the individual apartment entrances, and immediately lying down on the floor, looking under the door. The individual was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up. Security professionals immediately contacted local law enforcement due to the extremely suspicious nature of the activity being observed. Officers arrived on site quickly and could be seen making contact with, and ultimately taking the suspect into police custody.    

Proactive Security Helps Protect Your Community and Residents 

It’s hard to imagine that the individual in the video above had any reasonable explanation for creeping around after two in the morning, looking under resident’s doors. Thankfully, with Stealth’s live video monitoring, he was spotted in real time, allowing for a fast police response and intervention before the situation could escalate to something truly awful.  

Effective security measures are a vital component of residential property management. Proactive security solutions, like Stealth’s live video monitoring, can help deter and disperse unwanted and criminal activity like loitering, trespassing, theft, and more- before significant damage or risk occurs, and helping to protect building owners and managers from premise liability concerns as well.  

Live video monitoring uses a combination of analytics-based cameras and trained security professionals to observe areas throughout your property, watching for suspicious activity rather than just movement. As you can see in the example above, when our operators spot something or someone behaving in a way that looks out of place or is a cause for concern, they can follow site protocols. This can include sounding onsite audible alarms or contacting local police when a situation may need police intervention.   

If you’re interested in learning more about how proactive security measures can help boost the safety and security of your residents while saving you up to 60% in security costs, contact us today for details or to schedule a consultation with one of our multifamily residential security specialists 

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