Multi-Family Residential

How Can I Help Prevent Crime in Parking Structures?

Posted by Blake Mitchell on December 13, 2018

According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), more than 11% of U.S. property crimes occur in parking garages and lots. In a span of four years, there were nearly 402,000 reported incidents of violent crimes in parking structures. How can property managers…

Wildfires Heavily Impact California Apartments

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 12, 2018

2018 has been the most destructive wildfire season in California on record. The devastating California wildfires have destroyed tens of thousands of private homes and hundreds of commercial structures, displacing residents across the state. As of November 19, more than 90 people…

Top Apartment Amenities for 2019

Posted by Blake Mitchell on December 10, 2018

Today’s renters are demanding more from their apartment buildings, making the need for property management companies to continue to innovate. So, what are the hottest trends for 2019? Services, especially ones that cater to convenience and social interaction. Washers and…

Dangerous Loiterer Pulled Gun on Residents at Senior Living Apartment Complex

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 5, 2018

Loitering is often the precursor to more menacing criminal activities. In some cases, it may put your tenants and visitors in danger. Residents at a Madison, Wisconsin senior living apartment complex faced an armed individual with a warrant for his arrest. A 60-year-old…

Live Video Surveillance Can Help Prevent Apartment Car Thefts

Posted on November 16, 2018

Does your property experience apartment car thefts? If so, you’re not alone. Thieves often target multifamily residential parking lots and parking garages across the United States and Canada. One city in particular has experienced its fair share of burglary problems. A few…

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Posted by Blake Mitchell on November 14, 2018

For criminals to commit a crime, they must have the desire, the ability and the opportunity to do it. In an effort to minimize the threat, many law enforcement agencies promote the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED means designing the…

The New Stealth Monitoring

Posted by Blake Mitchell on November 12, 2018

In November 2016, Stealth Monitoring merged with UCIT Online. Since then, we have grown to become North America’s largest independent provider of video security technology solutions. As a result, Stealth has expanded its service offerings and reach for many commercial verticals…

How Do Audio Warnings Deter Unwanted Activity?

Posted by Rick Charney on November 12, 2018

The last thing a criminal wants, besides getting caught, is to attract attention. That’s why audio warnings are an effective method for deterring unwanted activity. Not only do audio warnings highlight a situation, they let intruders know they are being watched. The earlier…