Intoxicated Suspect Shatters Apartment Door

Posted by David Charney on February 22, 2021

In this month’s video, an angry, intoxicated individual shatters the glass in the front door of an apartment building to get inside.

Around 1:30 in the morning, our cameras spotted an individual tampering with the keypad at the entrance of an apartment building. After an unsuccessful attempt, the man walked out. However, he returned a short time later to try again. He did manage to gain access to the building after someone from the inside opened the door to leave. A Stealth Monitoring security operator contacted police. Officers arrived then released the individual.

Ninety minutes later, the same suspect returned. Seemingly under the influence, he threw his body against the door, which cracked the glass. Our security operator was watching and again called to dispatch police.

The individual smashed the bottom half of the door and reached his arm inside to try to unlock it. Not having any luck, he stood up, grabbed the metal cross bar on the door and forcefully pushed his foot against the glass. The door opened and the man entered the building.

Within minutes, police arrived. Our operator gave the responding officers information about the suspect’s whereabouts. They located him on the third floor and arrested him.

Live Video Monitoring: Part of a Layered Security Solution

A locked door with keyless entry goes a long way to keep out unwanted visitors out of your apartment community. However, as you saw in the video, nothing is 100 percent effective when someone is really determined to get in. That’s why a layered security solution is an optimal way to reduce vulnerabilities.

According to the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) RedBookLive , layered security requires three elements: detect, response, and delay. Live video monitoring contains all three.

By using a combination of advanced technology and human intelligence, security operators can see live activity, help deter it by activating on-site speaker warnings to let trespassers know they are being watched and help facilitate arrests by contacting local authorities. Our operators can provide officers with real-time information such as description and location of the suspects.

If you would like more information about a proactive security solution for your multifamily community, contact us.

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