Loitering itself may generally be harmless, but it often comes coupled with unwanted behaviors that could pose a threat to your shopping plaza, retail center, or other commercial property.
From theft, to vandalism, drug use, panhandling, obstructing a public way, or simply intimidating or making passersby uncomfortable- loitering can come with a variety of issues. See what happened when a late-night loiterer decided to hang out in their vehicle at this California shopping center.
In the above video, Stealth security professionals observed a vehicle accessing a shopping plaza property at nearly 1:00 in the morning. Operators continued to monitor the situation and determined that the vehicle’s occupant was loitering. Audible alarms were activated, and local police dispatch was contacted due to the suspicious nature of the activity observed. Within minutes, law enforcement arrived on scene and made contact with the suspicious individual, appearing to take them into custody.
Proactive Security Measures Can Help Reduce and Deter Unwanted Activity
The safety and security of your retail property and its tenants is of vital importance to your bottom line. From threats of potential violence to theft, vandalism, and vagrancy issues, your retail tenants and their clients will likely seek to do business elsewhere without effective security measures in place.
Stealth’s live video monitoring is a proactive security solution that can help deter and disperse criminal and other unwanted activity before or as it’s happening, unlike many traditional security measures. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and human intelligence, Stealth’s analytics-based cameras and trained security professionals monitor your property in real time. When operators spot suspicious activity, they can sound audible alarms or contact local law enforcement to respond.
Local police dispatch typically elevates the priority of our calls thanks to our ability to provide them with up-to-the-minute details of suspicious or criminal activity as it happens. Just as in the case above, officers often arrive on scene quickly and in time to intervene before damages occur.
Incredibly, our customizable and innovative solution can cost up to 60% less than traditional security guards. Interested in learning more? Contact us today to schedule a consultation or for additional details. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187