In this month’s video, a suspect is seen tampering with locked doors at a shopping center. The only one she could access was in a police car.
A Stealth Monitoring security operator spotted an individual at a retail center after it had closed for the night. The suspect was seen pulling on several door handles and knocking on the windows. Our operator contacted the authorities. The trespasser then laid down on a seat at a table in front of a restaurant in the center.
Two police cars arrived minutes later. One officer approached the individual and placed her in handcuffs. He gathered her belongings then escorted her to his patrol car.
Break-ins at retail centers are often opportunistic crimes. That simply means criminals are looking for quick access, which makes storefront break-ins especially enticing. Burglars also tend to choose targets based on convenience. So, a shopping center located right off the street can become an easy mark.
An effective way to help reduce and deter crime is live video monitoring. Trained security operators watch cameras that are equipped with advanced video analytics to monitor crime in real time. If they see anything out of the ordinary, they can act immediately, as you saw in the video. This increases the chances that police will arrive while the suspects are still on the property. In addition, our team of video analysts can provide you with footage of any incidents that occur. This comes in especially handy for police and insurance investigations.
If you are interested in learning more about our proactive security solutions for your shopping center or commercial property, contact us.