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Loiterer Sleeping in Apartment Community Laundry Facilities Removed by Police

Posted by Tammy Miller on Jun 8, 2023

There are a variety of reasons for property owners and managers to be concerned about loiterers and trespassers in their multifamily residential community.  

Loitering can create liability exposure, can damage community reputation, lead to vandalism and other criminal activity, and can make residents feel unsafe. When residents don’t feel safe or comfortable in their homes, they’re unlikely to renew or extend their leases, impacting vacancies and rental rates and ultimately NOI. 

At approximately 12:54 a.m., a Stealth security professional was alerted to suspicious activity in a Florida apartment building. The monitoring operator took a closer look, and observed an individual entering the building, heading to a laundry facility, plugging in their cell phone, and then curling up on the floor to sleep. Local law enforcement dispatch was contacted due to the nature of the activity. Responding officers could be seen making contact with the individual before escorting them off the property and taking them into custody, issuing a trespass warning.  

Help Deter and Disperse Loitering and Other Unwanted Activity at Your Property with Live Video Monitoring 

In the example above, it’s easy to imagine how the situation may have played out without proactive security. The loiterer may have continued to sleep in the laundry facility until morning, when an unsuspecting resident may have stumbled upon them and been shocked and uncomfortable. As simple as that scenario may have turned out, it could also have escalated. 

Fortunately, Stealth’s live video monitoring solution is a proactive security measure that can help intervene in suspicious or unwanted activity as it happens.  

Using a combination of video analytics and human intelligence, live video monitoring watches your property for suspicious or unusual activity in real-time. Analytics-based camera feeds alert trained security professionals when there is activity, not just motion. Stealth’s security operators can then respond, sounding onsite warning speakers, engaging on-site guards, or contacting local law enforcement when necessary.  

Real-time, up-to-the-minute details typically prompt police dispatch to elevate Stealth’s call priority, which can lead to faster response times and intervention prior to damage or escalation.  

Interested in learning more about how live video monitoring can save you money on security costs while maintaining premium security standards? Contact us for details. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187.