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Multifamily Property Security & Video Surveillance

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on Mar 21, 2016

How do you protect your apartment buildings? Multifamily property security and video surveillance was the focus of a recent Bisnow San Francisco article. Bisnow is a top real estate publisher for apartment owners and managers.

4 Reasons Why Security Should Be Your Multifamily Property’s Top Priority looks at the many benefits of video security for owners from San Francisco to New York. Apartment inventory and occupancy continues to climb as baby boomers downsize and younger residents flock to urban centers. Developers of Class A, Class B, and Class C properties see more renters seeking more amenities and need to differentiate their apartments.

Multifamily property management are finding that advanced security systems with live video monitoring and camera systems for a full video surveillance solution are becoming increasingly valuable. They not only provide superior protection, but they also have become a marketable feature of your apartment community.

The video surveillance system can reduce crime and liability. Live monitored video can deter unwanted visitors and criminal activity. Multifamily property security video can be stored and used multiple ways. Police request video to investigate criminal incidents and identify individuals. On-site property management can use video to document property activity, such as gate and car accidents and slip and fall claims, that can be invaluable in court cases.

For many high end apartments state-of-the-art multifamily property security is a critical amenity. Many properties today already have excellent facilities, such as gyms, pools, and jacuzzis. They may even have high resolution or HD video cameras. But if those cameras aren’t being watched, they can’t help deter criminal incidents while they’re happening and police can’t be called in time to stop criminals before they commit crimes or while they’re still on the property.

Live video monitoring gives residents the comfort and peace of mind that their complex is being watched even when the apartment doesn’t have staff on site. Live video monitoring gives apartment owners and property management a competitive advantage that most other properties don’t yet have.

Live video surveillance also gives property management an opportunity to save a lot of money while maintaining excellent protection. Multifamily property security sometimes includes live guards. But apartments often find that full shift guards are prohibitively expensive and security patrol protection is spotty and inadequate.

Stealth Monitoring is a leader in proactive live surveillance with over 9,000 video cameras watched nationwide for multifamily property security. Remote video monitoring can detect and deter crime in San Francisco and other cities in California and the U.S. while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity in real-time like trespassing, break-ins, and theft, activate a speaker warning to deter the criminals, and call property management and the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your multifamily property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at apartment complexes.