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Night Security Deters Masked Suspects

Posted by Rick Charney on Oct 2, 2017

Night security operators successfully deterred masked suspects from a client’s site. Suspicious activity tends to happen at night because criminals do not want to be seen. There are few, if any, people to witness their criminal activity and suspects could easily hide in the shadows.

Masked Suspects Deterred by On-site Speaker

At 5:27 A.M., a night security operator saw two masked thieves walk behind a building. The first suspect climbed up the roof access ladder. The night security operator activated the on-site speaker warning. The second suspect jumped off the ladder. Both masked suspects left the shopping center property.

Many criminals know that commercial property rooftops are rarely watched. Traditionally, commercial properties have surveillance cameras only around windows and entrances. Night security guards tend to only make rounds on the ground level of a shopping center, car dealership, office space, or other commercial property.

Roof areas provide easy access to the inside of a shopping center. Criminals can use hatches and vents to steal or vandalize the property from the inside. Criminals can also vandalize and steal from rooftops. HVAC units on top of commercial properties can be stolen outright or gutted for their copper and other parts. Heating and air conditioning units can cost more than $10,000 to replace. Insurance may cover the replacement costs but may have deductibles that exclude metals. HVAC repairs or replacement is not only expensive but it is a huge inconvenience to tenants and customers.

Shopping center property managers and owners may hire a third-party security guard company as a night security solution. This solution is not without faults. A security guard cannot be at multiple places at one time. This leaves several blind spots at a commercial property. If a management company decides to have multiple security guards on-site, it can be very expensive. Shopping center security guards may have a patrolling pattern. Smart criminals can observe these patterns and will act accordingly.

A proactive video monitoring solution can compensate for these shortcomings. Outdoor surveillance cameras can be placed on rooftops, access points, and in most areas of a commercial site. All of these places are watched simultaneously.

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth’s proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.