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Video Surveillance Helps Save Life & Limit Property Liability at Construction Site

Posted by Amy Hite on Oct 16, 2017

A construction site’s live video surveillance system helped save a life and limited property liability. The Montreal work site’s security cameras were monitored in real time by trained UCIT Online security operators. UCIT is a Stealth Monitoring sister company.

Construction security monitors saw an unauthorized woman on-site at 4:00 am. Control center staff called the Montreal Police to report the trespasser. Responding police officers found the woman at the top of a building. The police reported they took the woman to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation and that she was attempting suicide.

Video surveillance operators helped save a woman’s life while limiting the client’s liability. Commercial property owners, managers, and developers must carefully assess and address property liability, also known as premises liability, due to the legal and financial risks. Accidents and other incidents can result in lawsuits and financial losses from legal settlements, fines, and work stoppage.

What is Property Liability?

Property or premises liability refers to a property owner’s responsibility in case a person is injured because of unsafe or defective conditions. In these cases commercial property owners and managers need to prove they are not negligent and have provided reasonable care with the property or construction site.

Property owners and managers and their workers should create a work area that will not cause injury or harm to individuals or to the property. If risky conditions cannot be eliminated, properties should block access to them.

Live Video Surveillance Can Help Protect Against Property Liability

Inadequate building security at construction sites and developed properties can be an element in a premises liability case. Trespassers may have a legitimate claim even if they are not an authorized worker or guest. If a trespasser can walk onto a site and cause damage or harm to himself or others, injured parties, including the trespasser, may have a case against the property owner. Live video surveillance can warn trespassers away and summon authorities before the situation escalates and damage is done.

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.