What Can Rooftop Security Do for Your Shopping Center?

Posted by Rick Charney on December 25, 2017

Oftentimes, property managers and property owners focus solely on the exterior of their shopping center. What about rooftop security? Common criminal activity on rooftops includes loitering, trespassing, vandalism, and theft. HVAC units, which are typically located on shopping center roofs, are targeted for their metals, especially copper wiring. However, in many cases, the value of the copper is significantly lower than the cost of the damage from the theft itself.

Watch the Video: Vandal Attempts to Tamper with Rooftop Security Cameras

A male suspect walked behind a Little Rock, Arkansas shopping center. A Stealth Monitoring rooftop security operator was watching and contacted the on-site security guard to confirm the identity of the individual. The male climbed to the shopping center rooftop, maneuvered himself out of the surveillance camera's view, and began tampering with it.

Stealth Monitoring called the Little Rock Police, who arrived at the shopping center moments later with a K9 unit. Responding police officers climbed to the rooftop, but the suspect was no longer on the property. The police officers searched the site and discovered one rooftop security camera was damaged. Stealth Monitoring was able to have the camera repaired quickly.

The Benefits of Rooftop Security Cameras

Stealth's rooftop security cameras are watched in real-time. Trained commercial security operators can help deter criminal activity before they cause any damage to a shopping center. If there are errors or issues with any part of the security solution, the cameras will automatically notify Stealth Monitoring. Depending on the type of problem, security specialists may be able to repair it remotely. If the damage is more severe, Stealth can send someone to fix it on-site.

Rooftop security can also help with property liability. What happens if a trespasser gets injured at your shopping center? Rooftop security video can be used as proof that you took adequate measures to deter or prevent injury. If commercial property security operators see suspicious activity, they can activate an on-site speaker warning to help deter the suspects.

Stealth Monitoring, a privately held company with U.S. headquarters in Dallas, TX, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, ON, is North America’s leading provider of live video monitoring solutions. We specialize in proactive and intelligent video monitoring technology that can significantly improve threat detection and police response. Our security solutions feature advanced technology, coupled with human intelligence and efficient processes, to help detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. We are also heavily invested in the future of computer vision and artificial intelligence. We are actively developing new technologies that can enable executives with valuable business intelligence data to improve their day-to-day operations and decision-making abilities. We have over 500 employees, 15 offices, and 3 redundant live video monitoring control centers. Our team proactively monitors 20,000+ cameras daily, resulting in more than 15,000 deterred crimes, 500+ arrests and 35,000+ analyzed customer videos every year, securing peace of mind for business owners throughout North America. Our clients include construction sites, shopping centers, apartment buildings, auto dealers, office buildings, industrial facilities, distribution yards, cannabis operations, and other businesses with outdoor assets. They range from large global enterprises to single location companies. Our proactive solutions can help reduce external and internal theft, vandalism, property damage and provide you with actionable business intelligence. We can even reduce or replace security guards at a fraction of the cost – up to 60% savings.

Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.