Security surveillance cameras that aren’t monitored live can’t be used to deter or stop crimes in progress. Unwatched security cameras can record vandalism, break-ins and stolen goods after the fact. Real estate property owners and managers hope that police can later watch the video footage in their investigation to identify and apprehend criminals.
However a surveillance camera system, including NVR (Network Video Recorder), computer, and monitor screens, can’t even do that if they’re stolen in the crime. Unwatched security surveillance cameras unfortunately provide limited security.
It’s yet another reason why live video surveillance is critical. Real-time monitoring can help stop crime as it’s happening, protecting not just your indoor and outdoor property and assets, but also the security surveillance cameras themselves.
The pitfall of unwatched security surveillance cameras was highlighted in this email we received from a real estate property manager.
“We need a quote. We already have cameras set up but during our last breakin they took our monitor and DVR ”
– Dallas, Texas Multifamily Apartment Property Manager
The apartment building above is not a Stealth client.
However our Catch of the Month newsletter Multifamily Residential Parking Garage Break-In Arrest featured a Seattle, Washington multiresidential property that is a customer. The multifamily community has security surveillance cameras that Stealth watches. An actual video shows two men arrive at an apartment alley, prepared for a parking garage break-in with flashlights and toolbag. One suspect climbs over a fence to gain access to the garage. Stealth calls the police. The criminals attempt to break in to multiple cars and are caught and arrested by the Seattle police.
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.