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 and UCIT Online are the leader in live video surveillance in the U.S. and Canada with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth proactive video monitoring watches over 15,000 IP security surveillance cameras and can detect and deter crime in Seattle and other cities in the U.S. and Canada while reducing security guard and other expenses. Stealth's virtual guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance Stealth operator can see unusual activity like theft at truck and car dealers, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.
Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information on IP security cameras and monitoring to protect your multifamily complex or other property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at a range of commercial real estate sites.