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Shopping Center Security System Deters Dumpster Diver in Los Angeles

Posted by Rick Charney on Nov 24, 2017

Thieves, vandals, and dumpster divers can be deterred by an effective shopping center security system. A would-be dumpster diver at a Los Angeles, California shopping center was stopped by one of Stealth Monitoring’s trained outdoor security operators.

Dumpster diver runs after speaker warning – Shopping Center Security

At 1:00 a.m., a yellow truck was seen driving through the parking lot of a California shopping center. The driver parked his vehicle behind the shopping center. He stepped out of the truck, approached an open dumpster, looked inside, and examined the contents. The dumpster appeared to be filled with wood palettes.

A Stealth Monitoring shopping center security system operator activated the on-site speaker warning. The trespasser moved away from the dumpster and returned to his vehicle. He put the truck in reverse and backed out of the shopping center.

Dumpster diving brings a variety of issues to shopping centers, shopping plazas, and other types of retail properties. For example, suspects can steal important documents and personal identification information. Dumpster diving incidents can also create a logistical mess, including litter scattered around the ground and blocked access points. Both incidents can decrease a property’s value.

Dumpster diving is legal in the United States, except where prohibited by local regulation. However, dumpster divers can be charged with criminal trespass or theft, if anything is taken from the property.

Property managers may also be concerned with the liability attached to dumpster divers. What happens if the suspect is injured on the shopping center property? Dumpster divers and other trespassers may be deterred by a shopping center security system. Trained operators can activate a speaker alarm and if necessary, call the local 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.