Vehicle break-ins, thefts, and parts theft have long been a concern across North America, but the frequency of these issues spiked during the pandemic and have continued to climb. In College Park, a suburb of Atlanta, property crime statistics show 1,400.9 motor vehicle thefts per 100,000 residents- much higher than the national average of 284.
Multifamily residential communities are often targeted by car and parts thieves due to the ability to access multiple vehicles that are generally parked overnight quickly – making the parking facilities a desirable site of potential spoils for criminals. See what happened when these two suspects made the mistake of targeting a community where Stealth was watching:
At 12:35 a.m., an alert Stealth security professional spotted two individuals walking through the parking lot of a College Park, Georgia apartment community. The operator continued to observe, and saw the two individuals behaving suspiciously, then accessing multiple vehicles. On-site security was contacted with no result, and local police dispatch was contacted as well due to the nature of the activity being observed. Officers responded quickly and were seen on camera shortly after arrival making contact with the two suspects and taking them into custody.
Help Protect Your Residents and Their Property with Proactive Security
When residents in your community experience car theft, vehicle-break-ins, catalytic converter theft, or vandalism while using community parking facilities, they’ll typically put the blame on property management for the situation.
Residents consistently prioritize safety and security when choosing a community to become their home. A single incident can be enough to drive a resident not to renew their lease. Fortunately, there are proactive solutions available.
Stealth’s live video monitoring is a proactive, cost-effective solution that can have a serious impact on potential criminal activity and the overall perception of safety and security at your multifamily property.
Live video monitoring utilizes a combination of both analytics-based cameras and trained security professionals to respond in real time to perceived threats and unwanted activity. The cameras use cutting-edge technology to detect activity rather than simple movement, and Stealth’s trained security operators use human intelligence to determine when that activity poses a threat or requires intervention. Operators can sound audible alarms or contact local police dispatch when criminal activity is spotted.
Just as in the video above, thanks to our ability to provide law enforcement with live, up-to-the-minute details about activity as it is occurring, police typically elevate our call priority and respond on site quickly, and in time to make an arrest- often before extensive damages occur.
Ready to learn more about implementing our proactive security solution and saving up to 60% on security spend? Contact us today for details. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187