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Suspicious Individual Caught Lurking in Apartment Stairwell

Posted by Amy Hite on Sep 21, 2022

The rising concern of homelessness in many cities and states means there are more unhoused people looking for places to settle at night. Unfortunately, people experiencing homelessness may often be dealing with a variety of other issues as well, and this can create an unsafe environment for everyone involved. 

Around 3:30 in the morning, a Stealth Monitoring security professional observed suspicious behavior from a man seen entering a Washington apartment building’s common area. On closer inspection, the man appeared to be settling into the stairwell, perhaps as a place to bed down for the night. The security operator immediately followed up with local law enforcement, particularly after observing the man appearing to light something with a lighter. Police arrived on scene shortly after and placed the man under arrest. 

Help Your Residents Feel Safer at Home with a Proactive Security Solution 

No resident wants to head down the stairs in their apartment building only to stumble upon an intruder. Crime in the area is one of the biggest factors in determining whether residents feel safe in their multifamily communities, and when they feel unsafe, they are more likely to leave.  

Effective security is a critical aspect of property management. Live video monitoring is a proactive security solution that combines the technology of analytics-based cameras with the human intelligence of trained security operators to see and respond to suspicious activity in real time. 

Just as you saw in the above video, our security monitoring professionals can act quickly when they observe activity that appears outside of the norm and can then contact local law enforcement if a situation warrants their involvement.  

Police responded quickly, helping to minimize the potential dangers and damages, and residents were able to safely avoid confrontation with the individual.  

Interested in learning more about how our proactive security solution can help your property save on security costs and deter criminal behavior? Contact us