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Suspicious Pair Use Tailgating Method to Access Washington Apartments’ Secure Parking

Posted by Al Zoricic on Nov 10, 2023

As a multifamily residential property owner or manager, you’ve surely seen it before- shady characters bypassing your existing security measures, like gates and guards, in order to gain access to your residents’ vehicles, your parking lots or garages, your buildings, your amenities- and proceeding to cause a variety of frustrating disturbances.  

Here at Stealth, we’ve seen it all before as well. From thieves using tools to bypass secure gates, to trespassers hopping right over locked gates, and other suspects sneaking in right behind vehicles using access gates, we’re well-versed in the methods determined trespassers and other criminals use to access secured sites. They occasionally even surprise us with their ingenuity. 

In this Arrest of the Month, a pair of trespassers use a classic method- tailgating, to gain access to a gate-secured apartment parking garage in Washington. Unfortunately for them, the community doesn’t rely on gates alone to secure their property: 

Around 11:40 p.m., Stealth security professionals took notice of a pair loitering around the secure garage gates of a Washington apartment community before they made a dash for the gate after a vehicle left. Local police dispatch was immediately contacted. Minutes later the suspects were seen hiding under and behind a vehicle, where responding police officers located and arrested the pair. 

Enhance Residential Safety and Security Through Proactive Surveillance Solutions 

Unlike traditional security systems that react to crime after it happens, Stealth’s live video monitoring solution takes a proactive approach to keeping your multifamily residential community safe. Our state-of-the-art video analytics technology helps detect suspicious activity beyond mere movement, so our highly trained security personnel can respond immediately to any potential threats. 

Our initial line of response is to activate onsite alarms, which often deter unauthorized individuals from proceeding. If the alarms are ignored, our operators promptly notify local police dispatch with live updates and descriptions of the ongoing activity. This expedites the police response time significantly, as seen in the video above. 

In many cases, law enforcement officers arrive on the scene before any damage or harm can occur. This allows for timely intervention in domestic disturbances, apprehensions before suspects can flee, and an overall enhancement in security outcomes. 

Here are some of the key benefits of Stealth’s live video monitoring service for multifamily residential communities: 

  • Proactive security: Stealth’s live video monitoring service actively monitors your community for suspicious activity, so you can be confident that your residents are safe.
  • Faster police response: When Stealth’s security operators see suspicious activity, they can immediately contact local police dispatch and provide live, up-to-the-minute details of the situation. This can lead to significantly faster police responses.
  • Reduced crime rates:Studies have shown that live video monitoring can help deter crime and reduce crime rates by up to 50%.
  • Increased resident satisfaction: Residents feel safer and more secure knowing that their community is being monitored by a team of highly trained security professionals.
  • Reduced security costs: Stealth’s live video monitoring service is a cost-effective alternative to traditional security measures, such as guards and passive security cameras.

Stealth’s live video monitoring service is a tailored and cost-effective security solution that can save your community up to 60% on security costs. To learn more about how our services can be personalized to meet the unique needs of your community, contact us and schedule a consultation with one of our multifamily residential security experts today. 

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