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Trespasser Arrested After Piggybacking into an Apartment Building

Posted by Brandon Koepnick on Sep 17, 2021

Multifamily property owners and managers are facing a growing issue with transients. Allowing loiterers of any kind to remain on your property can have undesirable effects on your community, including vandalism, break-ins, damage and theft. Not to mention, your residents could feel unsafe and might seek a new place to live. All of this can have a detrimental impact on your NOI.

Shortly before 3:00 in the morning, a trained Stealth Monitoring security operator saw an individual approach the entrance of a Los Angeles apartment building. The suspect stood in front of the glass door and gazed inside, unable to gain access.

A little later, a white car pulled up in front of the building. Three people exited the car then used their access card to open the apartment door. The suspect, who was hanging back behind the women, quickly tailgated in behind them. Our operator contacted LAPD.

The trio and the trespasser entered the elevator. The suspect was then seen approaching a common area with a sofa in the corner of one of the floors in the building and went to sleep. Officers arrived within minutes. Based on details given to them by our monitoring operator, they knew right where to find the trespasser. They made contact with him, placed him in handcuffs and escorted him from the building.

Using Live Video Monitoring to Deter Loiterers and Transients from your Community

If you want to help ensure your multifamily community remains safe from trespassers, vandals, loiterers and other unwanted visitors, you might consider enhancing your security solution with live video monitoring. Rather than wait for something to trigger an alarm, live video monitoring is a proactive alternative that helps deter crimes before they happen, or significant damage occurs.

Trained security personnel monitor live, analytics-based surveillance cameras placed at your property. When they see something suspicious they can quickly assess the situation and deal with it appropriately. This could mean activating an on-site speaker to warn the suspects they are being watched and calling local authorities.

As you saw in the video, officers arrived while the suspect was still on the property, which typically happens when police receive a call from us. They know we are watching live activity, so they often elevate the priority level of the call.

If you would like to learn more about how live video monitoring can help you and your community, contact us.