At 2:31am a man parks at a medical office building, the scene for our office theft Catch of the Month. Medical offices contain clinical and lab equipment and drugs worth thousands of dollars, making them an attractive target for thieves. The suspect has a crowbar. A few minutes later he walks to the secluded rear of the building. He looks around to make sure he’s alone.
WATCH THE VIDEO: Backdoor Break-In Office Theft Arrest
The man ignores the audio warning and breaks into the back door of the office building suite. He’s being watched by Stealth Monitoring operators using high resolution IP megapixel video cameras. The trained operators activate the warning and call the local police about the office theft. Police typically respond quicker to Stealth calls that report a live crime in progress. Stealth operators can tell police dispatchers where criminals and their vehicles are located, what they’re doing, and what tools or weapons can be seen.
The first patrol car drives directly to the back where the suspect was last seen. The thief runs out a door directly into the arms of the law. He is quickly arrested.
Commercial real estate owners and managers at office parks, office complexes, and office buildings need to protect their physical assets and tenant property and reduce premise liability. It’s a challenge when criminal activity like office thefts can occur anywhere on the property at multiple buildings plus parking lots, parking garages, lobbies, mailrooms, loading docks, dumpsters, back alleys, and other common areas. Office building crimes include copper theft, vandalism, trespassing, glass breakage, and theft.
Stealth Monitoring is a leader in proactive live surveillance with over 9,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Real-time video monitoring can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity like office theft, activate a speaker warning to deter the thieves, and call the local police.
Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your office building. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at office parks and buildings, as well as shopping centers, car dealerships, apartment complexes, warehouses, and other businesses.