Virtual Shopping Center Security Guard

Posted by Rick Charney on August 29, 2016

This month's newsletter featured a virtual shopping center security guard testimonial.

"Stealth live video surveillance has deterred crime numerous times on my property and resulted in multiple arrests. It can pay for itself on the first incident from copper thieves to dumpster divers. Our shopping center is significantly safer for tenants and their customers, which increases my property value." - Texas Shopping Center Owner

August Catch of the Month: Rooftop Trespasser Arrested with Helicopter

This retail Texas property is a Stealth Monitoring virtual shopping center security guard client. The following commercial sites unfortunately are not. These shopping centers had live security guards, not remote security monitor staff, and suffered two fatalities. Both shopping centers were located in Houston, Texas.

Two suspects approached a shopping center security guard from behind. The security guard sat inside his marked security vehicle. The suspects were armed with an AK-47 and a pistol. Houston Police said that the suspects shot the security guard from behind. The suspects stole the night security guard's service weapon and left the shopping center. The guard was pronounced dead at the scene.

Houston, Texas detectives arrested one of the suspects involved. The second suspect is still at large and is wanted for capital murder. NBC 2 reported that the second suspect may have fled to Mexico.

The second fatality occurred at a shopping center in northwest Houston. A business inside the shopping center appeared vacant and had a "for lease" sign. If someone entered from the back, they would have seen a row of gaming machines. A representative from Houston Police Department Homicide said that the affected business was only open a few months.

The suspect entered the game room in the afternoon. The armed suspect attempted to rob the game room. The shopping center security guard on duty got into a shootout with the armed suspect. The suspect and the shopping center security guard were hit.

The gunman left the Houston shopping center with an accomplice in a getaway car. The shopping center security guard died at a Houston, Texas hospital.

Stealth Monitoring live video security provides a virtual or remote security guard service that has been used to both replace and augment traditional security guards. The result is more effective monitoring and less liability at up to 80% less than the cost of a security guard.

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in proactive live video security with over 15,000 watched cameras every night. Stealth specializes in proactive and intelligent live video monitoring that can significantly improve threat protection and police response. Clients include shopping centers, pharmacies, warehouses, office buildings, apartments, auto dealerships, and other businesses with outdoor assets.

Contact Stealth today for a virtual shopping center security guard to protect your retail or wholesale property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at pharmacies and shopping centers.