No doubt about it, security guards and courtesy officers who take their profession seriously have positive impacts on the security of multifamily communities. However, should guards choose not to perform or become lax toward their work duties, they can become expensive liabilities. The following videos demonstrate when relying solely on security guards can be a hazard to your multifamily community’s overall security plan.
The keen eye of a Stealth security monitoring operator noticed an on-duty security guard walk into a maintenance closet. The guard paused for a few seconds then laid down on the concrete floor and went to sleep.
Instead of patrolling a multifamily community to ensure no suspicious activity was in progress, a security guard was observed by our trained monitoring operator using the community’s golf cart for a “joy ride.” He drove the cart in continuous circles through the community’s parking lot.
Having a person on-site to take care of suspicious activities or events in real time does sound appealing, but there are some limitations to be aware of that can be resolved with live, remote video monitoring.
Security guard and courtesy officer limitations can include:
Positioning the human element with technology that is continuously evolving and becoming more effective, efficient and cost effective can augment or replace traditional security guards/courtesy officers. Giving security professionals the training they need to identify suspicious events and behaviors along with the ability to view on-site security cameras by leveraging start-of-the-art technology remotely, crimes can typically be identified and deterred before they happen on your multifamily community.
Live, remote monitoring by trained Stealth security operators helps combat limitations and adds more advantages to your multifamily community security strategy in the following ways:
Contact us to learn how Stealth’s live, remote video monitoring can help or replace security guards/courtesy officers at your multifamily community, saving you money while providing extensive site coverage with technology and human intelligence.