SHOPPING PLAZA SECURITY EXPERTS
Plazas present a number of logistical security challenges. Our proactive video monitoring can help with some of the biggest, including rooftops, back alleys, parking lots, storefronts, and expensive guard patrols.
We often see suspicious visitors in the middle of the night. Our trained staff can control a Pan Tilt Zoom camera to further investigate suspicious activity in real time to capture more details. If you have a repetitive problem, we can help.
Our trained monitoring staff help deter crimes by noticing suspicious activity such as people wearing masks, peeping in windows, circling or casing the property, or exhibiting suspicious body language.
COMMON SECURITY CONCERNS
Property damage to storefronts: Properties that are not monitored can be vulnerable to after-hours break-ins, with no one around to prevent theft and property damage. Criminals have become aware that static, unmonitored cameras are unlikely to result in them being caught after the fact. In addition to paying for damaged property, break-ins at shopping centers can result in higher vacancy rates and reputational damage that may inversely effect property values.
Vandalism in back alleys: Usually shrouded in darkness, back alleys are notorious for late night unwanted and potentially dangerous activity. Typical issues include back door break-ins, vandalism, loitering, and trespassing. UCIT’s shopping center monitoring solutions provides the ability to actively watch site activities in real-time and use voice-down communication to inform trespassers that they have been spotted and authorities are on the way, acting as a powerful deterrent, particularly for smash-and-grab type crimes.
Unwanted activity in the parking lot: Parking lots are often used as meeting points for unwanted activity, which UCIT staff are trained to identify. Activity can include automobile theft and damage, drug use, and damage to adjacent common areas such as fountains and benches. Our coverage can be as wide as you need it, so all your most important areas are under our watch.
Wire & Materials Theft: According to the latest statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau which tracks incidents of metal theft, over 25,000 claims were filed from 2009 to 2012, compared with just under 14,000 from 2006 to 2009. Nearly 96 percent of the claims in the more recent period were for copper theft. Seen as an easy target and rising copper values have led to an increase in copper theft. UCIT’s proactive security ensure we minimize your risk.
PROACTIVE SECURITY - HOW WE DO IT
Criminal activity can cost business owners and managers a considerable amount of time and money. UCIT’s monitoring staff are trained specifically to watch for criminal behavior, with the goal of stopping crimes while in progress.
- Prevent material theft and site vandalism
- Significantly deter daytime theft
- Utilize UCIT forensic video investigators to review recorded video and determine the cause of on-site incidents
Unlike traditional alarm companies, UCIT’s video monitoring staff are watching events in real time, allowing operators to scare off criminals using voice down audio deterrents or report live crimes in progress to the police.
Remotely ensure that everyone on site is compliant with your health and safety regulations. Site liability is a growing concern, especially now companies are being held liable for anyone failing to follow industry guidelines on your premises.
With the ability to remotely view sites, you can see that safety procedures are being followed and take appropriate action before sites become vulnerable to fines or closure.
Additionally, recording and archiving site activities can prove useful when dealing with insurance companies or authorities during incidents such as on-site injury claims or accidents.
Physical security guards are expensive costing companies $8,000-$10,000 per month for coverage 108 hours per week. UCIT specializes in providing effective Remote Video Monitoring solutions that are typically 30-50% more cost effective than security guards. UCIT supplies these solutions to their customers with no up-front equipment and installation costs.
Compared with guards who can only see one area at a time, UCIT’s operators can monitor large areas at once by utilizing a combination of high tech IP cameras, sensors, video analytics, and other remote video monitoring technology designed to provide a turn-key security solution for a wide range of client environments.
Our state of the art video monitoring centers have been focused on remote video monitoring since 2002. The types of video monitoring specified can vary by industry and client needs; they include Live Video Monitoring, Video Verification, Event-Based Monitoring, Video Guard Tours, Gate Entry/Exit Control, and Remote Concierge.
Our video monitoring stations have back up power generation, back up internet, and full system redundancies to ensure your site remains secured 365 days of the year.
Whether it’s 24/7 coverage of multiple projects or after hours monitoring of a select location, UCIT’s team has the right video monitoring solution to meet your needs.
UCIT’s customized reporting allows customers to get an understanding of what activities are happening on their sites based on their needs. UCIT’s video analyst team reviews archived video for clients to provide video evidence of onsite issues, such as on-site accidents or dishonest trade billing.
Years of investments in advanced video analytics allow for each site to be setup with key areas of focus, which enables operators to make decisions based on customized parameters.
In addition to securing sites, UCIT’s team is always focused on other ways that technology can be used to help improve our clients’ business processes. For example, UCIT operators can note whether doors are left opened, lights are turned off, or entryways need to be cleaned, and then provide the customer with timely reporting and video evidence if necessary.
Customers may also choose to receive an immediate call or e-mail notification.
UCIT uses a combination of technology and human intelligence to execute the best possible client experiences and security outcomes. UCIT performs an in depth needs analysis to identify customers pain points, key areas of risk, along with operational goals. Our security experts integrate these needs and goals into an industry leading security system design.