Parking security management can help protect employees, tenants, guests and outdoor assets from criminal activity. Some of the most common crimes in parking garages and parking lots include burglaries, robberies, loitering, criminal trespassing, and vandalism. Shopping malls, medical plazas, office spaces, and residential properties can benefit from a customized security solution.
One of the most common areas of violent crime in the U.S. occurs in parking areas. Approximately 1,400 attacks are reported everyday. The actual number of violent crimes may be significantly higher. Commercial and residential property management companies should also consider other criminal activities like car theft, vehicle parts theft, and property thefts from parked cars.
Property owners and management do not have to deal with such a high quantity of criminal activity. A parking security management specialist can assess current safety vulnerabilities in parking lots and parking structures while increasing the overall safety of the property.
Parking Security Solutions
Can Lighting Increase Parking Security?
Lighting can help deter criminal activity from parking structures. It can do more than just illuminate driving and pedestrian paths and the inside of a parking garage. Criminals hide and move in the shadows. Increased lighting removes potential hiding spaces. Would-be thieves tend to avoid illuminated areas in parking lots and parking structures where they can be spotted.
Another parking garage security solution is to paint walls white. It can reflect light throughout the parking structure. Increased lighting in elevators, stairwells, and other access areas can provide additional safety for employees, customers, and residents.
Can Video Surveillance Increase Parking Security?
More and more retail and office properties are installing HD digital surveillance cameras in parking garages and parking lots. Most of these outdoor security cameras are reactive. This means that the surveillance camera system can only record a crime in progress. The surveillance video can serve as video evidence after the crime happens. However, the captured security video is sometimes not sufficient in catching thieves because of poor video quality.
Live remote video monitoring is a proactive parking security solution. Trained monitors watch commercial and residential properties in real time with IP surveillance cameras. If they see suspicious activity they can activate an on-site speaker or call the local police.
UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT proactive video monitoring watches over 16,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s virtual guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.
Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.