The Benefits of Proactive Video Monitoring for Commercial Properties

As the owner or manager of a commercial property, at some point, you will consider a security system to help protect your tenants, staff and property. Video monitoring can be divided into two categories: proactive and reactive. The difference can mean deterring a crime before it happens and minimizing damage, or simply reacting to a situation after it occurs, which could have costly consequences. Which one is right for your property?

How Can Commercial Properties Deal with Vagrant Loitering?

Vagrant loitering may seem like a harmless crime, but it can have a negative impact on a commercial property. The mere presence of vagrants and trespassers can make others feel unsafe and may be enough to deter customers from visiting your property, which could affect your net operating income.

Vagrant loitering is a widespread problem in the United States. While it’s not a crime, it can lead to other violations and criminal activity, like vandalism and property damage. There are some proactive steps commercial properties can take to help deter vagrancy crimes

Police Will Stop Responding to Unverified Burglar Alarms

Police will stop responding to burglar alarms unless there is evidence of actual criminal activity. The department performed an internal review, revealing that 97% of their calls in 2017 were false alarms. This change was implemented to make emergency responses more efficient.

Before officers will be sent to the scene, they must receive proof of multiple alarms, or have audio, video or eyewitness accounts. Police recommended that residents and business owners contact their security provider to make sure their current system is equipped to validate burglar alarms.