Parking lots are both convenient and a hassle. They’re perfect for parking our vehicles away from traffic and are convenient to our place of business or shopping area. They can also be hazardous to navigate and are prone to accidents, crime, and vandalism. Does video security help parking lot safety? Let’s find out.
Perpetrators Go Unnoticed
According to the Bureau of Crime Statistics, 1 in 10 property crimes occurs in parking lots or garages. The FBI Crime Data Explorer reports parking lots were the third most likely location for violent crime in 2017, that’s above more stereotypical hotspots like bars, nightclubs and gas stations. The place a car is parked has a lot to do with the risk of crime. Vandalism to cars, thefts of car parts/accessories, and thefts of personal items tend to occur in parking lots in an unsecured location with many other cars in places where perpetrators go unnoticed or can easily escape.
Parking lots are susceptible to crime because, by their nature, are vulnerable locations. One of the best ways for owners and operators of parking lots to improve safety is to install surveillance equipment and controlling access into and out of the facility to make them less attractive to potential perpetrators of car crimes. After all, the easiest way to stop crime is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Deterrents To Parking Lot Crime
You can’t be everywhere at the same time – or can you?
One of the most effective deterrents to parking lot crime is to invest in state-of-the-art rules-based live-video surveillance cameras and real-time proactive monitoring. Rather than adding security patrols or electronic gates, installing video security systems like those from Resolute Partners can let you watch entire facilities at the same time. Far better than a limited guard patrol. This saves you time and money – giving you greater peace-of-mind.
Video surveillance can add the final layer of security to parking lots and garages to deter criminal behavior. Contact Resolute Partners to get pricing options for your video system needs today.