The biggest shopping season of the year is almost upon us, and that means increased levels of crime. There’s greater opportunities for thieves, such as parking lots full of cars loaded with gifts. And the stress of lack of money for holiday gifts can lead to higher property crimes ranging from petty theft to the much more extreme copper theft.
Trespassing also becomes a greater issue. As the weather gets colder, vagrants try and find warmth in parking structures. Panhandling in parking lots becomes more common, especially in retail shopping center environments. With this increased activity, the opportunity for these trespassers to commit crimes does too.
Centralized Vision’s V.I.A.A.S. model (Video monitoring, Intrusion detection, Access control, Audio communication, Surveillance) allows us to dissuade vagrants and trespassers from loitering and panhandling on site by keeping a watchful eye on property. By utilizing audio speakers, we are able to speak out to trespassers to make our presence known and to ask that they leave the property. In the event we are ignored, we dispatch security or the police.
Contact a Centralized Vision professional to discuss our solution in more detail.
You’ve seen solar panels popping up everywhere – on top of parking structures, homes, office buildings, and even expanses of “solar farms” out in the desert. Businesses make a significant investment in this high-tech equipment, and that can be a draw for theft and vandalism.
That’s why solar power developer NRG has contracted Centralized Vision to supply security monitoring from our Central Station to their solar farm projects through the Western United States.
We provide NRG with real-time video monitoring via state-of-the art security cameras that include thermal heat recognition and analytics. Additionally, NRG utilizes our audio two-way communication service, perimeter fence alarm detection service, and access control service.
In December 2012, Centralized Vision technician Adrian Candelaria noticed suspicious activity after seeing two trespassers on camera at the vacant Infiniti of Scottsdale dealership the company monitors. Candelaria was scheduled to testify in the case this past week, then received word that the defendant, David P. O’Daniel, accepted a plea bargain and will serve 5 years in prison for the theft.
Click here to view the video of the thieves in action and the police arriving on scene.
The Centralized Vision team is proud to welcome Jason Alofs as a Business Account Manager. Although new to the CV team, Jason has a long record of sales excellence, consistently receiving recognition as a Top Performer in sales and management of fitness facilities and gyms.
Jason grew up in Columbia, Maryland and was very active in sports, starting hockey at the early age of 9. He played lacrosse at his high school in Salem, New Hampshire, and received a scholarship to Franklin Pierce University. He studied business management his freshman year of college, but soon came to realize that sitting in a classroom would not allow him to be who he wanted to be.
Jason left school to pursue a career in fitness, and discovered that his sales skills were second nature and quickly went on to excel as a top performer. Because he is always seeking to challenge himself even further, Jason was looking for new opportunities when he met Tom and Tami Vigilante. Excited about the growing need and potential for security and video surveillance, he decided to join the team at Centralized Vision.